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  • More than 1 billion Android devices to ship in 2014: Report January 7, 2014

    London: The number of smartphones and tablet computers shipped with Google's Android operating system will break the 1 billion barrier this year, research group Gartner said on Tuesday. Android, which is installed on products made by Samsung, HTC, Sony and many other manufacturers, is forecast to reach 1.1 billion users...
  • Free mobile app downloads to touch 239.95 billion globally by 2017 September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of free mobile app downloads is expected to hit 239.95 billion by 2017, while paidfor app downloads will touch 14.78 billion mark during the same period, research firm Gartner has said. According to the data available with Gartner, free mobile app downloads stood at 57.33 billion...
  • PC, tablet, phone shipments to hit 2.4 billion in 2013 April 5, 2013

    New York:: Research firm Gartner says it expects worldwide PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments to reach 2.4 billion units this year, up 9 per cent from 2012. Gartner Inc said Thursday that device shipments should continue to grow, hitting more than 2.9 billion in 2017. But the mix of devices...
  • Windows 8 fails to reignite PC market: Gartner January 14, 2013

    London: Holiday season shoppers shunned Windows 8 desktops and notebooks in favour of tablets and smartphones, resulting in a 4.3 per cent fall in PC sales in the fourth quarter, research firm Gartner said on Monday. Worldwide PC shipments declined to 90.3 million units in the last three months of 2012,...
  • Apple sounds warning bell for smartphone industry July 30, 2012

    New York: If Apple Inc's weakerthanexpected quarterly result is anything to go by, the global smartphone industry is a lot more vulnerable to economic shocks these days than during the 20082009 financial crisis. In developed markets, every other person already owns a smartphone. In emerging markets, penetration rates are much lower,...
  • Mobile phones to become cheaper May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Mobile phone manufacturers could cut handset prices this year to boost sales, research firm Gartner has predicted. Last quarter saw the first decline in handset sales worldwide in the last three years. While this is not good news for handset vendors, it can be good news for consumers as...
  • Mobile subscriber base to touch 696 mn in 2012 March 27, 2012

    Bangalore: Mobile subscriber base in the country is estimated rise by 9 per cent to 696 million connections this year, according to technology researcher Gartner. India's mobile subscriber base stood at from 638 million connections in calendar year 2011. Total mobile services revenue in India is projected to reach $30 billion...
  • India's PC market declines February 15, 2012

    Mumbai: India's computers market declined 6.5 percent at 2.5 million units for the quarter ended Dec 31 against the like period of the previous financial year, a study by IT research and advisory firm Gartner said Wednesday. The devices included deskbased as well as mobile personal computers (PC). "The harddisk drive (HDD)...
  • 'India IT spending to reach $79.8 bn in 2012' November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian companies are expected to continue investing in IT infrastructure despite global economic challenges and the country's IT spending is projected to grow 9.1 per cent to USD 79.8 billion in 2012, according to research firm Gartner. This is against an IT spending of USD 73.1 billion in...
  • 'India IT spending to reach $79.8 bn in 2012' November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian companies are expected to continue investing in IT infrastructure despite global economic challenges and the country's IT spending is projected to grow 9.1 per cent to $ 79.8 billion in 2012, according to research firm Gartner. This is against an IT spending of $ 73.1 billion in 2011,...
  • Android is half of all smartphone sales: Gartner November 17, 2011

    New York: The market share for smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android software doubled in the third quarter as more devices became available and Apple delayed release of a new iPhone, according to the research firm Gartner. Android had more than half of the worldwide smartphone market in the third quarter, up...
  • Online music sales to rise 7 per cent in 2011 November 9, 2011

    London: Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion as digital services such as Spotify and iTunes gain momentum, technology research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. But sales of CDs, hurt by piracy as well as paidfor online distribution, will continue to...
  • India's spending on green IT to double by 2015: Report September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: India's spending on green IT and sustainability initiatives will double from $35 billion currently to $70 billion in 2015 as the have found their way into the IT industry across India, research firm Gartner said Monday. Green IT or green computing is the study and practice of designing,...
  • Intel gets another shot at the Indian consumer January 28, 2011

    In the later part of his career it was painful to see the God of offside, Sourav Ganguly, struggle to get the red cherry to the cover fence. Mostly bowlers didnt bowl to his strength and sometimes his reflexes werent good enough. It was depressing to see an ageing champion try...
  • India tech market pegged at $24.3 bln by 2011: Gartner February 7, 2008

    Mumbai: India's information and communication technology (ICT) market is estimated to reach $24.3 billion by 2011, rising 20.3 per cent annually, an industry research firm said on Wednesday. "This growth will be driven by chief information officers (CIOs) continuing to build and consolidate the basic IT infrastructure, in addition to...
  • Gartner paints a rosy future for Indian IT industry January 22, 2008

    Bangalore: As user organisations continue to grapple with challenges of higher attrition rate in internal IT departments, the Indian IT services market is pegged to grow to $10.73 billion by 2011 at a five year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.2 per cent, according to Gartner Inc, leading IT...