While shipments of Android tablets in MEA increased 47 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2014, iOS and Windows OS both suffered declines over the same period.
Enterprise video services provider JW Player released its first-ever quarterly index, and its findings are similar to those in Ooyala's recent video index: Tablet users watch the most online video each month, with PC and smartphone users falling into second and third place, respectively.
Lenovo continued to increase its share of worldwide branded tablet shipments during the third quarter of 2014, although Apple is expected to reverse a nine-month slide in the fourth quarter.
Latest research suggests that smartphones are making us clumsier. According to SquareTrade, our tendency to browse and walk leads to tripping incidents that often cause us to damage our phones and ourselves.
The worldwide tablet market grew 11.5 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 53.8 million units.
The race for third place in the tablet market is up for grabs and competition is heating up between Lenovo, Amazon, ASUS and other emerging vendors.
The personal computer remains the preferred viewing device for over-the-top video worldwide, followed by tablets and smartphones, a new survey conducted by SPB TV reveals. But the television is still holding its own as a home for high-quality "destination" viewing such as sports.
IDC has lowered its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 (computers that can function as tablets) shipments to 233.1 million units. This represents 6.5 per cent year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1 per cent growth rate previously forecast.
Worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach $13.3 billion (€10 billion) by 2019, a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6 billion.
The number of household bill payments made via PCs, tablets and mobiles will exceed 20 billion this year, representing approximately 16 per cent of all global consumer household bills.