IDC said it expects worldwide shipments of tablets to amount to 234.5 million units this year, that’s only 2.1 percent up from shipments last year.
It anticipates, however, that the commercial market for tablets will grow, and Microsoft will gain some market share in the sector.
IDC said that the Android operating system will remain the leader in the market while Apple’s iOS will show declines this year. Microsoft, which had 5.1 percent share in 2014, is expected to grow to 14.1 percent in 2019.
IDC thinks the introduction of Windows 10 this year will have a “significant impact” because people want consistency across different devices.
Predicted market share in 2019 will be 62.9 percent for Android based tablets, 23 percent for iOS based tablets, and 14.1 percent for Windows based tablets.