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IDC: Worldwide PC shipments fell 13.9% in first quarter

IDC: Worldwide PC shipments fell 13.9% in first quarter

The IDC reports that worldwide shipments of PCs declined 13.9% in Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012. The 13.9% decline is much higher than the IDC expected in its forecast. It states that the decline of PC shipments most likely has to do with the poor reception of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. The IDC also states that Microsoft's hybrid tablet/laptops have seen poor sales due to its high prices and inhibited component supplies.

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IDC: Smart connected devices surpassed 1 billion device shipments in 2012

IDC: Smart connected devices surpassed 1 billion device shipments in 2012

According the the IDC, smart connected devices surpassed 1 billion shipments in 2012, with around 1.2 billion devices being shipped worldwide. Smart connected devices shipments grew 29.1% year-over-year in 2012. Tablet shipments played a huge role in the shipments increase. There was a 78.4% year-over-year growth in tablet shipments last year, with over 128 million tablets being shipped out globally. The surge in tablet shipments is most likely due to the large amount of budget-friendly tablets available, like Amazon's Kindle Fire.

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IDC shows ASUS and Samsung skyrocketing in tablet sales

IDC shows ASUS and Samsung skyrocketing in tablet sales

Though Apple's iPad lineup remains undeniably dominant in tablet PCs globally with a beastly 43.6% market share, IDC is showing that this Q4 2012 both Samsung and ASUS have bashed their previous records for sales to bits. Samsung's Q4 shipments hit 7.9 million units in 2012 while one year before their quarter only hit 2.2 million - that's a 263% jump in unit sales. ASUS also had a mighty jump with 402% more units sold this quarter compared to one year ago, with 3.1 million compared to just 600,000 in Q4 2011.

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Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

This week we're having a bit of a double-take on the IDC's release outlining the fourth quarter mobile device market share breakdown for the end of 2012, with none other than Huawei taking third place. This is absolutely surprising as all get-out as Huawei has never before cracked the top 5 smartphone vendors in the world - it's only been inside the top 10 before now. Groups like LG, Motorola, and Nokia do not appear in the top 5 for smartphone sales in the quarter, while Nokia sits pretty in second place for total mobile phone "Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share" for 2012 (that includes non-smart phones).

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IDC: iOS and Android on 85% of shipped smartphones

IDC: iOS and Android on 85% of shipped smartphones

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to see iOS and Android dominating the mobile landscape, but new information from IDC confirms that to be the case. Both iOS and Android now account for 85% of smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2012. Android is said to have around 68.1% market share, up from 46.9% in 2011, while iOS sits at 16.9%. All in all, around 154 million smartphones were shipped during the quarter.

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Android and iOS swallow global smart device market

Android and iOS swallow global smart device market

This week it's become apparent - if you're a follower of statistics from the analysts at IDC - that Android and Apple's iOS are very quickly eating the rest of the world's market share for mobile operating systems. Compared to last year's market share of just over 50% of the market belonging to the two titans together, this year is showing Apple and Google to be chomping off a much heavier portion with a massive 82%. Nokia's Symbian, BlackBerry, and all the rest (Linux-based and Windows Phone operating systems) are left grabbing what's left, holding on for dear life.

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