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Weíre still digesting the slides, but the slide above (#24 in Meekerís deck) is a real standout. Echoing a similar graph of computer system sales from Horace Dediu at Asymco, it shows the dramatic shift away from Windows-powered Intel machines (Wintel) in the past few years. Apple drove a wedge into the Wintel monopoly, but itís Googleís Android OS thatís really eating Microsoftís lunch. Since Q4 2010, combined shipments of tablets and smartphones have exceeded the number of PCs shipped, Meeker reports, and that trend shows no sign of reversing.
Meekerís data show 2.4 billion Internet users worldwide, a number thatís still growing eight percent yearly. There are 1.1 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide ó but thatís still just 17 percent of the global cellphone market. 29 percent of adults in the U.S. now own either a tablet or an e-reader. Mobile devices now account for 13 percent of worldwide Internet traffic, up from 4 percent in 2010. Mobile app and advertising revenue has grown at an annual rate of 129 percent since 2008, and now tops $19 billion. Mobile traffic app Waze has been adding users faster than all GPS makers combined have sold personal navigation units, and itís been that way since the beginning of 2012.
Report: 'The State Of The Internet' Shows Shifts From Windows To Apple/Android [venturebeat.com]
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Since Q4 2010, combined shipments of tablets and smartphones have exceeded the number of PCs shipped, Meeker reports
Have sales of laptops and desktops fallen at the same time, I wonder? I keep reading of the imminent demise of the desktop but I see no signs of it in my niches. It would be pretty difficult to navigate many of the sites I own and those I compete with on a tablet and virtually impossible on a smartphone.
We have seen a three fold increase in Non-PC specific traffic in the past two years.
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got dual or quad core PCs a few years back years ago are still using them simply because they're so freaking fast we simply see no need to replace them anytime soon.
iOS devices are relatively far more used by their users for some reason
In the same way that you can get hi-fi systems that act as an amp and speaker system for your ipod you will dock your phone and use it as the processor for your workstation.
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You can already plug an Android tablet into a monitor, keyboard and mouse - but the applications are a bit lacking compared to desktop software.The apps are a bit lacking because there is only so much you can do on a small screen. Try using a large spreadsheet for example.
Of course you are acting like a dinosaur thinking that in your niche the PC is the way forward. BUT, and it's a big but, the whole thing comes down to screen size and that's the real key.
while the growth of desk/laptops has plateaued, especially in comparison, it has not begun to point down, the absolute numbers continue to rise.
The apps are a bit lacking because there is only so much you can do on a small screen. Try using a large spreadsheet for example.
Desktop is (generally) used more in complex and work situations...