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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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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
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...
Collecting data in the field and configuring multitudes of unique devices is a time-consuming, labor-intensive process that can stretch IT resources. Horan & Bird [H&B], Australia’s fifth-largest Solar Panel Installer, wanted to automate sensor data collection and monitoring from its solar panels and integrate the data with its business and marketing systems. After data was collected and structured, two major areas needed to be addressed: improving developer workflows and extending access to a business application to multiple users (multi-tenancy). Docker, a container technology, was used to ...
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
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...
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.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...