According to the latest worldwide market study by DisplaySearch, in the third quarter of this year, the global notebook personal computer (PC) market grew 10 percent year-over-year, to reach 49.4 million units. Once again, market demand increased for lower-cost devices.
One of the largest emerging applications for the Internet of Things is healthcare related technologies that enable remote monitoring and diagnostics. According to the latest market study by Berg Insight, around 4.7 million people in Europe were using connected care solutions at the end of 2013.
Looking at the 2015 outlook, the focus in the American mobile service provider marketplace is slowly shifting from smartphone devices to software applications — it’s all part of the ongoing Mobile Cloud services trend. comScore reports that 174 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (72 percent penetration) during the three months ending in September — that’s up by just 1 percent since June.
Automobile buyers have added ‘connected car’ features to their shopping consideration set. Buyers expect a much more technologically advanced vehicle than in years past. More than half of buyers worldwide polled in March 2014 were either using such features or wanted them in their next vehicle.
The global outlook for media tablet shipments will further evolve as vendor diversification occurs and emerging markets drive more growth. The worldwide tablet market grew 11.5 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 53.8 million units, according to IDC.
“Call it the end of the beginning of the mobile revolution, an inevitable transition in which people start to give up on the grand and expensive experiment of tacking new gadgets onto their lives at regular intervals. We now know exactly where PCs are invaluable and where the usefulness of smartphones and tablets begins and ends.”
To some people, smart glasses are a “cool” new gadget. They’re one of the most innovative developments in the emerging wearable technology market. It is the product segment closest to an imagined future for many tech-savvy consumers.