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Apple dominates tablets market
Apple continues to dominate in tablet computers although its market share is shrinking because of growing competition, according to a research group.
IDC said Apple shipped 22.9 million iPads in the October-December quarter, during which it released a smaller version and updated its full-size models. That is a growth of 48% from the same period a year earlier. But Apple's market share fell to 44%, from 52%.
Samsung Electronics, maker of the Galaxy line of devices, saw shipments more than triple to 7.9 million. Its market share expanded to 15%, from 7%. AsusTek Computer, maker of the Transformer line and Google's Nexus 7, also saw shipments and market share increase.
Amazon.com's share fell despite shipping more Kindle Fires during the quarter.