Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday.
Figures released on Thursday by International Data Corporation showed that the global tablet market continued to slump in the recently ended quarter.
Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday.
Tablet sales cooled dramatically in 2014 from the red-hot growth pace a year earlier, surveys showed Monday.
Firefox maker Mozilla announced Wednesday that it is switching to Yahoo as the default service for online searches done through the Web browser in the United States.
The U.S. tablet market posted an 8 percent decline in revenue during the back-to-school season, leaving the once-thriving product category in a tough spot as the holidays draw near.
Amazon has garnered far less success than it deserves in consumer electronics, and its latest line of tablets may well continue that trend despite comparing favorably with Apple's latest iPad.
Strong sales in the United States helped boost the global market for tablet computers in the third quarter, tracker IDC said Thursday.
With the global tablet computer market showing signs of cooling, Apple's expected unveiling of its new iPads Thursday looks to shore up its position at the high end.