While Apple's iPad represented 50 percent of all tablets shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, Google's Android is poised to pull ahead of iOS in the months ahead, market intelligence firm ABI Research reports.
Tablet shipments will exceed those of portable PCs this year, as the slumping PC market is expected to see negative growth for the second consecutive year, according to latest statistics from research firm IDC. In addition, IDC expects tablet shipments to outpace the entire PC market by 2015.
It's a foregone conclusion that tablets are going to supplant PCs sooner or later, but just how soon it's going to happen may surprise you. Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent in 2013 to 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC.
If the first quarter of 2013 was any indication, consumers are experimenting with a wide range of devices and platforms, according to a recent report from Millennial Media. The company's Mobile Device Index is based on Millennial Media's platform and ad campaign data.
Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent year-over-year in 2013 to reach 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC. At the current rate of growth, tablet shipments are on pace to eclipse those of portable PCs by the end of 2013 and will surpass both desktop and portable PC shipments by 2015.
Mozilla and Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group will hold a joint press event in Taipei on June 3 to launch a new product running the open-source software development initiative's fledgling Firefox OS.
Telefónica Digital has announced a deal with Samsung Electronics in a move that many are hailing as the most significant carrier billing agreement to date as it unites one of the world's largest operators with the world's biggest handset maker.
Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.
The value of ads running on Google's Android-enabled devices declined sharply quarter-over-quarter, while ads for Apple's iOS-enabled devices grew, according to a new report from MoPub. In fact, devices running iOS--including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch--control over 75 percent of ad spend share, the report said.
Nearly 60 per cent of mobile users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK (the EU5) owned a smartphone in the three-month average ending December 2012, according to a comScore's report.