IDC: tablet computers shipments continue to fall in the second quarter of 2016




Tablet computers market witnessed a decline of more than 12% in the second quarter of this year, according to published on Monday by market research firm IDC data, the seventh consecutive decline in quarterly shipments.

The company said in its report that the tablet computing industry companies shipped during the three months ended June 30 last approximately 38.7 million units , compared with 44.1 million shipped during the same period last year.

After several years of huge tablet market growth, shipments of this category of PCs began to decline steadily since the sector registered its first decline in the number of shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Experts attribute the reason behind this decrease to a decline in consumer demand for tablet computers in favor of tablets, smart phones that offer large screens, in addition to the delay in tablet computers makers to add new features entice consumers.

For his part, Gates had Oobrani, senior research analyst at IDC, said in a statement: “The market has shown that consumers and businesses seeking to systems run more productive sizes.”

He added: “However, the next 12 to 18 months will be very interesting, while Google launches the next version of Android with the best support for multithreading tasks and with the thrust to launch the devices supports work by Regular Run.”

IDC says that the tablet computers working Android operating system continues to dominate the market, as it accounts for 65% of shipments, followed by any or feed system of the Apple and 26%, then the Windows operating system from Microsoft by 9%.

In spite of that any OS system solves Second in operating computers tablet systems market, but Apple was the first in the number of shipments, as it shipped 10 million units during the second quarter of 2016, representing 25.8% of the market, followed by Samsung at about 6 million units and 15.6%, and Lenovo third after shipping 2.5 million units.


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