According to new figures from Chinese research firm Analysys International, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad is doing very, very well in China’s tablet space. For the second quarter of 2012, iPads accounted for 72.6 percent of the entire tablet market, which is up 20 percent on the previous quarter (see interactive chart below).
Analysys notes, of course, that Apple’s third generation (aka ‘new’) iPad went on sale in China in the second quarter, so sales leading up to that would have been slower.
Interestingly, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo (HKG:0992) snagged the second spot behind Apple, accounting for 8.38 percent of the tablet market. It was followed by eBen eRen (who I confess, I’ve never heard of) at 3.63 percent, and then Samsung with a surprisingly low share at 3.59 percent.