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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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The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
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, discussed 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 t...
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 @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving t...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...