Looking at the final quarter of 2014, as well as the year as a whole, we take a look at the big players in the smartphone game, while also looking forward to what we might expect as 2015 progresses.
Join us this week as we recap the latest in Android apps news including some huge changes to the Google Play Store, FIFA 15, and new full screen ads.
According to Radio Free Mobile analyst Richard Windsor, revenue generated by the Google Play Store is expected to surpass that of Apple’s App Store by 2018.
According to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve, Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month. The company released their first App Monetization and Engagement Report, which examines the relative rates of retention across platforms using data collected during the month of April.
The courts have ruled on the latest Apple v Samsung case, awarding Apple over $100 million and Samsung $158,400 for various patent infringements.
While the iTunes App Store and Google Play are almost at par in terms of app availability and quality, there are still some gaps. What are your thoughts? Which apps are better on iOS, and which iOS-only apps do you want to see on Android, too?
With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.
The iPhone 5S may be a few months old, but does it manage to hold its own against Samsung’s latest? We find out! Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S!
New statistics from comScore show that Android is still the biggest smartphone platform in the US, but Apple retained the largest individual market share of any manufacturer.
A new report suggests that Android users spend less time using apps than iOS users – as much as 20 percent less time. Is that true and if so, why?