The number of devices in use around the world has risen to 6.2 billion


The latest report of Gartner Research showed that the total number of devices that are used around the world (whether they are personal computers (desktop or laptop computers), tablets, or mobile phones) is estimated at about 6.2 billion devices. Projections also indicate that the year 2021 will witness the operation of approximately 125 million new devices, compared to 2020, between laptops or tablets.

Ranjit Atwal, Senior Head of Research at Gartner, said, the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic have caused a fundamental change in the patterns of device use, whether by the employee or the personal consumer. From home to digital education, and the transition of digital entertainment games to relying on cloud computing, we expect an increase in both the numbers and types of devices that users will need or even an increase in the use of the devices they currently own.

By 2022, the number of devices in use appears to accelerate to follow their base to the 6.4 billion unit mark, an increase of nearly 3.2% compared to 2021 (see Figure 1). While working remotely has exacerbated the decline in the fortunes of desktop computers from the market, this has boosted the use of laptops and tablets. The year 2021 is expected to witness an increase in the number of laptops and tablets by 8.8% and 11.7%, respectively, while expectations indicate that the use of desktop personal computers is heading to record a decline from about 552 million devices in 2020 to about 470 million devices per year. 2021.

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