Tablets fell sharply in the second quarter year-over-year while Chromebooks were pretty flat. The position of Chromebooks was described as resilient given the current market conditions.
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The PC market in the United States has bottomed out, according to Canalys. The analyst company said that it expects to see some sort of recovery take place in the fourth quarter of this year.
Tablet shipments worldwide have fallen to their lowest level since the start of the pandemic. This was exacerbated by the inflation the world is seeing and people spending on necessaries.
The analyst company Canalys believes that Western Europe's PC market has bottomed out in terms of declines. Further declines are expected this year, but won't be as steep as the one in Q1'23.
Samsung's flagship Android tablet, the Galaxy S8+, is now available with a massive $300 discount. The device features a stunning 12.4-inch AMOLED screen (S Pen included) and 128GB of storage.
The analyst firm IDC has found that tablet and Chromebook sales have continued falling in the third quarter. It's partly to do with lessening demand following lockdowns, but also due to a bad economy.
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.
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.
Surface Go 3, the most affordable Windows tablet from Microsoft, is now available in a new config. Microsoft started selling the base model (4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC) with an optional 4G modem.
Microsoft Surface Duo will get Android 12L, a version optimized for foldables and large-screen devices. Google indicated it is not a fork of Android. Its core features will go into future iterations.
Google has shared the results of its recent research into the usage of Chrome's multitasking features on large screen devices, such as those running Android 12L. The results are promising so far.
Vodafone has helped 125,000 people in digital poverty get online so far. The firm has an aim of helping one million people get connected by the end of 2022 and its progress so far is encouraging.
Google has announced a new "feature drop" for Android 12, called Android 12L. This variant of the OS is optimized for large screen devices, such as tablets, foldables, and ChromeOS machines.
Samsung has announced the availability of its Galaxy Tab S7 Fan Edition 5G in the US. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 750G chipset, the tablet comes with a 12.4-inch LCD screen and S-Pen stylus.
Google has announced that Android tablets are getting a new Entertainment Space designed to make it easier to find media and games. The feature will debut on Walmart's onn. tablets.
The analyst firm Canalys has revealed Chromebooks have been one of the main drivers of PC sales after reporting a 275% growth in 1Q21. It also said that the tablet market has been performing well.
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.
Samsung has announced that its rugged enterprise tablet, the Galaxy Tab Active3, is now available in the United States. It comes with a ruggedized S Pen and starts at $489.99 for the Wi-Fi model.
Samsung has become the latest OEM to join Google's Android Enterprise Recommended programme. These devices are designed to be ready to go for enterprise customers looking for devices.
The new iPad Air has passed through FCC in the U.S., bringing it closer to launch. While Apple did not announce the availability of the table, rumors suggest that the pre-orders will open tomorrow.
Samsung has introduced a new iteration of the Galaxy Tab Active family of rugged tablets. The Galaxy Tab Active3 packs an Exynos 9810 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage.
As we near the Galaxy Unpacked event, more information about the upcoming Samsung tablets continues to surface, with Google itself now confirming some specs of Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+.
Samsung is expected to reveal its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7+, on August 5, but a new report claims to reveal almost all of the hardware specs of the device ahead of launch.
Amazon refreshed its Fire HD 8 tablets last month, but the new devices are already getting significant discounts. Every model is $30 off, and the base model starts at $59.99 today only.
According to leaked renders, Samsung's next flagship tablet will have a larger display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and dual rear cameras. There is also a tray on the back to attach the S Pen.
Amazon today introduced the next generation of the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. The new Fire HD 8 has more RAM, a faster processor, and a longer-lasting battery.
Samsung has introduced a lower-cost variant of its flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It has a 10.4-inch display, a redesigned S Pen, and a 7,040mAh battery, starting at $349.99.
Samsung is working on two high-end Android tablets with screen sizes of 11-inch and 12.4-inch, respectively. The tablets will directly take on Apple's iPad Pro lineup and launch later this year.
Apple introduced today a new iPad Pro powered by the A12Z Bionic chip. Its key features include a secondary, ultra-wide angle camera and a LiDAR scanner for depth-sensing capabilities.
At the flagship Samsung Store in Toronto, dbrand has set up its first retail store. This could be a precursor to more store openings in the future or a possible partnership between dbrand and Samsung.
Announced last month, Microsoft's Surface Pro X tablet is now available in stores. It includes a slim design with narrow bezels, 4G LTE, and it has Microsoft's custom SQ-1 ARM processor.
Facebook has announced that it has begun deranking posts that contain sensational health claims in a bid to remove low-quality content from users' feeds. It said it introduced the change last month.
Samsung's 2019 Galaxy View2 tablet is now available to buy for $740 or $37 per month for 20 months from AT&T. The Galaxy Tab S5e and Tab A 10.1 have also gone on sale for $400 and $230, respectively.
Samsung has updated its Linux on DeX program with support for more devices including the Galaxy S9 range, Galaxy S10 series, and Galaxy Tab S5e. The update is up for grabs from the Play Store in beta.
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.
Mozilla has launched a new version of Firefox for iOS that's custom-built for the iPad. It features a split screen, a single-click icon for private browsing, improved tab management, and more.
At MWC 2019, TCL Communications has announced updates to the lower-end lineup of Alcatel smartphones and tablets, introducing the 1S, 3, and 3L smartphones, plus the 3T 10 tablet and a new speaker.
Microsoft is bringing its low-end Surface Go to the Indian market with an exclusive release on online retailer Flipkart. It's not yet known when the device will actually be available, though.
Ofcom has revealed some research which shows which devices are on the rise and declining in the UK. It showed that smart speakers have started catching on quite quickly as opposed to VR.