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February 18, 2013

UK Smartphone Penetration to overtake US in 2013 ?


Deloitte predicts the smartphone will become a mass market phenomenon and an everyday object worldwide The U.K. has one of the highest penetrations of smartphones of all the researched markets, according to Ofcom with 58 percent of the population owning a smartphone in 2012, and almost a fifth (19 percent) of U.K. residents owning a tablet.. Mobile users are driving this change: more smartphones are being shipped than PCs. As adoption grows, so does the use of the mobile web. Over 50% of new internet connections already come from mobile devices and its growing. Mobile searches have increased 4x since last year. 

Recent data from Techcrunch  shows that Internet shopping on mobiles is also on the rise — and the U.K. leads for online shopping generally (across all connected devices), with U.K. consumers now spending more than £1,000 per year buying stuff online.

 A recent Google commissioned UK study highlights findings on mobile consumer behavior reveals  four trends; 1)mobile users are seeking local information, searching with greater urgency than desktop, finding new ways to entertain themselves, and using phones as shopping companions

2) Take a closer look: 68% of local information seekers call or visit a business after looking up a local information on their smartphone.
3) 45% of smartphone shoppers report purchase decisions were influenced as a result of using a smartphone. 4)87% of smartphone users notice mobile ads

July 11, 2012

UK Smartphone Penetration at 55%,Android almost doubles its share

April 2012, 27.6 million people from the United Kingdom age 13 and older owned a Smartphone, representing 55.8% of the mobile population.According to Comscore research,The total Smartphone audience increased by 40.4,% year-on-year. The Mobile OS Platform was led by Google’s Android platform  as its share grew rapidly over the past year in 2011 , driven by the proliferation of Android devices manufactured by different OEMs and the wide availability of such devices across carriers. In the past year.
  Android increased its market share to 40.6%, while Apple retained almost sam marketshare as last year with 1% drop.Android and Apple combined now account for over 65% of the Smartphone market.RIM  as usual keeps fighting a loosing battle  and as of now on  possibly on the verge of either being snapped by the Giants or becoming an also ran.