Gartner cuts forecasts for global device shipments

Gartner expects global device shipments in 2015 to increase by 1.5 per cent over last year, after cutting its earlier forecast (delivered in March) which indicated a 2.8 per cent growth. The company however maintained that 2.5 billion devices – comprising PCs, tablets, …

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Developers need to focus on user retention as app market matures — Gartner

App providers will need to focus their development, marketing and branding “more intensely toward retention strategies”, as the market matures and users become comfortable with current usage levels, according to research by Gartner. “After eight years of searching for, downloading and …

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China’s handset shipments fell 22% in 2014

China’s handset shipments last year dropped 22 per cent to 452 million units, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology. Smartphones, which saw a decline of 8 per cent to 389 million units, accounted for 86 per …

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Smartphones tighten grip as Chinese players continue march — Gartner

Global smartphone sales grew 20.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, fuelled by record growth in emerging markets, according to Gartner. The latest figures from the analyst firm showed that while total mobile phone sales remained flat (455.8 …

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Android dominates tablet market

Android is on a roll, capturing 62 per cent of the global tablet market in 2013, according to statistics released by analyst house Gartner this week.