The major security vulnerability affects networking equipment used to connect to the Web, the companies warn.
Apple and Samsung will account for almost half of those shipments, but vendors in emerging regions will increasingly move the market, says research firm Juniper Research.
Juniper Research says tablet gaming should expand quickly in the next few years as the devices' graphics get sharper and as storage and broadband penetration grow.
The nearly $100 billion app market may not be dominated by tablets, but slate owners spend more on average for content than their smartphone counterparts.
Juniper Research finds worldwide carbon dioxide emissions from cell phone charging will more than double by 2019.
LTE will run on 1.8 billion devices by 2019, predicts Juniper Research, representing 22 percent of global active connections.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty also says no other company comes close to Apple's brand loyalty in the mobile market.
Firmware update repairs vulnerability in two AirPort base station models related to a major flaw in OpenSSL.
Android chief Sundar Pichai likens the evolution of wearable devices to the smartphone revolution during a panel discussion at SXSW.
Security conference in San Francisco meets with a wide range of protests by security professionals.