IDC says tablets saw flat growth year-over-year in the second quarter, while Chromebook shipments declined over 50% as demand lessens. Lenovo was the biggest loser in tablets and HP in Chromebooks.
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Gartner has revealed that semiconductor revenues won't be as good in 2022 as anticipated during the last quarter. Early figures for 2023 also reveal the sector will see contraction.
The analyst firm, IDC, has reported that PC sales have declined for the second consecutive quarter due to macroeconomic issues. Despite this, sales are still way up against pre-pandemic levels.
IDC believes PC shipments will decline by 8.2% this year before picking up in 2023. It says inflation, war, and lockdowns are the main causes of the decline. Tablets shipments will slump too.
Google has pledged support for OpenSSF's Package Analysis Project for open source packages uploaded to popular repositories. It has also published the results which paint a rather interesting picture.
IDC says spending on quantum computing will rise from $412 million in 2020 to $8.6 billion in 2027. Peter Rutten from IDC even went as far as to say that classical computing will run out of steam.
The analyst firm Gartner has predicted that there will be 6.2 billion in-use devices this year and that in 2022 this figure will see a further increase to 6.4 billion as working styles change.
IDC's data has revealed that PC monitors saw their biggest growth ever in 2020 due to the shift to home learning and working. The market also saw its best fourth quarter since 2011.
The analyst firm TrendForce has said 39% of smartphone models this year will feature AMOLED displays. This is an increase from 31% in 2019 and 33% in 2020 and comes at the expense of LTPS LCD.
IDC data has shown that people turned to purchase wearables as their disposable income rose due to the closure of most retail outlets because of coronavirus. The market grew by 28.4% compared to 2019.
TrendForce has said that 5G penetration could fall slightly this year due to a winter storm that hit Samsung's Austin factory that produces Qualcomm's 5G RFIC, a crucial component in 5G phones.
TrendForce has warned of a 3-8% price increase for solid-state drives in the second quarter. It originally expected the price to remain steady but several production issues have cropped up.
TrendForce expects smartphone production to be 9% higher this year compared to last year. The firm also said that sales are expected to begin recovering as more and more people get vaccinated.
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5G smartphones will account for 35% of all smartphone sold in 2021 according to the analyst firm Gartner. In China, it's expected that 59.5% of smartphones will be equipped with 5G this year.
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IDC has revealed that virtual reality headsets could grow by more than 40% in 2021 after a decline in 2020. The maturation of the technology will help its appeals among end-users and businesses.
IDC has forecasted that the U.S. could see a rapid increase in the number of information mobile workers and that this segment of society will also drive higher the number of people working from home.
IDC has forecasted that ICT spending this year will reach $4.3 trillion. It said that the current political landscape and a slow economy are reasons for the figure not being even higher.
IDC has predicted that wearables will achieve more than 300 million unit shipments this year. The figures expected this year are 71.4% up from last year when 178 million units shipped.
Gartner has predicted that 30 million foldable phones will be shipped in 2023. The firm said that manufacturers will continue to experiment with the foldable form factor to find what users like.
DisplayMate, a website known for its in-depth screen analyses, has said that Samsung's new Galaxy Note9 handset currently - and predictably - possesses the best smartphone screen you can get.
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During an interview, an NPD Group analyst dispelled some misconceptions about the health of the gaming industry, and the impact digital games are having on sales in traditional retail outlets.
After acquiring Moodle and Equivio in the past couple of days, Microsoft has also announced its plans to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with statistical analysis.
Tablets have become so light, there is less of a weight penalty with increasingly larger displays. What's preferable? A 9.7-inch tablet that's 1lb in weight, or a larger one that is slightly heavier?
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that "everyone on Earth will be connected" by 2020. But with two-thirds of the population still without a web connection, how realistic is that?
Facebook is looking for new, and more inventive, ways of monetizing their 1 billion users, but they could come at the cost of the advertisers who provide Facebook with the majority of their money.
At the HTC event in Sydney I couldn't resist comparing the PureView camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 to the Ultrapixel camera used in the new HTC One. Head on through to check out some comparison shots.
If you're thinking of making a new smartphone purchase in 2013, there's some new and upcoming technology that you'll probably want to look our for. We preview and predict the smartphone tech of 2013
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8 later this year, one member looks back on the history of the Start Menu introduced 17 years ago, and argues if it became a hindrance rather than a help.
With Microsoft's Surface device surprising many, we look at what we know out of the announcement and what is still up in the air; including our own predictions on some of the missing facts
Spotify has been called the savior of the music industry, but there is a serious problem lurking underneaths: counterfeit recordings hiding within Spotify's catalog, (really) stealing from the artists
As figures reveal that the Kindle Fire has now captured over 54% of the Android tablet market, we consider how Amazon's slate is impacting Google's ambitions of making money in the tablet space.
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Next week, Ubisoft will release their second patch to CryTek's FarCry. This is the game that shows off the beautiful CryEngine renderer that CryTek has put together. The images and scenery is truly beautiful, and...