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PC market tumbles as IDC points at Windows 8

PC market tumbles as IDC points at Windows 8

If reporting that the entirety of the PC market weren't enough of a punch in the gut for Microsoft from the analytical group IDC, the suggestion that their newest operating system is to blame really, really is. What you're about to witness is the continued downfall of the PC industry in the charts of the IDC, this most recent quarter's report being much worse for ware than we're sure any of the manufacturers listed would have liked. When your only job is to create PCs and you hoped Windows 8 was going to bring the industry into a shining light, you're probably not too happy right about now.

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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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iOS and Android combine for 91% of smartphone market share

iOS and Android combine for 91% of smartphone market share

It's certainly no surprise that Android and iOS are gobbling up most of the smartphone market share nowadays, with a few stragglers like BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Of course, if you needed proof, IDC has it. The research firm reported that iOS and Android have a combined 91% market share when it comes to smartphone operating systems.

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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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Samsung leads in strong smartphone demand, according to IDC

Samsung leads in strong smartphone demand, according to IDC

As if this wasn't surprising in the first place, the International Data Corporation (IDC) is reporting that the smartphone market is seeing strong demand and there's a heated battle going on between several handset manufacturers. However, Samsung leads the charge for 2012, with Apple, Nokia, HTC, and RIM following behind in total 2012 smartphone shipments.

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Samsung and Apple led the global smart connected device market in Q3

Samsung and Apple led the global smart connected device market in Q3

Research firm IDC has offered up new numbers for the global smart connected device market for the third quarter of 2012. According to research firm, the overall market grew 27.1% during Q3 reaching a record of 303.6 million units shipped. The market was worth $140.4 billion during Q3.

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Lenovo trumps HP to take top slot in the PC market

Lenovo trumps HP to take top slot in the PC market

According to a study released today by the research firm Gartner, Lenovo has overtaken HP (Hewlett-Packard) as the number one seller of PCs worldwide. This move comes at a time when overall PC sales have faltered due to the economy and competition from mobile gadgets. Still, Lenovo managed to grow during this downturn, increasing its sales by nearly 10%.

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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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IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

According to new data from research firm IDC, it doesn't look like Android tablets will ever catch up to the iPad, at least not through 2016. IDC expects strong growth in the demand of tablets and has raised its forecast for the global tablet market to 107.4 million units this year, up from the previous forecast of 106.1 million units. However, Android's market share is expected to decline from 38.8 percent in 2011 to 36.5 percent in 2012.

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