iPhone the Q4 smartphone champ says Kantar as Android deserters grow. As Demand For Tablets, Smartphones And Connected Screens Soars, Pure Play Devices Under Threat, Says Accenture. Attention dumbphones, point-and-shoot cameras and music players: sorry to tell you this, but it looks like your days may be numbered.
According to a new survey out from Accenture (embedded below and released to coincide with the CES show), consumers are moving away from buying “single-use” devices and opting instead for those that offer the ability to do many things, with smartphones (at 41% of respondents), PCs (36%), HDTVs (33%) and tablets (23%) topping the list of items consumers are most likely to buy in 2013, as gadget spending is projected to reach $1.1 trillion. Mobile dominates new game sector investments in Q1. Mobile games have come to dominate investment in new game companies, according to a report compiled by investment bank Digi-Capital on first-quarter investments.
Digital games (or “connected games,” as Digi-Capital calls them) continue to grow as a category in both mobile and online, with the highest rate of investment happening in high-engagement mobile and tablet games. Mobile and tablet accounted for more than 80 percent of value of game industry investments. Above: Q1 game investments are mostly in mobile Image Credit: Digi-Capital “The top line is that there is a significant connected games investment gap, despite strong underlying growth, exits, and returns,” said Tim Merel, managing director at Digi-Capital, which tracks the game market and handles investment banking for the sector. Rumors of big investments are circulating. Merel said that the game investment market has stabilized at levels that are similar to 2012, after a dramatic 56 percent decline from 2011 levels.
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Request an invitation. Gaming studio Arkadium has released its latest research findings regarding the behavior of social game purchases on Facebook. Android accroît son avance aux Etats-Unis. L’OS mobile de Google a dépassé iOS depuis déjà un certain temps aux Etats-Unis et dans le monde. Selon la dernière étude parue sur les parts de marché aux USA, Android accroît même son avance sur ses concurrents. Cette année, Android atteint 51,3% de parts de marché sur le dernier trimestre , alors que ce chiffre n’était que de 45,4% l’an passé sur la même période. A l’inverse, iOS est passé de 47% à 43,5 % dans le même temps. Plus bas dans le classement, Microsoft fait une belle opération en doublant les parts de marché des Windows Phone avec 4,1 % des ventes, alors que BlackBerry est sûr le point de disparaître. La firme canadienne n’équipait que 0,7 % des mobiles vendus. Latest Smartphone Market Stats. Some interesting new statistics have just been released on the state of the mobile landscape in the US, as shared by Time .
These statistics don’t always reflect the Australian market, but do sometimes take a number of months to flow through. Below are some summary graphs I’ve compiled of the key areas to look at: The two big areas that stick out to me are the revenue being generated from mobile apps, and the much higher use of iOS in enterprise. It’s impossible to say just why Android users, who account for 53% of the mobile market, and 50% of all total app downloads, only account for a tiny 20% of app revenue. HTC has sold around 5M One phones since launch, says exec. Samsung Galaxy S4 hits 10M sold in first month, selling ’4 units per second’
Samsung’s hottest new baby just set the mark for the fast-selling smartphone in company history. Sales of the Korean company’s Galaxy S4 hit 10 million in less than one month after launch — a level that the Galaxy S III took 50 days to reach and the Galaxy S II took five months to reach. In other words, the giant that sold almost 400 million phones last year is getting bigger. And faster. There’s a reason Samsung gobbles up 95 percent of the profits in the Android device market. Better Smartphone Comeback Play: BlackBerry or Nokia ? Le HTC One est disponible en France (màj) Android and iOS Combine for 92.3% of All Smartphone Operating System Shipments in the First Quarter While Windows Phone Leapfrogs BlackBerry, According to IDC - prUS24108913. Android and iOS Combine for 92.3% of All Smartphone Operating System Shipments in the First Quarter While Windows Phone Leapfrogs BlackBerry, According to IDC 16 May 2013 FRAMINGHAM, Mass.
May 16, 2013 – Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) as Windows Phone crept past BlackBerry for 3rd place. According to the International Data Corporation ( IDC ) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker , Android smartphone vendors and Apple shipped a total of 199.5 million units worldwide during 1Q13, up 59.1% from the 125.4 million units shipped during 1Q12. "Underpinning the worldwide smartphone market is the constantly shifting operating system landscape," noted Ramon Llamas , research manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team. Smartphone Operating System Highlights. Windows Phone overtakes BlackBerry, now third-largest OS in the world. Nokia accounts for 79 per cent of Windows Phone sales as Korean giant Samsung and Taiwan's HTC seem to have lost interest in the operating system.
Windows Phone has, for the first time, overtaken BlackBerry to become the third-largest operating system for smartphones in the world, latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show. Google's Android and Apple's iOS remain the largest and second-largest smartphone operating systems worldwide and together accounted for 92.3 per cent of all shipments in the January-to-March quarter of 2013. Apple vs Android: debate continues as iOS proves more lucrative. The shift to mobility has certainly hurt the ability to pick clear winners and losers. In the era of beige-box PCs, bean-counters could glance at market share data. But growth of smartphones and apps shattered such easy measurements The battle between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android is more of an optical illusion where the “winner” can triumph in terms of market share, but lose when it comes to revenue.
Still, people want clear winners and losers and Time magazine is just the latest to answer the call.