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Gartner predicted that worldwide spending on devices including PCs, 'ultra mobiles', tablets and mobile phones will decline for the first time in 2016, although overall shipments are expected to increase slightly by 1.9 per cent to reach 2.4 billion units.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $333.7 billion (€307 billion) in 2015, a 1.9 per cent decrease from 2014 revenue of $340.3 billion,
Gartner estimates that the installed base of devices will total 7.8 billion units in 2016 and is on pace to reach 8.3 billion units in 2018.
Huawei recorded higher growth in mobile phone and smartphone sales than Samsung in the third quarter of 2015, with the Chinese vendor's position boosted by strong domestic and European sales, Gartner revealed.
A recent survey by Gartner found that 17 per cent of consumers in mature markets intend to buy a tablet in the next 12 months.
Gartner issued a somewhat gloomier forecast for the mobile devices market in 2015, revising downwards its previous prediction of 1.5 per cent growth this year to a 1 per cent decline from 2014 to 2.4 billion units.
Samsung lost 4.3 percentage points in market share year-on-year and declined 5.3 percent in unit sales in the second quarter of 2015.
Smartphone sales growth was its weakest in the second quarter since 2013, according to research firm Gartner. That's mainly due to the first-ever slowdown in the Chinese market, the world's largest for smartphones, and while Apple had a strong quarter in China, OEMs that rely on Google's Android software saw their fortunes slide, and Android overall recorded its weakest growth ever in the quarter, Gartner said.
With Windows 10 recently launched as its most mobile-friendly operating system ever, shouldn't Microsoft be among the available options for developers, too? Microsoft recently announced it would be offering Windows Bridge, a way of developing iOS apps for Windows 10, as an open source project available under the MIT license.