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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  • Johan Spånberg

    PRADEEP! STOP RUINING WMPOWERUSER AND MICROSOFT-NEWS BY MAKING THE FIRST LETTER IN EACH WORD A CAPITALIZED LETTER!!!

  • big_Stefano

    1,370,000 Android-based devices.
    370,000 Windows-based devices.

    I wonder if Microsoft is making more money from Windows based devices, or from Android based..?

    • Jeff Hung

      Most of them are dirt cheap Chinese tablets/smartphones untouched by license agreements. And they are collecting dust not long after purchased, as Tim Cook states.

    • Tips_y

      They make money from Windows-based devices. And things have turned, they are now making money, albeit very little, from their own devices. So between their own devices and Android, they’re making more money from Android.

      • LexicoRed

        Not the case, everything from WP to Surface, to XBox One is negative cash flow.

  • Habib Wakil

    Maybe Microsoft should kill support for older OS’s earlier to keep people buying PC’s…/s

    • JamesS87

      They tried that 3 or 4 times with XP

      • NegLewis

        YA… they did… not.

        XP will survive.
        As a retired product XP brings this year alone more money to MS that last 6 years combined.

        MS must upgrade XP to NT – security level and update the indexing algorithms that kills any XP machine.
        Then add a new theme for XP – with no shades and Tiles instead of icons.
        A mini-version of Windows 8.

        In the mean while MS must bring to Beta that MB Version of W9. One that require under 1GB of TOTAL space to run any windows App.

        • JameS87

          Are you not very bright? First your wrong and then you go on to argue a point irrelevant to the original tread poser.

          Yes MS did try to get people to move off XP first with Vista, then with W7, then W8, then 8.1; in fact MS changed End of Service date 3 times in 5 years.

          Now stop being a fool and arguing for the sake of argument.

  • iamwarpath

    I honestly didn’t know Windows was trailing behind Android that badly. With numbers like that, it spells Doom for Microsoft.

    • LexicoRed

      Not at all Microsoft will make money for years to come. It may be true they missed mobile but they have smarted up from this error. The future is in their Service & Software products creating cross platform infrastructure and systems.

      The new CEO understands this much better then the last.

    • cybersaurusrex

      It’s including phones too though.

    • Tips_y

      YAAYYY!!! MORE ANDROID, MORE MONEY FOR MICROSOFT!!! All this, while Windows Tablets and Windows Phones slowly build market share!!! Yeah, right, Microsoft is doomed /S

      • LexicoRed

        As much as I his you was correct, hardware is and will continue to be a sink hole of profits for the company until it is sold off. The good news Services and Software is not, and is the company’s bright future.

  • cybersaurusrex

    Who is in the group “others”?