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The Mobile Operating Systems Analysis 2012-2017: Who wins: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows?

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The commercial success of smartphones and tablets has opened up a new and untapped market in mobile communications. The natural evolution of a maturing market has led to better technology and lower costs, dramatically increasing the range of features and functionalities found on mobile devices. Visiongain has determined that the total mobile device (smartphones & tablets) operating system sales will reach 632.5 million by the end of 2012.

Since 2007, touchscreen phones have come to dominate the mobile device market. The presence of touch functionality in smartphones and tablets clearly underlines the popularity of this interface. Touchscreen devices have also changed the whole way we look at mobile OS. Better technology, lower costs, and heightened competition have increased the range of features and functionalities found on phones and tablets. 

The thriving smartphone and tablet market offers a whole range of economic opportunities for mobile operating systems. There is an ever increasing demand for connected and portable multimedia devices, and these devices need an operating system in order to function. The multimedia aspect of operating systems means that a whole host of different services, from personal assistance, business related functionality, to accessible entertainment on the go such as games, video streaming, music and social networking, can be offered from a mobile device. The tablet has blurred the line between PC and mobile, which has been a significant positive step for players in the mobile OS competitive landscape. 

Visiongain believes that in the next five years the mobile operating systems market will continue to flourish on a global level, as an increasing number of people switch to smartphones and tablets for a number of reasons; in order to carry out business related tasks, stay up to date, connect with friends and for entertainment purposes.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the mobile operating systems landscape from the perspective of infrastructure vendors and service providers, enterprises and end users. Key supplier strategies and business models are also related in order to provide a sound basis of understanding of the current market. The reader will also find a SWOT analysis and an assessment of market drivers/restraints for the mobile operating system market and some specific analysis of key industry players. 

The report contains 161 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the mobile operating systems market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2017 in terms of sales for the global mobile devices by operating systems, as well as a breakdown for smartphone and tablet shipment by operating system. In addition, 5 regional mobile OS markets have been forecasted and analysed by Visiongain over the period 2012-2017. The report also provides profiles of 5 leading companies operating within the market, and includes an exclusive interview with a leading mobile application development company: Ebbex, providing expert insight alongside Visiongain analysis.

The report provides a holistic view of the mobile operating systems market and its relevance to the mobile devices business, with a critical analysis of how key industry players can effectively leverage the market in order to get ahead of the competition. The report looks at established, emerging and innovative market players, their different offerings and the current and future outlook of the mobile operating systems market on a global and regional level. 

Unique Selling Points

• Comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the global mobile operating systems market from 2012-2017.

• Analysis and forecasting informed by extensive expert consultation with industry leaders. Within the report, you will be able to read the full transcript of an interview from the CEO & COO of one of the leading application development companies involved within the mobile operating systems market: Ebbex.

• 161 tables, charts and graphs that quantify, analyse and forecast the changing dynamics of the mobile operating systems market between 2012-2017.

• Forecasts and analysis for the global mobile operating systems market between 2012-2017

• Forecasts and analysis for 5 regional markets, as well as rest of the world figures and projections for the period 2012-2017.

• Forecasts and analysis breakdown for both the smartphone and tablet submarkets of the global mobile operating systems market from 2012-2017.

• Forecasts and analysis for 5 of the leading mobile operating systems from 2012-2017: Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry & Symbian

• Analysis of the forces that influence and characterise the mobile operating systems market.

• Profiles of 5 leading mobile operating systems companies currently prevailing within the market.

Methodology

This report has been compiled by combining information obtained from a very wide and rich mixture of primary and secondary research sources, producing a broad industry overview. Visiongain sought opinions from leading figures in the mobile operating systems market to underpin the analysis of market drivers and restraints. The study draws on a diverse range of official corporate and governmental announcements, media reports, policy documents, industry statements and expert opinion as a basis for discussing and predicting developments in the mobile operating systems market between 2012 and 2017. Visiongain considers that this methodology results in an accurate, objective mixture of analysis and forecasts.

Why you should buy The Mobile Operating Systems Analysis 2012-2017: Who wins: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows?

• You will receive a comprehensive analysis of the mobile operating systems market from 2012-2017

• Analysis and forecasting informed by extensive expert consultation with industry leaders. Within the report, you will be able to read the full transcript of an interview from the CEO & COO of one of the leading application development companies involved within the mobile operating systems market.

- Ebbex - A leading mobile application developer.

• You will find 161 tables, charts, and graphs that quantify, analyse and forecast the mobile operating systems market from 2012-2017

• You will receive forecasts and analysis of the global mobile operating systems market between 2012-2017

• You will be presented with forecasts for 5 regional mobile operating system markets with projections for the period 2012-2017

- North America

- Latin America

- Europe

- Asia-Pacific

- Middle East & Africa

• You will find forecasts and analysis of the 5 leading mobile operating systems over the period 2012-2017. This is provided at the global level and also at the regional level providing market share data for each of the operating systems in each region.

- Android

- iOS

- Windows

- BlackBerry

- Symbian

• You will find forecasts and analysis of 2 mobile operating systems submarkets over the period 2012-2017

- Smartphones

- Tablets

• You will receive a SWOT analysis that examines the leading mobile operating systems:

- Android

- iOS

- Windows

• You will gain profiles of 5 leading companies operating within the mobile operating systems market

What is the structure of the report?

Chapter 1 is the executive summary.

Chapter 2 is an introduction to the mobile operating systems market providing a clear overview and definition of the market and its characteristics.

Chapter 3 provides extensive analysis of the global mobile operating systems market with detailed forecasts of total mobile operating systems and submarket shipments forecast from 2012-2017.

Chapter 4 analyses 5 regional mobile operating systems market, detailed market forecasting and analysis is provided for each region, including shipment forecasts, market share, AGR and CAGR with the help of graphical representation and analysis. 

Chapter 5 analyses the key companies in the mobile operating systems market.

Chapter 6 presents the SWOT analysis for three of the leading mobile operating systems currently prevailing in the global market.

Chapter 7 features an original interview from the CEO & COO of one of the leading application development companies within the mobile operating systems market: Ebbex.

Chapter 8 provides a summary of the report and outlines the main conclusions of the forecasts & analysis of the mobile operating systems market.

Chapter 9 provides additional tables

Chapter 10 provides the glossary

You can order this report today

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This visiongain telecoms report will be valuable both to those already involved in the mobile operating systems market and those wishing to enter the market in the future. Gain an understanding of how to tap into the potential of this market by ordering The Mobile Operating Systems Analysis 2012-2017: Who wins: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows? 

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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Mobile OS Market Growth

1.2 Mobile Operating Systems Competitive Landscape

1.2.1 Touchscreen Success

1.2.2 Shifting Consumer Demands

1.2.3 Rapidly Evolving Industry

1.3 Aim of the Report

1.4 Structure of the Report

1.5 Report Scope

1.6 Target Audience

1.7 Questions Answered by this Report

1.8 Methodology

1.9 Points Emerged from this Research

2. Introduction to Mobile Operating Systems

2.1 Rise of Mobile Operating Systems Market

2.2 Definition of the Mobile Operating System Standard

2.3 Types of Mobile OS standard

2.4 The Two Distinct Mobile OS Business Models

2.5 Current Mobile Operating Systems

2.6 Competition Between Different Mobile OS Standards

2.7 Challenges & Market Barriers faced by Mobile OS's

2.8 Mobile OS and Beyond

2.9 Mobile OS Forecasting Background

3. The Global Mobile Operating Systems Market

3.1 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast

3.1.2 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

3.1.3 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast Market Share

3.2 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast

3.2.1 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System

3.2.2 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System AGR & CAGR

3.2.3 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share

3.3 Global Tablet Sales Forecast

3.3.1 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System

3.3.2 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System AGR & CAGR

3.3.4 Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share

3.4 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Summary

3.5 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Summary

3.6 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Summary

4. Regional Mobile Operating Systems Market Forecast

4.1 Regional Mobile OS Proliferation Overview 2012-2017

4.2 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast

4.2.1 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.2.2 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast Market Share

4.3 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast

4.3.1 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.3.2 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4 Regional Mobile Operating Systems Sales Forecast

4.4.1 North American Operating Systems Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.4.1.1 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4.1.2 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.4.2 The Asia-Pacific Operating System Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.4.2.1 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4.2.2 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.4.3 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.4.3.1 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4.3.2 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.4.4 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.4.4.1 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4.4.2 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.4.5 Middle East and Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.4.5.1 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.4.5.2 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.5 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.5.1 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.5.2 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.6 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.6.1 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.6.2 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

4.7 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017

4.7.1 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share

4.7.2 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR & CAGR

5. Leading Mobile Operating Systems

5.1 Android

5.1.1 Background to the Google Android Mobile OS Initiative

5.1.2 Open Source Platform

5.1.3 Android's UI Innovations

5.1.4 Android Driving for Convergence and Uniformity

5.1.5 Device & Android Fragmentation

5.1.6 Android Tablet Market

5.2 Apple iOS

5.2.1 Consistency of Design and Production

5.3 Windows Phone

5.3.1 Setback of Windows Mobile Design

5.3.2 Advantages of Windows Phone

5.4 BlackBerry OS

5.4.1 Losing Market Share at a Critical Juncture

5.4.1.1 Reasons for BlackBerry's Decline in Mobile Telephony

5.4.2. The Playbook - BlackBerry's Foray into Tablet Manufacturing

5.4.2.1 Early Criticisms Emerge

5.4.2.2 Disappointing Early Sales

5.5 Symbian

6. SWOT Analysis of Leading Mobile Operating Systems 

6.1 Android Mobile OS SWOT Analysis

6.2 iOS Mobile OS SWOT Analysis

6.3 Windows Mobile OS SWOT Analysis

7. Expert Opinion

7.1 Ebbex - Mobile Applications Developer

7.1.1 Key Trends and Recent Developments in the Mobile Operating Systems Market

7.1.2 Global Mobile Operating Systems Market

7.1.2.1 iOS Mobile OS Market

7.1.2.2 Android Mobile OS Market

7.1.2.3 Windows Mobile OS Market

7.1.3 Primary Drivers & Restraints in the Mobile Operating Systems Market

7.1.4 Final Thoughts on Mobile Operating Systems

8. Conclusions

8.1 Key Findings of the Report

8.2 Global Mobile Operating Systems Sales Forecasts

8.2.1 Device Sales

8.2.2 OS Market Share

8.2.2.1 Android

8.2.2.2 Apple iOS

8.2.2.3 Windows

8.2.2.4 BlackBerry

8.2.2.5 Symbian

8.3 Discussion

9. Additional Tables

10. Glossary

Appendix A

About visiongain

Appendix B

Visiongain report evaluation form

List of Tables

Table 3.1 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 3.2 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 3.3 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 3.4 Global Mobile Operating Systems Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 3.5 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units, AGR %)

Table 3.6 Global Smartphones Sales Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 3.7 Global Smartphone Sales by Operating System Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 3.8 Global Smartphone Sales by Operating System Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 3.9 Global Smartphone Sales by Operating System Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 3.10 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 3.11 Global Tablet Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units, AGR %)

Table 3.12 Global Tablet Sales Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 3.13 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 3.14 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 3.15 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 3.16 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 3.17 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Summary 2012, 2014 and 2017 (million units, Rank, % Share, CAGR %, Cumulative)

Table 3.18 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units, AGR %)

Table 3.19 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014

Table 3.20 iOS Mobile OS Market Forecast Summary 2012, 2014 and 2017 (million units, Rank, % Share, CAGR %, Cumulative)

Table 3.21 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units, AGR %)

Table 3.22 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014

Table 3.23 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Summary 2012, 2014 and 2017 (million units, Rank, % Share, CAGR %, Cumulative)

Table 3.24 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units, AGR %)

Table 3.25 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014

Table 4.1 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.2 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.3 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.4 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.5 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.6 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.7 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast CAGR (%), 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.8 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.9 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.10 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.11 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.12 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.13 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.14 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.15 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.16 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.17 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.18 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.19 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.20 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.21 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.22 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.23 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.24 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.25 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.26 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.27 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.28 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.29 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.30 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.31 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.32 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.33 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.34 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.35 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.36 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 4.37 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Table 4.38 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012-2017 (%)

Table 4.39 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Table 4.40 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast CAGR (%) 2012-2017, 2012-2014, and 2014-2017

Table 5.1 Android's Google Play App Store Performance 1Q09-2Q12 (Available apps; cumulative downloads; AGR %)

Table 5.2 List of Android Mobile App Stores 2012

Table 5.3 List of iPhone & iOS Mobile App Stores 2012

Table 5.4 Windows Mobile Operating System Shortcomings

Table 5.5 Improvements with Windows Phone

Table 5.6 List of BlackBerry OS Mobile App Stores 2012

Table 5.7 BlackBerry Device and Operating System Shortcomings

Table 6.1 SWOT Analysis of Android Mobile OS 2012-2017

Table 6.2 SWOT Analysis of iOS Mobile OS 2012-2017

Table 6.3 SWOT Analysis of Windows Mobile OS 2012-2017

Table 9.1 List of Popular Mobile Devices with Manufacturer, Platform, Technology, Hardware and Screen Specifications

Table 9.2 Recent Tablet Releases with Price ($), Release Date, OS, Screen Size, Resolution and CPU Specifications

Table 9.3 List of Tablets Launched at CES 2011 with OEM, Model, Release, Type, Screen Size and OS

Table 9.4 List of Cross Platform Mobile App Stores 2012

Table 9.5 List of Manufacturer Mobile App Stores 2012

Table 9.6 List of Operator Mobile App Stores 2012

List of Figures

Figure 2.1 Vertical and Horizontal Mobile Operating System Business Models

Figure 3.1 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.2 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.3 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (%)

Figure 3.4 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (%)

Figure 3.5 Global Mobile Operating System Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (%)

Figure 3.6 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.7 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.8 Global Smartphone Sales by Operating System 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.9 Global Smartphone Sales by Operating System Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.10 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2012 (%)

Figure 3.11 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2014 (%)

Figure 3.12 Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2017 (%)

Figure 3.13 Global Tablet Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.14 Global Tablet Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.15 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.16 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.17 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2012 (%)

Figure 3.18 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2014 (%)

Figure 3.19 Global Tablet Sales Forecast by Operating System Market Share 2017 (%)

Figure 3.20 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012, 2014 and 2017 (% Share)

Figure 3.21 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.22 Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.23 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012, 2014 and 2017 (% Share)

Figure 3.24 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.25 iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 3.26 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012, 2014 and 2017 (% Share)

Figure 3.27 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 3.28 Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.1 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.2 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.3 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (%)

Figure 4.4 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (%)

Figure 4.5 Regional Smartphone Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (%)

Figure 4.6 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.7 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.8 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (%)

Figure 4.9 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (%)

Figure 4.10 Regional Tablet Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (%)

Figure 4.11 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.12 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.13 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.14 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.15 North America Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.16 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.17 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.18 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.19 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.20 Asia Pacific Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.21 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.22 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.23 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.24 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.25 Europe Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.26 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.27 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.28 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.29 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.30 Latin America Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.31 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.32 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.33 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.34 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.35 Middle East & Africa Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.36 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.37 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.38 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Market Share Forecast 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.39 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.40 Regional Android Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.41 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.42 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.43 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.44 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.45 Regional iOS Mobile OS Sales Forecast, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 4.46 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast 2012-2017 (million units)

Figure 4.47 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2012 (% Share)

Figure 4.48 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2014 (% Share)

Figure 4.49 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast Market Share 2017 (% Share)

Figure 4.50 Regional Windows Mobile OS Sales Forecast AGR, 2013-2017 (AGR %)

Figure 5.1 Android's Google Play App Store Performance 1Q09-2Q12 (Available apps; billion downloads) 

Companies Listed

Accenture

Acer

Adobe

Aircel

Airtel

AlternativeTo

Aluratek

Amazon

Amazon Appstore

AMD

AndroidPit

AOC

AppBrain

AppCentral

AppCity

Apple

Appoke

AppShup

AppVisor

Archos

ARM

Asus

AT&T

Augen

BananasFactory

Barnes & Noble

BBNation

China Mobile

Cisco 

Coby

CrackBerry Store

Cydia

Dell

Djuzz

Docomo

Ebbex

eFun

Enspert

Entourage

Facebook

Freescale

Fujitsu

Gajah International

GetJar

Google

Handmark

Handster

Hanvon

HP

HTC

Huawei

Instagram

Intel

iRiver

Key Ingredient

Kno

Kongregate

Le Pan

Lenovo

LG

LG T-mobile

Lima

M1 Singapore

Maopao

Marvell

Maxis Malaysia

Meebox

Microsoft

MiKandi

mJelly

Mobango

Motion Computing

Motorola

Motorola Mobility

MSI

MTN South Africa

NEC

Netbook Navigator

NexVa

Nokia

Notion Ink

Nvidia

Olive Telecom

Omnitel Lithuania

OpenAppMkt

OpenPeak

Panasonic

Pandigital

PhoLoad

Pinterest

PocketBook-USA, Inc.

PremierAppShop

Qualcomm

Razer

Research in Motion (RIM)

Rullingnet

Samsung

SexAppShop

Sharp

SK Telecom

Sony

Sony Ericsson 

Sprint

Tegra Zone

Telecom Italia

Telkomsel

TI

T-Mobile

Toshiba

Turkcell

Velocity Micro

Verizon

ViewSonic

Viliv

Vizio

Vodafone

WAC

WhiteApp

Yahoo

Youtube

ZTE

Government Agencies and Other Organisations Mentioned in This Report

SEC: Securities and Exchange Commission 

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We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems – call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge. IoT is comprised of smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that data is being processed into useful actions that can “command and control” thi...
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
The worldwide cellular network will be the backbone of the future IoT, and the telecom industry is clamoring to get on board as more than just a data pipe. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Evan McGee, CTO of Ring Plus, Inc., discussed what service operators can offer that would benefit IoT entrepreneurs, inventors, and consumers. Evan McGee is the CTO of RingPlus, a leading innovative U.S. MVNO and wireless enabler. His focus is on combining web technologies with traditional telecom to create a new breed of unified communication that is easily accessible to the general consumer. With over a de...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems tha...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of vie...
Grow your business with enterprise wearable apps using SAP Platforms and Google Glass. SAP and Google just launched the SAP and Google Glass Challenge, an opportunity for you to innovate and develop the best Enterprise Wearable App using SAP Platforms and Google Glass and gain valuable market exposure. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian McPhail, Senior Director of Business Development, ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, outlined the timeline of the SAP Google Glass Challenge and the opportunity for developers, start-ups, and companies of all sizes to engage with SAP today.
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, described an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-device experiences grounded in people's real needs and desires.
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT.
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization – allowing customers to provide amazing user experiences with optimized IT per...