Archive for the 'iPad' Category

The Future of Apple Pay and NFC

Monday, September 15th, 2014

I have been analysing Apple Pay to determine if it’s likely to accelerate mobile payment in general and the use of NFC. FirstPartner have an explanation how Apple Pay Works and Penrillian explain how the market isn’t open yet.
The initial implementation is US only, supports only 1.5% of US merchants, relies on the unpopular […]

Comprehensive Mobile Device Usage Report (and data)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Scientiamobile has a MOVR report for April to July 2014. It’s a free report (pdf) based on WURFL and WIT usage data. It gives information on smartphone and tablet use across manufacturers, devices, operating systems, screens size and countries. 

The report covers only a small subset of the raw data that’s also available as […]

IDC Tablet Shipments Q2 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

IDC has the latest Q2 2014 tablets shipments. The market declined a little by 1.5% with Apple and Acer seeing the larger market share losses. Lenovo saw the largest market share percentage gain. However, a large percentage gain of not a lot (2.4%) is still not a lot (3.3%).
IDC say the market is being impacted […]

Strategy Analytics Tablet Shipments

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Strategy Analytics have published new research for global tablet shipments in Q1 2014. Total shipments reached 57.6 million devices with Android taking 66 percent share and Apple 28 percent.

[If you are wondering, the black cell should read 19.5 - not sure why it’s black on the Strategy Analytics site]
What’s more interesting than the Android/iOS shares is […]

iOS and UIQ

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Every time Apple starts a new patent trial I think how Apple wasn’t that innovative in that some aspects of iOS were found in Symbian’s touch screen OS UIQ. However, it’s my belief that Apple’s deserved success came through being able to cleverly commercialise the innovations when others had failed. 
I have previously mentioned how tapping […]

Gartner Tablet Sales

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Gartner’s latest tablet sales numbers show that Android tablets sales exceeded iOS tablet sales for the first time in 2013. Android now has a 61.9% market share while iOS market share has decreased from 52.8% to 36%.
As with smartphones, Gartner says smaller low-cost (7") tablets are driving growth. Apple say they won’t go this […]

VisionMobile’s Developer Economics Q1 2014 Thoughts

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Vision Mobile has a new Developer Economics Q1 2014 report based on a survey of 7,000 app developers in 127 countries. As might be expected, iOS and Android are very dominant and iOS remains as top revenue earner. However, if you want apps to provide revenue, read on.
The ecosystem was worth $68 billion in 2013 […]

2013 Android Tablet Shipments

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Strategy Analytics has some new numbers on 2013 Tablet Shipments. Android growth slowed due to new iOS models. Nevertheless, Android continued to dominate the tablet market.
 From my point of view, as a developer, I can see that the tablet ecosystem is starting to take on a life of its own. Only very recently have I […]