Right now, there really isn’t one single offering that caters to the needs of the people — that is, the masses — that can be classified as wearable tech. Google Glass could fit the bill. What happens then?
Estimations from IDC and Strategy Analytics show that, while the top four Android smartphone makers posted massive sales increases over the last year, Apple’s growth was mediocre.
ABI Research suggests that Samsung is best placed to close the gap on Apple this year, which would further increase Android’s share of the tablet market.
While they’re no match for the record-breaking numbers posted by Samsung fiscal quarter after quarter, LG’s smartphone sales have been on the rise lately, mostly boosted by the Nexus 4 and Optimus G hits.
Despite Android growth leveling off in the U.S., it’s still the number one mobile OS worldwide. Handset Detection recently analyzed 35 million Android devices in seven countries across four different categories: Top models, top screen sizes, number of unique devices, and what percentage of phones compared to tablets.
JPMorgan predicts that, are you ready for this?, Samsung will ship a total of 320 million smartphones in 2013, a quarter of which should be Galaxy S4 units.
Google Play Store is the first quarter’s leader in terms of downloads in this year’s first quarter, while Apple’s App Store makes the most revenue.
It seems Android activation is leveling off in the US, a trend we’re not used to for prolonged periods. Even more concerning was the holiday season, which saw a downward trend, one that continues into 2013.
Analytics firm comScore released new data and despite Apple still leading as the top U.S. smartphone maker, Samsung continues to gain traction.
Google has made a small adjustment in measuring version share on the Android platform. This month, Jelly Bean gets a big jump, and this could be attributed to better engagement among ICS and Jelly Bean users compared to older versions.