Google’s Android platform has certainly made an impact in the smartphone market with the company now dominating the market share by more than 50 percent, eclipsing Apple’s share in the process. However, the effect of Android tablet’s in the market has yet to cause a considerable amount of damage to Apple and an analyst believes that the tablets running on Android can’t compete with the iPad 2, let alone the soon-to-be-released third generation iPad.

Canaccord Securities analyst Mike Walkley has predicted that Apple will see its market and value share in the tablet market grow through 2013. The analyst stated in a research note to investors:

We believe Apple has extended its leadership position in the fast growing tablet market, and we have increased our 2012 and 2013 iPad tablet share estimates. We believe the new iPad has raised the bar relative to competing tablets with impressive hardware specs, competitive pricing, and the leading software ecosystem of over 200k iPad-specific applications. At MWC, our meetings with Android OEMs focused on smartphones as tablet OEMs indicated difficulty competing with the iPad 2, let alone the new iPad.

Walkley said in his note that Apple’s leading hardware specifications - which is clearly showcased in The New iPad – , competitive pricing and iOS platform, the world’s most valuable company will not see any considerable challenge in the unforeseeable future.

Apple accounted for more than 60 percent of the tablet market in 2011 with their third generation iPad launching tomorrow.