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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

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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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There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
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. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
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 Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share 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, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
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.
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 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. 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!
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
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With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.