Archive for the 'WindowsPhone' Category

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 […]

Canalys 2013 Smartphone Stats

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Canalys has new research that shows Android was on 80% of smart phones shipped in 2013. Canalys also says "We expect Lenovo to double its worldwide smart phone market share within two years and achieve double-digit market share by 2015 at the latest"

 
It can be seen that while Microsoft has made large gains, their overall […]

Mobility in Business

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Citrix has a new free Mobility in Business Report (PDF) that shows that mobility is now a top priority for business. The report describes what mobility means to businesses, why it’s the number one business/IT priority and the importance of a mobile strategy. The top activities are developing new apps and enabling secure file sharing/collaboration […]

Market Share vs Installed Base

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Guardian newspaper blog has a thought provoking post on why an 80% market share might only represent half of smartphone users. The main insight is that the latest sales don’t necessarily reflect the installed base. This is something I have previously mentioned in the context of stats, fragmentation and as long ago as 2009 and […]