Tag Archives: smartphone
Rating: Juniper smartphone research show small rise for Apple
It seems that Apple managed a small rise in its smartphone shipments according to the latest estimates from mobile analyst firm, Juniper Research. The firm reckons Apple sold something like 37.4 million iPhones in Q1 2013 compared to 35.1 million in the same period last year . Overall, around 200 million smartphones are estimated to have been shipped in Q1 2013. No surprises for guessing who came out best. Samsung’s estimated 68 million smartphones represent 34 per cent of all smartphone shipments in the quarter. So, if Apple is to retain its smartphone crown, it will have to take drastic steps. Continue reading
Apple is continuing to increase how much it pays to developers as it battles for supremacy in the app market with Google’s Android.
At a conference in Sans Francisco, CEO Tim Cook revealed that a colossal $8 billion had been paid to developers in the last quarter, up $500 million on the $6.5 billion handed out this time in 2011. Continue reading
Rating: Nokia still hanging on in there says Canalys
Mobile phone shipment tracker Canalys has just published figures for its estimates of shipments in 2012. Both the Android OS and Samsung (as a handset vendor) completely dominated in the phone market. Surprisingly however, Nokia still managed to cling on in third place. That’s because Canalys assembles these figures for the 50 plus countries that it tracks. Continue reading
Chinese vendors Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo move in to the top five smartphone vendors
February 7th 2013. Canalys has published its final mobile phone shipment estimates across the 50 plus countries that it tracks. The total mobile phone market, at 438.1 million units, was flat year-on-year, while the worldwide smartphone market grew 37 per cent. Android smartphones accounted for 34 per cent of all phone shipments and iOS phones 11 per cent. Smartphones now represent almost 50 per cent of all the phones that shipped in Q4 2012. Continue reading
But elsewhere in the world Android is storming ahead
Apple has snatched back its lead of the US smartphone market from Google’s Android platform, though it’s at the expense of RIM’s BlackBerry devices and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. It is the first time since February , when sales of the previous iPhone 4S were declining, that Apple has regained its No.1 slot in America. Continue reading
Denies it colluded in bid to protect phone sales
Troubled phone maker RIM has angrily denied claims that it has handed over its corporate email and messaging encryption keys to the Indian government. According to India’s Economic Times, which cites an unnamed telecom department insider and internal documents, the Canadian manufacturer finally caved into pressure from the government by providing a means of access. It says RIM recently demonstrated a solution developed by a firm called Verint that allows interception of messages and emails exchanged between BlackBerry handsets, making them readable to Indian security agencies. RIM’s encrypted BlackBerry services have long been prized by companies but the government has countered they could equally be used to organise civil uprisings or even allow militants to carry out attacks. Continue reading
Rating: Research firms also predicts that RIM and Nokia are in deep trouble
Figures pertaining to smartphone usage in the UK have just been by YouGov‘s technology and telecoms team. Significantly, they confirm the gut feeling of many industry observers. For example, Apple’s iPhone is in pole position with nearly 30 per cent share of the smartphone market whilst Blackberry has steadily lost share over the past two years declining to17 per cent. That puts it on par now with HTC, with the world’s biggest supplier of handsets – Samsung, growing to 20 per cent. So, while RIM/BlackBerry is very definitely down but not out – neither is Nokia. The problem is that Nokia still dominates the featurephone sector with a 40 per cent share but smartphones currently represent almost half the market (47 per cent). Within a year, however, YouGov expects smartphones to dominate with over 55 per cent of the market. Continue reading
Rating: Jordan’s UBA invests in UK’s Jabbakam
Given that mobile web users are expected to exceed desktop internet users by 2015, a leading mobile social media applications geared to Arab consumers – UBA, is helping to make an existing web-based surveillance system more mobile-aware. To this end, Jordan’s UBA has acquired a 20 per stake in UK-based Jabbakam Continue reading
Apple became Top smartphone vendor in Q4 2011 and in 2011 as a whole
February 15th 2012. Worldwide smartphone sales to end users soared to 149 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 47.3 per cent increase from the fourth quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. Total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted for 31 percent of all mobile devices sales, up 58 percent from 2010. Continue reading
Rating: W7 Mango & RIM slip in last 3 months
Only slightly more US cellular subscribers (50.3 per cent) own a featurephone as opposed to a smartphone according to the latest figures (for February 2012) just released by market watcher, Nielsen. If you do the maths another way this means there’s been a pretty hefty leap in US smartphone ownership. The number of smartphone owners has effectively increased by 38 per cent over the last twelve months. By comparison, back in February 2011 only 36 per cent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones and now it’s 49.7 per cent. In essence this is all great news if you happen to be a mobile app developer. Android continues to do well as does Apple’s iOS – so it is RIM’s BlackBerry OS and Microsoft’s W7 Mango OS which are faring badly. Continue reading
Grab local customers with social check-in apps!
I didn’t fully understand what LBS(Location Based Service) is when I studied GIS(Geographic Information Service) at my college back in 2002. If I knew how much it would affect in our lives, I might not have changed my major. Approximately a decate later, now, LBS is ubiquitous especially in our smartphone. Mobile marketers [...]
Surprise Surprise Surprise….
A long waited, the world’s biggest consumer electronic show, CES, has left the best of best. Without further ado, let’s take a look what hits and misses.
Best in Show and Best TV
Best in Show this year went to the top telly of the week, LG’s 55EM9800 OLED TV, a 55-inch slither of technology that [...]
Rating: When their handset goes wrong that is
A survey of 2,047 Brits, found that only three per cent call their smartphone manufacturer if the device fails. Plus, just 19 per cent call their mobile operator. The most popular reaction – with one third of all of those surveyed picking it – is to go to an online search engine like Google. GoMo News was surprised that only 13 per cent go back to the store they purchased the smartphone from. Of course, we are part of the 22 per cent who visit an online forum looking for the answer because it normally works. Continue reading
If your employees need to check their email or access basic internet in the field, which is more cost effective; a laptop or a smartphone? Businesses all over the world are investing in company smartphones for a mobile workforce, but information coming from various sources points to the increase of these devices as a security risk for companies whose IT departments aren’t fully prepared. Continue reading
BuzzCity is a mobile content, media and advertising company that we love to follow here on GoMo. The company targets lower-end devices around the world, and has been having huge success feeding advanced content to non-smartphones. May 2011 was it’s most successful month ever in terms of mobile advertising – serving 10.5 billion ads. And the company claims that white-box devices are one of the biggest drivers. Continue reading