More smartphone users expect mobile Internet access when they travel abroad, it’s a growing trend. Juniper Research has valued mobile network operator revenues generated from data roaming at $42 billion by 2018.
This data usage will represent 47 percent of all global mobile roaming revenue, compared to an estimated 36 percent in 2013.
Smartphones may be the device of choice for mobile music listening, but research has revealed that U.S. internet users were far more likely to purchase music on a computer than on a mobile device — at 50.0% vs. 27.3%.
Music streaming services have been in the limelight, and new study findings confirmed their popularity on mobile devices — nearly six in 10 respondents had at least one mobile app that streamed music.
Following the current worldwide trend, many of the people who have yet to experience the Internet will likely gain access via a mobile device — such as a smartphone.
During 2013, global mobile Internet service revenue is estimated to have grown 23.4 percent to roughly $300 billion, according to the latest market study by ABI Research.
Investments in connected vehicle capabilities and accompanying services — intended to provide the driver with an array of benefits, many of which focus on increased safety — are ongoing by automakers and a host of other ecosystem players.
Three-quarters of survey respondents prefer to access services in the vehicle through their existing mobile device, maintaining their digital identity.
via IDC Insights
The Millennial generation represents nearly 23% of the UK population. But while large in number, they’re under the greatest financial strain. Despite this, smartphone ownership is high among this demographic.
A study uncovered that 54% of 18-to-34-year-old social media users employed their smartphone as the main device — the PC ranked second at 38%.
Sub-$50 smartphone introduction is one of the most transcendental events to take place in 2014, as mass availability will mean empowering under-penetrated populations by providing them access to the benefits of a Global Networked Economy.
According to new study findings, by the end of 2014, almost one in every three mobile subscriptions in Africa and the Middle East will be on 3G or more advanced networks.
via Pyramid Research
Messaging on smartphones is assumed to be secure, but recent reports of new threats to user data integrity has created a renewed interest in the BlackBerry BBM robust messaging service.
Meanwhile, independent software developers will offer enhanced app-based encryption solutions for other smartphones.
Mobile applications have proven to be a tool that businesses can use to engage with customers, according to a new study — providing information, for customer relations management and to help build a brand.
Mobile apps are used to communicate with customers (83%), for customer support (79%), for product info (74%), facilitation of transactions (69%) and brand engagement (67%).
UK TV viewers are not as focused as they once were, according to new research from BT (British Telecom), which suggested almost eight in 10 (78%) now perform other activities while in front of their television set.
Wide adoption of tablets and smartphones means UK consumers can easily distract themselves. Forty-seven percent of respondents checked email, 37% shopped and 36% used social media.
American smartphone user growth may have slowed in recent months, but the adoption and ongoing use of software apps continues to rise. comScore released summary data on key trends within the U.S. smartphone industry for November 2013.
Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.2 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 51.9 percent platform market share.