Don't write off Microsoft's chances in mobile just yet. It may still be struggling to make itself count in the smartphone space but early signs are more promising for Windows plus tablets. Microsoft has gone from having no share of the global tablet OS market in Q1 last year to taking 7.4% one year later, with 3M Windows 8 tablets shipped in Q1 2013, according to Strategy...
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Dell XPS 10According to a study released today from Strategy Analytics, the iPad is losing ground to the competition. Although Apple still leads the tablet market, surges in sales of Android and Windows RT devices have reduced its dominance significantly. In the first quarter of 2012, Windows held 0% of the tablet market. In the first quarter of 2013, their share has...
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Microsoft garnered just a "niche" in the global tablet market in the first quarter of 2013, following a period of user confusion after the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, analysts say. According to Strategy Analytics, Windows 8- and Windows RT-based tablets garnered a combined 7.4 percent share of the global market in the period, with 3 million units shipped...
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Filed under: InvestingThe estimated worldwide market for tablets this year has been pushed up by about 10%, from a previous estimate of 172.4 million units to 190 million units. By the end of 2017, more than 350 million tablets will be shipped annually. The numbers come from the latest research at International Data Corp. (IDC), and some of the other data in the report...
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Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy. "I wouldn't be surprised if they do streamline and do drop [Windows RT]," said Brian Proffitt, an adjunct instructor of management at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of...
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Barely five months after its release, Windows 8 has captured 3.17 percent of the desktop operating systems market share, though it’s still lagging behind Vista, according to the March stats from Net Applications. Windows 8 shipped in October 2012, and its market share has grown slowly but steadily. In November, Net Analytics tracked a 1.09 percent share for Windows 8,...
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Nokia’s faith in Windows Phone seems to be paying off for now. The company continues to not only dominate the Windows Phone market but also take away market share from rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a recently released report by AdDuplex. The usage stats for April show that Nokia has increased its share of the Windows Phone market to 80%, up from about 78% a...
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Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, a metrics company said earlier this month. According to Net Applications, Vista's usage share of all Windows PCs in January was 5.7%. That's less than a third of the share Vista enjoyed at its peak in the fall of 2009—about the time its...
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Although it lost market share in 2012 in terms of the number of smartphones and tablets sold, Apple is still the No. 1 manufacturer in Millennium's ad platform and actually gained share (to 31.2% from 26.35%).
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Naysayers may continue to ignore the trend, but tablets aren't toys and the tablet market isn't a fad, as 2012 shipments show. This year, tablets could surpass both desktops and laptops.
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