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Android had a wide lead over Apple in smart mobile devices, according to Canalys' first-quarter figures.
Apple sits up top of the global PC market, but No. 2 Lenovo is beginning to ship more tablets, says market researcher Canalys, which includes tablets in its calculations.
Smartwatches are all the rage -- or at least they will be in 2014. The research firm expects worldwide shipments to hit 500,000 this year and climb past 5 million by 2014.
PC makers have their work cut out for them over the next 12 months. To compete with the iPad, PC makers need to add touch to ultrabooks -- but that adds cost.
Research firm says PC shipments rose 7 percent in the first quarter of 2011, with devices like the iPad helping the overall numbers--but also posing "a real threat" to traditional PCs.
Apple and Samsung will lead the charge, but may face challenges from smaller rivals, says research firm Canalys.
Shipments are accelerating the most outside of the United States, according to a report from Canalys.
Small tablets are making big gains, while Apple is beginning to plateau, says market researcher Canalys.
It's not just smartphones -- Apple and Samsung are leading the charge in PCs, which include tablets, according to market researcher Canalys.
And it'll be nipping at Apple's heels, as the percentage of shipments held by Microsoft's mobile OS surges from just 2.4 percent last year, says research firm Canalys.