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August 1, 2013

Coming Soon :Google Powered first Motorola "Moto X Phone"

Google came up with their  first Mobile Phone  post Motorola acquisition  with a Moto X mobile phone which is among their first few p  flagship Moto X phone  from the:Motorola stable 

The first Google Powered Motorola Moto X smartphone, which will be customizable with different colors for AT&T customers and marks the cellphone maker's first flagship device since Google Inc bought the company in 2011

The Moto X will go on sale in the United States at the end of August,2013 or the beginning of September for a suggested retail price of $199.99 to customers who sign a two-year contract at five of the biggest U.S. mobile network operators.

Google which acquired the Mobile Giant Motorola in 2012 has already  spent $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola is now under increasing  pressure  from investors and consumers  alike to  start showing results and revenue from the acquisition of Motorola

Meanwhile AT/Twill have exclusive rights to let its customers customize the phone from a selection of 18 colors for the back, two colors for the front and seven accent colors for an undisclosed time period.

In order to promise delivery of customized phones within four days, Motorola had contract manufacturing partner Flextronics International Ltd build a factory in the United State

According to The Wall Street Journal, Motorola has the go-ahead from Google to spend five million  to promote the new handset both in the U.S and Europe. Sources say that it will also be priced competitively to current high-end handsets -- $199 on-contract and $599 off-contract -- and will make its way to all four major carriers this Fall.

July 27, 2013

41% Facebook's Revenue Comes From Mobile Advertising


Between April and June, Facebook’s revenue rose to 1.8 billion U.S. dollars, a 53 percent increase on the same period last year. The most important factor behind this increase was mobile advertising.

Ads on smartphones and tablets yielded approximately 656 million U.S. dollars – 76 percent more than in the previous quarter (a comparative figure for the same quarter last year is not available). 

In contrast, desktop advertising revenue fell by 5% percent. 

During 2 years ago , just  before IPO  Facebook's  one of the biggest worries about the company was its ability to handle the transition from the desktop to mobile. After all, it hadn't generated a dime of mobile revenue.
Last Year  the company reported 30% of its ad revenue was mobile. That's $375 million, up from $306 million, or 23% of ad revenue the quarter before.
A year later, it’s a completely different story for Facebook. 
The company generated $656 million from mobile advertising, 41% of its total ad revenue, and 36% of its total revenue, in the second quarter of 2013.

As you can see in this chart, Facebook’s mobile business is exploding, which is good since the rest of the business is relatively stagnant. 

June 11, 2013

App Store Downloads Crosses 50billion, more than $10billion paid to developers

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today, and as usual, the keynote began with a bunch of Apple stats.
Before showing a video of the company’s latest retail store opening in Berlin, CEO Tim Cook revealed that a million people went to Apple’s retail stores per day last year. They now have 47 stores around the world in 14 countries. This particular store was opened in a hundred-year-old building.
On the digital side of things, Cook announced that people have downloaded 50 billion apps from the App Store. There are currently 900,000 apps in the store, and 93% of them, he said, are downloaded every month.
 Here are Some interesting App Store Numbers and Data that reveals " How Apple managed to change the Mobile Content Ecosystem

  • There are now 900,000 apps in the app store, with 375,000 of those  optimized for the iPad. 
  • Out of those 900,000 apps, 93% are downloaded every month. That's up from 700,000 apps announced at the September 2012 iPhone 5 event
  • Apple Crossed the 50 billion apps downloaded from the store, in May 2013
  • So far Apple has paid out $10 billion to developers, with $5 billion paid out in the last year alone.
  •  Apple claims that this makes up 74 percent of total app download revenue across all mobile 

May 27, 2013

Samsung Set to Rule the Chinese Smartphone Market as 2013 sales to exceed 48million units,with 60% growth

Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics - The Next Web: "The research firm’s latest figures are reported by the Korea Herald (via Sammy Hub) and are particularly impressive given that Samsung sold a total of 30.06 million smartphones last year in 2012

 This means that if Samsung  continues to sell their smartphone  and  follow the same trend its all set to , sell around 48million smartphones in 2013.Considering the fact that low cost Smartphone manufacturer like Huawei and HTC   are very aggresive  in the Chinese  Smartphone Market, Samsungs growth has been spectacular

Giiven its early progress this year, Samsung looks set to smash that record once again in 2013.

Strategy Analytics’s Q1 2013 data put Huawei behind Samsung in second place on 8.1 million units sold, having overtaken Lenovo — which has announced its intention to launch devices in the US within one year — which sold 7.9 million smartphones."

May 10, 2013

Apple + Microsoft Together fails to Stop the Android Growth Story

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share

In five and a half years, Android has come from nowhere to dominate the mobile landscape during the first quarter of 2013, according to a new report from research firm Canalys.

Apple's iOS and Microsoft 's Windows 8 Phone  together fails to beat Android Marketshare

Android share in Q1,2013 was 59.5%

Apple contribution was 19.3%

Windows  Mobile OS increased its share  to 18% ..

However both of them failed to unseat Android...marketshare in Q1,2013

 The market – which takes into account smartphone, tablet, and notebook shipments – grew to 308.7 million, representing year-on-year growth of 37.4 percent.

 Q1,2013 saw Android continuing the trend of increasing its marketshare, leaving Microsoft and Apple in dust During the quarter, Android was the operating system powering 59.5 % of smart devices shipped. Behind Android was Apple's iOS with a 19.3 percent market share, and Microsoft with 18.1 percent.

March 19, 2013

Smartphone User Base in Europe Jump by 57% in 3 Years

Smartphone Install Base in Europe Dec 2010( comscore )

The Mobile Base in Europe in Dec 2011(comscore )

Mobile Base in Europe  as on Dec 2012( comscore )

The number of smartphone users in the EU5 countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, France and the UK) grew by 30 percent over the year, reaching 136.2 million in the three month average ending December 2012. This was the first month that all European countries crossed the 50 percent smartphone penetration mark.

The above 3 charts show how the Smartphone penetration in Europe grew by 80%. In 2010 Dec the number of Subscribers in UK  and when you compare them with the Mobile ( smartphone user base ) in 2011, it shows a jump of 20%, In the year 2012 December, The Smartphone Revolution  has truly arrived in Europe with a average  smartphone penetration of 57%

Spain leads the rankings with 66 percent of mobile users owning a smartphone in December 2012, followed by the UK with 64 percent – both countries were above the European average of 57 percent. In France and Italy, smartphone ownership was at 53 percent amongst the mobile population, with Germany concluding the rankings at 51 percent during the three month average ending in December 2012.

March 15, 2013

Android's Biggest Market : Europe or Latin America

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share

Interestingly the UK is one of the last few markets where Blackberry holds any significant market share (Canada is another). Android is the big winner in the UK increasing its share by 10% to bump it up to second place behind market leader Apple.

 In the USA Apple has strengthened its position increasing market share slightly in the past year (8% increase), while Android has remained level. Blackberry continued its decline in the US and now holds less than 2% market share.
 Countries such as Germany, Spain and France have all increased their Android market share, however some of the biggest increases have happened in countries such as Brazil and China where Android’s market share has increased by 26% and 50% respectively. Russia has seen a sharp drop in Nokia’s market share with the Finnish handset maker losing 19 points over the past 12 months and Android picking up the majority of that loss (up 18 points).

Worldwide, Android is leading the charge making impressive gains in the last year (up 14%). Apple sits in second place with 26% of the market as Nokia slips down into third with 22%. Overall we are seeing Android’s market share increase in a large proportion of countries around the world, especially in developing markets.

 Given the trends we’ve seen over the past 2-3 years I believe we can expect Android to take over 50% of the global market within a few years Read more: