Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Emerging vs Mature Market Smartphone Growth

Friday, August 29th, 2014

I have often mentioned how smartphone growth is mainly in emerging markets. Well, now we have information from IDC that puts some numbers on current and forecasted smartphone growth…

I am amused with the way IDC classifies very low end Android devices as "borderline junk" - something that Google is hoping to change with Android One. […]

Android Growth

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

IDC has a great chart and table that shows how Android smartphone shipments have increased over time. You can also see how iOS shipments oscillate as new devices become available…

Will Android continue to increase in market share? At the moment the only threat is that Chinese OEMs are outpacing the market coupled with the news […]

Google Play Revenue vs App Store Revenue

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Yesterday I posted on how Android now has 84.7% of the Smartphone market. However, Android users are less affluent than iOS users and tend to be less inclined to pay for apps or in-app purchases. So when might there be enough Android users to counteract Android users’ unwillingness to pay?
Strategy Analytics has new research that […]

Discover The Enterprise Mobile Opportunities

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Good Technology have a new free Mobile Index Report (pdf) to "track and analyze the impact of mobile apps and platforms". The report concentrates on the use of apps in the enterprise.

Top usecases include document editing, instant messaging, business intelligence and CRM. Enterprise app activations increased 20% quarter over quarter.
 
"Android device activations jumped significantly quarter […]

Developer Lottery

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Vision Mobile has a new post on "Will Developers Stop Playing the App Lottery?". In summary, the majority of developers don’t make money. However, the ecosystem will exist as long as there’s a supply of developers hoping to get rich.
The analysis of ‘developer’ (whatever that means) in this way is probably narrow in that it […]

Android vs iOS Device Replacement

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Benedict Evans has some analysis on Android device replacement. He concludes that people are replacing their Android devices more frequently that the 24 month industry average. During the recent peak growth period, replacement was closer to one year. Benedict supposes that the iPhone replacement is longer than a 24 months.

 
An interesting observation is that the…
"Android […]

Assessing App Store Revenue

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Benedict Evans has an insightful post comparing Google and Apple app store revenue. Only very recently have Google publicly stated Play Store revenue, I guess because only recently has it become large enough to compare to Apple App Store. The main conclusion is that while Google has about double the number of devices, it pays […]

Developer Economics Q3 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

VisionMobile has a new free Developer Economics report for Q3 2014. As expected iOS and Android continue to hold the greatest mindshare. The only surprise for me is that Windows Phone has been steadily gaining mindshare and is now at 28% of developers. Two out of three developers still target consumers even though enterprise apps offers […]