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Software Impact on the Wearable Device Market Outlook in 2015

Wearable Device Market

Attractive design will always be important, but software development is now a leading factor in the ongoing adoption of wearable devices. Over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014 out of a total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands, according to the latest worldwide market study by Canalys.

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Smartphone Penetration has Reached 75 Percent in America

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182 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (74.9 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in December, up 4 percent since September. Facebook continues to rank as the top individual smartphone app.

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Smart Wearable Devices Gain Momentum in the UK Market

The health and fitness wearable tech market in the UK is winning fans, but it’s still a niche. Indeed, wider uptake of wearable tech in the UK remains relatively low. Only 7% of UK adults currently owned a wearable device. However, 19% of survey respondents said they were “extremely interested.”

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How the Media Tablet Market Maturity Shapes New Demand

Overall shipments for tablets and 2-in-1 devices reached 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14) for -3.2 percent growth, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

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The Global Smartphone Market is Huge, and Still Growing

For the full year in 2014, the worldwide smartphone market grew to a total of 1,301.1 million units shipped — that’s up by 27.6 percent from the 1,019.4 million units shipped in 2013.

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Why Personal Computing Market Volatility Lingers into 2015

Personal Computing Market

Total PC shipments (desktops, notebooks and tablets) fell by 6 percent in Q4 to reach 148 million units, resulting in full-year 2014 shipments of 528 million units, that’s up by just 3 percent on 2013.

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Emerging Phablet Market with More Enterprise Use Cases

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According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, over 400 million phablets will ship in 2019 — that’s a five-fold increase over the 138 million devices estimated to be shipped in 2015.

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