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Apple Watch stop the expansion of Android on the market of “smart” hours
Smart watches Apple Watch, announced together with the iPhone 6 in September this year, will go on sale in early 2015-th. With the advent of new items, analysts expect the termination of the expansion of the Android operating system on devices like the form factor.
According to the forecast ABI Research, the following year the share of Android Wear for the first time since the beginning of the appearance it has fallen below 50%. However, it is expected that by the end of 2014, shipments of portable devices running Android will reach 6 million units, and in 2015 – 15 million units. However, for the first time since 2013 the decisions of Android will be less than half of the market (42%), whereas the palm take hours Apple.
Android has managed to achieve unprecedented success in the market of smart-hours, thanks to devices such as Samsung Gear and Sony Smart Watch. However, Apple Watch pose a serious threat to the positions of Google release platform, analysts say.
According to an estimate ABI Research, Android’s share in the market of wearable electronics in 2013 reached 75% at the end of 2014 will fall to 67%, followed by the release of Apple Watch in 2015 will fall even more.
According to forecasts of Piper Jaffray, in 2015, Apple will be able to sell about 10 million hours at an average cost of $ 500. In this case, the share of revenue from the sale of Apple Watch in total income of the company will be 3%.
According to a survey of buyers of smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, one in three (34%) plans to buy “smart” watch Apple. In Piper Jaffray believe that Apple will be able to significantly expand its presence in the market wearable electronics, especially in the segment of hours worth from $ 300 to $ 1,000.
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