IDC: Smartphone Growth Rate to Slow in 2014

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Smartphone shipment volume shot up over 39% in 2013, exceeding 1 billion units for the first time. That pace won’t be kept up in years to come, however, with smartphone shipment growth slowing to 8.3% in 2017 and 6.2% in 2018, according to the latest...Learn More

Mobidia: U.S. LTE Subscribers Reach Nearly 100 Million

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With the pace of commercial rollouts rising fast LTE is benefiting those mobile telecom providers who have deployed it, according to market research spanning 100 mobile operators and hundreds of thousands of Android smartphone users in 10 of the world’s leading LTE markets collected anonymously...Learn More

NPD: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Reaches 60%

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Smartphone penetration and data plan usage rose to new heights in the U.S. over the past year. While Apple and Samsung have come to dominate the U.S. market for smartphones, adoption of streaming music services was a key driver of growth in data plan usage,...Learn More

Gartner: Ultramobile Devices are Fastest Growing Wireless Category

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Shipments of PCs, tablets, mobile phones and ultra-mobile devices will rise 7.6% this year, reaching 2.5 billion units, according to a Gartner market research report released January 7. Google Android device users will surpass 1 billion, with users in emerging markets accounting for three-quarters of...Learn More

comScore: Android, Apple Add to Their Smartphone Market Share Leads

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Nearly sixty-four percent (63.8%) of Americans – 152.5 million people – owned smartphones as of end November, 3% more than did as of the end of August, with Apple manufacturing and Google supplying the mobile operating systems (OS) for more of them than any other...Learn More

comScore: U.S. Smartphone Ownership Rose 4% in One Quarter

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Google sites collectively continued to reign as the top mobile media property in the U.S. in October, with Apple ranking at the top of the ranks of smartphone manufacturers and Android the market leading smartphone platform, according to the latest from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile...Learn More

Free Cellphone Service Provider Adds “Bring Your Own Phone” Option

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LOS ANGELES, CA – November 19, 2013 – FreedomPop, America’s first free mobile service company, today expanded its recently launched free phone service to allow consumers to use their old Sprint phones to add a line with FreedomPop. In addition, FreedomPop unveiled a new $99...Learn More

FCC Android App Will Measure Mobile Data Speeds

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The FCC has released an app for Android wireless devices aimed at collecting information about the mobile data speeds provided by wireless carriers nationwide. Owners of Android devices will be able to download the app from the Google Play store to measure the downstream and...Learn More

IDC: Android Hits 81% of Worldwide Smartphone Market in 3Q13

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Android and Windows Phone smartphone shipments reached milestones while smartphone shipments rose 39.9% year over year in 3Q 2013, according to the latest from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Shipping 211.6 million units during 3Q, Android smartphone shipments accounted for over 80% of...Learn More

Citrix: Instagram, Vine Traffic Reveal Shift Toward Mobile Video

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Cloud platform provider Citrix released its 4Q 2013 “Citrix Mobile Analytics Report,” offering readers insight into mobile data subscriber usage patterns and their impact on service providers’ networks. Among the report’s highlights, Citrix examined mobile video data traffic on Twitter’s Vine and Instagram. According to...Learn More

ABI: Android Extends Smartphone Lead Despite Windows Surge

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Fueled by shipment growth from Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Samsung, Android-based smartphone shipments reached a record high 80.6% of global shipments in 3Q. Windows Phone shipments surged 165% higher year-over-year with Nokia accounting for 95%, according to the latest excerpts from ABI Research’s Mobile Handset...Learn More

Report Finds 40% Rise in Smartphone Shipments

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Worldwide smartphone shipments will exceed 1 billion units for the first time in a single year in 2013, fueling a rebound in mobile phone shipments after lackluster growth in 2012, said IDC. Revising its initial 2013 prediction of 5.8% growth upwards, the research firm said...Learn More