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November 21, 2016

mobile handset manufacturer's impressions vs mobile os share in asia pacific region


November 1, 2016

asian nations now form 56% smartphone user base and 74% android users

Across South East Asian Markets Android is a clear leader, as typically these markets have  traditionally been a market with among the lowest smartphone prices, Android's open source software makes it easier for local international OEM's to enter the market and offer lost cost smartphone to a market that is fairly price sensitive. While markets like japan, China have seen a fairly even balance between Android and IoS
"global smartphone user growth: Asia vs rest of the world"

Asia Smartphone user base has grown 56% in the last 3 years from 34% in 2008 to 52% in 2015
"asia android OS user base:"

 In Asia South Korea with 88% smartphone penetration ranks among  the biggest Asia nation , followed by Singapore ( 73%), Malaysia,( 65% ) and Hong Kong ranks among the biggest smartphone markets ( Pew research 2015 data)

Meanwhile global smartphone sales have been slipping. Smartphone sales have been stagnating ( 21% YoY ( 2015-2016) as compared to 31% YoY( 2014-2015) according to  latest data from Kleiner Perkins. iOS has seen its OS share slip from over 60% in 2010 to less than 10% in  2015. While Android OS has seen its share rise from  10% to 75% in the last 5 years.

August 17, 2016

the role of telecom in the android success story

The role of telecom carries in The Android success Story: After Android’s release Andy Rubin, designed a partnership that Was more carrier friendly than iphone, On both Apple and Android, developers make 70% of the revenue from selling the apps . But whereas apple takes the remaining 30%, while Android decided to give this away to the carriers. This was Google’s masterstroke, as carriers eventually got to benefit from every android activation and every aps sold. For carriers it also enabled them to use this money to and make the network more robust and powerful. For Google, if it wanted Android to be successful, This was a small price to pay for what “Android had in mind .

As the number of android handsets started to rise, consumers started to use ? Google’s search engine and YouTube, which meant more mobile traffic, which meant more ads, more advertisers signing up, which untimely lead to higher advertising revenue . From the time Andy Rubin conceptualised the android it was written, keeping in mind that the future of internet would be through mobile devices, while iPhone’s software was designed to require internet connections to PC, while Android was made with the assumption that everyone would be using their smartphone and smaller handheld as their primary internet and computing device

August 7, 2016

How samsung lost the opportunity of buying out android before google

Before Google bought andy Rubin’s android, Samsung missed a golden opportunity of buy out and acquire the Mobile OS Android. Reflecting on this Andy Rubin in Fred Vogelstein’s book on the "Dogfight ,how google and Apple went to war and started a revolution" looks back on the day, when he was supposed to give a presentation to Samsung’s headquarters in Seol and what could have changed the smartphone world.

" How samsung screwed up the chance of taking over Android"

"I walk into a boardroom with my 6 employees,where I was greeted with 20 people on the other side of the board room.. Like a military tribunal the Samsung CEO walks in and  then everyone  takes a seat .Samsung is known to be a extremely hierarchical organization".

During the first few seconds, everyone started at me blank, waiting for the CEO to signal the start of proceedings .Rubin says “ I started pitching the 15 slide presentation on how Android could shake up things in the marketplace. However I only saw blank faces and freezing looks that gaped at me, as the CEO constantly stared  back , almost ready to pounce on me.Once the presentation was over, I was greeted with pin drop silence, you could hear the whirring of the AC, and then what seemed like an hour, after 2 minutes.I heard whispers in Korean amongst the CEO and his deputies followed by another one minute of silence

After a while the CEO says" Are you dreaming ? You and your army of 6 people are going to do this ? Do you think you can invent such a thing. Which Phone maker will buy this ? This happened 2 weeks before Google bought Android.Then suddenly one fine day, Rubin says that his the phone rings and it was the Samsung Ceo on the other side  “ I demand that you immediately fly over to seol to discuss your very very interesting and revolutionary idea , which you presented us when you were in Seoul. To google’ credit, It did not take long enough for them to understand the the future of internet is going to be mobile.

January 24, 2016

Google's $31 billion android goldmine,hits oracle wall

The Google vs Oracle  war continues as  Oracle had earlier  sued Google and claims that it has used its Java software without paying for it in order to further develop the Android OS.

" who is winning the war between android vs Oracle "

In a court filing, Oracle  says that they are privy an internal confidential information  which claims that Android generates $31 billion revenue for Google, according to Oracle's lawsuit accusing Android of using heir software without paying any revenue to Oracle

Meanwhile Google pleaded a San Francisco federal judge on January the 20th, that the extremely sensitive information, marked with Attorney’s Eyes Only, surfaced by Oracle’s lawyer, should be redacted and sealed

Google and Oracle has been at war  for nearly 5 years,with Oracle seeking damages  as it accuses Google's Android of copyright infringement on using releasing thousands of lines of source code from the Java platform

Meanwhile earlier Google paid Apple $1 billion to keep its search engine the default option in iOS , This information was provided by Oracle in its legal battle with Android as an evidence to revealed how much Google has gained from Android.

January 12, 2016

comparison of apple iOS 8 vs iOS9 by consumer adoption

changes in iOS 8 vs iOS 9.adoption
" apple mobile OS adoption rate"
Apple iOS9 has seen an unprecedented adoption by apple consumers.This chart shows how apple Mobile OS.. their iOS version 8 has been  downloaded as compared to iOS9 downloads. In just 2 months  iOS9 saw a 75% jump in adoption rate while iOS8 downloads declined and slipped under 25% mark

January 5, 2016

how to import your pictures from Android 6.0 to windows 10

" moving photos to your windows 10 phone from android 6"

Step 1 :Start by connecting the phone to the computer with its USB cable. Ensure the phone’s screen is unlocked and that the cable is one that transfers data and is not just meant for charging.

Step 2:On an Android 6.0 phone or tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the panel of notifications from apps and the operating system.

Step 3 : Once the device is plugged in , it will show USB for Charging” notification in the list. Tapping it will get you options it to get a box of additional options.

Step 4 : In the “Use USB For” box that appears, select the “Photo transfer (PTP)” option, which lets the computer treat the phone as a digital camera; PTP stands for Picture Transfer Protocol. (The “File transfers” option in the box can transfer other types of media files between devices as well, like music, and use the Media Transfer Protocol, or MTP.)

Step 5` : Ensure you select the USB transfer options on the Android device,post which  you can see import the pictures through its Photos app or whichever image-editing program you use in windows 10.

 However if this does not work, try changing the USB or use a different port to try the same steps outlined below

December 14, 2015

comparing click to open email by devices :mobile vs desktop vs PC

"email click to open rates by mobile vs desktop"
While mobile click-to-open (CTO) rates dipped slightly  in Q3 (to 13.7%), they remained up from the year-earlier period (12.1%) and continue to close the gap with desktop CTO rates, per Yesmail’s latest quarterly report.  mobile email  revenues also grew 2015 by 9.9% year-over-year, with smartphones accounting for 56.6% of mobile revenue, up from 41.6% a year earlier

Apple devices continue to dominate revenues derived from mobile email, accounting for 77% share this past quarter. The iPhone comprised 34% share of orders (up from 23% during Q3 2014), taking share from the iPad, which accounted for 43% of orders (down from 58% during the year-earlier period).

November 17, 2015

Apple iOS 9 adoption rate of 61% is the biggest in history

Apple's  iOS 9 adoption rate has hit all time high with  61% adoption including all of its  iOS devices, which include iPhones and iPads, according to Apple's App Store Distribution page.Till date this has been the fastest adoption rate among all its IOS version .After rolling out on September 16,2015 iOS 9 surged to an adoption rate of more than 50%. In comparison iOS 8 released in september 11th, 2014  had an adoption rate of 43%
This seems more impressive if you consider the adoption rate of  its rival Google's android. The adoption rate for Android 5.0 was at a meager 3% percent and it's currently at 23.5%  based on data from Google's Android Developer Dashboard.

" apple's ios9 adoption rate is biggest in its history"

November 9, 2015

Android is now ahead of iOS by 6 times

The Global Smartphone OS Market Share since 2011 onwards
"android is ahead of iOS by 6 times"

Smartphone OS Market Sales by Quarter: Android vs iOS 

November 4, 2015

November 3, 2015

4G Smartphones supporting wireless charging between 13 to 20 megapixel camera resolution

These following smartphones meet the critera's of being a 4G, with wireless charging, with a camera resolution between 13 to 20 megapixels .

Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched July 2015

 Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched :August 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6
Android 5.0 Lollipop
launched :April 2015

 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Launched :April 2015

comparing the 3 best android smartphones with LED Flash and 3D Capture

Smartphones Powered by Android with the best 3D capture  and LED Flash. Among the top 3 rated by specout  based on online user reviews and ratings include 1) Sony Xperia Ion 2) HTC Evo 3D and 3)Sony Xperia Arc S

November 2, 2015

10 best free photo editing software for windows and Mac

Photo and Image Editing Tools

Pixlr – Fully functional alternative to Adobe Photoshop. (Web, Windows, Mac)
GIMP – Another Photoshop alternative. (Linux, Mac) – GIMP for Windows (Windows)
Seashore – Basic image editing with layers, textures, gradients and more. (Mac)

Phixr :Lots of filters and effects, easy to use, connects to Facebook, Twitter,
InkScape – Professional vector graphics editor, replaces Adobe Illustrator (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Pinta – Another great Illustrator alternative. (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Canva –makes design easy templates for infographics, banners, newsletters.
Fotor : free online designer and editing tool for amateur and pros
Pixlr-o-Matic –Photo  app with filters and lots of effects  (Android, iOS Mac, Chrome)
Photoscape – Fun and easy photo editing software. (Windows, Mac)

October 29, 2015

Apple's iphone juggernaut rolls on, contributing 63% of its $234 billion revenue

Apple delivers Yet another Blockbuster Quarter
1)Apple stunned Wall street as it continued to show robust earnings quarter after quarter as it exceeded expectations in Q4, as its net income totaled $11.12 billion, up from $8.47 billion in the year-ago period with profits rising 31%. Not only that Apple also managed to increase

2)It also managed to increase the  iPhone’s average selling price during the quarter to $670, compared with $662 last quarter, at a time when smartphone prices  have seen crashing over the last 6 months.

3)Apple's gross margin was 39% compared to 38% in the year-ago quarter.Gross margin is a closely watched measure of profitability. It sold 48.04 million iPhones in its fiscal fourth quarter. Once again the iPhone was instrumental in Apples success which accounted 63% of revenue in this quarter

4)Fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, with revenue growing 28% to nearly $234 billion.In 2014, during the  quarter Apple sold a record 74.46 million iPhones.

5)The biggest news was that Apple was growing at the expense of Google's android.Apple's CEO announced that 30% of consumers who bought an iPhone replaced a smartphone running Google Inc.'s Android operating system during the quarter. He said this is the highest rate of Android "switchers" that Apple has ever measured. This is the first time " Android has seen" such a switch to iOS OS according to Apple

6)International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple said its quarterly profit rose 31%, sparked by strong demand for iPhones in China.Sales to Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, rose 99% to $12.5 billion.

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October 11, 2015

chart of the day :windows 10 adoption at an all time high

How is windows 10 doing ? post its recent release. Pretty well if the latest reports from NetMarketShare is concerned. Windows 10, released on July 29th, has seen faster adoption post-launch than its predecessors including the immensely successful Windows 7. In September, Windows 10 was installed on 6.6 percent of all PCs, which put it ahead of the most recent version of Apple's OS X at that time (Yosemite).

Infographic: Windows 10 Sees Faster Adoption Than Its Predecessors | Statista
source :Statista

July 13, 2015

10 years of smartphone sales : Apple, Android and Nokia

how  nokia countered android and apple

This chart compares Nokia  against  the booming android growth and the growth of Apple smartphones since 2007 . However Nokia was  already faltering as samsung came out with its mind blowing products..and the declining share of RIM and adoption of Android  OS standard all but killed the brand

July 12, 2015

List of acquisitions made by Apple in the last decade

"apple's acquisition lists"

 The chart shows Apple's top 10 acqusitions  in each year ( 2002 to  2014)

 Beats Electronics  had been  Apple's most expensive buyout  by Apple standards  at around 3billion USD  in the year 2014
 In 2012  Apple acquired Anobit Technologies  at $450 million USD 
followed by AuthenTec   at $356 million and  Primesense  at   $345 million

June 29, 2015

App Store under siege as developers churn out 40,000 apps per month

This chart shows the timeline of  new  mobile app  submission across the Appstore  by developers

Data from  Pocket  shows that  developers are currently submitting more than 1,000 apps per day. In May, a record number of 39,992 apps were submitted for approval by Apple, indicating that developers aren’t running out of ideas of how to make our devices even smarter.

June 15, 2015

FB and Spotify apps drain your android battery fastest

"FB and Spotify  apps drain your  android battery fastest"


Facebook and Spotify users look out if your using an  android phone. If you have both these apps installed in  your android smartphone  and seem to frequently run out of battery , here is whom you can blame. In a recent report on the list of apps causing the highest battery drainage. these 2 stalwarts sit right on the top.  

 A recent report from AVG concludes that The popular music streaming app Spotify  ranks second  and  Facebook number 1 when it come to  battery consumption  and drains out your Android faster than any other app.

Facebook's constant background notification checks still have the greatest impact on overall Android device performance thereby causing severe battery draining. This comes from the AVG  quarterly Android App Performance report .The report analyzes aggregated, anonymous data from more than 1 million AVG Android app users to discover the top performance-affecting apps worldwide.

However  Venturebeat's Mark Sullivan  today  just announced that the latest Android  OS M version will  fare better  in terms of controlling their power by putting them off to sleep"

"You’ll be glad when Android M arrives on your device later this year; Google just announced that its new Android M mobile OS will put apps to sleep when you’re not actively using them. "