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Let's face it, we're addicted to apps, which is why ABI Research is confident in forecasting that mobile users will download around 70 billion mobile apps in 2013. Half of those will belong to Android, while another 41 percent will be represented by the iOS camp, meaning more than 9 of 10 app downloads this year will be either Android or iOS. Though the market share split is fairly close, the two competing platforms dominate different market segments. According to ABI Research, Android will account for 58 percent of the 56 billion smartphone app downloads in 2013, versus iOS at 33 percent. Microsoft's... Read more...
A market research firm forecasts media tablet shipments around the world will reach 145 million units in 2013. New players, a wider range of lower cost tablets to choose from, and increased interest from business sectors will help media tablets to "continue to take the market by storm," ABI Research says. "The rate of innovation is slowing as tablet vendors augment their product portfolios to meet the needs of market audiences," says ABI Research senior practice director Jeff Orr. "The late 2012 launches of Apple’s iPad mini and a variety of slates based on Intel architecture and new Windows... Read more...
One of the essential features of any smartphone is the built-in camera, and the quality of photos a device outputs plays a role in our evaluation of these devices. For many, a quality camera is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in an increasingly social landscape, so is it any surprise that smartphone and tablet shipments have turned us all into photographers? According to ABI Research, over 1 billion cameras shipped in smartphones and tablets during 2012, and by 2018, that annual figure will jump to 2.7 billion, the research firm predicts. Mobile device makers are privy to the importance of... Read more...