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Juniper: "Strong Market Demand" for Wearables

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Juniper Research predicts retail revenues from wearable electronics (including smartwatches and glasses) are to reach $1.4 billion in 2013 before growing to $19bn by 2018, thanks to the combination of high price points and "strong" market demand.

“It is worth observing that this change in adoption levels can also be attributable to heightened consumer awareness of wearable technology and a better visibility of product adoption, especially in the smart watch segment," the analyst says.

According to Juniper the wearable device market should see several changes in the near future as the app model develops and embedded cellular connectivity use increases. These include subscription-based revenues for devices and developers across the health, sports and communication segments.

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IDC: Internet of Things Will "Change Everything"

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IDC: Internet of Things Will

The Internet of Things (IoT) is "poised to change everything" IDC reports-- promising "huge potential" for new revenue and customer streams with global revenues growing from $4.8 trillion in 2012 to $8.9 trillion by 2020 with a CAGR of 7.9%.

According to the analyst the WW installed base of IoT "things" will reach around 212 billion by end 2012, a total including 30.1bn installed "connected (autonomous) things." Driving such growth are intelligent systems collecting data across both consumer and enterprise applications.

Ongoing developments in smart cities, cars and houses, enhanced connectivity infrastructure and an increasingly connected culture further aid growth.

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IDC: Tablets to Beat PCs

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IDC: Tablets to Beat PCs

Tablet shipments should surpass PC shipments on Q4 2013 before surpassing PCs on an annual basis by end 2015, IDC reports in the Quarterly Smart Connected Device forecast.

The analyst predicts the overall connected device market (combining PC, tablets and smartphones) will grow by 27.8% in 2013, with shipments reaching 1.6 billion units. Tablets and smartphones predictably spur such growth, while IDC lowers 2013 PC outlook by 10%.

In terms of revenue smart connected devices will grow by 10.6% to $622.4bn in 2013-- but such growth will trickle to just 3.1% by 2017, a tapering forecast caused by the the growing impact of low-cost smartphones and white box tablets.

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PC Evolution - Apple leads, Lenovo gains

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PC Evolution - Apple leads, Lenovo gains

Estimates from Canalys this month show Apple continuing to lead the global PC market, with China’s Lenovo in a strong second place. Canalys includes tablets in its numbers, reflecting the impact iPad and other devices have had on the overall market.

Apple held a 17% share in Q2 2013, with 18.6 million units, of which around 15M were iPads. Lenovo’s 13% share was primarily PCs, with only around 1.5M tablets shipped. The other big winner was Samsung, with a 10% share, and growth of 106% year on year.

These numbers reflect two intersecting discontinuities, whose impact is still reverberating across the industry. These are the growth of the tablet form factor, dubbed the “post PC world” by Steve Jobs, and the eastwards shift of the global economic centre of gravity, in particular towards China. These transitions are still playing out, and history will be the final judge, but we can pinpoint their defining moments. Continue reading...

Strategy Analytics: Android Top Tablet Dog

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Strategy Analytics: Android Top Tablet Dog

According to Strategy Analytics Android dominates the Q2 2013 tablet market, with the OS making 67% of global shipments reaching 51.7 million units with 43% Y-o-Y growth.

Android tablet shipments total 34.6m units through devices from both big OEMs (Samsung, Amazon, Google) and white box ODMs.

On the other hand the iPad sees Q2 2013 shipments dropping by -14% Y-o-Y to 14.6m units as iOS market share falls from 47.2% in Q2 2012 to 28.3%. One has to keep in mind the quarter saw no new iPad launches, even if the iPad mini has been on the market for a while.

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