Tablet Sales Show Fresh Signs of Slowing



 Tablet Sales Show Fresh Signs

The market for tablet computer systems is cooling off swiftly as consumers take any other have a look at newer pcs and turn to very large-monitor smartphones, a market tracker said Wednesday.

A Gartner file predicted 2014 international tablet sales of 229 million, up 11 % from closing year, when the market grew 55 p.c.

“Some tablet customers are usually not replacing a tablet with a tablet, they’re favoring hybrid or 2-in-1 (computer) devices,” said Gartner’s Ranjit Atwal.

Gartner sees a pickup in tablet gross sales in 2015 to 272 million units, which might be growth of 18 p.c. However the research agency said many tablet customers are protecting the gadgets longer, limiting the market for replacements.

Tablet Sales Show Fresh Signs of Slowing: Gartner


Some of the quickest rising segments is “ultra mobile premium” pcs, which embrace gadgets that can operate as each pcs and tablets. Gartner sees the section nearly doubling in 2014 to 37,000 devices, and rising to 64,000 in 2015.

The survey comes ahead of new tablet launches from Apple anticipated to refresh its iPads lineup, and Google, which was to unveil an upgraded Nexus tablet the usage of the android operating gadget.

Gartner said Android is the biggest running system worldwide when counting pcs, smartphones and capsules, with 313 million unit sales anticipated in 2014. Apple’s iOS and Mac working methods were 2d with 167 million unit sales expected, and Microsoft windows 3rd with 141 million.