In Germany, mobile internet penetration is fast approaching 50%, as smartphones and tablets provide quick, convenient access to the web. Males have taken the lead in mobile internet access — they outnumbered female users in Germany by nearly 3.5 million and accounted for 55.0% of all mobile internet users in Q2 2014.
While the number of video starts are growing fast to the smartphone, the smaller screen loses out heavily in video finishes. Adobe data shows that video completions are significantly lower for the smaller screen than for the TV or computer. Just 16.6% of videos viewed on a tablet or smartphone are watched to 75% completion. 50% of PC and 35% of game console views reach 75% completion.
According to a recent study, the trend of Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) to work is growing from 29% of all devices today to almost 40% by 2016, driven by wider user adoption within existing BYOD companies, as well as multiple devices per user. Survey respondents expect their enterprise wireless LAN user population to grow by 10% per year over the next 2 years, driven to a large extent by guest access, which will account for only 18% of the user population by 2016.
via Infonetics Research
As we approach the end of 2014, it’s important to revisit the enterprise mobility application marketplace. Clearly, the mobile cloud apps trend will be far reaching in 2015 — it will touch every department within many organizations and it will be adopted by most forward-thinking industries.
Tablet computers have replaced the TV in the bedroom as the must-have gadget for British children, with over one-third of those aged from five to 15 owning their own tablet in the UK, says Ofcom. The number of 5-15-year-olds using a media tablet to go online has doubled to 42% in the past year.
via The Guardian
Healthcare focused smartphone interfaces launched by Samsung and Apple will be instrumental in propelling the global healthcare accessory hardware market to $3 billion by 2019, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.
Apple and Samsung have led the market substantially since the inception of media tablets. However, the race for third place is still undecided and competition is heating up between Lenovo, Amazon, ASUS, and other emerging vendors that are forecast to experience a CAGR of 22.8 percent between 2014 and 2019.