Items tagged with Canalys

Market research firms have a tendency to separate traditional PC sales (desktops, laptops, and ultrathins) from tablets, but Canalys clumps them together, thereby giving us another angle to analyze the landscape. So, according to Canalys, the two categories combined to reach 123.7 million unit shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2014, up only 5 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago. A major factor that resulted in the nominal jump is that growth in the tablet sector slowed to 21 percent. We've seen other reports suggesting that tablet demand is cooling off, as consumers are finding... Read more...
There's a mobile movement taking place, spurred by increasingly powerful smartphones and tablets, more efficient processor technology (Tegra's 4-Plus-1 design, for example), and thinner form factors. The result of this perfect storm of mobility is that by 2016, worldwide mobile device shipments will reach 2.6 billion units, according to the latest forecasts from Canalys. Canalys isn't just figuring smartphones and tablets, it's also including feature phones and notebook PCs. However, Canalys says tablets will be the fastest growing category with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35 percent.... Read more...
In a development that is truly notable yet shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, more smartphones (487.7 million) than PCs (414.6 million) shipped globally for the first time, according to a report by Canalys. Indeed, smartphones gained lots of ground, enjoying 62.7% annual growth from 2010 to 2011. The PC market is also growing, although not as quickly; it enjoyed a more modest 14.8% growth in the same time period. We know what you’re thinking: How do tablets factor into this? As it turns out, quite a bit. According to Canalys’ numbers, growth in the PC market is driven primarily... Read more...
When it comes to Macs versus PCs, Apple versus Microsoft, and iOS versus Windows, haters gonna hate no matter which side you choose, if in fact you're not completely platform agnostic. There's nothing we can do about that. All we can do is observe and report the facts, and in this case, a market research firm is saying Apple is on track to become the world's largest PC vendor in 2012. Is that really a fact? It depends on how you view the numbers. Canalys said it expects Apple to overtake HP in the second half of next year, but that's only if you count tablet sales. If you do, well, Apple's full... Read more...