IDC has new research into Smartphone shipments and predictions for 2018. 1.3 billion smartphones will ship this year representing an increase of 26.3% compared to 2013. However, this growth is set to decline to about 9.8% compound annual growth between 2014 and 2018. The respective Android and iOS market shares are expected to stay at […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]