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Smartwatch Market Demand Fades in Third Quarter 2016

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The worldwide smartwatch market growth slowed in 3Q16, resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes. According to data from IDC, total smartwatch volumes reached 2.7 million units shipped in 3Q16 — that’s a decrease of 51.6% from the 5.6 million units shipped in 3Q15.

Source: IDC

How Digital Assistants will Transform Consumer Electronics

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The introduction of smartphones has been a game changer, impacting what we expect from a mobile handset. Now mobile device manufacturers have created new modes of voice control, utilizing cognitive computing capabilities in the cloud, that allow smartphone users to operate the device without touching it.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Worldwide Wearables Market Climbs 26.1% in 2Q16

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Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), according to IDC. Despite a decline in shipments for one of the largest vendors, the overall market for wearable devices grew 26.1% year over year as new use cases are slowly starting to emerge.

Source: IDC

Why Much Lower Prices will Drive Global Smartphone Upside

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IDC analysts believe that as phablets gain in popularity, they expect to see vendors further expanding their portfolio of large-screened devices, but at much more affordable price points — compared to market leaders Samsung and Apple.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Chromebooks are Gaining More Momentum in Global PC Market 

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Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to decline by 7.2% year over year in 2016, followed by a decline of 2.1% in 2017, according to IDC. This forecast remains quite close to their earlier projections for declines of 7.3% in 2016 and 1.6% in 2017.

Source: IDC

New Hearables Join Wearables in the Internet of Things

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A new worldwide market study by Juniper Research has found that revenue from the overall category of ‘smart audio’ hardware will more than triple over the next four years, rising from an estimated $1.4 billion this year to over $5.5 billion by 2020.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Smart Homes Gain New Voice Integration and Control Apps

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With ABI Research forecasting more than 120 million voice-enabled devices to ship annually by 2021, voice control — which combines speech recognition and natural language processing — is becoming the key user interface within the smart home environment.

Source: Digital Lifescapes