International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that the market can witness major changes in the tablet market this year and the sales of tablets will be hit adversely in 2016. The 2-in-1 devices will be taking over the tablets as the shipment of the latter will decline by 5.9% for the year 2016.
As far as 2-in-1 devices are concerned, with some big players like Huawei and Alcatel setting foot in this territory we can definitely expect some action.
Ryan Reith, Program Director with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers, said, ” This momentous shift in form factor will bring along the first significant impact of Windows-based devices that the tablet market has seen,” “Windows 10 seems to be making headway in both the PC and tablet markets, mainly driven by devices with larger screen sizes. Despite the free licensing on products under 9 inches the growth for Windows-based tablets will be primarily on devices with displays between 9 and 13 inches. Until we see a day where touch is introduced for Mac OS X and inroads are paved to bring Android and Chrome more closely aligned, we believe Windows remains the logical choice for detachable products “.
The data above indicates that detachable devices market will show a massive year over year growth of 73%. Hybrid devices will also show an upward trend and their shipment figures are expected to hit 63.8 million in 2020 as compared to 16.6 million in 2015.
Android is going to be the popular operating system but more and more users will be switching to Windows 10 over iOS so the number of iOS users are expected to fall by 2020.