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

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

Study Finds 62% Jump in Mobile Health and Fitness App Usage

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Initially failing to live up to expectations, health and fitness apps now look like they are taking off. Having grown a measly 49 percent as compared to 115 percent for the mobile app industry overall in 2013, health and fitness app usage this year so...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

Strategy Analytics: 1Q Global Smartphone Shipments Surge 33%

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Global smartphone shipments surged 33 percent higher year-over-year in 1Q 2014, totaling 285 million units, according to a new market research report from Strategy Analytics. Demand for smartphones in Asia more than offset “sluggish volumes” in North America as carriers altered the handset subsidy mix,...Learn More

FreedomPop Launches the First Free Voice, Text, and Data Sevice for the iPhone

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LOS ANGELES, CA – April 29, 2014 – FreedomPop, America’s fastest growing mobile service company, today introduced the first free mobile service plans for the Apple iPhone. FreedomPop, which launched the world’s only free mobile phone service late last year on select Android devices, is...Learn More

IDC: 42% of Smartphones Shipped Globally Cost Less than $200

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It’s no surprise to anyone following smartphones and telecom that Apple and Google are dominating the worldwide smartphone market, but 95.7%, 93.8%? Those are the respective shares of Android and iOS smartphone shipments combined during 4Q and all 2013, respectively, according to new market research...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

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

Research Says iOS 7 Improves Apple’s Shine

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Apple and Samsung are the only two smartphone manufacturers to show consistent, steady increases through 2013, according to InsightExpress’ latest quarterly “Digital Consumer Portrait” report. Samsung was the fastest growing brand name smartphone manufacturer worldwide through 3Q 2013, as it continues to gain ground on...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