Smartphone Market Look Like in 2015

Google and Apple are currently in a heated battle for control of the world’s smartphone market, but which mobile OS will reign supreme down the road?

That’s the question research and analyst firm Gartner is trying to answer. Its most recent prediction is turning some heads, though: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will overtake Apple iOS market share by 2015. Not only that, but Gartner believes that Android will control nearly 50% of the mobile smartphone market within two years.

In its most recent predictions report, Gartner claims that Android will jump from 38.5% market share this year to 49.2% in 2012. That’s more than double its 22.7% market share in 2010. Needless to say, it’s a shocking conclusion.

Just as mind-boggling is the conclusion that iOS will actually peak in market share this year at 19.4%, then drop to 18.9% next year and 17.2% by 2015. Windows Phone, on the other hand, will grow from 5.6% this year to 10.8% next year and eventually reach 19.5% in 2015, according to the research firm’s estimates. BlackBerry is destined for a slow decline, dropping from 13.4% this year to 11.1% in 2015.

via What Will the Smartphone Market Look Like in 2015?.

Google Overtakes RIM

A large increase in the percentage of US smartphone owners using the Google Android smartphone platform and simultaneous decrease in the percentage using the RIM Blackberry platform led Google to displace the longtime US smartphone platform leader in January 2011, according to new comScore Mobile Metrix data. Google claimed the top spot with a 31.2% share, up almost 33% from 23.5% in October 2010.
RIM Slips, Apple Drops to Third

Meanwhile, RIM lost 15% of its US smartphone platform share in the same time period, dropping from 35.8% to 30.4%. The other leading US smartphone platform provider, Apple, remained almost flat in percentage by going from 24.6% to 24.7% market share. However, this incremental increase was not enough to keep Apple from dropping from second to third place.

Microsoft and Palm rounded out the top five US smartphone platform providers by remaining in their respective fourth and fifth place positions, with each losing almost 18% of its share.

A total of 65.8 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ending in January 2011, up 8% from the preceding three-month period.
Samsung Remains Top OEM

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Mobile Application Platform

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Utilizing the multi-channel capabilities of WorkLight, developers are overcoming the proliferation of devices and standards as they employ familiar development technologies such as XML, CSS, HTML and JavaScript to deliver a rich and optimized user experience that makes use of popular native device APIs.

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iPhone Emulator for Windows

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What is MobiOne?

* Create mobile applications and Web sites in just minutes – without touching a line of code
* Supports iPhone App design and iPhone testing, includes iPhone emulator
* Allows marketers and communicators to lead mobile initiatives without being IT experts

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  • Add iPhone home screen icons
  • Incorporate app splash screen
  • Launch Web app directly
  • Custom brand your iPhone app
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Test Center

  • True device emulator
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Test Center

  • Explore mobile web frameworks
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mobile search engines

Top 5 mobile search engines

BlackBerry Bold 9000Search is going mobile. The number of people accessing the web on their mobile phones is skyrocketing. Searching on your mobile or cell phone is different than searching on your computer: The screen is smaller and typing can be a hassle. To make your mobile searching fun and easy we present five great tools for mobile web search.

  1. Google Mobile Google Mobile,
  2. Taptu Taptu is not as advanced as Google
  3. Yahoo! Mobile Yahoo! Mobile offers much of the tools Google Mobile does
  4. Bing Mobile Bing Mobile has a smart design which makes searching easy:
  5. Ask Mobile Ask Mobile is not too impressive.

via » Top 5 mobile search engines.

Why you Need a Mobile Strategy

These 15 stats should be reason enough to at least think about creating a mobile strategy, or recommending one to your clients.

  1. There are an estimated 82 million U.S. mobile Web users. (Millennial Media)
  2. 83% of U.S. adults have either a cell phone or a smartphone. (Pew Internet)
  3. 35% of U.S. adults have accessed the Internet using their phone. (Pew Internet)
  4. 450 million smartphones are projected to be shipped in 2012 – more than notebook and desktop computers combined. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  5. One in two consumers would give preference to a brand that has a mobile site. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  6. 40% of U.S. women own smartphones. (comScore)
  7. 32% of moms in the U.S. owned a smartphone in 2010. (comScore)
  8. 1/3 of U.S women use the mobile web at least once a week. (comScore)
  9. Only 4.8% of U.S. retailers have mobile-specific websites. (Brandanywhere and Luth Research)
  10. By 2015, worldwide mobile advertising revenue will rise to about $24.1 billion. (Informa Telecoms & Media)
  11. 12.3 million U.S. mobile users have clicked on a mobile advertisement and then went on to purchase the item. (Lightspeed Research for mobileSQUARED)
  12. U.S. mobile ad spending will reach $1 billion in 2011. (eMarketer)
  13. Eight in 10 U.S. mobile users currently use or will use mobile text coupons within 24 months. (IHL Group)
  14. 94% of mobile phone owners have text included as a part of their phone plan. (IHL Group)
  15. 85% of U.S. retailers support the iPhone/iPod platform and 88% plan to do so. (IHL Group)

via 15 Reasons You and Your Clients Need a Mobile Strategy.

Android Developers Blog: More Countries, More sellers, More buyers

Android and Android Market

Developer Announcements

Android Market

We’re pleased to announce that paid apps are available in more locations of the world! Developers from 20 more locations can now sell paid apps on Android Market. Users in more locations will also soon be able to purchase apps.

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Get Android 2.2!

The Android 2.2 platform is now available for the Android SDK, along with new tools, documentation, and a new NDK. For information about new features and APIs, read the version notes.

If you have an existing SDK, add Android 2.2 as an SDK component. If you’re new to Android, install the SDK starter package.

Download

The Android SDK has the tools, sample code, and docs you need to create great apps.

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Publish

Android Market is an open service that lets you distribute your apps to handsets.

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Contribute

Android Open Source Project gives you access to the entire platform source.

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Target Devices

The Device Dashboard provides information about deployed Android devices to help you target suitable device configurations as you build and update your apps.

via Android Developers Blog: More Countries, More sellers, More buyers.

Android vs iPhone

Web Designer Podcast Episode 1: Android vs iPhone, Chrome and CS4

by Steve Jenkins

podcastIn the first Web Designer podcast, the team talk developing for Android vs iPhone and chat with regular contributor Adrian Bridgewater about Google Chrome’s impact on the development scene. Jonathon Ferman, Business Development Manager from Adobe, joins the team to talk about CS4.

Click here to listen to the podcast.
Click here to subcribe to the podcast.

via Web Designer Podcast Episode 1: Android vs iPhone, Chrome and CS4 | Web Designer – Defining the internet through beautiful design.

Sencha – Sencha Touch Mobile applications

Sencha Touch API

We thoroughly documented Sencha Touch during its creation so that you can have the best experience bulding your own apps.

See just how easy it is to make mobile apps by browsing the Sencha Touch API docs »

Getting Started Guide

Sencha Touch is an HTML5 mobile app framework for deploying instantly to Apple iPhone and Google Android phones.

Learn how to build your first app with our Getting Started Guide »

Sencha Touch Introduction from Sencha on Vimeo.

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