Chromebook adoption gains traction

An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research. As Chromebook shipments expand globally, ABI Research forecasts an increase of CAGR 28% to 11 million in 2019.

Report: Branded tablet shipments to reach 200 million in 2014

This is a pivotal year for tablets as the traditional markets leading computing and CE deployments reach a tipping point and give way to growth regions.

Is Google losing control of the Android ecosystem?

ABI Research confirms that Android once again dominated the Q4 2013 shipment numbers for smartphone advanced operating systems with 77% market share of over 280 million smartphones shipped in Q4 2013.

Analysts say Samsung Edges Apple for #1 Ranking

ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories.

Big brand tablet installed base to surpass 285 million by year’s end

Tablets have been on the top of many wish lists since 2010 when Apple launched its first iPad device. The installed base of big brand (Apple, Samsung, etc.) media tablets is expected to surpass 285 million units at the close of 2013.

Report: Bumpy landing of iOS 7 in the enterprise makes room for Windows Phone growth

The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced enterprise features into mobile device hardware and software.

Does third place matter in the mobile OS race?

​ABI Research’s recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2013.

Study: North America to ship 10M robotic vehicles in 2032

Fully driverless vehicles may be as little as 10 years away — at least according to a new study by ABI Research.According to the study, driverless vehicles will start to appear in North America at the beginning of the next decade, culminating in more than 10 million robotic ...

N. America to claim almost half of $72 billion spent on tablets in 2013

More than 39 million tablets shipped worldwide during the first calendar quarter of 2013, representing the second largest volume of shipments to date; only bested by the previous quarter ending calendar year 2012.

Report: Content rights are slowing the TV market

Nearly one-third of US Telco TV households are expected to access multiscreen or TV Everywhere services by the end of 2013 – the vast majority of which already use advanced interactive features like remote programming a DVR.

Report: Mobile app market worth $27 billion in 2013

Analysts at ABI Research project the mobile app market will value at $27 billion in 2013, as mobile apps continue to be a critical factor in the battle between the mobile OS.

Analyst: Intel Atom chip outperforms Nvidia, Qualcomm and Samsung

Analysts at ABI Research report that Intel’s latest Atom processor - the Z2580 clocked at 2.0 GHz - sets the bar for performance and current drain in smartphones.

Smartphones to get cheaper and cheaper

As the smartphone juggernaut rumbles on, vendors are increasingly turning their efforts to emerging markets, with less disposable income and a much lower smartphone penetration rate.

Will 2013 be the year of the smart watch?

Smart watches have been around in one form or another for the last decade.

Tablet shipments jump to 145 million in 2013

Sales of traditional PCs continue to decline as tablet shipments remains on track to hit a grand total of 145 million in 2013.

Yes, Amazon's Kindle Fire strategy is working

Analysts at ABI Research believe Amazon's cross-subsidized device paradigm offers a viable strategy for the company's tablet lineup.

​Apple chalks up yet another app store win

Apple has clinched yet another win for its impressive mobile app ecosystem.

Handheld game consoles & cameras losing market share to smartphones

Smartphones are continuing to capture lucrative market share from portable consumer electronic (CE) devices such as handheld game consoles and cameras.

81 billion apps distributed by mobile storefronts

Mobile applications storefronts have collectively distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of September 2012.

PC market stagnates as mobile accelerates

The traditional PC market is stagnating because people are increasingly relying on mobile device to access the Internet.