IDC's analysts have reported that the tablet market is losing sales, as more and more potential users wait to update existing hardware.
Sales are still high, but they have been higher, says IDC. Although Apple and the iPad dominate tablet sales, taking a 32.5 percent share of the market, it has failed to drive the overall market.
Tom Mainelli, IDC vice president of devices and displays, said: "The rise of large-screen phones and consumers who are holding on to their existing tablets for ever-longer periods of time were both contributing factors to a weaker-than-anticipated quarter for tablets and 2-in-1s. In addition, commercial growth has not been robust enough to offset the slowing of consumer shipments."
IDC finds that Apple shipped 16.4 million units in the quarter, almost 10 million less than shifted in the previous quarter.
Samsung, which came second in the sales tables, increased its market share from 17.2 percent to 22.3 percent in the period, and it contributed to a growth in Android's dominance in operating systems.
Asus took five percent, Lenovo 4.1 percent, and Amazon 1.9 percent. Asus sales aided the Windows tablet campaign, it added.
Jitesh Ubrani, research analyst, IDC worldwide quarterly tablet tracker, said: "With roughly two-thirds share, Android continues to dominate the market. Although its share of the market remains small, Windows devices continue to gain traction thanks to sleeper hits like the Asus T100, whose low cost and 2-in-1 form factor appeal to those looking for something that's 'good enough'."
While Samsung and Lenovo increased sales over the year, Lenovo by 224 percent, and Samsung by 32 percent, Apple's sales decreased by 16.1 percent, Asus fell by 2.8 and Amazon by 47 percent.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago