Lenovo Group Limited, Apple Inc. and Google Inc Tablet Shipment Rise whereas PC Market Saw No Growth in 2013
Even though the tablet shipment saw a rise by 42.9%, there is no growth in the global market for PCs in the year 2013. The reason for this is the decline in notebook shipment by 13.9% and 7.4% in desktops, which compensated the increase in the tablet shipment. The analyst company Canalys believes that unlike slow sales of tablets in the second quarter of 2013, the fourth quarter will witness more tablet sales than notebook sales.
PC market saw a growth in doubt digits in two quarters in a row, however for the first time PC shipments in EMEA took a fall by 3%. Western, Central Europe saw annual declines by 10% whereas vendors in Eastern Europe also suffered a decline by 3%. There was also a 0.5% decline in the region of Asia Pacific with shipments becoming particularly slow in China that contributed to the 45% of the total shipments in the region; this figure declined by 6% consequently adversely affecting the overall shipments in the region. With this decline in the market for PCs, demand for tablets and smartphones is on the rise.
In the second Quarter, with a lead of 4.5 million units, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has come out as the leading PC seller in 2013’s second quarter. Lenovo Group Limited (ADR) (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) is in the second place. However, back in 2012’s second quarter, Apple shares fell to 17.1% from 19.4% because of iPad shipments’ annual fall. Of the total PC shipments, notebook and desktop shipments were only 20%. In the current session shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went down by -0.56% after it opened at $463.80.
Lenovo enjoyed a higher share because of its desktop, notebook and tablet shipments. This improved second quarter performance was mainly because of a strong EMEA annual growth, which was 34%, 28% in the US and 93% in Latin America.1.5 million units of tablets were shipped by Lenovo.
Only Android and iOS PCs are still enjoying a certain market share despite the increasing popularity of tablets. In 2013’s second quarter Android enjoyed 17% of the total PC market shares, this figures was 6% in 2012.
The tablet and smartphone market is being led by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) because of its set objectives for its consumer; Apple is behind Google in both these markets. The only thing stopping Android from a commercial takeover is its somewhat weak security and management. This weakness will have to be overcome by Google if it wants to enjoy a complete market takeover.
Shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) saw a slight decline to -0.66%.