Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

Thoughtful OS Market Share Analysis

The overall share of Internet traffic from Windows PCs has dropped slightly in the past two-and-a-half years, from 95.4% to 91.1%. But that’s true across the board for competing desktop OSes as well. Linux usage is down dramatically in 2010, to 0.85% from an all-time high of 1.08% in early 2009. Interestingly, OS X usage is also down, dropping by roughly a quarter of a percentage point since a year ago, from 5.26% to exactly 5.00%. In relative terms, that’s almost exactly the same overall drop as the Windows platform has seen in the same period.

It is clear that all desktop OSs are under attack from mobile OSs.

The mobile Internet is growing at an astonishing rate. This was the most fascinating set of numbers to me, and they’re also the ones that should have Microsoft most concerned.

Not surprisingly, Apple’s iOS-based devices are the leader in the mobile category, as measured by usage, accounting for 42% of the total traffic from mobile sources. The very close runner-up, at 37%, is a big surprise: Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME), presumably running mostly on Nokia feature phones. Symbian is a distant third at 11%, with Android in fourth at 8%.

42% for iOS versus 8% for Android really puts recent device “activation” claims from certain quarters into perspective.

Windows Phone 7 currently has what is effectively a 0% share. And it’s a few years behind both Android and iOS in every way.

Posted: October 26th, 2010
Categories: Analysis, Android, Apple, Microsoft, iOS, windows
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Mobile phones ‘dirtier than toilet handles’..

Swabs and analysis of 30 mobile handsets found that seven had high or warning levels of environmental bacteria, according to consumer group Which?

One contained such an intense concentration of bacteria, including faecal coliforms, that anyone using it could have faced a serious stomach upset.

They are obviously not talking about my mobile phone.

But it might be worth you buying a wet wipe for your own.

It seems that borrowing someone’s mobile phone could actually be more risky than eating the free peanuts on a bar…

Posted: July 31st, 2010
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Apple : ‘iTunes Connect Mobile’ App for Developers

The iTunes Connect Mobile application allows developers to access their sales and trend data from iTunes Connect. You can now view your daily and weekly sales data related to updates, paid and free apps as well as In-App purchases. Whether at the office, at home or on the go, iTunes Connect Mobile keeps you informed about your sales numbers right on your iPhone or iPod touch.

Posted: June 11th, 2010
Categories: App Store, Apple, iTunes, ipad, iphone
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Google services on the iPad.

Google seem to be getting behind the iPad :

While surfing the web on your iPad, we expect many of you will want to check your Gmail. If you go to gmail.com in your browser, you’ll see something different than what you’re used to on the desktop. We’re releasing an experimental user interface for the iPad built on the Gmail for mobile HTML5 web app that we launched last year for the iPhone and Android devices. Those devices have large screens compared to other phones, and tablets like the iPad give us even more room to innovate. To take advantage of the iPad’s large display, we’ve created a two-pane view with your list of conversations on the left and messages to the right.

But is Apple dragging it’s feet approving their app? Or was Google late submitting?

Update on April 4, 2010 @ 12:30 AM: The new Google Mobile App for iPad is currently not yet available in the App Store. The version that you can download now is the iPhone/iPod touch version.

Posted: April 4th, 2010
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