Friday, August 16, 2013

Mobile devices continue to reign as new ultramobiles gain ground

Shipments of smartphones -- most of them powered by Android -- will outnumber PCs by a factor of six in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner that finds demand for mobility will help drive a 5.9% overall increase in shipments of computing devices this year. The report predicts that advancements in processing technology -- led by Intel's Bay Trail and Haswell chips -- will cut a path for thin, lightweight notebooks such as Google's Chromebook, with shipments of "ultramobiles" expected to nearly double to 20.3 million by year's end.

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