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Games Are The Most Popular Apps On Smartphones And Tablets

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Games are the most frequently used apps on both smartphones and tablets.

According to mobile analytics company Flurry, games account for 39 percent of time spent in apps on smartphones, and 67 percent of app time on tablets. Games’ ability to engage users is one reason they are the biggest moneymakers in Apple’s App Store

Flurry also found that smartphone owners use more apps per week, but tablet owners’ app sessions are twice as long. This is why many in mobile believe that tablets are a more promising advertising platform than smartphones, as we discussed in our mobile advertising report.   

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 news No Comments

How Annual Tablet Sales Will Explode To 450 Million By 2016

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/bii-report-how-annual-tablet-sales-will-explode-to-450-million-by-2016-2012-11

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In the two years since Apple launched the iPad,  the tablet market has exploded. When one includes Android and other tablets as well as e-readers, nearly 100 million tablets were sold in 2011.

Tablets and smartphones will not completely displace PCs. But they will quickly overwhelm them in terms of unit sales. When, where, how and to what degree this occurs will have tremendous implications across many businesses and industries. 

In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we estimate that tablet sales will reach 450 million units by 2016, and lay out the key analysis behind these forecasts. 

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Here are some of the growth drivers:

The report is full of charts and data that can be downloaded and put to use. 

In full, the report:

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Google Is Selling Almost 1 Million Nexus 7 Tablets Per Month (GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-nexus-7-sales-2012-10

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Google is selling almost one million Nexus 7 tablets per month, according to Asustek CFO David Chang.

Chang tells the Wall Street Journal, “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million.”

The Nexus 7 is a $199 seven-inch tablet, Google designed in conjunction with Asustek. It is Google’s attempt to slow sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and challenge Apple’s iPad dominance.

It is also Google’s best effort at creating a true tablet computing experience with Android. While Android is the leading smartphone operating system, Apple’s iOS is leading in tablets.

Apple sold 14 million iPads last quarter, which is roughly 1 million per week. So, Google is still far behind. But this increasing growth is encouraging, and perhaps one of the reasons Apple decided to release a cheaper iPad mini.

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NPD study finds average display sizes continuing to rise in all areas but laptops and tablets

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/16/npd-study-finds-average-display-sizes-continuing-to-rise-in-all/

NPD study finds average display sizes continuing to rise in all areas but laptops and tablets

Not exactly a huge surprise here, but a new study out from NPD DisplaySearch today has confirmed that the trend towards larger screens in continuing at a steady pace in all but a few key areas. The big exception is “mobile PCs,” which NPD defines as laptops and tablets for its purposes. That area dropped from a 13.6-inch average in 2010 to 12.1-inch in 2012 (with an ever so slight increase to 12.2-inches projected for 2013), a drop that represents a ten percent decrease overall and is largely attributed to the growth of tablets . All other areas have seen small to significant growth in recent years, with LCD TVs growing 9 percent, mobile phones increasing 38 percent, and portable media players jumping 29 percent. The biggest growth, by far, comes in OLED TVs, which have gone from a mere 15-inch average in 2010 to an average of 55-inches today — a growth of 267 percent.

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Amazon breaks even on Kindle devices, not trying to make money on hardware

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/12/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-paperwhite-hardware-no-profit/

Bezos: Amazon breaks even on Kindle devices, not trying to make money on hardware

Amazon makes a pretty good case for its Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite with prices as low as $199 and $119 respectively, but it turns out there’s more at work than just special offers to keep them affordable. In an interview with the BBC, the company’s head honcho Jeff Bezos revealed that they can keep the price tags reasonable since they don’t turn a profit on the devices. “Basically, we sell the hardware at our cost, so it is break even on the hardware,” Bezos said. “We’re not trying to make money on the hardware.” Instead, Amazon banks on making a buck when owners of the slates and e-readers purchase books, movies, games and other content through their digital storefront. This doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, but we’re glad that Jeff’s confirmed our suspicions.

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