In the spirit of year-end top lists and reviews, mobile app market analyst Distimo has published its 2013 Year in Review. And its insight into which apps and markets made it to the top is quite interesting.
Research for the month of October shows Android is still king of the mobile landscape. Analytics firm comScore has released their monthly report on smartphone market share, and it shows Google’s operating system is still on top. Second is Apple and their iOS, while Blackberry — in a downward spiral — continues to embarrass Microsoft by holding firm at number three, even with a significant loss in users.
It is unsurprising that Android still leads the IDC's latest forecast for tablet shipments. The market intelligence expert, however, is making several predictions that could somewhat change the face of the tablet market come 2017.
China, considered one of the worldwide markets ready for massive growth, might have more mobile users than imagined. According to research from Baidu, 270 million Chinese use Android daily. That’s up from around 50 million two years ago.
Smartphone shipments are poised to reach 1 billion units for 2013, according to new research by IDC. The research leo suggests that 1.7 billion devices will be sent out worldwide by 2017, with emerging markets to thank for the boom. Though more units are shipped, the current profit margins may not be realized.
According to new research, 82% of all mobile phones sold in 2017 will be smartphones. Continuing a trend set forth with the iPhone, smartphones are set to dominate the worldwide market. This also takes into account those who're migrating away from feature phones, and emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia.
Android supporters have reason to rejoice for the moment as tablets running our favorite mobile platform overtake Apple's iPads in Q3 2013 revenue. However, things might take a turn in favor of Apple when its new iPad models start flowing out.
IDC has released its figures for smartphone shipments for the third quarter of this year and Android is yet again at the top of it all. The market intelligence company attributes this lead, as well as the rather surprising growth of Windows Phone devices, to steadily declining average selling price in the market.
If there were any doubts as to Samsung's position among Android device manufacturers, this latest data from Localytics could disple those. As it is, Samsung practically owns the global Android market with 63 percent of the pie, which can be both a boon and a bane for the mobile platform.
Analytics company comScore has just released its 2013 third quarter report that gives their own take on the current state of the smartphone industry in the US. Using data gathered from its MobiLens online survey and Mobile Metrix census-based measurement methods, comScore paints us a picture of the mobile device market that, frankly, shouldn't surprise anyone by now.