Many European’s like to choose from a variety of Open mobile devices. As an example, Android smartphone users in France totaled 22 million in Q1 2015, that up by 17.0% over Q1 2014, reaching nearly two-thirds of the country’s smartphone population.
Mobile handset vendors shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2015, that’s up by 11.6% from the 302.1 million units in 2Q14. Also, the 2Q15 shipment volume was the second highest quarterly total on record, mostly due to emerging markets.
Historically, the competition within the mobile handset marketplace has been unrelenting. Prior success was never a guarantee of future prospects — just consider the rise and fall of Motorola, Nokia and BlackBerry. The ongoing battles in the American smartphone arena were indicative of this trend.
Consumer spending on Smart Home hardware will reach nearly $35 billion globally in 2015, and double in five years to $70 billion. The largest categories are Lighting and Appliance controls followed closely by IP cameras. New categories, such as smart LED bulbs and digitally controlled irrigation systems will add to IoT revenues.
When we looked at Mobile Addicts — consumers who launch apps 60 times or more per day — we saw this group is growing at the fastest rate, from 176 million in Q2 2014 to a whopping 280 million in Q2 2015 — that’s a 59% increase.
via Flurry Insights
Middle East and Africa smartphone shipments will total 155 million units in 2015, according to IDC. Smartphones accounted for 63% of the handsets shipped in the Middle East during the quarter and 47% in Africa.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 66.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. This represented a year-on-year decline of -11.8% — that’s about one percent below the already low projections for the quarter.