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Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner's smartphone OS market share stats are out for Q3 2010, and it makes for positive reading if you're Google. According to the figures, Android market share grew from 3.5-percent in Q3 2009 to 25.5-percent in 2010, making it the second-largest platform worldwide. In the same period, Symbian - which keeps the top spot - dropped from 44.6- to 36.6-percent, while Apple's iOS fell from 17.1- to 16.7-percent.

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Gartner forecasts 19.5 Media Tablets in 2010 – Too Low? or Too High?

Gartner forecasts 19.5 Media Tablets in 2010 – Too Low? or Too High?

My colleagues on the analyst side of the business over at Gartner have released their "Connected Mobile Consumer Electronics" report. In this latest report they predict worldwide sales of Media Tablets to be 19.5 million units in 2010 growing to 54.8 million units in 2011.  In their forecasts they see this media tablet category growing 181% next year. They predict Apple will hold around 80% of the tablet space in 2010 and I think it will actually be higher than that.

I am speaking at this years 2011 CES on Tablets with a track session called Tablets: A New Era of Mobile Computing.  During this presentation I will forecast tablets for 2011 and beyond as well.   I'll save my forecasts for my presentation but in advance of Apple's earnings call on Monday I will predict that Apple is on track to sell somewhere between 11-13 million iPads this year alone.   If you double that figure for next year iPads alone will ship between 22-26 million.   So from my perspective Gartner is forecasting extremely aggressive numbers for 2010 but they could be right.

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Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Analyst predictions - like any other - should generally be taken with a pinch of salt (the Steve Ballmer at WWDC 2010 speculation is good evidence of quite how much sodium is necessary), but it seems someone at Gartner has been seriously mistaken in their counting.  They're quoted as claiming under 100,000 Nokia N900 units were sold in its first five months on the market; however, a source we spoke to at Nokia today told us that in fact the Finnish company sold "well in excess of 100,000" N900 handsets in the first five weeks.

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CDs are dead, focus on digital downloads for profit, advises Gartner

CDs are dead, focus on digital downloads for profit, advises Gartner

Gartner have called for music labels to focus on online distribution of music, together with on-demand delivery, and accept that CDs are a dying technology.  The information technology research and advisory firm described CDs as reaching a revenue peak at the turn of the century, but experiencing an inevitable decline now that broadband speeds and had become fast enough, and PMPs attractive enough, to make electronic distribution feasible.

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iPad sales drop below Mac – is the tablet dying?

iPad sales drop below Mac – is the tablet dying?

This afternoon Apple's earnings call for their fiscal Q3 2015 suggested that sales of the iPad continue to fall. What's odd about this particular reveal is the fact that revenue is beginning to be quite obviously lower than the Mac. Where this past quarter was the first quarter in several years that iPad revenue was lower than the Mac, it was by less than a couple hundred million dollars. Now the difference is by nearly $1.5 billion. Meanwhile UNITS of the iPad continue to outsell the Mac, for what its worth.

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PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

By and large, we’re not interested in PCs as much as we used to be. A recent study by Gartner suggests the PC market took a dip once again, with sales slipping 1.3% over this time last year. While the lump-sum “Others” are largely at fault, even Dell saw their numbers take a hit, dropping 3.8% versus Q1 2014. Others are surprisingly up, though, with Lenovo leading the charge, gaining 13.5% over last year. Apple also made significant headway, proving the changes made to their Macs are having positive effects.

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Happy Birthday iPad, you’re dead

Happy Birthday iPad, you’re dead

If you take a look, today you'll find a collection of articles written from the perspective of an iPad hater. Not because the iPad is dying, but because sales figures from Apple suggest that iPad sales aren't growing. They're taking a bit of a dive, as it were. Tablets in general aren't selling all that well, and more than a couple of analysts are on quests to find out why. Is it because everyone already has a smartphone that's big enough to be called a tablet? Does everyone already own an iPad, not needing another?

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Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Samsung sales nosedive as Xiaomi, Apple enjoy growth

Each year, smartphone sales grow. Overall, the market is doing really well, and 2014 is no different. Gartner has released their Q3 2014 smartphone sales numbers, and the overall growth is impressive. Versus this time last year, manufacturers around the globe have shipped upwards of 50 million more smartphones, which represents a 20% hike in overall movement. Gartner says they expect overall sales to hit 1.2 billion by the end of the year, too. Everyone should be enjoying the spoils, yet Samsung is probably wringing their hands.

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Surprise: A Google exec just broke the parachute altitude record

Surprise: A Google exec just broke the parachute altitude record

A senior vice president at Google has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record for a high altitude parachute jump, with Alan Eustace hurtling from 135,908 feet - in excess of 25 miles - in a special suit crafted in top secret. Eustace took around two hours to climb into the stratosphere underneath a helium balloon, then cut his connection with a well-placed explosive charge and began a descent which saw him pass 800 mph and require him to deploy his main parachute in less than five minutes.

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Mac sales and the PC decline

Mac sales and the PC decline

PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.

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