Archive for the 'WindowsPhone' Category

Areppim Mobile OS Market Share

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Areppim has a chart showing how OS market share has changed over time. The chart is based on data from StatCounter Global Stats which means it’s based on browser views (user agents) as opposed to OS device shipments.

 Over the last year, iOS market share has been stable while Android has increased at a monthly rate […]

IDC 2018 Predictions

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

IDC has a new press release showing expected (2014) shipments and forecasts for 2018. IDC expect the market to remain relatively unchanged over the next five years with Android and iOS slightly losing market share to Windows Phone. IDC follows the same consensus as the rest of the industry that growth will be mainly in emerging […]

Implications of Separation of Handset and Tariffs

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Kantar World Panel has a useful article on how Smartphone fragmentation in Europe challenges status quo. The numbers for the three months to April 2014 showed…

Handset fragmentation is increasing
Smaller brands are gaining traction
Established downbeat brands such as Sony and Motorola are seeing a resurgence
Huawei and Wiko are seeing huge growth

The above is driven by increasing […]

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.

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 […]

Nokia’s Frankenstein Devices

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Nokia have just announced their Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones. They are based on a forked Android OS with Lumia-esque look and feel. They are neither fully Android nor fully Lumia and are more of a Frankenstein collection of parts rather than a coherent whole.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said, "With the Nokia X, […]

Microsoft, Android and The Guardian

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Guardian has an article by Charles Arthur on how "Satya Nadella must kill Windows Phone and fork Android". While I agree Microsoft’s Windows Phone efforts are doomed, I don’t think forking the OS would be as simple as it seems. Charles says…
"Most useful of all, developers who have written Android apps would be able […]

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 […]