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Tablet commerce market to expand dramatically next year

A Canalys report has revealed that these devices will make up a full half of all computers in 2014.

According to the research firm, Canalys, tablet commerce will soon have the potential to reach quite an explosive point, as these devices work their way toward dominance in the computing environment, worldwide.

They have predicted that these smaller screen devices will make up half of the entire market.

In fact, Canalys has said that tablet commerce will expand to the point that these devices will out ship nearly all other forms of personal computers combined. This will mean that they will make up almost half of the total consumer personal computer marketplace, which includes tablets, notebooks, laptops, and computers.

Already, this year, the computing marketplace growth is greatly driven by tablet commerce.

Tablet Commerce GrowthIn the third quarter of this year, the worldwide client PC market increased by an estimated 18 percent. Even as desktop, notebook, and laptop shipments were starting to decline, the adoption of tablets allowed that market to continue its expansion. In fact, in that quarter, those shipments were already making up about 40 percent of all PCs. This was under half a million units behind the worldwide shipments of notebooks and laptops.

Canalys’s tablet commerce forecasts for 2014 are that 285 million units will be shipped. It has also predicted that this figure will increase by the year 2017 until it reaches 396 million. The leaders are predicted to be Samsung and Apple, which will maintain their dominance over the medium future, but as competition continues to grow in this market space, they are both expected to experience considerable challenges.

Apple has been able to keep its own top spot throughout this year, so far. The last quarter is expected to strengthen that manufacturer’s position because of the recent introduction of the newest iPad Air and the iPad Minis. However, Canalys also stated, through Tim Coulling, a Senior Analyst, that “Apple’s decline in PC market share is unavoidable when considering its business model. Samsung narrowly took the lead in EMEA this quarter and Apple will lose its position to competitors in more markets in the future.”

Coulling also pointed out that Apple is among a small number of companies that are actually making money from tablet commerce device sales, so far.

Mobile games could help Google beat Apple

Google Mobile GamesGoogle Play posts strong gains with the help of mobile games

Google has been seeing strong growth in its applications store. Google Play is home to a vast assortment of mobile applications covering a variety of needs and interests. Google has announced that Google Play’s revenue has shown impressive growth, outpacing that of Apple’s own App Store. Mobile games play a contributing factor in this growth, especially as more consumers become interested in mobile games for the sake of entertainment. Indeed, mobile games may soon help Google Play acquire the momentum necessary to overcome Apple.

Research shows that Google is catching up with Apple

According to Canalys, a leading market research firm, both the App Store and Google Play accounted for $2.2 billion in revenue collectively during the first three months of 2013. Apple’s App Store represents 74% of this revenue, with Google picking up the remainder. Similar data from App Annie, an analytics firm, suggests that Google Play revenue were 38.5% of the App Store’s, representing a significant gain for Google.

Asian markets show strong support for mobile games

Growth is strongly felt in a wide range of categories, but mobile games are helping add significant momentum to Google’s growing revenues. A craze has begun to form around mobile games in several countries. In South Korea, for instance, mobile games represent some of the most used applications on Google Play. This is partly backed by the growing availability of smartphone and tablets. As these mobile devices become more common, more consumers have opportunities to play mobile games or make use of the other applications available on Google Play. Currently, mobile games account for 90% of the revenues generated in South Korea and Japan as far as Google Play is concerned.

Google Play may overcome the App Store by 2016

The applications market has become inundated with mobile games over the past two years. These games have proven quite popular with a wide range of consumers, leading the game industry to throw its considerable strength behind the development of these games. If mobile games continue to show impressive growth, Google Play is likely to surpass the App Store in terms of revenue by 2016.