Shiny devices entering the mobile galaxy, but will they fly?

The proliferation of tablets raises questions about the impact of such devices on the network and the role of mobile backhaul

With a range of attractive handsets and tablets being launched ahead of the Christmas season, consumers are likely to get a range of options to choose from, and Apple will face some serious competition. The first serious opponent for the iPad 2 to reach the shops in the UK is the  Samsung

By Ciena, 08 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Consumers, Mobile, Smartphones.

New research maps US by Android vs iOS

New Data Takes Deep Look at Performance of Advertising on Android Devices

New data from Jumptap, the leader in targeted mobile advertising, shows that consumers in the South and Southwest tend to be Android-biased compared to the rest of the country, while those in the Midwest and Northeast lean towards iOS. California, Texas and Florida over-index for Android use and states in New England and the Midwest over-index for iOS use. Blackberry use, which over-indexed in New York, was also included in the geographic data. This...

By Otilia Otlacan, 05 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile, N America.

This Week In Mobile…

Yet more interesting predictions for the next quarter and Google takes up magic…

Mozilla OS to threaten Android?

With their Internet browser Firefox, Mozilla shook up a market that was previously dominated by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Now they look to do the same again by utilising their Gecko engine to create an OS for mobiles and tablets, threatening Android which is famed for its open source system.

By AlwaysOnMessage, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Industry, Mobile.

Samsung climbs to no. 2 in mobile shipments

Samsung Electronics has climbed to number two in the table of global smartphone sales, say industry analysts, despite declining to release detailed figures on its device shipments.

Releasing its Q2 results, Samsung showed that a drop in net profits of 18% to $3.3bn, largely down to poor performances of the company’s panel TV displays, was offset by strong growth of Samsung’s mobile unit.

Samsung said operating profit in its telecommunications unit more than doubled on the same quarter last year,...

By Matt Henkes, 01 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Mobile, Smartphones.

The Chinese Are Coming: Mobile news

The Chinese Are Coming!

For many, having a smartphone is a symbol of trendiness, modernity and a sizeable bank account, however if the Chinese have anything to do with it, that won’t last forever. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE is set to take on market giants, Nokia and Ericsson, by offering cheaper smartphones in emerging markets.

Here at AlwaysOnMessage, we pride ourselves seeing the bigger picture, so we take this as welcome news. A new competitor into the...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 25 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Mobile, Operators.

US Mobile Gaming Consumption

Gaming continues to be the most popular App category amongst US consumers according to research conducted by Nielsen.

The consumer research company found that 93 percent of US App downloaders (those who have downloaded an App within the last 30 days) are willing to pay for the games they play. Interestingly this figure stands at 76 percent for those willing to pay for news...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 07 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Mobile, Research.

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba to launch mobile OS

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is believed to be building its own mobile operating system, to be launched later this year.

Suggestions of the project have surfaced in the Chinese press, as well as the Wall Street Journal and through Reuters, though Alibaba, which has operated a dedicated Cloud Computing unit since 2009, has yet to make any official statement on the project.

Quoting an unnamed source, ‘close to the situation’, WSJ...

By Matt Henkes, 06 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Asia, Cloud, Mobile.

Time Spent on Mobile Apps Surpasses Desktop For First Time

A report released by Flurry today highlighted a significant shift in the way we consume information. For the first time, smartphone and tablet shipments have exceeded desktop and notebook shipments. The mass consumption of information is now done via mobile devices.

The report compares how daily interactive consumption has changed over the last twelve months between the web (desktop and mobile web) and mobile native apps. The report draws on data collected from comScore, Alexa and Flurry Analytics.

Time Spent...

By AlwaysOnMessage, 21 June 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile, N America.