Smartphone shipments within China will now join North America and Western Europe in a more mature growth pattern. However, the ongoing fall of average selling prices (ASPs) will fuel steady growth through the end of the forecast period, with global shipments forecast to reach 1.9 billion units in 2019.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
The Connected Healthcare M2M market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 29% from 2015 to 2019. The latest market study by Technavio emphasizes remote IoT patient monitoring, an application through which physicians can monitor the health of patients from remote locations.
One in three smartphones shipped in China were from Huawei or Xiaomi in Q2 2015. Xiaomi is the largest smartphone vendor in China with 15.9% market share. However, Huawei is growing by 48% sequentially — that makes them the fastest growing vendor in the top-ten list.
According to the latest market study by ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015 — which is essentially flat compared to 2014 levels. “Segment growth is occurring in Chromebooks, much in part due to purchases by schools,” said Jeff Orr.
eMarketer estimates that 38.6% of the total population of China will own and use a smartphone at least monthly this year. That penetration rate adds up to a big mobile-enabled population — 525.8 million people, more smartphone users than anywhere else in the world.
Media tablet shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) fell by 21.4% in 2Q of 2015 compared to the same quarter in the previous year, reaching 2.8 million units shipped. Moreover, the 2-in-1 device segment contracted by by more than 38 percent.
The Western European media tablet market stabilized in Q2 2015, with total shipments contracting annually by 1.2% and reaching 7.5 million units. This decline resulted from weak demand for consumer tablets and increasing interest in enterprise 2-in-1 devices.