The journey that started in 2012 has now reached its first destination. Microsoft Surface has continued its growth trajectory, and the innovative line of hardware devices has grown in stature. Among buyers, that is. It now finds itself in good company — among the top 5 brands for PCs in the United States. This was...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have the first PC sales growth in six years. And we can thank Windows 10 for that, as the operating system is said to have generated an upgrade cycle that helped lift the numbers. Data shows Windows 10, which gets refreshed twice a year, has helped PC sales reach the 62.1 million units mark...

Took a little while for the final mobile sale statistics to come out, but according to Gartner, the Windows Phone market share dropped to an overall 2.8% last year. Things sure seem to have taken a turn for the worse for the platform. Data shows that Windows Phone registered a decline form 3.2% in 2013 to 2.8% in 2014...

Now, Bingbooks is a word as unofficial as any, but Microsoft recently outlined a new strategy with plans to take on the raging success that Chromebooks have experienced in the last couple of years. You can read up on this new assault here, by the way. But Gartner sure has some news for the simple souls that believe...

Software, they say, makes the hardware, which in turn drives the software. It is a perfect circle. We have seen many a great devices, some even ahead of their time, fail to take off due to lackluster applications. And the fact that, for Microsoft, a lot depends on the number and quality of apps is no secret. Analyst...

Microsoft has taken a number of steps these past few months in order to bring Windows to as many devices as possible. But in the grand scheme of things, the company still has a long way to go. Grand scheme of things, as in the total number of computing devices sold across the globe. Research firm Gartner is back with...

Analysts love to be right. Most do. With the looming retirement of Window XP on the cards, market watchers readily made a number of predictions, the prime among them being the notion that PC shipments will get a much needed boost in the two or three quarters, in and around the time the 13-year-old OS reaches end of...

You all know the drill, by now. PC sales falling worldwide, tablet numbers rising. Gartner once again beats this drum, as the latest forecasts are in. And it is more of the same from the market research firm. The big news is that the combined shipments of new devices (PCs, tablets, hybrids, and smartphones) are now...

The green robot is taking over the world. The tablet world to be more specific, as the newest figures signal in the end of an era. The iOS platform has officially lost its tablet supremacy. Apple was sitting in top position two years back, with 61 million units sold — good enough for 53 percent. Android, back then,...

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, however, were released one year apart. But so lopsided was the strategy from hardware makers last year at the time Windows 8 made its debut that the effects of the lackluster showing (in terms of hardware devices) were felt long and wide. Needless to say, many pinned the new launched Windows...