Gartner: Windows Devices Will Continue To Hold No.2 Position In Worldwide Device Shipments

Gartner OS Shipments June 2014

Gartner today released their report Worldwide Device Shipments in which they reported that the combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2 percent increase from 2013. Also, Android will continue to lead the pack by over 1 billion units and Windows devices will hold the No.2 position. Garner also feels PC market will see a relative revival this year.

“2014 will be marked by a relative revival of the global PC market,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner. After declining 9.5 percent in 2013, the global PC market (desk-based, notebook and premium ultramobile) is on pace to contract only 2.9 percent in 2014.

“Business upgrades from Windows XP and the general business replacement cycle will lessen the downward trend, especially in Western Europe,” said Mr. Atwal. “This year, we anticipate nearly 60 million professional PC replacements in mature markets.” The traditional PC market (desk-based and notebook) will follow the same downward trend and is on pace to contract 6.7 percent in 2014 and 5.3 percent in 2015.

Worldwide Device Shipments by Segment (Thousands of Units)

Device Type

2013

2014

2015

Traditonal PCs (Desk-Based and Notebook)

296,131

276,221

261,657

Ultramobiles, Premium

21,517

32,251

55,032

PC Market Total

317,648

308,472

316,689

Tablets

206,807

256,308

320,964

Mobile Phones

1,806,964

1,862,766

1,946,456

Other Ultramobiles (Hybrid and Clamshell)

2,981

5,381

7,645

Total

2,334,400

2,432,927

2,591,753

Source: Gartner

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