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  • Overall Tablet Market Declined By As Much As 10 Percent In 2015

    Overall Tablet Market Declined By As Much As 10 Percent In 2015

    The numbers are in, and it’s not good news – for tablet sales that is. A pair of new market share reports show declining numbers of tablets shipped in 2015. According to one report from Strategy Analytics, 224.3 million tablets were shipped last year – a decline of 8 percent from 2014. IDC’s numbers, however, are even worse – with an estimated 206.8 million… Read More

  • Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

    Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

    According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 2015. And it’s a close race, the analyst firm found. Apple shipped 3.6 million units in Q2 2015, just 0.8 million units shy of Fitbit’s total 4.4 million units, the report states. Read More

  • Slower Smartphone Growth Expected In 2015 As China’s Market Matures

    Slower Smartphone Growth Expected In 2015 As China’s Market Matures

    Analysts at IDC have lowered their projections about how much they expect the smartphone market to grow in 2015. Earlier this year, IDC said shipments would grow at 11.3 percent year-over-year, but today’s report says that figure is being revised to just 10.4 percent growth instead. Both numbers represent a dramatic drop from the 27.5 percent growth the market saw in 2014, the firm… Read More

  • Smartphone Shipments To India Recover Thanks To Devices Priced Under $100

    Smartphone Shipments To India Recover Thanks To Devices Priced Under $100

    After a slow start to 2015, smartphone shipments to India recovered in the second quarter, boosted by models that cost $100 or less. According to IDC, 26.5 million devices were shipped to India during that time period, up 44 percent from 18.4 million units a year ago. Samsung, Micromax and Intex took a combined 51 percent share of the market. Read More

  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching… Read More

  • Apple Top In China As Smartphone Market Dips For First Time Since 2009

    Apple Top In China As Smartphone Market Dips For First Time Since 2009

    Analysts have warned us for some time that China’s smartphone market is shrinking, and today we have the most compelling evidence that buyer dynamics are shifting in the country. A new report from IDC claims that smartphone shipments in the last quarter decreased for the first time in nine years. Read More

  • Smartphone Shipments To India Declined For The First Time Ever Last Quarter, Says IDC

    Smartphone Shipments To India Declined For The First Time Ever Last Quarter, Says IDC

    India may be Asia’s fastest-growing smartphone market, but shipments slowed down last quarter for the first time. According to IDC, the quarter-over-quarter lag was caused by a surplus of inventory leftover after India’s festive season in October and November. Read More

  • Xiaomi Edged Out Samsung As China’s Top Smartphone Vendor In 2014, Says IDC

    Xiaomi Edged Out Samsung As China’s Top Smartphone Vendor In 2014, Says IDC

    Xiaomi has taken the top spot in China’s smartphone market away from Samsung, says a new report by research firm IDC. Thanks to strong year-over-year growth in Q4 2014 smartphone shipments, Xiaomi achieved a market share of 12.5 percent in 2014, up significantly from 5.3 percent in 2013. Samsung’s share, meanwhile, dropped to 12.1 percent from 18.7 percent. Read More

  • The PC Market Stabilizes

    The PC Market Stabilizes

    Is the PC market growing or shrinking? It depends on who you ask. As TechCrunch wrote yesterday, tracking firm Gartner reports that PC sales were up 1 percent globally in the final quarter of 2014. However, IDC, another company that keeps tabs on the sales of electronics, noted a 2.4 percent decline. I highlight both numbers as they are essentially a wash — Gartner claims 83.75… Read More