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March 29, 2015

Android Apps set to be available on Windows phone

Android apps set to be available on windows phone


The beleaguered windows phone continue to suffer from not  having enough Apps in its windows store . Android and iOS continues to dwarf that of windows  apps . Apples  App Store and Google Play Store respectively boast an app catalog north of 1 million, while the Windows Phone store just last November reached 300,000  as of July 2014 .Microsoft is acutely aware of this fact, thinking of integrating Android App in the upcoming windows phone 10

While most  Android apps are compatible, and some builds even sport a working Google Play Store client. However  questions about the legality of the emulation’s implementation and its potential effects on native Windows Phone development have kept the project from being given a green lighty

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.

August 22, 2011

Android Users Vs iOS Users: Facts and Fiction

Recent data from Nielsen found that Google’s Android mobile operating system was the most popular choice among smartphone buyers in June. Android now has the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market with 39 percent, followed by Apple and iOS with 28 percent, the firm found. Apple, however, is tightening its grip on the global smartphone market, having shipped 20.3 million iPhones during the last quarter for a 19.3 percent share, IDC found earlier this month.

Recommendation engine Hunch polled 15,818 users about their mobile operating system preferences and found that about 32 percent of users were on iOS while 21 percent had Android devices.Only 8 percent had opted for a Windows phone, while 23 percent were on another OS like RIM’s BlackBerry.Hunch then broke down its stats by demographics.

Android users skew 18 to 24 while iPhone users are 29 percent more likely than Android to be over 35. Android users are also slightly more pessimistic than their iOs counterparts, but Apple users are a bit more high maintenance

August 19, 2011

Mobile App Usage: Android vs iOS

In further evidence that Wired‘s proclamation last year that “The Web is Dead” may be on the mark, a Nielsen study shows that mobile apps trump the mobile web — at least when it comes to the amount of time spent using them.

The study, from Nielsen Smartphone Analytics, found that the average Android user spends 56 minutes per day using his or her device to surf the web and use apps. But the latter takes up two-thirds of that time.
The report also found that most people are only using a handful of apps on a regular basis. The top 10 apps account for 43% of all the time Android users spend on mobile apps. The top 50 apps account for 61% of all time spent. There are a total of about 250,000 Android apps in the market at this time.

Android and iOS, both simply have gotten too large to be “killed” by anything. Now, there are some pretty strong feelings shared amongst Android and iOS users The Mobile OS platform is one of the most Brutal one in the Tech industry that depends upon product innovation, Distribution, Technology and larger Marketing and Advertising Budgets this just brand or team loyalty, though, or is this really just a fundamental difference in personalities? A recent infographic suggests that Android users might be different from iPhone users in way more ways than just their choice of smartphone.

Source :Geek

August 4, 2011

Is Advertiser Interest in Android Waning


Nearly 80 million Americans now own a smartphone and mobile ad revenues are expected to climb to nearly $3 billion annually by 2015, according to TechCrunch. This infographic from Inneractive breaks down the battle between iOS and Android, two of the most popular platforms at the moment.

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The iPhone was a media darling from the get-go, quickly surpassing earlier smartphones like the BlackBerry in terms of marketer interest and appearing in the pockets and purses of creatives around the country. But Google’s Android operating system has since taken off, and its availability on a variety of devices by several manufacturers has helped it outpace the Apple devices this year.

Still, research shows that marketers continue to focus more on the iPhone. A Q2 2011 survey from media buying solutions provider STRATA found that nearly 87% of US ad agencies considered the iPhone of great interest to their clients as an advertising venue. That was up more than 10 percentage points from Q1. Nearly half said their clients were also interested in advertising on the iPad.

According to emarketer Interest in Android was smaller. Just under two-thirds of clients wanted to direct their mobile campaigns toward Android devices, although that did represent a significant increase in interest since Q1.
  The STRATA poll found that clients were focusing most of their mobile efforts on display advertising, with 44% of agencies reporting they were creating more mobile display ads than any other type, up from 37% in Q1. SMS advertising and rich media placements rounded out the top three, with rich media edging out location-based ads and apps. 

July 8, 2011

15 billion apps downloaded at iTune Store

Since its launch, the iTunes Store has crossed many milestones. In the first 18 hours, the store sold about 275,000 tracks and more than 1,000,000 in its first 5 days. When released for Windows in October 2003, iTunes was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times in the first 3 days, selling more than 1,000,000 songs in that period. On December 15, 2003 Apple announced that it had crossed 25 million songs sold.

On March 15, 2004, Apple announced that iTunes Music Store customers had purchased and downloaded 50 million songs from the iTunes Music Store. A song sold on iTunes gives the artist 9 cents in profit. They also reported that customers were purchasing 2.5 million songs a week which translates to a projected annual run rate of 130 million songs a year. The 50 millionth song was “The Path of Thorns” by Sarah McLachlan.On April 28, 2004, the iTunes Music Store marked its first anniversary with 70 million songs sold,

(The Big Picture via DVICE)

Important Timelines for iTune Stores

100 million songs sold: Summer, 2004

(Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas, bought the 100 millionth song, and the twenty-year-old was given a call from Steve Jobs congratulating him.

125 million songs sold: September 1, 2004
150 million songs sold: October 14, 2004
200 million songs sold: December 16, 2004

(Ryan Alekman of Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA, bought the 200 millionth song, which was one of the tracks on U2’s digital box set The Complete U2.

250 million songs sold: January 24, 2005
300 million songs sold: March 2, 2005
400 million songs sold: May 10, 2005

On July 5, 2005 Apple announced a promotion counting down to half a billion songs sold.

500 million songs sold: July 18, 2005

(Amy Greer of Lafayette, Indiana, USA, bought the 500 millionth song, “Mississippi Girl” by Faith Hill.)

850 million songs sold: January 10, 2006
1 billion songs sold: February 23, 2006
1.5 billion songs sold: September 12, 2006
2 billion songs sold: January 10, 2007
2.5 billion songs sold: April 9, 2007
3 billion songs sold: July 31, 2007
4 billion songs sold: January 15, 2008
5 billion songs sold: June 19, 2008
6 billion songs sold: January 6, 2009
8 billion songs sold: July 21, 2009
8.6 billion songs sold: September 9, 2009
10 billion songs sold: February 24, 2010

Louie Sulcer (SUL’-sir) of Woodstock, Georgia downloaded Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash. At 71 years old, he is the oldest milestone winner. He received a call from Steve Jobs and a $10,000 iTunes gift card

Video Statistics

1 million videos sold: October 31, 2005
3+ million videos sold: December 6, 2005
8 million videos sold: January 10, 2006
15 million videos sold: February 23, 2006
45 million videos sold: September 12, 2006
50 million television episodes sold: January 10, 2007
1.3 million feature-length films sold: January 10, 2007
2 million feature-length films sold: July 31, 2007
200 million television episodes sold: October 16, 2008
1+ million HD episodes sold: October 16, 2008

 Applications Statistics

10 million apps downloaded: July 14, 2008
100 million apps downloaded: September 9, 2008
200 million apps downloaded: October 22, 2008
300 million apps downloaded: December 5, 2008
500 million apps downloaded: January 16, 2009
800 million apps downloaded: March 17, 2009
1 billion apps downloaded: April 23, 2009
1.5 billion apps downloaded: July 14, 2009
1.8 billion apps downloaded: September 9, 2009
2 billion apps downloaded: September 28, 2009
3 billion apps downloaded: January 5, 2010
7 billion apps downloaded: October 20, 2010
10 billion apps downloaded: January 22, 2011
15 billion apps downloaded: July 7, 2011

June 1, 2011

Twitter To Launch “Photo Sharing Service”

This Infographic via TheNextWeb Shows the  marketshare of Twitter Third party Apps. Twitter wants users to use Twitter Native App as compared to third Party Apps

It seems Twitter ‘s Ambition  to be the ” Next Google” is  slowly taking wings. After acquiring”Tweetdeck” Twitter is said to have ” been working on a  Integrated Photo Sharing service to take on the likes of Twitpic ,Twitpic, Yfrog, Instagram and Flickr.According to TechCrunch Twitter could announce the service as early as this week. As a result, all eyes are now turning to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who is set to speak tomorrow at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

The Twitter photo-sharing service is all but certainly expected to become the company’s latest branded application. Reports suggests that  Apple is baking Twitter into the operating system to help users post photos they’ve taken on their iOS devices directly to the service. The feature is said to be integrated into the camera and photo roll to let users share pictures to Twitter just like they would a video to YouTube, Vimeo, or one of the other video-hosting sites Apple includes.

It is also reported that  Apple’s new iOS 5 will come with an option to send images directly to Twitter, just like you can send images to email or videos to youtube. This would be a game changer  for Twitter  users who own Smartdevices. Signs that the company was close to that goal appeared in an early prototype device that surfaced late last month sporting what appeared to be an unreleased version of the iOS 4 software. It included an option to integrate the phone with a Facebook account, presumably to connect contact information.

PCWorld reports that  its not very clear if  the new Twitter sharing application will service similarly to existing third-party applications.But even if Twitter doesn’t reinvent the wheel, the advent of native photo-sharing functionality could go a long way toward normalizing image sharing across the platform.

Despite the fact that Twitter claims 90 percent of users presently access the micro blogging platform via the company’s official applications, social media analytics firm Sysomos recently discovered that (based on its findings), 42% of tweets actually originate from applications made by independent developers.

April 28, 2011

The Most Wanted Smartphone Platform in US

The launch of the Verizon (VZ) iPhone has not visibly slowed the triumphant march of Google’s Android operating system through the mobile heartland of America, according to a Nielsen Wire report released Tuesday.According to the latest Nielsen Wire survey for January to March 2011, Google’s Android OS has emerged as the most favored platform with 31 percent of consumers to its credit who are planning to get a new smartphone.

The recent  Nielsen The Nielsen Wire  Research  Report( Jan 11-March 11)  results of their smartphone surveys for the US once again reinforces  the truth of the superiority of Android  over other Platforms and  has also lent credence to earlier researches and statistics  that had ” touted Android to be the next Apple Killer.

Here are some more insights from the  Nielsen Smartphone survey results
  • Android now represents 37% of all US smartphones
  • 50% of smartphones sold in the month of March were Android phones
  • 31% of consumers said their next purchase will be an Android phone, compared to 26% one year ago. Android now leads iOS here as well (iOS accounts for 30%, down from 33%)
  • 20% of consumers don’t know which OS their next smartphone will run

Only 30% said they wanted an iPhone, down from 33%. Research in Motion  Microsoft , Palm  and Other also lost ground. Americans who plan to buy Nokia smartphones were lost in the round-off error.

Apple sold $10.45 billion worth of iPhones last quarter, overtaking Nokia — the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones — for the first time.