At the Reuters Global Technology Summit, today NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang threw out a prediction for the future of the tablet market that isn’t too far removed from that of the smartphone market over the past few years.
Huang said that Android will surpass Apple’s iOS-powered iPad in market share over the next 2 1/2 years.
Here’s what exactly he did say:
That the tablet market for the next two and a half years will mirror what has happened in the smartphone space in the past two and a half years, at least in the Apple vs. Google fight.
What’s that? Well, Apple’ product (iPhone then, iPad now) gets an early start, great sales, and amazing market share numbers. Slowly, but surely, competition mounts from the Android corner, and, in about two and a half years, Android becomes number one.
Huang also took the opportunity to announce that NVIDIA’s forthcoming quad-core Tegra chip, codenamed Kal-El, has at least ten design wins, and has secured deals with five major phone companies, and five major PC developers.