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Global Tablet Shipments Fell by Just 6.6% Annually in 2016 as Brands Registered Above Expected Results, Says TrendForce

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Market research firm TrendForce reports annual tablet shipments worldwide posted a decline for 2016, dropping 6.6% to 157.4 million units. However, total shipments from branded tablet vendors surpassed expectations because of the robust year-end holiday sales. (more…)

Why are Microsoft and Qualcomm Working Together on Tablets?

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Microsoft and Qualcomm are partnering on tablets in a collaboration that will result in an update of Windows 10 that runs on a chip in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line of processors, the first Windows 10-Snapdragon pairing. (more…)

Global Tablet Shipments to Post Moderate Annual Decline of 5.3% in 2017, Says TrendForce

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The downward slide in tablet shipments has moderated during 2016 because Amazon’s and Huawei’s tablets have propped up the overall product sales despite the market headwinds. (more…)

Asus Still Taiwan’s No. 1 Tablet Maker as It Launches Latest ZenPad

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Asus said Thursday that it remains Taiwan’s’ No. 1 tablet maker. Citing market data, Asustek its share of the Taiwan tablet market stood at above 34% in July, up from just under 33% a month earlier. The company says it has held above 30% of the Taiwan tablet market for a long time. (more…)

Nexus Tablets Are Reportedly Coming Back from the Dead

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By Jeet Suthar, The Tech Portal

Google’s Nexus 7 tablets were popular, especially the Nexus 7 2013 due to its form factor, solid hardware and lower price. But, the tablets — due to ongoing market trends — were discontinued last year. Thats going to end though, as the Nexus (or Pixel?) tablets, are reportedly making a comeback. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Second-Quarter Tablet Shipments Fell 4.8% but Lenovo and Huawei Posted Growth Despite Headwinds

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The latest report from the global market research firm TrendForce, finds that worldwide tablet shipments for this second quarter totaled 33.54 million units, representing a quarterly drop of 4.8% and a year-on-year decline of 8.8%. (more…)

Dell Puts Its Android Tablets on Hold, to Focus on Windows Devices

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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

The title says it all. Dell has apparently had enough of Android in its tablets after the Venue line. The company has announced that it shall no longer sell or upgrade devices running the Android platform. Instead, the company shall focus its energies on Windows devices. (more…)

Global Tablet Shipments Fell 35% in First Quarter but Sales of Amazon’s Fire Tablet Remained Strong, According to TrendForce

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Global market research firm TrendForce reports worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2016 totaled 35.2 million units, translating to a 35% drop from the previous quarter and a 7.9% drop from a year ago. (more…)

Tablet Sales Continue To Decline For The Fifth Quarter, Detachables On The Rise

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By  Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Amid slowing device sales worldwide, the tablet market too, has continued its movement along a downward curve. The last quarter of 2015 was the fifth straight three month period that witnessed declining sales and Samsung and Apple, the market leaders, are among the worst hit. (more…)

Global Tablet Shipments Fell Double Digits for the First Time in 2015 with Decline Reaching 12.2% YoY, Says TrendForce

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Decline in annual tablet shipments reached double digits for the first time on record in 2015, according to TrendForce. The global market research firm’s latest tablet shipment report shows a total of 168.5 million units of tablets were shipped last year, representing a 12.2% drop from 2014. The gradual contraction of the global tablet market has become a more pronounced trend. (more…)