Editor’s Pick The more Samsung “adds value” to Android by customizing a version of it for the Galaxy line of phones, the more it will suck.
The global app economy will reach $25 billion this year, according to new data from ABI Research. Thirty-five percent of that, or $8.8 billion, will be tablet apps, and 65 percent — 16.4 billion — will be smartphone apps.
In 2013, we’ll download ten apps for every single woman, man, and child on planet Earth.
By the end of this current year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use. 798 million of them will run Android, 294 million will run Apple’s iOS, and 45 million will run Windows Phone.
Amazon needs to make only $3/month on apps or content from each Kindle Fire it sells in order to generate a 20 percent profit, according to new estimates from ABI Research.
According to a just-released study from London-based ABI Research, iPhone had only 29 percent of app downloads in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 47 percent for Android.