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"Made in USA" Smartphone OS share surges from 5% to 97% in 8 years

"Made in USA" Smartphone OS share surges from 5% to 97% in 8 years | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

This morning, former analyst and venture capitalist Mary Meeker releases her in-depth look at the state of the web at Re/code’s CodeCon conference.

The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner also hints at up-and-coming startups and uncovers digital trends with an array of surprising stats.

 

 

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Domestic SmartPhone OSes require either a domestic hardware champion, or a domestic platform champion capable of Open Sourcing and deploying at massive scale in what is now a totally crowded space.

Amazing to see how fast both Symbian and BlackBerry disappeared...

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Microsoft's Biggest Problem In One Chart

Microsoft's Biggest Problem In One Chart | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

This chart from BI Intelligence shows that Android now has 60% of all computing platforms. Microsoft's Windows, on the other hand, is at 24%. Apple is at 14%.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Computing Platform War : Microsoft shrinks from 70% to 24% in just 4 years while Android inflates from 0 to 60%

 

Two comments : 1/ other have just vanished 2/ how does Android fragmentation weigh in ?

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ONE App Developer Responsible for 47,000+ Apps in BlackBerry World?

ONE App Developer Responsible for 47,000+ Apps in BlackBerry World? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
A developer firm known as S4BB has single handedly created over 47,000 apps for the BlackBerry World app market. That amounts to almost one-third of BlackBerry World's total app count. The app store race is not even close, but this revelation illustrates another stumbling block in BlackBerry's attempt at platform and app store relevancy - the huge discrepancy between quantity and quality of apps in BlackBerry World
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:
BerryReview points an interesting datapoint about the BB App Store... Nearly one third of all apps come from one developer !
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last figures on smartphone market share in the US reveal a surprising decline for Android #chart

last figures on smartphone market share in the US reveal a surprising decline for Android #chart | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

For the three months ended in February, Apple had 38.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, up from 35 percent for the same period ending in November. Android fell to 51.7 percent over the same period, down from 53.7 percent.

The United States is not the world, but it is a leading market for smartphones. So, it's worth paying attention to these trends.

Apple has been able to eat into Android's lead thanks to increased distribution and lowered pricing. The iPhone wasn't available from Verizon until February 2011, four years after it debuted on AT&T. It later joined Sprint, then some regional carriers, and this year it's going to T-Mobile.

Apple offers the iPhone at a variety of prices on Verizon and AT&T, from $0 to over $400. A free-on-contract iPhone has made it an option for more people.

Android is a great operating system available on a number of excellent phones, some with gigantic screens. It's odd that it's gone flat. It's not just a U.S. phenomenon for Android, either.

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and the winner is ...

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Report: RIM May Be Selling Handset Business To Facebook Or Amazon

Report: RIM May Be Selling Handset Business To Facebook Or Amazon | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
RIM is considering selling its handset business, according to a report in the British paper The Sunday Times.
Fair warning though, the report does not cite any sources, so treat the news with some skepticism. 
The Sunday Times says Facebook and Amazon are two potential buyers for RIM's handset business. RIM would keep its enterprise services if such a deal went through, according to the report.
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Apple's Impressive Market Share Gains In The U.S.

Apple's Impressive Market Share Gains In The U.S. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If there's one negative thing you've heard about the iPhone in past few years, it's that it's getting walloped in market share battle with Android. 

Around the world, that's certainly true, but in the U.S., the iPhone is doing pretty well. As you can see in this chart from Statista based on data from comScore, Android is actually falling while the iPhone continues to take share.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Who remembers Palm ? Symbian ? BlackBerry ? Welcome to the two horse race (US only)

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BlackBerry just "gutted" its salesforce

BlackBerry just "gutted" its salesforce | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
According to a source close to the matter, BlackBerry today laid off more than half of its salesforce. The source, based in Waterloo, says consumers sales is basically "gone" and "enterprise is gutted".
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BlackBerry forms special committee to explore strategic alternatives that could include selling the company

BlackBerry forms special committee to explore strategic alternatives that could include selling the company | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
BlackBerry said its board of directors has formed a special committee to explore strategic alternatives that could include a sale of the company.
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Ouch ! Z10 is not enough
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BlackBerry Investors Might Want To Take A Look At This Palm(RIP) Pre Chart

BlackBerry Investors Might Want To Take A Look At This Palm(RIP) Pre Chart | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

BlackBerry was up 15% on Feb 4th after it got a ringing endorsement from Bernstein Research. Bernstein slapped a $22 price target on the stock based mostly on the notion that investors don't fully appreciate how big the BlackBerry 10 launch will be.

 

The 15% jump is the just the latest in a series of big days for BlackBerry which was trading close to $6 at its lowest point recently.

 

But before people get too excited about Bernstein's note, or BlackBerry in general, take a look at this chart of Palm when it tried to resurrect its fortunes.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Call it a "Pre"cedent as we say in french. BB aware !

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A Great Example Of Android's Monetization Problem

A Great Example Of Android's Monetization Problem | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Evernote, the popular note taking app, released data about average annual revenue per user across different platforms. Evernote has more than 34 million users so it's a pretty good window into monetization trends.

Apple's iOS platform, on the iPhone and iPad, generated some of the highest revenues per user. Blackberry was surprisingly high, but this is likely because many of them are enterprise workers (whom a note taking app would appeal to). Android was at the bottom, even below Windows Phone.

Evernote's data reaffirms that Android has a major monetization problem with app developers. Flurry recently found that for developers with apps on both platforms, Android apps generate only 24 percent of the revenue generated by iOS. App Annie was a little more generous, finding that Google Play (the main Android app store) generates about 40 percent the revenue for developers as Apple's App Store. However, AppAnnie also found that revenues were growing at the same rate on both platforms. In other words, the monetization gap is not closing.
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