Shipments of PCs to India in the second quarter of 2021 grew by 43% year-on-year to 4.1 million units, marking a five-year high, the technology analyst company Canalys says.
Global shipments of wearable bands grew by 5.6% year-on-year with a total of 40.9 million units being shipped in the second quarter of 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the decline of basic band shipments, which began in the final quarter of 2020, has extended into the second quarter this year.
Global electric vehicle sales for the first half of 2021 rose by 160% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that 2.6 million EVs were sold.
Shipments of PCs to the US in the second quarter of the year grew by 17% year-on-year, with 36.8 million units being shipped, according to the technology analyst firm Canalys.
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COVID-19 might still be ravaging the world, and Chinese docks, affecting physical goods logistics, but China's cloud services spend has hit $6 billion in the first quarter of 2021, according to research and analyst firm Canalys.
Despite supply pressures, analyst firm Canalys suggests the global smartphone market will grow 12% in 2021, representing a strong recovery from 2020 when shipments fell 7% due to constraints caused by the pandemic.
A Canalys report shows that the PC market in the United States grew 73% year on year in Q1 2021, with total shipments of desktops, notebooks, tablets and workstations exceeding 34 million units.
Expenditure on cloud infrastructure services in the US grew by 29% in the first quarter of this year to US$18.6 billion (A$23.9 billion), the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this was a record.
Proudly billing itself as a global emerging consumer technology brand, realme reports having shipped 12.8 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from Counterpoint Research.
Cloud infrastructure services spending grew 35% to US$41.8 billion in the first quarter of 2021. The trend of using cloud services for data analytics and machine learning, data centre consolidation, application migration, cloud native development and service delivery continued at pace.
Global smartphone shipments are on the up in Q1 2021, 27% YoY, as "key regions subdue the pandemic", although with COVID-19 still out there and causing havoc in India, the rest of the year's results from Canalys and others will no doubt be watched closely by the world's smartphone makers.
Investment in cyber security reached US$53 billion in 2020, an increase of 10% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
Spending on cloud infrastructure services in China in the final quarter of 2020 grew 62% year-on-year to US$5.8 billion (A$7.7 billion), the technology analyst firm Canalys says.
The global PC market is forecast to grow by 8% in 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this will be after a stellar year in 2020.
Sales of electric vehicles increased by 39% year-on-year globally in 2020 to 3.1 million units, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that, in comparison, the total passenger car market experienced a sales decline of 14% for 2020.
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services increased by 32% year-on-year to US$39.9 billion (A$52 billion) in the final quarter of 2020, the technology research firm Canalys says.
Global smartphone shipments have returned to positive growth in the final quarter of 2020, led by Apple, with its iPhone 12 helping the company to ship a record 395.9 million units and take top spot for the three-month period, according to technology research firm Counterpoint Research.
Spending on cyber security in 2021 is forecast to grow by 10% in the worst-case scenario, the technology research firm Canalys says.
Global shipments of PCs have shown a big uptick in the final quarter of 2020, with three technology research outfits — Canalys, IDC and Gartner — all reporting positive trends which have been in evidence for most of the pandemic period.
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