Tablets Are Doing Well

Oh, the poor desktop PC. First, the notebook overtook them in units sold. Then the smartphone did the same. Now it’s the tablet’s turn“The worldwide tablet grew 11.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with shipments reaching 49.3 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
…Share outside the top 5 grew to an all time high as more and more vendors have made inroads in the tablet space. By now most traditional PC and phone vendors have at least one tablet model in the market, and strategies to move bundled devices and promotional offerings have slowly gained momentum.”

These are real people and organizations buying these tablets. The real PC is no longer a big box filled with air and fans, but a tiny energy-sipping small cheap computer running */Linux. OK, quite a few run iOS but iOS has certainly lost most of its early lead.

See Worldwide Tablet Market Grows 11% in Second Quarter on Shipments from a Wide Range of Vendors, According to IDC.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Tablets Are Doing Well

  1. matchrocket says:

    There are two in my house. A third is on it’s way. All run Android.

  2. Mats Hagglund says:

    Android has taken 70% marketshare in tablets.

    1) Android Linux 70%
    2) Apple iPad 25%
    3) Windows 5%

  3. Mats Hagglund says:

    Does anybody know are those mostly Chinese whitebox tablets counted to those figures? I’ve lots of marketshare figures without those quite important (ever 30% segment) devices missing.
    Then there is another vital thing: phablets (smartphones with 5.5-7 inch screen) with more than 10 million devices sold per month. Without phablets tablet markets would have grown much much more faster.

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