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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
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 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.

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 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 .

LG G4
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

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 27, 2015

The US Government is one of Apple's biggest Customers :Billing from Govt contracts

Apple does a huge chunk of work for the US  Government  and  it has been working with the US Defence, Security and Exchange Board, Federal divisions, and NASA

"apple's list of govt contracts"
Since 2000 Apple has signed on a record 1299 contracts with the US Government with 75 being signed only in 2014 , with a guaranteed amount of $30.3million(source)



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 2, 2015

The State of the Mobile Apps Stores: Google Play vs iOS vs Amazon vs Windows

" comparison index of  google play, ios, windows and amazon"
This statistic contains data on the number of apps available for download in leading app stores as of May 2015. As of that month, Android users were able to choose between 1.5 million apps. Apple's App Store remained the second-largest app store with 1.4 million available apps..

May 31, 2015

Here is the chart showing how how many apple watches got sold

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" which apple watch was the most bought"

So how many apple watches was finally sold ?data from slice Intelligence estimates that 957,000 people in the U.S. pre-ordered an Apple  on the 1st day it went for sale, 
On an  average  around  1.3 watches were ordered with spends of  $503.83 per watch. Those ordering an Apple Watch Sport spent $382.83 per watch and those ordering the Apple Watch spent $707.04.

Interestingly  those who bough the apple watch  72% purchased an Apple product in the past two years (iPhone, Mac or iPad), and 21% pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus mere months ago

62%  purchased the less-expensive Sport model. However, many Apple Watch buyers invested in the pricier case but the cheapest band, with more than one third adding a black or white Sport band


May 13, 2015

2009 to 2015 :change in the mobile industry competitive ecosystem


" the change in the mobile industry " 2009 to 2015"

 Just 6 years have shaken up the mobile devices competitive landscape

The  above chart  compares and depicts the changes in the mobile industry since 2009 onwards In just over 5 years  the mobile landscape has undergone  a massive shift across its competitive ecosystem . RIM and its brand Blackberry have almost but disspeared. The mobile OS Symbian is history. Microsoft has started making phones  after picking up Nokia which was not a long time ago " the market leader in many counties ..Android today has over 60%  mobile OS share as compared to just 4% share back in 2009 

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May 12, 2015

ipad vs iphone vs mac vs ipod contribution to apple's revenue


"ipad vs iphone vs mac vs ipod contribution to apple's revenue"
apples revenue by product category: ipad vs iphone vs mac vs itunes

The iphone  has been apple's bread and butter then back in 2013 , which continues to remain so even in 2015.The data shows apples product shipments and how they contribute to its revenue.  Apples itunes ecosystem continue to rake in the dollars, the only exception seems to be the case of ipad whose contribution is slipped by a huge margin in 2015, q1 and q2


May 6, 2015

Mobile ad monetization : Android vs iOS

mobile ad monetization compared "android vs iOS"

Android is global leader for traffic and revenue, but iOS and tablets are tops for monetization

Android devices overtook iOS devices in mobile traffic last year on the Opera Mediaworks platform, and as of this past quarter ( q1 2015)they’ have now caught up in terms of mobile ad revenues (45.8% and 45.4%, respectively). But, iOS devices still lead in monetization: their share of mobile ad revenues is about double their share of traffic (45.4% vs. 22.3%), Android continues to dominate the market, with a 65.2% share of impressions higher than 42.8% share of one year ago.

May 2, 2015

microsoft windows 10 improvements set to be gamechanger


" how microsoft that destroy competition after windows 10 release

Infographic via Perception System
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Windows 10 would be all about  touch, speech, mouse and keyboard rolled into one

Microsoft  is set to  make the  Desktop OS market  by storm with its impending  windows 10   upgrade Windows 10  made everyone stand up and notice  when it made public of how engaging and all-encompassing Windows 10  will be. Giving everyone a taste of the power this latest Microsoft OS
 via build 10074. This time, this Windows iteration may likely succeed where Windows 8 and 8.1 failed miserably -by integrating  every device from PC's to tablets to handheld devices into one dependable OS.

In a break from the past when Windows platform  is no longer built in a walled garden  but set to  blow the windows  environment  open .Windows 10 will allow apps written specifically for the iOS and Android platforms to  be ported directly into Windows 10 environment

And the best part is that once released officially, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for everyone - available for older versions and even for pirated ones. With this development, of windows 10,Microsoft could  be a  serious challenge  and in a one clean  sweep come very close to its biggest rivals, Apple and Google, cortana OS  is expected to be l be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages


April 12, 2015

led by 300% growtth, US smartphone penetration exceeds 75%, Android consolidate its lead in US




smartphone usage exceeds 75% in US
Mobile OS comparison in US : Android vs iOS

US SMARTPHONE PENETRATION VS MOBILE OS MARKETSHARE

US smartphone penetration has just touched 75% as the chart from comscore shows. From 2% in 2005 to 75% in 2015, the US  is the biggest market to touch 75%.in  a decade..  During the last 4 years smartphone usage in United states registered a  spectacular ,almost 300% growth  from 27%  in 2010 to 75% in 2014

In terms of mobile OS. the second chart shows the beginning of the end of  the darling of  mobile users  since 2005, Blackberry. Nothing sums up the story of  the demine if blackberry better than observing the green band above. From a marketshare of 43% in 2008, RIM now holds less than 2 marketshare. Anroid has extended its lead in US and currently holds 53% marketshare as compared to iOS 42%


March 6, 2015

The 10 Markets Where Android is facing its toughest Battle with iOS


Kantar media  state of Smartphone OS Marketshare













The Kantar Media Mobile OS data  for last Quarter, Q4,2014 shows  how much  churn there has been across the most popular Mobile OS platforms across  Europe , Asia and North America and how Android is being threatened by iOS for the first time in  the history ..

The numbers  clearly show that the iphone 6 is having  a dent in  Android sales . Kantar media latest  12-week smartphone sales figures, for the three months to the end of November 2014, show Android losing share in the U.S. for the first time since September 2013. 


Evidently iOS is also taking share from smaller platform players in the U.S., such as Windows Phone (which dropped 1.6 percentage points) and others, likely BlackBerry . In UK Android sales have been hit as as it dropped a larger share than in the U.S., declining 6.7 percentage points year on year. Germany market saw Android  sales being hit by 2%Even Android nations have taken a hit,  Spain, with over 90% Android  shows a marginal 2% fall . Australia  it declined by 3% China's Android share dropped by 5%  

This is not a huge surprise, given that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus  are Apple’s largest ever iPhones — went on sale starting last September. Yet the Android platform has had larger form factor ‘phablet’ devices for years, so iOS buyers  seem to  now catching up on their size habbits

March 1, 2015

Top 5 Conversion banner categories across Mobile Devices : Android vs iOS


android vs iOS conversions
The  chart from  one of the biggest Mobile Ad networks  Inmobi shows the banner conversions across Mobile and tablets  across Non Gaming Mobile Apps .
The conversation rates ( CTR )  are compared across iOS and Android devices  is as follows

In iOS  Powered Smartphones the top 5 most converting categories 
Software: 3.3%
Weather: 2.6%
Travel/Local: 2.4%
 Shopping: 2.4%
Tools: 2.3

In Android Smartphones . The top 5 most converting  rates across categories  are
Software: 3.5%
Business:2.8%
Education:2.5%
Medical:2.2%
Finance 2.2%



October 24, 2014

Why Demographically Apple Users are Younger than Androids



iOS users vs Android users : which OS us used by demographically younger audience





iOS App Users Skew Younger than Android Counterparts - comScore, Inc: "OS users skew younger than their Android counterparts across the smartphone and tablet segments. 43 percent of iPhone users are between the ages of 18-34 as compared to 39 percent of Android phone users. In addition, 57 percent of iPad users are under age 45 as compared to 53 percent of Android tablet users." One reason might be that " Apples launch of iPhone happened in 2007 the generation that was growing up due to media proliferation web by then the smartphone revolution has gathered more momentum and speed.. which affected more number of apple devices being sold.. Googles Android gathered critical mass a bit later around 2010,20111..?

October 4, 2014

How Android finished the iOS mojo in 5 years


The story of mobile OS from 2009 to 2013

The Mobile OS marketshare compared by year from 2009 to 2013. Observe the growth of Android. From a 4% marketshare to  78% market share in 4 years.Android has been growing exponentially from 4% to 27% to 46% to 66% and in 2013 at 78%  from 2009 onwards. iOS is number 2 and has seen its market share  almost flat ..during the last 5 years

July 29, 2014

Million Android Users vulnerable to malicious attack due to a security flaw


Source: StatCounter Global Stats - OS Market Share

Android continues to be beset by problems whenever it just seems that its  all ready to blow competition away ..
Apparently Millions of people using Android devices could be left open to attack from malicious apps that appear to come from legitimate developers, due to a flaw in Google's mobile software. The flaw has been named "Fake ID" by security company Bluebox Labs, which discovered it.

The worse part as  globally Android's marketshare is bigger than its nearest competitors and this  affects almost all Android phones. 

Bluebox says the vulnerability dates back to the January 2010 release of Android 2.1 and affects all devices that are not patched for "Google bug 13678484," which was disclosed to Google and released for patching in April..The root of this vulnerability lies in what's called a "certificate chain," in which encrypted certificates that verify the identities of Android apps can trust each other to communicate and share data.

 However, Google says it has already issued a patch to protect Android users from attacks exploiting the flaw.

July 6, 2014

If you are using Android Purchased before 2011, You data is " not safe "

android data leak sends alarm bells ringin

Thoseof you who  are  using Android Mobile OS  phones  less that  3 years old,  that is  any Android phone purchase before 2011, Beware , it could be broadcasting the names of every Wi-Fi network you've connected to and in the process leak sensitive data  and compromise privacy 

According to findings by the Electronic Frontier Foundation,  which are reproduced across many tech websites   reveals that  Android device with Android 3.1 Honeycomb or later installed is in Preferred Network Offload mode, meaning it broadcasts the recent Wi-Fi networks it was connected to, allowing anyone within Wi-Fi range to figure out exactly where the user is based and where they have previously been.

Howeeve these no need to panic   There always a solution, as people who  use technology products are more often than not smarter than who makes them

 Just go to "Advanced Wi-Fi" settings and disable the "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" option to stop PNO from checking for networks in sleep mode.  
Acording  to TheVerge Devices running iOS 6, 7, or 8 are not affected by the bug, although EFF reported some data leakage in iOS 5 devices.

July 4, 2014

On the Eve of 10 years of Android Here is an Face off Between Google vs Apple

Android  is ahead in terms of market share against apple's IOS

Android vs iOS  : market share comparison

Android vs iOS : Market Cap
Android vs iOS : Market Cap
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Android Play vs ioS Store :  Revenues

Android vs iOS : Pricing
Mobile OS : Android vs iOS Comparison
Android vs iOS :Total Web Usage

Android vs iOS marketshare comparison since 2012 onwards
Android vs iOS: Market Share



Google had  acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005 with  key employees of Android Inc., including Rubin, Miner, and White. Not much was known about Android Inc. at the time, but many assumed that Google was planning to enter the mobile phone market with this move



As we  reach a decade of Android's existence the Smartphone Market continues to be controlled by Android and Apple.The first commercially available smartphone running Android was the HTC Dream, released on October 22, 2008 . It was not until 2011 that Android had established itself Google's success in its Mobile OS has come" in around 3 years.  

 The Mobile OS market  continues to  be a 2 ways street,  with just 2 brands  catering to a a one  million  first time smartphone users in a month 

In terms of Consumer choices   the Mobile OS market has seen RIM beaten to dust and Windows failing to rise from the dust

How are these 2 giants battling it up. How do they compare  across markets across devices and in terms of holding on to their marketshare .In terms of Click through rates and   revenue .  How do they stack up across Mobile Apps ?    How do the duo compete on CTR and Revenue? .  Why does an Android Phones comes cheaper than iPhone .   How do they compare across the Tablet  Devices .  While  the Giants fight it out, the infographic shows you how