According to a detailed report from New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin on wireless carriers in the first quarter, fewer people are buying smartphones. This means that wireless carriers as a group will no longer benefit from millions of people upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone--those who want smartphones already have them, and those who don't most likely won't buy one anytime soon.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and March 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and February 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Nearly 60 per cent of mobile users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK (the EU5) owned a smartphone in the three-month average ending December 2012, according to a comScore's report.
According to the latest figures from comScore, Apple managed to increase its smartphone market share in the United States during the October-January holiday buying rush. The firm said Apple's share of the market increased 3.5 percent during the period, from 34.3 percent in October to 37.8 percent in January. The figures are notable considering Android, BlackBerry and Microsoft all lost sharing during the same period.
Consumers moving to online video to avoid watching ads are finding less relief and more pitches as the number of ads in digital content grew by about two-thirds between December 2011 and December 2012.
Google is reportedly looking to put $50 million into music video service VEVO, with the goal of keeping VEVO's music videos on its YouTube online video service.
Facebook edged out Google Maps to claim the number one spot among U.S. apps, according to a new report from comScore. The comScore Mobile Metrix measured apps on their monthly unique visitors and user engagement.
Google, thanks to its YouTube property, continued to dominate as the top online video content provider in December, according to the latest data from the comScore Video Metrix service.
FierceWireless compiled a list highlighting the smartphones and tablets that the Tier 1 carriers are promoting during the holidays. This list is not comprehensive, but designed to give you a cross-section of the top devices that carriers are heavily promoting, and in some cases discounting to consumers.