ABI: iPad Market Share Drops Sharply

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The Apple iPad market share continued to slide in 4Q 2014 amid stagnating growth in the global tablet market overall, according to the latest market data from ABI Research. Totaling 21.42 million, shipments of Apple tablets fell 18 percent year-over-year in 4Q’14. Data for 1Q’15...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft, Google Gain Tablet Market Share

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Tablet buyers appear to be demanding more Windows-based devices, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Microsoft’s share of global tablet shipments rose to 6.6 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from a year ago as overall tablet shipments fell 9 percent to total 51.8...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Continue Decline, But 2-in-1s See Growth

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Worldwide tablet shipments declined 5.9 percent year-over-year in this year’s first quarter (1Q’15), repeating a scenario that occurred in the previous quarter, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. 1Q’15 shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices, also known as detachables, totaled...Learn More

IDC: Samsung Regains Smartphone Leadership as Smartphone Shipments Rise Nearly 17%

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A total of 336.5 million smartphones were shipped worldwide by vendors in 2015’s first quarter (1Q’15), 16.7 percent more than the 288.5 million that were shipped in 1Q’14. 1Q’15’s smartphone shipment total was down 10.9 percent from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, when vendors shipped...Learn More

J.D. Power: Flagship Devices Key to Smartphone Satisfaction

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Flagship device launches have become increasingly important to wireless OEMs as they look to differentiate their products and brands from competitors. Flagship wireless device launches, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study – Volume 1 “are an influential and critical driver...Learn More

Internet of Things Tech Support: Parks Sees Opportunities

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Consumers are installing more and more in the way of smart home devices, as well as entertainment and computing devices, and many of them are installing them themselves, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Researchers also found that the trend of installing and...Learn More

Tablet Market Share Forecast: Lenovo to Take a Bite out of Apple, Samsung

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Introduction of “an array of new form factors” that appeal to a much broader base of consumers and “more agile players developing low-cost models” will drive the market share for the two dominant tablet market players – Apple and Samsung – down to a combined...Learn More

Flurry Finds Growth in Phablet Usage of 148% in One Year

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Skyrocketing in popularity, connected devices and apps have quickly surpassed both the Web and TV in terms of the time people spend consuming media. Smartphones (led by Apple’s iPhone) paved the way and tablets (with Apple again leading the way with the iPad) added to...Learn More

GfK: Phablet Share of Mobile Device Market Hits 12.8%

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Mobile phone users can’t seem to get enough of phablets – smartphones with screens of 5.5 inches and larger, according to the latest market research from GfK. Phablet sales have been outpacing overall consumer demand for mobile devices since Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note...Learn More

Report: Apple-Samsung Tablet Market Share Drops to 43 Percent

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Apple and Samsung – the world’s two largest tablet vendors – aren’t dominating the global tablet market to the degree they are for smartphones. Apple and Samsung’s combined tablet market share dropped to 43 percent in 2014 while growth in shipment volume slowed to 6.6...Learn More

IDC: Android, iOS Market Share Dominance Increases

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Global market shares for Android and iOS smartphones edged even higher in both 4Q and all of 2014, moving Google and Apple closer to complete market domination, according to new market research from IDC. Taken together, Android and iOS smartphones accounted for 96.3 percent of...Learn More

Samsung LoopPay Purchase Seeks Leg Up in Mobile Wallet Market

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Samsung yesterday afternoon said it has reached an agreement to acquire LoopPay, developer of mobile payment technology that converts existing point-of-sale (POS) terminals into contactless receivers. LoopPay’s approach to mobile payment has the potential to work with approximately 90% of existing POS terminals, the companies...Learn More