While the tablet market continued to shrink in Q2, the rate of its recession has slowed according to the latest shipment data from IDC. Some manufacturers also managed to increase their market share.
The latest data from industry watcher IDC suggests worldwide tablet shipments are continuing with their decline year-over-year for Q1 2017, due to increasing pressure from 2-in-1s and detachables.
International PC shipments have made an unexpected marginal gain for the first time in five years. HP has also taken the top spot from Lenovo in the total quantity of shipments.
After facing a record low year-over-year growth of 2.5% in 2016, IDC is predicting a rebound in smartphone sales with 3.8% expected growth for the next five years. In 2017, the growth will be 4.2%.
IDC optimistically predicted that Windows phones would grab 20% of the global smartphone market by 2015; now, it forecasts just 0.1% share by 2020 - but that latest prediction may well prove accurate.
A new report from IDC outlining the performance of smartwatches in 3Q16 shows that the market is experiencing "growing pains" as sold units dropped by over 50%, compared to the previous year.
According to the latest data from the market, tablets won't buck their declining sales until 2018. And at that point it will happen thanks to Windows and iOS devices aimed at the professional market.
According to the latest figures released by IDC, tablet shipments continue to decline worldwide with only 38.7 million units sold in Q2 2016, a marked 12.3% year over year decrease.
IDC says global smartwatch shipments fell by almost a third year-over-year, thanks to a massive 55% drop in Apple Watch shipments - but Apple remains the largest smartwatch vendor by a large margin.
The latest data coming from Western Europe shows that convertible devices and detachable tablets have a bright future ahead, even as the overall PC market continues to decline.
Google's Chromebooks are quite popular in the education sector in the US, and now it seems that the devices have apparently outsold Apple's MacBook lineup in the country for the first time.
IDC has released its latest quarterly market share report for tablets, which has revealed a huge fall in shipments mainly due to lack of interest among consumers for these portable devices.
The latest forecast report from the market research firm says that virtual reality hardware is going to generate a lot of revenues this year, and will continue to grow for the next five years.
It's no secret that the PC is no longer the king of the computing world in terms of shipments, but only two vendors of the top five actually managed a small growth, while the others saw a big hit.
Vendor revenue from sales on network, servers and storage infrastructure equipment meant for public and private clouds grew an impressive 21.9% year-over-year in 2015, to $29 billion.
The research firm predicts a bit of a change in consumer preference when it comes to portable PCs, as Windows 10 devices have changed the perception on the value of 2-in-1's.
Microsoft's Surface range is struggling even against the iPad Pro despite the detachable tablet market seeing significant growth as consumers look to replace their PCs with tablets packing more power.
The IDC has released smartphone shipment figures for 2015. While Samsung and Apple top the chart at one and two respectively, the surprising winner for the year is Huawei.
A recently published survey by IDC shows that the majority of U.S. consumers are satisfied with Windows 10, supporting Microsoft's own claims that customers "love" the new OS.
This previous year was terrible for the PC market, with sales seeing their biggest decline on record. The launch of Windows 10 did little to help the market, being a free upgrade.
According to research firm IDC, smartphone shipments will slow down this 2015, predicting a single-digit growth of only 9.8%. Stagnation of shipments in the Asia Pacific region was seen as the reason.
For the third quarter of 2015, PC shipments remain on a constant decline. Windows 10 is being blamed by research firms, after Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade to the OS for existing PCs.
Apple still hasn't revealed official sales figures for its Watch, but industry analysts at IDC say that it shipped 3.6 million units last quarter, taking 19.9% of the global wearable devices market.
IDC has released its latest forecast for 2015 and based on the data, Windows 10 will not be able to stop the steady decline of PC shipments for the current year, or even next year.
After more than two years of decline, the PC market finally shows some signs of recovery, but the improvements are so small that research companies disagree about what really happened.
In its latest report on the state of the smartphone market, IDC is predicting that Windows Phone will see strong sales increases over the next few years alongside the rest of the market players.
Tablet sales growth has almost ground to a halt with the iPad seeing its first yearly decline. However, Android and Windows-powered tablets are seeing continued improvements over market averages.
The IDC has put out their numbers for the second quarter of 2014, and Android and iOS devices account for 96% of the market, while Windows Phone shrank compared to the previous year.
BlackBerry can claim a small victory - at least in the UK, where it's still more popular than Windows Phone for consumers (you read that right) despite a damaging decline in worldwide market share.
The research firm IDC is predicting that larger tablets that can also be used as a notebook, such as Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, will increase in the next few years as sales of smaller tablets decline.
According to industry analysts IDC, BlackBerry's global market share in 2014 will be just 0.8%, and will fall further to 0.3% by 2018 - by which time, they say, Windows Phone will have grown to 6.4%.
A new forecast from research firm IDC predicts Microsoft will unbundle the Kinect add-on from its Xbox One console sometime in 2015, even though Microsoft claims that will never happen.
While PC shipments continued to decline in the first quarter of 2014, research firms IDC and Gartner report they went down at a slower pace than recent quarters, due in part to upgrades from Windows .
According to the latest data from IDC last year's record growth in smartphone sales will be followed by a sharp decline in the following years, with focus switching to emerging markets and low prices.
Research firm IDC says that Windows Phone shipments went up to 33.4 million units in 2013, a 90.0 percent increase compared to 2012, but Windows Phone's market share is still low at 3.3 percent.
Research firms IDC and Gartner both agreed that PC shipments worldwide went down by 10 percent in 2013, making it the worst year on record for the PC industry, although the worst could be over.
A new report says Windows Phone has increased shipments by 156% in the last year alone. Analysis firm IDC says the growth has been aided by its selection of affordable devices from Nokia.
Research firms IDC and Gartner claim that worldwide PC shipments went down 7.6 and 8.6 percent, respectively, in the third quarter of 2013, although the downturn was not as bad as first predicted.
The research firm IDC has cut its forecast for the number of worldwide PC shipments in 2013 again, as it predicts that shipments will decline by 9.7 percent, even with the launch of Windows 8.1.
Microsoft says that a new report from IDC shows that the Windows Phone OS was the second most widely used mobile operating platform in Latin America in the second quarter of 2013.