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Android tablet shipments to outpace iPads’ in 2013: Gartner

Research firm Gartner has said tablets shipments will grow 53% this year, as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11%, PC World has reported. When ultramobiles are included, the overall PC market will still decline 8.4% in 2013, Gartner said. Shipments of Android tablets of all brands will exceed iPads for all of 2013 for the first time, with 91.5 million (49.6%) tablets, compared with 89.6 million (48.6%) Apple iPads, the firm said.