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IDC expects rebound after VR shipments fell an ‘artificial' 33.7% in Q2 2018

4 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Despite recording a 33.7 percent drop in worldwide shipments of VR headsets during 2018's second quarter, IDC is forecasting a sunny outlook for future quarters. The explanation: Last year's numbers were “artificially propped up” when Samsung, Google, and Alcatel bundled cheap VR mounting accessories with smartphones, and th...
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Wearable Market Grows In Q2 2018 But No Thanks To North America

Wearable Market Grows In Q2 2018 But No Thanks To North America

4 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

The global wearable market grew some 5.5-percent in the second quarter of the year, recording close to 28 million shipments, according to the latest report from the International Data Corporation. The observed increase was almost solely driven by emerging markets, whereas North America, Western Europe, and Japan recorded a 6.3-percent annual decline in terms of shipments, as per the same study. As smartwatches continue to gain traction and often do so at the expense of more affordable fitness trackers, the overall value of the global wearable market is currently estimated to be sitting at...
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