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Market Trends: Mobile Devices in K-12 Education

Published: 18 November 2013

ID: G00255317

Analyst(s): Isabelle Durand


Education is one of the largest, fastest growing verticals and represents a massive growth opportunity for device vendors. Tablets and Chromebooks are set to benefit the most as the education ecosystem is undergoing a transformation.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Computerization Is Still Limited in K-12 Education
  • Key Trends in the K-12 Education Market
  • Factors Impacting Demand and Attractiveness in K-12 Education
  • Sample Projects Across the World for Buyers
    • Emerging Countries
    • Mature Countries
  • Form Factors and Operating Systems
    • Does the Future of Education Lie in the Use of Tablets?
    • Chromebooks Gain Traction in Education
    • Apple iOS
    • Google Android
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1

Contrarian View

Vendors to Watch

  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Amplify
  • Intel
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Google's Nexus 7 and Other Android tablets
  • OLPC


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