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The gradual contraction of the global tablet market has become a more pronounced trend. Their demand diminished as a result. The increasing competition from rival brands also made it very difficult for Apple to hold on to its market share. Currently, there is no indication that Apple is prepared to launch the next generation of iPad mini products.
Samsung was again the No. Major changes were made to the product lines, including adjustments in specs and sizes. Furthermore, Samsung used its advantage in manufacturing small-size OLED panels and released several new tablets featuring this display technology.
With a diverse range of product lines, Lenovo expanded its presence in Europe against the market headwinds and remained as the No.
Its market share also grew slightly to 5. Amazon ignited its tablet sales in the fourth quarter of with the new 7-inch Fire tablet. Microsoft deserved a mention despite not making the top five for The vendor continued to deliver stellar shipment results throughout the year as its latest Follow me on Twitter at EdFromFreelance.The retail giant is slowly expanding to additional markets though the incremental tablet users in those countries has not been enough to offset the decline faced in the U.S.
In May of , Lenovo closed its joint venture with Fujitsu to take over majority ownership of Fujitsu's PC business, which includes a portion of Fujitsu tablets.
At the same time as the PC market is declining, the tablet market is growing, with IDC predicting a nearly 60 per cent increase in tablet sales, and for tablets sales to surpass those of portable PCs.
The quarterly report from research firm Gartner showed PC shipments, excluding tablet computers, totaled million units in the second quarter of , a small drop year-on-year.
The decline in PC sales can easily be attributed to the rise in tablet sales. Gartner’s principal analyst, Mikako Kitagawa, explained, “Tablets have dramatically changed the device landscape for PCs, not so much by ‘cannibalising’ PC sales, but by causing PC users to shift consumption to tablets rather than replacing older PCs.”.
May 05, · At the same time that this roller coaster of tablet growth, peak, and decline was taking place, the personal computer market was experiencing one the worst declines the market's history.
Fast forward to 1Q17 and traditional PCs have returned to growth, . Global shipments of tablet PCs, by comparison, fell 8 percent.
Notebook PC growth was primarily driven by the developed regions of North America and Western Europe, which increased year-over-year shipments by more than 20 percent in the third quarter.