World will see 2.5 billion devices ship this year

windows-10-start-menu-customised-live-tilesA report from Gartner said that 2.5 billion devices will ship worldwide this year.

That’s 1.5 percent more than shipments in 2014.

Gartner categorises these devices as including PCs, notebooks, mobile phones, tablets and others.

But the numbers are less than Gartner expected and the market research company said the global PC market will account for only 300 million units in 2015 – a fall of 4.5 percent compared to last year.

It’s not just desktops that are seeing a decline – notebook PCs will also decline this year.

Windows 10 will give PC sales something of a boost this year but Gartner doesn’t expect the global PC market to recover until next year.

Gartner said that people aren’t buying new tablets because they’re finding their existing device does the trick. A tablet’s life for individuals will probably be about three years, the organisation thinks.

It also believes smartwatches for the average person is “still not compelling enough”.

People will rely on smartphones more.