Always-On Consumers are defined as those who own and personally use at least three connected devices, go online from a minimum of three different physical locations and multiple times a day.
We found nearly half (48%) of the U.S. adult population can be considered as “Always-On.”
U.S. Hispanics are avid digital consumers who over-index on smartphone usage — many are turning to their bundle of devices every day to learn more about local products and services.
Tablets were preferred by Hispanics — 52.5% of respondents used them daily for local shopping in Q3 2013.
Since USB was first introduced in 1996, a bevy of wired connectivity standards have fallen by the wayside. Now, USB 3.1 and USB Power Delivery will help to firmly establish the mobile device leadership position in the marketplace.
With the forthcoming Type-C port, mobile adoption of the USB 3.0 standard should accelerate significantly.
Children and teens in the UK have grown up with the internet as a constant. They spend more time there than ever, doing more things than ever, on more devices than ever.
According to a January 2014 BBC survey, 75% of UK child and teen tablet users employed their device in order to learn new things.
In Germany, 18 million people are now media tablet users, that’s 26% of all consumers ages 14 and older — in late 2012, the proportion was just one in eight (13%).
Tablet penetration was highest (34%) among adults 30 to 49 — a demographic with some disposable income for mobile gadgets.
American shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics (CE) devices grew 10% in 2013, reaching 324 million units. The 802.11n Wi-Fi standard has become the industry baseline for low cost Wi-Fi, accounting for 88% of all shipments in 2013.
The market will shift to the 802.11ac standard, as the industry continues to seek improved connectivity to more efficiently deliver high-quality content and services on CE devices.
Despite continued growth of online video viewing on connected consumer electronics (CE) devices and expanding platform options, annual increases in mobile online viewing (via tablets and smartphones) are higher than any other category.
Worldwide mobile views already constitute over 20 percent of the total in 2013 – more than doubling during the next five years, according to ABI Research.
Strategy Analytics predicts that global media tablet shipments will grow by 25.9 percent in 2014. Based on their current forecasts, North America will account for 28 percent of global tablet volumes in 2014.
Asia-Pacific is the world’s largest region in 2014, accounting for 35 percent of all tablet shipments worldwide.
Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 76.9 million units in the fourth calendar quarter of 2013 (4Q13), according to IDC. That total represents 62.4% growth over the previous quarter — and 28.2% growth over the same period a year ago.
While the market’s growth rates remain impressive, they’re down dramatically compared to the year-over-year rates of the same quarter one year ago (87.1%) and indicate a significant slowing of the overall market.
In a growing number of markets, pay-TV providers find themselves at a crossroads. Their traditional business models are under attack as telco IPTV providers, over-the-top (OTT) providers, and consumer electronics companies — i.e. Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Amazon, Hulu, Apple and Samsung — continue to divert revenue away from them.
For most pay-TV providers, the media tablet has become the de facto second screen: 47% of survey respondent operators support tablets as part of their multi-screen service now, growing to 89% by 2015.