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IDC says tablet shipment growth was flat in the second quarter of the year while Chromebooks fell sharply

The analyst firm IDC reported that tablet shipments saw steady year-over-year growth, while Chromebook shipments fell. In the second quarter, year-over-year growth on tablets was just 0.15%, and over the same period, growth for Chromebooks fell to -51.4%. The biggest loser in the Chromebook segment was HP, which recorded -78.6% growth.

The top five tablet companies and their year-over-year performance are as follows:

Company

Unit deliveries in 2Q22

Market share in 2Q22

Unit deliveries in 2Q21

Market share in 2Q21

Year-over-year growth

1. Apple

12.6

31.0%

12.9

32.0%

-2.89%

2.Samsung

7.3

18.1%

8.2

20.3%

-10.63%

3. Amazon.co.uk

5.5

13.6%

4.3

10.7%

26.92%

4.Lenovo

3.5

8.7%

4.7

11.7%

-25.67%

5.Huawei

2.1

5.3%

2.1

5.3%

-0.16%

Others

9.4

23.3%

8.1

20.0%

16.70%

Total

40.5

100.0%

40.4

100.0%

0.15%

The same numbers for Chromebooks were:

Company

2Q22 deliveries

Market share in 2Q22

2Q21 deliveries

Market share in 2Q21

Year-over-year growth

1.Dell Technologies

1.5

25.5%

1.8

14.7%

-15.5%

2. Acer Group

1.3

22.6%

1.9

15.4%

-28.9%

3.Lenovo

1.2

19.4%

2.5

20.4%

-54.0%

4.HP Inc.

0.9

15.6%

4.3

35.2%

-78.6%

5.Samsung

0.4

6.2%

0.9

7.0%

-57.3%

Others

0.6

10.8%

0.9

7.2%

-27.0%

Total 6.0

100.0%

12.3

100.0%

-51.4%

While Chromebook makers will certainly feel the pain, Jitesh Ubrani, research director at IDC, was hopeful. He said schools will likely continue to purchase laptops for each student, and since Chromebooks are popular in schools, they should continue to perform well in the future.

With schools set to resume in September, Chromebook makers could see sales increase as educational institutions buy the hardware they need. Only time will tell.