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Mobile OS Comparative Analysis and Forecast 2013-2018

Published

October 2013

Pages

46

Pricing

Single-user License: $ 1,995 USD
Company-wide License: $ 4,995 USD
Team License (Up to 5 Users): $ 2,995 USD

Keywords

Mobile OS, Wireless Operating System, Mobile Applications, Mobile Applications Stores, Mobile Applications Forecast

Overview

A mobile OS is an Operating System that operates a smartphone, tablet, phablet, PDA, or other digital mobile/wireless device. Modern mobile operating systems combine the features of a personal computer operating system with touch screen, cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS mobile navigation, camera, video camera, speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, near field communication, personal digital assistant (PDA) and other features.

This research evaluates the competitive landscape of major mobile operating systems including their evolution, market performance and projections, application store performance, market threats and fragmentations challenges, SWOT analysis, and emerging OS platforms and in-depth analysis of Google's strategy over Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

The report also provides a global forecast for mobile applications segmented by mobile OS and App Store and mobile OS and Business Model:

Global Mobile Application Revenue by App Store 2013-2018

  • Amazon App Store
  • Apple App Store
  • Bada App Store
  • BlackBerry App World
  • FireFox OS
  • Google Play
  • Kindle App Store
  • Nokia App Store
  • Nook App Store
  • Tizen
  • WebOS App Store
  • Windows Store
  • Others

Global Mobile Application Revenue by Business Model 2013-2018

  • Virtual Goods
  • Advertising Revenue
  • Subscription Revenue
  • Download Revenue

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Audience

  • Mobile network operators
  • Mobile handset manufacturers
  • OS and application store companies
  • Wireless/Mobile application developers
  • Wireless/Mobile infrastructure providers
  • Personal computing device manufacturers
  • Services infrastructure and outsourcing providers

Companies in Report

Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Samsung, Ubuntu

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Major Mobile OS Evolution Timeline and Analysis
  • Development Timeline of All Mobile OS
  • Android Version 1.0-4.4
  • iOS version 1.0-7
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry
  • Symbian
  • Mobile OS Market Projection and Competitive Analysis
  • Mobile OS Comparison Chart by Functionality and Features
  • Global Mobile Application Revenue by Total vs Business Model ($ Million)
  • Global Mobile Application Revenue by App Stores ($ Million)
  • Global Smartphone Sales by Mobile OS
  • Mobile OS Market Share Projection 2013-2017
  • Global Tablet Sales and Market Share by OS (Unit Million)
  • Top Smartphone Countries by Sales and Market Share (Unit Million)
  • Top Five Smartphone Vendor Sales and Market Share (Unit Million)
  • Smartphone Profit Share by OEMS
  • AppStore Statistics
  • App Quality Report IOS vs Android
  • Apps Download Revenue Share by OS
  • Apps Download Trend by Users 2013
  • Consumer vs Enterprise Internet Usage by OS 2013
  • User Loyalty Ratio Over Mobile OS
  • Consumer Loyalty Over Phone Brand
  • Ad Conversion Rate by Mobile OS vs Ad Category
  • Banner Ad Conversion Rate by Mobile OS vs App Category
  • Who is Winning: iOS or Android or Other?
  • SWOT Analysis and Fragmentation Challenge
  • Strength and Opportunity
  • Android OS
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry
  • Symbian
  • Weakness and Threat
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry
  • Symbian
  • Mobile OS Fragmentation Challenge
  • Mobile OS Entrant
  • Firefox OS
  • Overview
  • Features and Applications
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Ubuntu Touch
  • Overview
  • Features and Applications
  • Android Open Source Project (AOSP) vs Google Analysis
  • Android vs Google Success and Possible Threat for Google
  • Is Android Really Open Source?
  • AOSP Search vs Google Search
  • AOSP Music vs Google Play Music
  • Google Calendar vs AOSP Calendar
  • AOSP Keyboard vs Google Keyboard
  • AOSP Camera vs Google Camera
  • AOSP Messaging vs Google Hangout
  • Android OEM Strategy
  • Google Apps Bundle and Skyhook Lesson
  • Alibaba China Lesson
  • Amazon Lesson
  • Google APIS Strategy
  • Google Maps API Strategy
  • Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) Strategy
  • Location APIS Strategy
  • In-App Purchasing APIS
  • Play Games API
  • Samsung ad Amazon’s Android Strategy
  • Is Google’s Android Ecosystem Challengeable?
  • Conclusions
  • Key Findings and Future of Mobile OS Marketplace

List of Graphs

  • Figure 1: Smartphone Profit Share by OEM 2013
  • Figure 2: uTest App Quality Report iOS vs Android 2013
  • Figure 3: Application Download Revenue 2013: iOS vs Android vs Others
  • Figure 4: Application Download Trend iOS vs Android vs Others 2013
  • Figure 5: Graphical Difference between Google Search vs AOSP Search
  • Figure 6: Graphical Difference between Google Play Music vs AOSP Music
  • Figure 7: Graphical Difference between Google Calendar vs AOSP Calendar
  • Figure 8: Graphical Difference between Google Keyboard vs AOSP Keyboard
  • Figure 9: Graphical Difference between Google Camera vs AOSP Camera
  • Figure 10: Graphical Difference between Google Hangout vs AOSP Messaging

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Development Timeline of Major Mobile OS 1996-2013
  • Table 2: Performance Comparison Chart by Functionality and Features
  • Table 3: Global Mobile Application Revenue by Business Model 2013-2018
  • Table 4: Global Mobile App Store Revenue Forecast 2013-2018
  • Table 5: Global Smartphone Sales by OS 2012 vs 2013 (Unit Million)
  • Table 6: Global Smartphone Sales by Mobile OS: Q1-2013 Q2
  • Table 7: Smartphone Market Share by Mobile OS 2013-2017
  • Table 8: Tablet Sales and Market Share by OS 2012-2016
  • Table 9: Top Seven Smartphone Countries by Sales and Market Share 2012-2016
  • Table 10: Top Five Smartphone Vendor Sales and Market Share 2012 vs 2013
  • Table 11: App store Statistics as of Q3 2013 : iOS vs Android vs Windows
  • Table 12: Consumer vs Enterprise Internet Usage Trend by OS 2013
  • Table 13: Mobile OS User Loyalty Ratio 2013
  • Table 14: Consumer Loyalty over Phone Brand 2013
  • Table 15: Rates of Ad Conversion by Mobile OS vs Ad Format
  • Table 16: Rate of Ad Conversion by Mobile OS vs App Category
  • Table 17: Release Timeline of Firefox OS
  • Table 18: System Requirement for Ubuntu OS