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​Tablet shipments continue to fall, but business demand provides hope

​Tablet shipments continue to fall, but business demand provides hope

Tablet shipments dropped to their lowest point in three years.

The worldwide tablet market fell an additional 16 percent in Q2 2016, as shipments dropped to their lowest point in three years.

Findings from research analyst firm, Canalys, reports that 35 million tablets shipped in Q2, as Apple managed to increase its share to 28 percent at the top of the market.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung continues to occupy the second spot, shipping almost six million units for a 16 percent share of the market with Lenovo and Huawei taking third and fourth spots, with both shipping just over two million units and taking 7 percent and 6 percent market share respectively.

Meanwhile, Android shipments suffered the biggest hit, falling some 23 percent globally, as volumes were impacted by significant declines in many Asia Pacific and Latin American markets.

“Competition from smart phones and, more recently, convertible two-in-one PCs has resulted in the weakness we currently see in the consumer segment, particularly cheap slate tablets running Android,” Canalys research analyst, Wilmer Ang, said.

“Top-tier brands Dell, HP and Sony have all but given up in this space, while the likes of Huawei, Lenovo and Samsung try to leverage their brands and premium designs to hold on to higher price points.”

Away from the consumer market however, there are some positives points that indicate a slightly brighter future for tablet vendors.

“Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the iPad Pro have confirmed that there is a growing demand for detachable tablets in business,” Canalys research analyst, TuanAnh Nguyen, added.

“We are not going to see B2B demand propel tablet shipments to the heights of previous quarters.

“But the ongoing transition to Windows 10 and the arrival of multitasking in Android Nougat should provide an opportunity for vendors to capitalise on selling tablets and their associated services to businesses.”


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