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BGR reported that it looks like more Android apps are now being downloaded than iOS apps. This insight came from a press release from ABI Research.

It could well be true but the press release does make the point that “despite leading in total mobile app downloads, Android’s app downloads per user still lag behind Apple’s by 2-to-1″.

And I’m pretty sure that Apple is way ahead in terms of paid downloads too … Apple’s ecosystem is far more profitable (for Apple and for app entrepreneurs) than Android’s.

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This is a very interesting metric from David Barnard, founder of App Cubby: developers who build and sell apps for Apple’s iOS platform will collectively earn more money over the next year than Google will earn from its entire mobile business.

  • Google expect to earn $2.5 billion
  • Apple will pay app publishers $2 billion
  • Include third party ad revenue from the likes of AdMob and indie app developers will make more than $2.5 billion


Find out more in this great article on BGR.

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HTC have said: “We believe that Windows Phone 7 will eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money”. We couldn’t agree more!

Check out the full article including some interesting stats about the future market share of the smartphone operating systems.

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Interesting infographic which shows the share of Linux on desktops and Android on tablets and mobile devices.

go to Linux Market Shares (opens in a new window)
Created by: MBA Online.

Thanks to @CandiceParkson for sending this to me.

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Here’s a great article on Mashable which gives some insight into what the global smartphone market might look like in 2015, courtesy of insight from Gartner.

    Key points are:

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will overtake Apple iOS market share by 2015
  • Android will control nearly 50% of the mobile smartphone market within two years
  • iOS will actually peak in market share this year at 19.4%, then drop to 18.9% next year and 17.2% by 2015
  • BlackBerry is destined for a slow decline, dropping from 13.4% this year to 11.1% in 2015

Click here to read the article.

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Nearly 10% mobile growth in MEA … and 1 in 12 handsets sold in the region in Q4 was a smartphone!

Nokia E7 with Symbian 3

Check out this article from Gulf News for more.

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Nokia’s share of the converged mobile device market was an estimated 40% in Q1 2010. Globally Nokia is the size of next three competitors combined.

Port your iPhone & Android apps to Qt

So, if you want to maximise the reach of your iPhone or Android app, you should consider porting it to Symbian OS using Nokia’s Qt framework. Nokia want to make it easy for you to do this. In their words … “everything is as ready as possible for your application to go global”.

Click here for the full details on Forum Nokia.

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This is great news … all we need now is to actually have the Android Market throughout all MENA countries ;-z


Read the full article @ The Boy Genius.

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Magnus Nystedt @ Shufflegazine: “It’s nice that there is an App Store for the UAE but a full iTunes Store would be much better. Perhaps we should be glad that we got the apps at least on the Apple side since on Android there is no Market at all in UAE”.

Apple app store

There is so much demand for apps in MENA and yet there aren’t stores to meet this demand. Blackberry too don’t have a local store but at least Nokia Ovi recognise the potential of the Arab market ;-)

I’m going to do my best to engage in dialogue with all the smartphone OS / SDK providers to understand *why* they don’t have stores to distribute apps within the MENA region. I’m hoping we can influence them to set some up … but first we need to understand their reasons.

Read Magnus’s full article at Shufflegazine.

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Ever wondered about the geographic distribution of iPhone and Android devices? Well, wonder no more. AdMob has released some interesting data which shows that Android is doing well in the USA but hasn’t got the global reach of iPhone.

Android v iPhone operating system statistics

Click here to view the full article at Mashable.

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Great article by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @ CNN which explores what smartphone click rates tell use about the people who own them.

Philip Elmer-DeWitt

Click here for the full article.

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