Analyst firm IDC released a forecast report Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which deals with the world’s supply of tablets. So, in 2016 the volume of the world’s supply of tablet computers fell to 195 million units. This is 5.9% less than last year. IDC predicts that the tablet market will return to positive growth dynamics due to the growing demand for devices with removable elements. For example, on Microsoft Surface products line.
IDC expects the volume of deliveries of hybrid devices will grow from 16.6 million in 2015 to 63.8 million – by 2020. Analysts also believe that such devices from Microsoft will take market share from other vendors and platforms. First of all, Android.
This significant shift in form factor will lead to a substantial increase in the influence of the first devices based on Windows tablet computers on the market, – said Ryan Reith, senior analyst at IDC. – Windows 10 is making progress in the PC market and tablets mainly due to the gadgets with a large screen diagonal. Despite the free licensing of computers with a diagonal of up to 9 inches, height of tablets Windows-base will be primarily achieved through a device with a display diagonal of 9 to 13 inches. Until the day when the sensor technology is integrated with Mac OS X, and attempts to combine Android with Chrome will become more interconnected, we believe that Windows will be the logical choice for fans of Transformers.
A source: techguide.us