Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Trails Samsung in Tablet Innovation with Help of Google Inc (GOOG): ABI

Many people have come to expect a battle between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android in the smartphone market. However, you may be surprised to find that things are not going nearly as smooth (at least according to this report) any more for Cupertino in tablet market.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Trails Samsung in Tablet Innovation with Help of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG): ABIABI Research recently published a report focusing on Samsung’s lead over Apple in its Media Tablet Competitive Assessment.

Reports like this don’t necessarily mean much to guys like Tim Cook and Larry Page, however, consumers and investors often times keep close tabs on what is going on in particular markets.

Of the top 19 tablet vendors in the world, Samsung was the winner in the innovation category. This is not good news for Apple, as some continue to feel that the company has lost its edge in terms of providing innovative products.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad Still King

Samsung, with the help of the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system  may have come out on top in ABI’s latest research study, but this doesn’t mean Apple has lost its spot at the top in in terms of tablet shipment volumes.

The two companies continue to win big in the smartphone space, and are now pulling away from tablet vendors.

Why is Samsung being called more innovative than Apple? According to the report, the vendor scored well for its component technology, tablet portfolio, and “leadership in owning much of the component technology used in its products.”

Senior practice director Jeff Orr was quick to point out that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is still performing well, but others, including Samsung, are coming on strong:

“Apple’s success with iPad tablet shipments is undeniable. Looking ahead, the breadth of Samsung’s product portfolio and technology ownership give it a leadership role for future tablet development.”

Cupertino may be looking to make some changes to its iPad lineup in the near future. For example, Julian Horsey of Geeky Gadgets posted leaked images of an iPad with a silver rear casing. A change like this could help the company attract more consumers.

There are going to be times when it appears that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is losing steam in the tablet market. One such time is right now, according to ABI Research. Even though Cupertino may not have come out on top in every portion of the ABI study, it is winning where it matters most: shipment volume.

Are you holding steady with your investments in Apple, much the same as David Einhorn, Christopher Hansen, Jeffrey Edwards, and Mark Diker?

Check out the video below for more information on the iPad:

Recommended Reading:

Who Is Targeting Apple Inc. (AAPL)? Google Inc (GOOG), HP, Asustek: The Answer Won’t Surprise You

Disclosure: none

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.