Global tablet shipments rebound after years of sweeping decline, says report


  • Can’t Fix Stupid

    Seems to be poised for a small rebound in 2020 based on one consulting firms ability to predict the future. Meh. Let’s all have a go at 2020 predictions.

    • Marc Palumbo

      I’m sure the IDC still believes that Apple will own 183% of the tablet market share by then.

    • Mawhayden

      Seriously, IDC never said that. Stop spreading False News. Good or bad just tell the truth. Don’t you think we have enough of false news these days…

    • Marc Palumbo

      I’m really trying to read your comment with sarcasm.

    • Unorthodox

      Just go weep on the toilet already.
      Inability to cross-check information sources is staggering these days.

  • Jason van de Laar

    Big screen phones have gotten a lot better too and more affordable which has also impacted the numbers. The surface is also way more powerful now than it ever was compared to early iterations that ran Windows 8 RT which was very limited in what it could do, wasn’t really a full feature rich windows 8 experience.

  • Adderbox76

    There hasn’t been a truly “great” Android Tablet in a very long time (If Ever) I’m holding out hope that the Asus ZenBook is as cool as it looks in videos, but beyond that, I have trouble of thinking of a single Android tablet with the cachet of a Microsoft Surface or an iPad Pro. I think Android is losing market share because “Tablets” (ie. cheap throw away mid-range devices) aren’t rebounding, but more people are buying higher end convertibles that get counted as Tablets (Surface, iPad Pro, etc…)

    • Marc Palumbo

      I always found that Android and iOSs problem was developing for phone and tablets were a headache. The nice thing about Windows is that you can technically do both. Microsoft has made it easy to develop for tablet and phone except that not many users on the phone side.

      Developers who develop for Windows are developing for tablets and PCs first whereas the iOS/Android developers start with phones and if they feel the market is good enough for tablets, then they made decide to make them.

    • Mo Dabbas

      The last good android tablet (in my opinion) is the Galaxy Tab S2. The screen is amazing, it’s very light and slim, and feels good to use. If you can ignore the price, it is the tablet to go.

      The problem with all android tablets is that they are mostly the cheap ones that you give to kids so that if they break it it’s not a big loss. Few come with good hardware but end up stuck with the OS version they were shipped with. I’ve seen the Asus android tablets, they look good, but not sure about the updates for it.