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Experts predict tablets rise to 50% of PC market share in 2014

  • 26/11/2013 at 23:17 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Canalys 2014 Tablets Worldwide Unit ForecastsAfter watching the trends for the last several fiscal quarters, Canalys has predicted that tablets are set to rise in sales to 50% of the PC market in 2014. In addition, they say that Android will be making up 32% of mobile operating systems by the end of that year.

Tablets have been growing in popularity as their applications grow, the greater synchronization with various PC services making them a valid replacement for PC’s. Companies have even been making laptop/tablet hybrids, which account for the growing trend. On the other side, phones have been integrating with tablets to create phablets.

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Gartner, IDC reports confirm that PC Shipments continue to shrink

  • 11/07/2013 at 02:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Gartner PC Shipments 2Q13It appears that PC shipments are not doing quite well over the last years. The numbers continue to drop and the latest reports that just came out today from Gartner and IDC confirm this trend. Compared to the same semester of the last year the shrink is quite drastic, 11 percent. Maybe now it’s the last call for the big companies you see in the chart to come up with something new, otherwise they might risk going backwards.

This dropping trend of PC shipments acts worldwide and all companies are affected. As we can see in the first image(from Gartner), Acer and ASUS were the companies that recorded the highest drop in the second semester of 2013, with 35.3 and 20.5 percent less PC delivered.

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A recent study revealed that half of the Computing Device Sales are Mobile

  • 20/01/2012 at 04:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Asymco Computing StudySome say that the fact that you can access your PC’s computing power remotely via mobile devices, that the PC already has one foot in the grave. Let me tell you, that the PC started smelling like road kill around 2005. It is long past burying.

There will always be a need for PC’s in certain industries, but that has little relevance to the consumer world of computing devices as a whole. It is thought that the iPhone started the plummet of the popularity of the PC, but the iPhone was created because of the shift; it did not create the shift. Steve Jobs made the decision in light of the shift that was already happening. The iPhone simply gave the shove that gave it momentum.

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