IDC: Smartphone Shipments to Grow 26.3% in 2014

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will increase 26.3 percent year-over-year in 2014, reaching nearly 1.3 billion units, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker market data service. Looking ahead to 2015, IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments will increase another 12.2 percent as global shipments...Learn More

IDC: Better Smartphones and Longer Lifecycles Conspire for Slowdown in Tablet Growth

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A big slowdown in tablet growth is coming this year, as market growth slows to 7.2 percent, down sharply from 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of the abrupt, sharp slowdown, shipments of Apple iPhones will experience...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

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Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Study: Android Smartphone Power Users Consume Over 300 MB Daily

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The heaviest U.S. Android smartphone users, so-called “Power Users,” consume over 300 MB of data daily, according to insights gleaned from the use of Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix platform. Those in the “Light User” segment consume less than 50 MB of data per day, while those...Learn More

Report: Rising Android Market Share is Turning Mobile OS into “a One-Horse Race”

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Android’s share of global smartphone shipments hit a new high in 2Q 2014, according to the latest market data from Strategy Analytics’ WSS (Smartphones) service. Android smartphones accounted for 85 percent of the total 295.2 million smartphones shipped during the quarter, which was a 27...Learn More

ComScore: Apple, Google Maintain Smartphone Market Share

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Apple held on to its market leading place among the world’s smartphone manufacturers in May, capturing a 41.9 percent smartphone market share, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports.  Google Android maintained its leadership position among smartphone OSs with a 52.1 percent market share,...Learn More

SouthernLINC Push-to-Talk Service Works on Any Carrier’s Network

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SouthernLINC Wireless has launched an innovative offering that extends the company’s push-to-talk capability to iPhones and Android phones that operate on other carriers’ networks. “As long as you have a data connection, you’re communicating over that carrier’s data network,” explained Quantique Cotton, senior project manager...Learn More

Google Announces Android TV, Android Auto

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Google today announced a range of initiatives involving everything from in-car communications to the television – all of which had one common theme. Google wants to repeat the strategy that it used successfully with its Android mobile operating system. That means making software platforms available...Learn More

ABI: Slow 2014 Start for Tablets, Android Will Overtake iOS/iPad for First Time

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First quarter 2014 proved to be a somewhat discouraging one for tablet vendors, as unit shipments declined 30 percent. Growth will resume over the course of this year, however, according to the latest market forecast from ABI Research. Branded OEM tablet shipments will rebound and...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewing Jumps 532%, Mobile Strategy Now Mandatory

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Ooyala’s “Q1 2014 Global Video Index” makes a strong case why support for mobile and tablet video consumption “is clearly becoming mandatory for any company in the video business.” Mobile and tablet video consumption skyrocketed 532 percent higher year over year in 2013. Growth continued...Learn More

Adobe: Online Video Viewing Rose 250% in One Year

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Online TV video viewing keeps on growing and growing. According to Adobe’s “Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report,” which tracks and analyzes TV Everywhere and non-authenticated online video trends, online TV consumption across all devices hit an all-time high in the first quarter, rising nearly 250...Learn More

IDC: Global Smartphone Shipments to Grow 12% Yearly Through 2018

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Just how long can smartphone shipments continue to grow at annual double-digit rates? At least until 2018, according to a new market research report from IDC. The Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 12.3...Learn More