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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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CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, discussed how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights included anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides...
Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we’d never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between “Cloud” and “Big Data” but on Big Data and “Hybrid,” where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure pro...
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
We all know the latest numbers: Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from last year, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. We're rapidly approaching a data production of 40 zettabytes a day – more than we can every physically store, and exabytes and yottabytes are just around the corner. For many that’s a good sign, as data has been proven to equal money – IF it’s ingested, integrated, and analyzed fast enough. Without real-ti...
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.