Archive for the 'Android' Category

Emerging vs Mature Market Smartphone Growth

Friday, August 29th, 2014

I have often mentioned how smartphone growth is mainly in emerging markets. Well, now we have information from IDC that puts some numbers on current and forecasted smartphone growth…

I am amused with the way IDC classifies very low end Android devices as "borderline junk" - something that Google is hoping to change with Android One. […]

Shuttle Mini Android PC

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Shuttle, the Mini PC maker has a new ARM-based Android PC. It runs Android 4.2.2 on a ARM Cortex-A9 Freescale i.MX 6 DualLite processor with two 1GHz cores and uses only 4-watts when in idle.

 

 
Shuttle are under-selling it as a ‘digital signage player’ when in fact it’s suitable for a large range of […]

Android Growth

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

IDC has a great chart and table that shows how Android smartphone shipments have increased over time. You can also see how iOS shipments oscillate as new devices become available…

Will Android continue to increase in market share? At the moment the only threat is that Chinese OEMs are outpacing the market coupled with the news […]

Listening in on Android Apps

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

FireEye has a new post on Android man in the middle (MITM) vulnerabilities on Android. While it covers Android, the coding flaws are just as applicable to iOS. FireEye found that 68% of 1000 most downloaded apps had one of three SSL vulnerabilities. For the avoidance of doubt, these are vulnerabilities introduced through app coding, […]

Google Play Revenue vs App Store Revenue

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Yesterday I posted on how Android now has 84.7% of the Smartphone market. However, Android users are less affluent than iOS users and tend to be less inclined to pay for apps or in-app purchases. So when might there be enough Android users to counteract Android users’ unwillingness to pay?
Strategy Analytics has new research that […]

Discover The Enterprise Mobile Opportunities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Good Technology have a new free Mobile Index Report (pdf) to "track and analyze the impact of mobile apps and platforms". The report concentrates on the use of apps in the enterprise.

Top usecases include document editing, instant messaging, business intelligence and CRM. Enterprise app activations increased 20% quarter over quarter.
 
"Android device activations jumped significantly quarter […]

Developer Lottery

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Vision Mobile has a new post on "Will Developers Stop Playing the App Lottery?". In summary, the majority of developers don’t make money. However, the ecosystem will exist as long as there’s a supply of developers hoping to get rich.
The analysis of ‘developer’ (whatever that means) in this way is probably narrow in that it […]

Android AOSP Devices and Development

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

ABI Research has some interesting findings in that Forked Android AOSP grew 20% quarter-on-quarter and now accounts for about 20% of the market. Chinese and Indian vendors accounted for the majority of smartphone shipments for the first time with 51% share.
 

Some people might think AOSP implies Chinese devices for use in China. However, this isn’t […]