No doubt the fact that I’m pairing these two topics is to be even considered coincidence. Fact of the matter is, according to Juniper Research nearly 1.3 billion smartphone devices (which includes smartphones, feature phone, and tablets) will have mobile security software installed by 2018. This could be due to the fact that consumers are just now becoming more aware of cyber attacks (especially on android) and are willing to start looking into having some type of security on their device(s). Juniper found that cyber criminals are indeed moving towards mobile devices vs continuing to focus their efforts on PC’s (yay for media producers like me). Trend Micro’s suspects that by the end of the year their will be more than one million malwares that have infected the market. If you thought that was bad.. Wait till you hear that only 39% of businesses actually have mobile optimized sites. Ouch. I would almost say I feel bad for them, if it weren’t for the fact that anyone who does...Read More
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
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
As Ricardo Bilton at over at VB said earlier today, “The latest data is in, and Android fragmentation is worse than ever.” I couldn’t agree more. Thanks to the folks at OpenSignal who have gathered data from over 680,000 devices that downloaded their app last year, OpenSignal found that 11,868 were completely distinct. This is a HUGE increase from last years 3,997 unique devices. Let’s take a look at the information in visual format, shall we? When it comes to OS (Operating System) it’s evident that Gingerbread still leads the way with 34.1% share, while Jelly Bean is in close 2nd with 32.3% and ICS (ice cream sandwhich) in 3rd with 23.3%. Obviously, when comparing to iOS there is none. iOS 6 has 95% and iOS 5 has near...Read More