Using data from 140,000 smartphone apps running on devices all over the world, Flurry Analytics has created a fascinating series of graphs showing ...
Which countries have purchased the most Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android devices
How many people in each country can afford a smartphone but haven't yet purchased one
Which countries are the most mature (in terms of smartphone penetration)
Finally, the chart above, showing where the future market opportunities MORE
Mixed results from a 12-week Kantar Group snapshot of the walk-up to Christmas
The launch of the iPhone 4S lifted Apple's (AAPL) share of the smartphone market rather dramatically the U.S., the U.K. and Australia between early September and the end of November.
But Apple lost ground just as dramatically against less-expensive Google (GOOG) Android phones on the economically troubled continent, according to results released Thursday by the Kantar Group, a research MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2011 6:20 AM ET
Not the knockout blow Steve Jobs sought; Google has until April to find a workaround
Apple (AAPL) has won a partial victory in an intellectual property case that Steve Jobs had famously vowed to fight to his "last dying breath."
The U.S. International Trade commission ruled Monday that the software in some of HTC's Android smartphones violated one provision of an Apple patent and that those phones would no longer be allowed into the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 19, 2011 5:46 PM ET
Teenage females lead the way, averaging 3,952 messages per month. (Males: 2,815.)
Although teenage females (does anyone still call them girls?) lead the way in texting, teenage males consume more data. Analyzing the monthly cell phone bills of roughly 65,000 mobile subscribers, Nielsen discovered that males age 13-17 took in 382 MB per month while their female counterparts used 266 MB.
Overall, mobile data usage among teens of both sexes was up 256% over last year MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2011 11:37 AM ET
Apple is the top manufacturer (28.6% share), Android the top operating system (44.2%)
Nielsen (NLSN), which is fighting hard to be for mobile media what it was for television, pulled out all the stops in its State of the Media report for the third quarter of 2011.
Drawing on monthly surveys of 25,000 Americans (300,000 per year), it found, among other things:
44% now carry smartphones. Ownership is highest among 25-34 year olds (64%) and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2011 9:00 AM ET
83% of the apps downloaded in the past month were for a Google or Apple phone
The U.S. smartphone market is starting to look like a two-horse race, judging from data scheduled to be released Wednesday by a Nielsen general manager at AppNation III in San Francisco. Among the new findings:
44% of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own a smartphone
56% of the mobile phones purchased in the past three months were MORE
Who gets hurt most by Apple's entry into the $250-$400 mobile phone market?
In a 36-page report to clients issued Monday, a Credit Suisse team led by Kulbinder Garcha took a close look at the iPhone's price elasticity -- Econ 101 jargon for the question: "If I lower the price of my widget, how many more will I sell?"
Garcha et al.'s focus is the iPhone 3GS, which Apple (AAPL) last month began MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 22, 2011 7:06 AM ET
Reports of trojans, spyware and other malicious programs are up 472% since July
Several warnings have been issued over the past year about the growing problem of malware on Google (GOOG) Android smartphones (see here, here and here), but none as dire or as sharply worded as the report issued Wednesday by Juniper Network's Global Threat Center.
Not only did Juniper's annual threat report see a 400% increase in Android malware between 2009 and the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 17, 2011 11:16 AM ET
But Gartner expects it to bounce back in Q4 after "strongest ever" orders for iPhone 4S
The slowdown in iPhone sales in advance of the October release of iPhone 4S is reflected in the report on mobile phone shipments for the third quarter of 2011 issued Tuesday by Gartner, Inc.
Apple (AAPL) shipped 17 million iPhones in the quarter -- up 21% year over year but down nearly 3 million units from the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2011 12:27 PM ET
But adoption varies greatly by age. Most Americans under 44 already carry a smartphone
In the rapidly growing U.S. smartphone market, Google's (GOOG) Android and Apple's (AAPL) iPhone seem to have reached a steady state.
According to the third quarter Nielsen survey of the market, issued Thursday, 43% of Americans now own smartphones, up 5 percentage points in the past six months. Within that 43%, according to Nielsen, Android has 43% of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 3, 2011 8:00 AM ET
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