With China and India now having the 1st and 2nd largest smartphone use base, respectively. It seems the smart thing to do would be to take a look at which version of OS are the most popular in these emerging markets. And today, Android in particular. Thanks to the folks at Handset Detection we have this great infographic to share with you which outlines a report on over 35 million devices in the fastest growing countries including: Brazil, China and more. More in visual format...Read More
As fast as the app store changes, and as quick as technology progresses one must eventually stop and wonder.. out over more than 1.9 million apps (across iOS and Google Play) which are the most popular? Well my friends, TODAY is your lucky day (perhaps – unless you’re going to stay up all night to get lucky 😉 ) because, thanks to the folks at ComScore and Mashable I have the answer to provide for you in the image below....Read More
Even more surprisingly is the 66% that would throw down their $ without knowing what the new device actually does. Some would say that smartphones are becoming more of a fashion accessory than a useful device, at least this is what was found from a report from eBay. As expected the new release of the iPhone 5S (and perhaps 5C) has caused many smartphone owners to put their older devices up for sale, interestingly at 2x as much from last year. Some more stats to look at: 68% will sell their old phone to subsidize the cost of a new device. 25% said they would store them away for an emergency. 66% of those in the UK would: “upgrade and spend fortunes on a new phone; even without being aware of what has changed or understanding the technological advances of the new gadget.” Talk about good marketing. Over 52% of women in the UK admit to not understanding the benefits of any updates, VS 29% of men. Shamelessly, it...Read More
India to Replace US as Second Largest Smartphone Market as Smartphone Web Traffic exceeds device ownership. Android App Revenues also to hit $6.8 Billion this year.
So yeah, that’s all kind of a mouth-ful. In any case, let me give you the low-down on what you need to know about what’s going on in the mobile industry. “Phablets” (Smartphones bigger than 5″ but small than 6.99″) currently account for more than 30% of India’s total market. International Data Corporation found that the # of phablets shipped grew 17-fold over just last year. Meanwhile devices grew 30% YOY. Comparing Q2 shipments from 2012 (3.5 million) to this years, (9.3 million) it’s more than evident that it has shot up more than 50%. IDC senior market analyst, Manasi Yadav, went on to say: “The growth in the Indian smartphone market is driven by consistent performance by local vendors who accounted for more than half of the total smartphone market in Q213.” IDC senior analyst, Kiranjeet Kaur, also added: “The key for growth in this market, as with most emerging markets, is a low-priced phone equipped with a large screen and dual SIM slots.” Currently Samsung and Nokia...Read More