According to research firm IDC, Apple’s tablet market share will fall to 46% in 2013, while Android tablets will lead the tablet race for the first time with 49%.
While Samsung dominated the Indian smartphone race in the last quarter of 2012, Apple is slowly but surely closing the gap, jumping to second place in terms of revenue in one quarter.
Android is still just warming up in some markets. In Australia, for instance, Android smartphones have only started overtaking the iPhone. This year so far, 67% of smartphones sold down under were Android devices. Summing up total smartphone usage in the country, Android has overtaken the iPhone, with a 44% market share, versus the iPhone’s 43%, as reported by Australian market research firm Telsyte.
While it’s fun to predict market shares for years in advance, there’s really no telling what will happen six months from now, and four year predictions are pretty much useless in the tech world. But trends do matter and they are worth analyzing. With this necessary caveat out of our way, here’s what IDC says it’s happening in the tablet market, this year and beyond.
According to research firm IDC, shipments of BlackBerry phones in the enterprise market — for the first time ever — are set to be eclipsed by the iPhones and Android phones in 2012.
Wonder why Apple – under Tim Cook’s regime — changed its mind about releasing a mini version of the iPad? The latest IDC report on worldwide tablet shipments in Q3 2012 may provide some hints.
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 2012.
There’s no denying that Google’s Android is a force to be reckoned with. Android recently hit an impressive 500 million globally activated devices and a whopping 1.3 million new... devices being activated daily. If those numbers didn’t make your jaw drop, how about a commanding market share lead, four times more than their competitors?
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IDC (International Data Corporation) is a global market research and analysis firm that specializes in IT and telecommunication technology. Along with predictions and forecasts, the market intelligence... firm periodically releases reports showing the current state of the telecommunication market. After an IDC report confirming Android’s dominance on the world stage, it’s more good news for Android an...
The guys over at the International Data Corporation (IDC) issued a new press release yesterday to announce that Android is expected to “reach... its peak this year as mobile phone shipments slow.” Sure, analysts have access to lots of data which they can track and aggregate to conduct such studies, but the truth is that they have no way of actually...