While off its lofty highs, the tablet market is expected to continue to make gains thanks to business demand, albeit slower.
Device Index IDC
Google and Apple accounted for over 96 percent of all smartphone shipments last year, with the former leading the pack.
The impact of cloud computing and an explosion of device options will push mobile computing to new levels in the coming year.
Incredible demand for the iPhone has propelled Apple into the No. 4 spot among worldwide mobile phone makers, a feat that underscores the rapid growth of the worldwide smartphone market.
A survey by IDC done at the height of "Antennagate" finds non-iPhone owners are more interested in the device than people who have one.
Smartphones are rapidly outpacing the overall growth of the mobile market, and the segment has two names to thank for that: Apple and Android.