|By Business Wire||
|February 27, 2014 03:07 AM EST||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8z46f7/tablet_market) has announced the addition of the "Tablet Market Tracker 2014-2018" subscription to their offering.
The tablet market is exploding fast, and while worldwide tablet penetration was sitting at just 1 percent two years ago, at the end of 2011, by the end of 2013, now 5 percent of the human race have a tablet in their hands. This rapid growth currently shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Worldwide tablet penetration is forecast to pass 10 percent in 2015, and then to grow on to 15 percent in 2017.
The good news is that this is just the beginning. We estimate that at the global level one out of every six people will use a tablet by the end of 2018, with penetration pushing 17 percent, and around 1.8 billion tablets will be shipped over the period from the start of 2014 to the end of 2018.
2013 was an extremely significant year for tablet manufacturers. In 2013 the global tablet market doubled in size, and more than 200 million new devices were shipped over the full calendar year, growing the global user base to around 360 million, which is approximately 5 percent of the human race.
Tablets went mainstream in 2013, and for the first time ever, in the second half of 2013, tablet shipments exceeded PC shipments. Tablets are the new face of computing, they are smaller, lighter, easier to carry around, touch screen and popular. The world of computing has been shifting for some time, from the old Intel-Microsoft world, where a PC sat in every home and office, and software was sold in boxes, to the new world, filled with smaller devices, apps driving everything, software in the cloud, and Apple and Google dominating almost all others.
An annual subscription to this report will give you all the important data you need to understand how tablet markets are evolving.
This subscription will deliver 4 quarterly reports to you.
Key features of this edition, just published in January 2014, include:
- Includes detailed Country-level data for 28 individual country markets - tablet users and tablet SHIPMENTS for all 28 countries
- Includes tablet shipment data by quarter for 2013
- Includes FULL detailed regional 5-year forecasts for tablet shipments
- Full market sizing data for worldwide tablet markets
- Full 5 years forecasts for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
- Extensive country level data
- Gives regional tablet shipment data for Q1 2013, Q2 2013, Q3 2013 and Q4 2013
- Also offers you tablet users data for all 4 quarters of 2013
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8z46f7/tablet_market