This IDC study provides an analysis of trends in the Japan mobile and client computing market in 1H14 and 2Q15, explaining the situation in which the market finds itself and providing forecasts of upcoming developments. The devices covered in the report consist of smartphones, tablets, and PCs (excluding x86 servers). The annual data used in this study consist of results up to 2014 and forecast values from 2015 to 2019. The quarterly data used in the study consist of results up to 2Q15 (April through June) and forecast values from 3Q15 (July through September) onward. All data are current as of August 2015.
IDC Japan PC, Mobile, and Client Solution Senior Market Analyst Hirotoshi Asano says, "A large increase in units shipped in the Japan mobile and client computing market will prove difficult with replacement demand at the core of the market. All vendors will need to pull down operating costs from development to marketing by standardizing models and extending the new product development cycle."
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15190107 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance