The latest research report released by Strategy Analytics pointed out that the year-on-year growth rate of mobile computing demand in 2020 will be double-digit. In just the past 2020, tablet vendors have provided consumers with a variety of options to support their study and work from home. Especially for consumers on a tight budget, tablets are considered a reliable mobile alternative to laptops. We are looking forward to 2021, the state of people working and learning from home is likely to change again, can tablets continue to play an important role?
Eric Smith, Director, Connected Computing Services at Strategy Analytics, said: “As Covid-19 restrictions are gradually eased, a new normal will begin to emerge in 2021. We believe that working and learning from home will gain traction among workers, students, companies and educational institutions. Tablets How PC vendors choose to address this pressing mobile productivity need will depend on their unique strengths and weaknesses, but it is clear that they will have to work harder to reap the benefits in this competitive environment. Tablets will be overtaken by laptops or smartphones in the future. The possibility still exists.”
Chirag Upadhyay, Industry Analyst at Strategy Analytics, added: “Apple’s iPad performed well in the Christmas season, meeting consumer, business and education demand, with shipments up 37% year-on-year. As Android tablets have a cost advantage over iPads, Several major Android tablet vendors are doing well or even better in terms of annual growth. Amazon offers great value for money and usually does well in the Christmas season. Samsung and Lenovo are very strong, thanks to their wide range of products portfolio, the latest products, and innovation in meeting consumer entertainment and productivity needs.”