ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NASDAQ » G » GOOG Stock Price » GOOG Stock News

Google Inc. Share News

 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Price
GOOG Stock Price
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Chart
GOOG Stock Chart
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock News
GOOG Stock News
 Google Inc. (mm) Company Information
GOOG Company Information
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Trades
GOOG Stock Trades

IDC: Tablet Market Weakens More Than Expected In 1Q

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Media tablet shipments declined more than expected in the first quarter as a steep drop in Android-based tablet shipments offset a strong showing from Apple Inc. (AAPL), market researcher International Data Corp. said. Total worldwide tablet shipments for the quarter reached 17.4 million units, about 1.2 million units below IDC's projections. The results were expected to be significantly lower than the record-breaking 28.2 million units shipped in the fourth quarter, due to a seasonal slowdown. Apple shipped 11.8 million iPads, down from 15.4 million units in the fourth quarter. Maintaining its dominant position, the tech heavyweight grew its market share to 68% from 55%. "While Apple will continue to sit comfortably on the top for now, the battle for the next several positions is going to be fierce," IDC's Bob O'Donnell said. Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHY, 005930.SE) was second place, followed by Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), which grabbed second in the prior quarter but saw shipments decline sharply after that. Lenovo Group Ltd. (LNVGY, 0992.HK) was in the fourth spot, followed by Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS). Though total Android shipments dropped sharply in the first quarter, IDC said companies such as Samsung and Lenovo were starting to gain traction in the market with their latest generation tablets. IDC said it expects the segment to rebound quickly as other vendors introduce new products. IDC said Apple's peers are realizing that they need to set their prices considerably lower than the iPad to compete. Google Inc. (GOOG) is expected to enter the market with a tablet that should directly compete against Amazon's Kindle Fire on price, and Amazon is expected to come out with a new, larger-screen device. IDC said it is still unclear what affect Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) new Windows 8 operating system will have on the market. -By Ben Fox Rubin, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-3108; ben.rubin@dowjones.com

Stock News for Google Inc. (GOOG)
DateTimeHeadline
05/27/201522:30:33Google's Search for Platforms on Display
05/27/201521:00:02Why Is Apple Inc. Still Investing in Apple Maps?
05/27/201520:48:51Silicon Valley Races to Make TV the Next Frontier for Apps
05/27/201520:42:03Google Inc's New Twitter Feature Is a Win-Win
05/27/201519:00:093 Tech Stocks Hedge Funds Love: Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., and...
05/27/201518:43:01Palo Alto Networks Inc. Secures Another Impressive Earnings Beat
05/27/201518:41:56Google Faces New Hurdle in Oracle Copyright Fight
05/27/201515:50:12GM to Offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on Chevrolets
05/27/201515:45:36GM to Offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on Chevrolets
05/27/201514:20:02Has Google, Inc Solved Its Mobile Advertising Problem?
05/27/201514:11:19Google's Tough Search for New Platforms on Display at I/O
05/27/201512:00:02Should You Invest In PayPal's IPO?
05/27/201511:20:02Stocks To Buy For 10 Years: Facebook Inc, Amazon.com, Inc, and...
05/27/201511:00:024 Stocks to Watch in Wearables
05/27/201510:21:02Microsoft Corporation's Augmented Reality Push Gains Famed Developer...
05/27/201508:30:20Google Wages Free-Speech Fight in Mexico
05/27/201508:30:02Apple, Inc. and Google, Inc. Team Up Against Uncle Sam
05/27/201507:14:41Google Wages Free-Speech Fight in Mexico
05/26/201521:56:48How Concerned Is Google, Inc. with Facebook, Inc.? More Than...
05/26/201520:15:20Digits

Google Inc. and other NASDAQ stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price and quote data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated. By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad