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Gartner, IDC Have Worldwide PC Shipments Down by 10 Percent

As is usually the case in estimating worldwide and US shipments of PC hardware, the two leading US firms charged with tracking the industry disagree — sometimes quite significantly — on the specific figures of how much the general PC market has fallen, but agree completely that it has. In the year-over-year comparison of first-quarter […]

Gartner Confirms Apple as Top Global Smartphone Seller

While significantly disagreeing on the shipment or sales numbers of its rivals, analysis firms IDC and Gartner have agreed that Apple surpassed all expectations in a number of areas with its record-shattering calendar Q4 performance, with Gartner awarding Apple the crown of top smartphone seller in the world. An earlier report by IDC had Apple […]

Gartner Predicts 102 Billion Downloads from Mobile App Stores this Year

Metrics firm Gartner sees continued growth in the number of downloads from mobile app stores in 2013. In fact Gartner sees 102 billion downloads attributable to mobile app stores this year. That is a gain of 59.38% from the 64 billion that took place last year. And as you might suspect, the increasing number of downloads […]

Quarterly Smartphone Sales Beat Feature Phones for the First Time

Research by Gartner suggests that sales of smartphones have exceeded those of feature phones for the first time. While global smartphone sales have increased by 3.6 to 435 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to Gartner’s own figures, smartphones make up 225 million of the total, […]

PC Industry Worldwide Plummeting Per Gartner Report

Worldwide PC shipments — desktop and notebook — dropped to 76 million units in the second quarter of 2013, a 10.9 percent decrease from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by market analysts Gartner. This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of declining shipments, which is the longest duration of decline in the […]

2016 to See 2.3 Billion Android Devices, 2.28 Billion Windows Devices Per Gartner

Google’s Android is on track to become the most used operating system in the world, according to research firm Gartner. Over the next four years, as mobile devices continue to define the next wave of computing, the number of smartphones, computers, and tablets running Android software is expected to grow to 2.3 billion from the […]

IDC and Gartner Give Early Q1 2012 PC Sales Estimates – Mac Now 10%in the US

Both Gartner and IDC provided early estimates of winter 2012 market share that showed Apple making big strides in the US. The two gave the Mac a tentative share of 10 or 10.6 percent, in either case enough to put it in third place. Both saw rapidly falling Acer and Toshiba below Apple in share. […]

Gartner Tablets to Surge 98% in 2012 – iPad Still Leading in Four Years

Apple will stay out in front of the tablet market for at least the next four years, Gartner predicted in a long-term estimate on Tuesday. The analyst group saw sales for the entire tablet market for 2012 nearly doubling, up 98 percent to 118.9 million, with Apple still in the clear majority at 73 million. […]

Gartner Sees No Android, Window 8 Threat to iPad Soon

Gartner refreshed its estimates for tablet share in a view that further cemented Apple’s lead. It now saw the iPad taking more share in 2011 than predicted just five months ago, up five points to 73.4 percent, or 46.7 million iPads. The analyst group lowered its expectations for Android at the same time and saw […]

Gartner Cautious on PC Growth in 2011 and 2012

Gartner lowered its predictions for growth in the PC industry for 2011 to 3.8 percent on Thursday. The cut was a steep drop from a predicted 9.3 percent and blamed partly on tough economies in Europe and the US, leading customers to hold back. Research lead Ranjit Atwal saw the larger issue as a transition […]

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