17% of Global Traffic Comes via the Mobile Internet

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile: "People around the globe are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile

Penetration of SIM Cards in Europe Highest in the world at 125%

At the end of 2012, Europe had close to 400M unique mobile subscribers (i.e. people) actively using 629 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards).

Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web

Chinese Mobile Internet Users have just surpasses 838 million in January ,2014 According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) , this accounts for 68% of total Mobile Users


Sunday, September 22, 2013

With 40% US Market Share Apple is no 1, and HTC is no 3 with 9%

samsung and Apple leads Smartphone sales in US, 2013

The Smartphone landscape in the United States last quarter paints a familiar picture, according to newly released Nielsen data:  with Apple and Samsung  leading the pack while others left to divide the ' scrap Booty

Nielsen’s U.S. smartphone market share report for Q2 2013 shows Apple’s lead narrowing as its market share jumped to 40% from 34% in the year-ago quarter. Over the same period of time, Samsung increased its smartphone market share from 17.5% in Q2 2012 to 24.7% last quarter (that figure includes Android and Windows Phone devices). HTC was the No.3 vendor in the U.S. according to the firm with a 9.4% share, edging out Motorola at 9% and LG at 7%

The Asian Tech Consumer :Mobile web vs Mobile Video Usage

Mobile web and Mobile Videio

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As smartphone functionality improves and expands, along with consumer awareness and knowledge of handset functionality, consumers are spending increasing amounts of time on their smartphones. According to Nielsen In Southeast Asia alone, smartphone owners spent an average of more than three hours per day on their smartphones in June 2013, and most of the engaged activities are 1) social networking, Gaming, and Emails

Even though smartphone penetration hasn’t yet reached 100 percent, app usage is burgeoning. Globally, one in every five mobile users (1.2 billion) is using apps, according toPortio Research. In Asia-Pacific, apps for games, social networking and multimedia are among the most-used.

Android Tops US Smartphone market, with 50% share, iOS marketshare increases 6% ,

According  to @LatinosPostTech "Among the 64% of smartphone owners, Google's Android was the top mobile operating system used. Android accounted for 53% share, which comfortably defeated Apple by 13 percentage points.

Android is no 1, But iOS gains 6% of new users

The Android Story continues for Google, as more than 50% US users have an Android Platform.Google's Android platform tops Mobile OS share thereby pushing Apples iOS as no 2 spot

Android  has maintained its first place position against Apple in the smartphone mobile operating system with a marketshare of 52%, vs iOS 40% market share in 2013 Q2  ( June,July and August) across the United States

According to Nielsen, the smartphone market saw 15%  of phone owners purchase a smartphone between the June and August months. The 15 percent increase gave the U.S. smartphone penetration percentage a boost to 64 percent.

In 2012 during the Q2, period Google's Android had 53% as compared to 34% for Apple's iOS. This means that " newer smartphone users " preferred  Apple's iOS,  compared to Google's Android platform as Apple's marketshare increased 6% ( from 34% in 2012 and Android's marketshare actually declined from 52% to 50%

In terms of demographics 1)Young adults aged 25-34 have the highest smartphone with 81%
2)Among Teenagers of the age group (  13-17) around 70% of this group now uses smartphones
3) In the age group " 55 and older ' smartphone usage is among the lowest, however the market size gets on becoming bigger as seniors adopt gadgets and Drive Mobile usage

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Apple's new iOS 7 Launched : Infographic

iOS 7.0 and Apples Plan to  disrupt the Mobile OS Market

Apple's new iOS 7 makes bold statement - The Economic Times: "With consumers eagerly awaiting the release of two new iPhones this week, the more dramatic change may be in the software, not the hardware.

The new mobile operating system called iOS 7 became available Wednesday, providing users of iPhones and iPads a bolder look, which may be a shock for some, but which Apple hopes will keep its fans happy and draw new customers. "While the new iPhone 5S and 5C, set to be released Friday, have received a lukewarm response, some analysts say the bolder statement from Apple comes in the new operating system, designed to keep people in the Apple "ecosystem." 

Sony Launches Waterproof Xperia Z1 smartphone with 20.7MP camera for Rs 44,990

Sony Launches Waterproof Xperia Z1 Smartphone For Rs 44,990 - The Economic Times: "Electronics Major Sony Today Launched Waterproof Premium Smartphone Xperia Z1 For Rs 44,990 With An Aim To Double Its Share In The High-End Mobile Phone Market To 20 %
Sony Also Unveiled Next Version Of Smartwatch For Rs 14,990 Which Will Be Available In India From October.

Sony’s Ambition Is To  Be No 1 In Premium Smartphone Segment Which Are Phones Priced Above Rs 30,000  And In A Price Sensitive Market In India , Doubling Their Marketshare From 10% To 20% In One Year Will Not Be A Cake Walk .. although Sony is trying to learn from Samsung which was the first Mobile Brand to Roll off EMI  for a Smartphone .

Xperia Z1 Is Available Across Stores From Today With An Installment Option Spread Over 12 Months At No Cash Downpayment, Nil Processing Fee And Interest

The Company Unveiled Next Version Of Smartwatch For Rs 14,990 Which Will Be Available In India From October"

Monday, September 16, 2013

What Does the New iPhone Launch 5C vs 5S mean for Apple

 The batttle of  iphne 5C vs iPhone 5S wars

The announce of  iPhone 5S  is mired with 2 facts  1) Does Apple wants to go the Intel way with a annual product upgrade  based on a technological breakthrough 5 years ago ? or  does the company really have a problem  in their hands as they dont yet ' in not having a product " that can be positioned as a Ipod, Ipad or the iPhone 

Coming Back is to the Launch of the 5S and  5C  the  5TH Generation iPhone Model  The iPhone 5C is somewhat cheaper, and has a more modest build and feature set. Both of these phones are primed to take on the Android competition this autumn, and going by their features, It should not worry Android that much
Much like the iPhone 4S, the new iPhone 5S looks physically identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 5 and it comes  at a Premium. It comes packing the new Apple A7 processor, which Apple promises will double performance over last year's model. On top of that, the A7 is the first 64-bit smartphone processor – although there are some who firmly believe that’s just marketing bluster.

The 5S also features Apple's new M7 chip, which measures motion data from a variety of sensors. Think of it as an activity tracker built right into the phone. This new chip will also help improve battery l

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Desktop PC set to Shrink below 5% ,as SMPT takes over (Smartphones,Portable devices And Tablets) by 2017

Smartphones And Tablets To Control 87% Of Smart Connected Devices By 2017 [STUDY]: "International Data Corporation (IDC) has recently forecasted that the worldwide smart-devices market, comprised of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, will grow by 27.8% year-over-year (YoY) in 2013, slightly lower than the 30.3% growth in 2012. The PC segment witnessed a tragic decline in sales earlier this year (second quarter, 2013), selling only 76.3 million units worldwide while the tablet segment showed an impressive 42.9% growth and is expected to surpass total PC shipments (desktop as well as laptop PCs) in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). "

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Coming Soon :iPhone unveils Faster, Cheaper Smartphone

 Apple  has  finally realised that “ Premium segment which it has been addressing so far  has matured and its at the end of he product life cycle . In a suprise move  Apple is set to reinvent itself  as it replaced the iPhone 5 with two new smartphones the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. This replacement in effect means that Apple will not produce iPhone 5 anymore, and will sell only the stock that is already available with retailers in the market.

Phone 5S - Available in silver, gold and space grey, iPhone 5s features an A7 chip, a Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor, ultra-fast wireless, an iSight camera with a larger 8MP sensor and iOS 7.
iPhone 5C - Available in green, blue, yellow, pink and white, iPhone 5c features an A6 chip, ultra-fast wireless, an 8MP iSight camera and iOS 7.
iPhone 4S - Available in black and white, iPhone 4s features an A5 chip, an 8MP iSight camera and Siri, the intelligent assistant you control with your voice.
iPhone 5S - 16GB, 32GB or 64GB
iPhone 5C - 16GB or 32GB
iPhone 4S - 8GB
In the US, where a 16GB version can be bought at $99 with a two-year contract, it is a steal. But the unlocked price of the phone even there is $549. For India, this means the price is not going to be less than Rs.35,000 at present US Dollar rates, unless Apple decided to discount it here for a larger market share. So much for the phone taking on the Google Nexus and the mid-range Lumias.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple To Launch 2 New iPhone Models 5S and 5C

Apple's New iphone Models To be launched on 10th september,2013:The above video  invitation reads "This should brighten everyone's day." . This day will see the launch of iPhone 5S and budgetversion model iphone5C. along with colorfuliOS 7 operating system 

Brace Yourself for a brand new iPhone  coming soon to the nearest Apple Showroom

The New iphones  ( Apple iPhone 5S and 5C)  will be launched on September 10th..Apple will likely introduce two new iPhone models. The first will be the top-tier iPhone, which the press has dubbed the iPhone 5S. It'll look nearly identical to the current iPhone 5, but will have some improved internal hardware like a better camera and faster processor. The phone will also come in a gold color.

Apple sent out invitations to the press today for an event on September 10 to announce its next iPhone. The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

 Apple’s new 5C is targeted at Masses who are looking at  affordability  of the smartphone who might be buying it for their first time specially in emerging economic markets ( India, China, Brazil Russia)

In terms of design, it would be a break with the past , as  the shiny black device will have a plastic body  with  several color options instead of the regular Black and White Colors

Meanwhile,  while Mac sales declined (biggest drop in a decade ,the popularity of Apple's iPad has helped turn it into the world'slargest PC manufacturer when iPads are included.
But the Mac has shrunk to just 20 percent of Apple's total PC shipments, when including the iPad.

Monday, September 2, 2013

65% web traffic in India being driven by Mobile

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile vs. Desktop Market Share

 The writing was clear.. Mobile  usage in India has grown manifold, and is driving web access  and connectivity like never before. As of August 2013,more than 60% users in India goes online via their smartphones, while  38% goes online via PC / Desktops

 In an emerging market  India  is among the very few markets where Mobile Web usage has exceeded traditional PCs. India reached this Milestone  in July 2012, when Mobile Web started Exploding ( see the chart above) and Desktops and PC sales started to decline.

Despite a Slowing Economy,PC Sales Rise In India By 3.0%

Despite a weakening Indian Rupee and  clouds of doubt on the Economic Reforms ,The PC growth story in India is alive and Kicking

lIndia PC shipments for Q1 2013 stood at 2.71 million units i.e. a year-on-year growth of roughly 3% over Q1 2012 and a quarter-on-quarter growth of about 7.5% over Q4 2012.

According to  IDC India, “In the commercial PC market, despite the last quarter of declining PC sales Q1 2013,  saw  a reasonable growth driving quarter-on-quarter growth in the commercial spending to about 12.8% over Q4 2012. 

The branded desktops witnessed execution of a few large deals, primarily in BFSI, IT and Government verticals, supporting the overall commercial growth in Q1 2013”. However, the consumer market remained largely flat with a marginal quarter-on-quarter growth of 1.5% noted over Q4 2012. “High inventory in the beginning of the quarter and weak sales towards the closing weeks largely pulled back the growth witnessed in Q1 2013”,

Sunday, September 1, 2013

40% Facebook 's Revenues generated by its Mobile Ads

Facebook's Ad Revenuen by Smartphones and Tablets : "Facebook’s revenues from ads shown on smartphones and tablets are set to triple this year to more than $2.6 billion, or nearly 16% of overall mobile ad revenues, according to a new report from eMarketer. The research firm forecasts that mobile ad revenues overall will jump 89% this year, to $16.65 billion

As of May,2013 Almost one-third of Facebook’s advertising revenue is now coming from mobile platforms, according to the company’s latest earnings release. About $375 million of Facebook’s $1.25 billion in advertising revenue came from products like the company’s new mobile app install ads.

During Q2,,2013 Facebook reported their mobile ad revenues of $656 million, or 41% of its overall ad sales. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during the second-quarter conference call that he expected mobile ads to produce the majority of Facebook’s ad revenues before long."