IDC: Tablet shipments to shrink in 2015

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While IDC expects that the global smartphone market will continue to grow well into 2019 albeit at a slower rate than we’ve seen in recent years, tablet shipments and 2-in-1 devices are set to shrink this year. According to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, shipments are set to drop 3.8% to 221.8 million units this year. While overall tablet shipments are set to drop, […]

Sony readying 12-inch tablet for Q1 2015 launch?


When it came time to unveil a new tablet alongside the new Xperia Z3 smartphone, Sony Mobile opted to go with the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Unlike the Xperia Z2 Tablet which came with a 10.1-inch display, the new tablet comes with an 8-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display. Next year, Sony may go in the other direction and introduce a larger model. According to […]

49.3 million tablets shipped in Q2 2014

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Tablet shipments hit 49.3 units in Q2 2014. While this represents an 11% increase over the same quarter a year ago, it is also a 1.5% sequential drop. Market research firm IDC expects that the tablet market will continue to grow but certainly not at the pace seen in past quarters. Factors impacting that growth include consumer appetite for larger-screened […]

Android captures 62% of global tablet market in 2013

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The Apple iPad and iOS have dominated the tablet market since their introduction. Despite some predictions by Gartner that it would not relinquish the top spot until 2015, iOS was pushed down into second spot by Android last year. While sales rose again, they could not match Android’s 127% growth over the previous year. Gartner attributed Android’s success to the […]

Samsung tablet shipments to top 40 million units in 2013?


Back in November, Samsung announced that it was expecting to ship 40 million tablets in 2013 along with 100 million Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones. It now appears that Samsung will meet its goal for tablet shipments. South Korea’s reports that Samsung insiders have told it that the company has met that goal after Q4 tablet shipments hit 12 million […]