Android manufacturers continue to be successful in the mobile phone market while Apple showed its 2nd slowest growth in about four years.
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Samsung has continued its success in the smartphone and overall mobile phone market with a continued rise in market share, while a couple of Chinese vendors have made it into the top five as well.
Samsung remains in the lead in the mobile market, according to IDC figures, while Apple continues to speed up and gain traction in China. But, Nokia is nowhere to be seen in the smartphone space.
Samsung has increased its lead over Apple in the market for "smart connected devices", which includes PCs, tablets and smartphones, says IDC, while smartphones will take two thirds of this device market by 2016.
While Apple continues to dominate the growing tablet market, Samsung is making a play with their Android competitors. Asus also did well thanks to the Google Nexus 7 launched earlier this year.
About 8 in 10 bought an Apple device, driven by pent up demand for new iPad and a drop in iPad 2's price, which helped extend the Cupertino firm's market share.
Apple, Samsung and Asus have all seen growth in shipments and market share over the last year, but IDC figures indicate a much tougher fight for Acer
If you're a challenger to the Android-Apple tag team these IDC standings are simply depressing.
Recent numbers from IDC showed that Samsung was the king of the smartphone market in the third quarter of the year, but Apple's iPhone 4S brought Apple back up to top spot at the end of October through to November, according to research by Worldpanel ComTech Australia.
Country saw growth in both PC and media tablet markets in third quarter, reveals IDC figures, with Android tablet sales catching up to Apple iPads.
IDC said that 10.1 million media tablets were shipped in the fourth quarter and to no one's surprise Apple and its iPad dominated. However, Samsung's Galaxy Tab walked away with 17 percent market share.
Yesterday, local analyst firm IDC published a research report noting that although Apple was still growing strongly, it was Google's mobile operating system Android that was expanding its turf the fastest.
New numbers are out from market-research firm IDC and search-analysis firm comScore on October 13. The findings: Apple is now No. 3 in U.S. PC shipments, and Bing/Yahoo's combined U.S. search share is down slightly compared to last month.
IDC has played down reports of Apple's growth within the government and enterprise sectors, following articles trumpeting a major growth in shipments.
IDC has played down reports of Apple's growth within the government and enterprise sectors, following articles trumpeting a major growth in shipments.On Monday, Charlie Wolf, an analyst with Needham & Company, issued a note to clients around IDC's figures for the second quarter of the worldwide computer market, zoning in on the apparent major growth by Apple products in the enterprise space.
PC makers delivered some heady second quarter growth figures as Lenovo, Toshiba and Asus gained global market share, according to IDC figures. Toshiba also had the fastest growth in the U.S. as the rest of the field---HP, Dell, Acer and Apple largely held ground.
Recent signs of PC market strength are likely to translate into a happy September quarter for Apple courtesy of Mac sales.Gartner and IDC reported that the third quarter was better-than-expected for PC sales and that bodes well for Apple.
Apple is finally pushing toward double-digit market share with IDC reporting 9.4 percent share in the U.
Preliminary estimates from research firm IDC indicate that Apple will drop from fourth place in unit shipments in Q2'09 at fifth place in Q2'08 -- dropping 12.4 percent to 1.
Apple shipped about 125,000 iPhones to Australia in the first two and a half months after the device went on sale on 11 July last year, analyst firm IDC said today.
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