Global Device Shipments Up 7.6% in 2014

Global shipments of devices including PCs, tablets and mobile phones are projected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014, a 7.6 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner. 

Among operating systems, Android is on pace to surpass one billion users across all devices in 2014. 

By 2017, over 75 percent of Android's volumes will come from emerging markets, according to Gartner.

Worldwide Device Shipments by Segment (Thousands of Units)
Device Type
2012
2013
2014
2015
PC (Desk-Based and Notebook)
341,273
299,342
277,939
268,491
Tablet (Ultramobile)
119,529
179,531
263,450
324,565
Mobile Phone
1,746,177
1,804,334
1,893,425
1,964,788
Other Ultramobiles (Hybrid and Clamshell)
9,344
17,195
39,636
63,835
Total
2,216,322
2,300,402
2,474,451
2,621,678
Source: Gartner (December 2013)
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