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An Android-Powered Motorola Tablet with a ‘Productivity Feature’ Maybe Coming Soon

9 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Yesterday, we reported that the tablet market continued to shrink for the tenth straight quarter, according to IDC. This development has now coincided with rumors of Motorola working on an Android-powered tablet device. This will be a first for the Lenovo-owned company in a long while. The software is expected to bring new features, which draw inspiration from the parent company. (more…)

Tablet Shipments Continue to Sink for Tenth Straight Quarter: IDC

6 May

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

The tablet market continues to suffer the downfall for a straight 10 quarter in a row. Global tablet shipment witnessed a downfall of 8.5 percent year-over-year decline in the Q1 of 2017.  Merely 36.2 million units were shipped around the globe against the 39.6 million units in the same quarter in the previous year. The only sigh of relief is that the downfall rate is slightly less than that of the previous five quarters, which all suffered with double-digit drops. (more…)

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

17 Feb

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?

9 Dec

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

18 Nov

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

9 Sep

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

8 Sep

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

2 Aug

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

8 Jul

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

4 May

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…)