By 2020, a clear picture of the post-smartphone era will have emerged — the blended-reality era. The smartphone will be the central component of a personal Internet of Things (IoT), connecting with wearables, household objects and utilities, and connected vehicles to quantify, aggregate, and automate everyday tasks. Sensors, displays, and augmented reality services will blend a digital layer into the physical world, quantifying it for increased efficiency and optimization.
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The conversion rates on mobile searches are high. About two thirds of searches done for a product on a mobile device result in a purchase, with men being more likely to make a purchase after a mobile search than women.
The restaurant industry reports a conversion rate of about 90% when people search for a restaurant on a mobile device.
KPMG recently surveyed 768 technology business leaders to identify the emerging or disruptive technologies and barriers to the adoption of tech innovation. Cloud Computing and Mobile continue to be major forces of technological change, with the convergence of these two powerhouses enabling innovation and new business models.
“This shift in monthly data quota provides an opportunity for mobile operators to actually revise their pricing strategy,” said Lian Jye Su at ABI Research. This change is being reflected in an average increase of 11.31 percent in the monthly tariff in the top 20 markets.
The Rich Communications Services (RCS) market size is expected to grow from $775.4 million in 2014 to $ 5.7 billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 49.3 percent. Though the service deployment requires expensive IMS infrastructure, the availability of RCS-hosted solutions has made it relatively cheaper.
Improving the quality of indoor voice communication for smartphone users is a high-priority for mobile service providers. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the femtocell market will see a steady growth as revenues reach $4.2 billion in 2019, owing to a rise in enterprise unit shipments.
As of the three months ending July 2014, Samsung held a 36% market share in Great Britain and Apple 28.6%. And, the closest vendor challenger? It wasn’t BlackBerry nor HTC, but Nokia — with a 10.3% share of sales.