Published: 14 November 2016
Analyst(s): Eileen He, Isabelle Durand, Mikako Kitagawa , Lillian Tay, Atsuro Sato, Bruno Lakehal , David Glenn, Vishal Tripathi, Kanae Maita, Annette Zimmermann , Anshul Gupta , Meike Escherich, CK Lu , Tuong Nguyen , Annette Jump , Roberta Cozza , Tracy Tsai , Ranjit Atwal
The worldwide device market declined by 2.6% year over year, marking three consecutive quarters of the decline. All device types except smartphones and Chromebooks showed declines, but traditional tablets showed the steepest decline. The value of tablets has been diminished.
Gartner Recommended Reading
©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.