Samsung shipped 8.1 million units, down from 8.6 million in Q1, while ASUS shipped 2 million units, down from 2.6 million, in the last quarter.
IDC research director of tablets Tom Mainelli said a new iPad launch always piques consumer interest.
"With no new iPads, the market slowed for many vendors, and that’s likely to continue into the third quarter. However, by the fourth quarter we expect new products from Apple, Amazon, and others to drive impressive growth in the market," Mainelli said.
IDC’s Mobility Tracker programme manager Ryan Reith said the tablet market is still evolving and vendors can rise and fall quickly as a result.
"Apple aside, the remaining vendors are still very much figuring out which platform strategy will be successful over the long run. To date, Android has been far more successful than the Windows 8 platform. However, Microsoft-fueled products are starting to make notable progress into the market," Reith said.
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