Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Nokia’s Lost Opportunities

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I came across two things today that reminded me that Nokia lost many opportunities to be successful. The first is an article at digittoday that shows that Nokia had a production ready tablet ready as far back as 2001. The second is a twitter post by VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou that shows 15 years of mobile […]

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 […]

Kandar Interactive Smartphone OS Stats

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Kandar has a great new interactive web page that shows multiple countries and how smartphone OS market share has changed over time in your selected country.
The data can also be viewed as a Word File.

Demand for Mobile OS Developers

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

I have been looking at the demand for Android and iOS developers in the US and UK. US oriented WantedAnalytics has some stats on the most in-demand mobile operating systems for February 2014…
Their hiring scale, in range 1 to 99, scores skills according to how hard they are to fill. All of the above operating […]

Platform Share

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Horace Dediu of Asymco has a plot of platform share of phone sold. It shows Android’s large market share. The installed base (the area shaded brown) is getting large. The growth curve is steep. How high can the Android market share go? Will Android become the new Windows ? or will it become the gateway to much […]

IDC Smartphone Predictions

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

IDC has some new forecasts that predict smartphone sales growth is likely to stall and that the respective market shares will be roughly the same in 2018 as they are now.
Four years is a long time in mobile and it’s brave of IDC to forecast that far ahead. IDC says the smartphone market is becoming […]

Smartphone Market Research Update

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I have just updated my Smartphone Market Research site. Recent additions include…

Android is the Dominant Mobile Operating System
Average Android phone now costs half the iPhone, and the price gap is widening
Annual Smartphone Sales Surpassed Sales of Feature Phones for the First Time in 2013
Android and iOS Continue to Dominate the Worldwide Smartphone Market with Android […]

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 […]