IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline as vendor landscape evolves

The worldwide tablet market declined by 7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015 with shipments totalling 44.7 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC. The market also fell by 3.9 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015. The research company also noted that a profound shift in the vendor landscape is now taking place. In the first quarter of the year, Apple and Samsung accounted for 45 per cent of the market, but in Q2 their share dropped to 41 per cent in favour of vendors such as LG, Huawei and E-FUN. Huawei also entered the top five ranking for the first time, while E-FUN has re-entered the top 10 after more than a year. Report