Home automation is reaching an inflection point. Service providers — including telcos and cable operators — are introducing a range of offerings to this market. The intersection of home automation services with wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technologies, big data analytics, and health management services creates new opportunity.
Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of digital TV homes will increase by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to reach 1.65 billion — that’s up by 180 percent, according to the latest worldwide market study by Digital TV Research.
Among UK healthcare professionals polled in January 2015, nearly half (48.1%) intended to use health data recorded via their patients’ smartphones within five years, and one in 10 physicians already did so.
Apple was the top smartphone vendor in China in the first quarter of 2015. Xiaomi slipped to the second position as it faced strong competition from other vendors in the low to mid-range segment of the market, while Huawei maintained third position.
Now the smartphone market has reached saturation in America, with low single-digit growth rates, more market research emphasis will be focused on software applications. Offering guidance, comScore released data about the key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for March 2015.
The global PC market, including media tablets, experienced an annual decline of 7% in Q1 2015, reaching 115.7 million units worldwide. Apple held on to first place despite a 16% decline in its total PC shipments. It shipped 17.2 million units, taking a 15% share of the market.
Shipments of smartphones and tablets in China are forecast to reach 730 million units in the next five years. Several vendors are seeking to tap into the mobile augmented reality market, which is expected to post a CAGR of 110% from 2015 to 2019.