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Smartphone Users in France Prefer Android-based Devices

Android France Smartphone

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.

via eMarketer

Why Smartphone Shipments to Emerging Markets Drive Growth

Smartphone Emerging Markets

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.

via IDC

U.S. Smartphone Market is Now Ready for a Huge Disruption

U.S. Smartphone Disruption

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.

via Digital Lifescapes

Smart Home Controls Revenue Could Reach $70 Billion in 2020

smart home consumer electronics IoT

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.

via Strategy Analytics

Mobile Device Addiction is a Growing Global Phenomenon

Mobile Internet Addicts

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

Smartphone Sales Surge within the Middle East and Africa

Africa Smartphones

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.

via IDC

PC Market Continues to Decline Ahead of Windows 10 Release

PC Market Decline

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.

via IDC

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