Smartphone manufacturers need to accommodate seven core smartphone applications, the “Big Seven”, in their next generation handset designs, according to In-Stat. These big seven applications include email, games, social networking, instant messaging, mapping & directions, music & radio, and weather.Read more
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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Lanre Ajayi, managing director of PINET Informatics and president of the Nigerian Internet Group, was interviewed at the recent West & Central African Com conference held in Abuja, Nigeria.
He talks about the changes coming in broadband and the need for businesses to position themselves for the opportunities they will bring. He said these will include opportunities in terms of applications, e-business, e-commerce and e-government.
The number of smartphones shipped with open source operating systems (OS) will increase from 106 million this year to 223 million by 2014.
That’s the prediciton of telecom consultants Juniper Research, who found that operating systems and applications are playing an increasingly important role in the differentiation of new smartphones.
INTERVIEW: Android’s Market will be at least as successful as Apple’s hugely popular App Store – and could prove even more of a hit.
That’s the view of Florian Seiche, vice president of HTC Europe, who believes app downloads for the open-source software platform developed by Google could well emulate Apple’s success.
INTERVIEW: Mobile network operators traditionally seem to have done their utmost to prevent developers from innovating on the mobile web.
But Michael Crossey, chief marketing officer at Aepona, tells smartphone.biz-news that barriers seem to be tumbling – and the mobile industry is steadily moving towards openness.
Vodafone is joining the increasingly busy application store game by launching its own venture in a number of European markets later this year.
The mobile operator will take a 30 per cent share of all app revenue – mirroring Apple’s App Store.
Mobile app revenues are expected to climb to more than USD $25bn by 2014 – fuelled by the launch of a raft of new application stores.
But while one-off downloads currently account for the majority of revenues, that will change with the increasing utilization of in-app billing, according to Juniper Research.
Verizon is creating an application store for its Hub home phone service as part of plans to broaden its market.
The move follows the trend among mobile makers such as Apple, RIM and Palm to open up to third-party apps. A further development to widen the appeal of the Hub will see Verizon removing the condition that Hub buyers have to be Verizon Wireless customers.
T-Mobile G1 customers have downloaded on average more than 40 applications from Android Market.
With one million G1s sold that adds up to 40 million downloads in total since the first Android handset was launched six months ago.
INTERVIEW: Sanjiv Parikh, vice president of marketing for FutureDial, talks to smartphone-biz.news about its mobile content management service and its potential to generate revenue for operators and retailers.
The company’s Retail Management Solution (RMS) 4.0 allows mobile content to be directly loaded to handsets at store counters – an industry first.