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.
Media tablets are more popular than ever, according to a new study. Tablet ownership increased to 50% from 40% in 2013, and the percentage of all American consumers watching TV or movies on tablets weekly jumped to 26% from 17% last year. Smartphones are now used weekly to watch TV or movies by more than 40% of consumers under 35 years old. Meanwhile, U.S. consumers spending less on traditional pay-TV services jumped from 26% last year to 35% in 2014.
via Altman Vilandrie
The e-Book market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.28 percent during the forecast period from 2014 to 2018, thanks to the lower cost and higher convenience of e-books compared with printed books. Availability of low-priced media tablets and e-readers has made e-books more accessible.
Demand for affordable devices used to connect to the mobile internet, mostly from emerging markets, is continuing to drive strong sales of what Gartner calls “white-box” smartphones and media tablets in 2014. Gartner expects the white-box smartphone market to grow 50 percent, while the white-box tablet market will experience growth of 15.6 percent.