Tablet shipments continue to drop
Preliminary data from IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker shows that "little hardware innovation and limited vendor portfolio updates" pushed the market down year over year in the second quarter of 2015, but also compared to the first quarter. The global drops are much lower than those of the market leaders, Apple and Samsung, as we are going to see right away.
The figures show a 7 percent drop year over year, with 44.7 million units shipped. This volume of global tablet shipments is also 3.9 percent lower when compared to the first quarter of 2015. Below you can see the first three vendors and their figures (2Q15 units shipped and market share, 2Q14 units shipped and market share, year over year growth):
- Apple - 10.9 million and 24.5 percent, 13.3 million and 27.7 percent, 17.9 percent drop
- Samsung - 7.6 million and 17 percent, 8.6 million and 18 percent, 12 percent drop
- Lenovo - 2.5 million and 5.7 percent, 2.4 million and 4.9 percent, 6.8 percent growth
Huawei and LG Electronics share the fourth place, each with 1.6 million units shipped during the quarter. The impressive part is that Huawei shipments grew with 103.6 percent, while LG shipped 2.46 times more tablets during the quarter when compared to the same period of 2014.