Showing posts with label tablets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tablets. Show all posts

Monday, 16 June 2014

Over a third of online news users in 10 markets access news from their smartphones each week

"This year’s data provide further evidence of a new wave of disruption and change in digital news. In particular, we see mobile and social consumption reaching a new level of intensity, we see the different behaviours of young and old becoming more pronounced, and new kinds of journalistic organisation emerging.
The use of smartphones and tablets has jumped significantly in the past year, with fewer people using their computers for news. More than a third of online news users across all countries (39%) use two or more digital devices each week for news and a fifth (20%) now say the mobile phone is their primary access point.
The number of people paying for digital news has remained stable over the past 12 months, although we have seen a significant switch to more valuable ongoing digital subscription in most countries.
Our new (and unique) social media index for news shows Facebook is by far the most important network for news everywhere. Although Twitter is widely used in the US, Spain, and the UK, it is far less influential in many other European countries. Google+ is emerging as increasingly important for news, along with messaging application WhatsApp.
European respondents remain strongly committed to news that tries to be neutral (or impartial) but Americans are more interested in hearing from brands and reporters that are open about their own views and biases.
Traditional brands remain strong in most markets, with cross-platform newspaper reach averaging 75% in most countries, but pure players and aggregators are now more or as popular in the US, Japan, and Brazil.
US social sharing news sites like Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Upworthy are beginning to make inroads around the world, with new formats and a fresh tone of voice aimed at younger people. Our survey shows a new category of weird news proving more/as popular than entertainment news.
Rapid Growth in Both Mobile and Tablet Use for News
Over the past year we have seen another significant jump in the adoption of both smartphones and tablets for news – as consumers embrace the benefits of smaller, personal, always-on devices. Germany and France have had a catch-up year, while others like Denmark have surged further ahead with 52% of the sample using a smartphone for news and 34% using a tablet on a weekly basis.
37% access news from smartphone each week
On average over a third of our global sample (37%) is accessing news from a smartphone each week and one in five (20%) from a tablet. In turn, this is driving more frequent access to news and from more locations."
Source:  Data from Reuters' Digital News Report 2014, conducted by YouGov, released June 2014
Note 1 - Lots more data available at the link.
Note 2 - Markets surveyed were US, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Japan 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tesco sold 500,000 Hudl tablets in the UK in 7 months

"Retail giant Tesco has sold 500,000 of its own-brand Android tablet since its launch in September last year, and announced this week it plans to unveil a successor to the device later this year."
Source:  ZDNet, 17th April 2014

Average daily frequency of app usage March 2013 & March 2014



Source:  Data from Flurry, reported in their blog, 22nd April 2014
Based on analysis of 500,000 apps across 1.3bn devices
What it means is that the bulk of devices (56%) open apps fewer than 16 times per day, but there is a rising number (31%) of super users who open apps 16-60 times, and some (13%) who open more than 60 times.
I'd be an addict on my phone and a regular user on my tablet

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Apple sold 43.7m iPhones and 16.3m iPads in Q2 2014

"Today's earning report out of Cupertino suggests that the iPhone is still increasingly popular among consumers and that declining iPad sales make room for the next big thing from Apple.
Apple managed to sell 43.7 million iPhones and 16.3 million iPads in the second fiscal quarter, beating Wall Street estimates for iPhone sales of 37.7 million.
The iPhone 5S certainly helped prop up its year-over-year revenue boost. Apple CEO Tim Cook said during an earnings call that each of its three iPhones were better than their predecessors."

Monday, 17 March 2014

42% of adults in the UK start activities on one device and finish on another

"Facebook research has found that 42 per cent of adults start activities on one device and finish on another, suggesting device-switching has become mainstream among adults in the UK.
The research into device use found that 63 per cent of people use two or more devices every day, while more than a fifth (21 per cent) use three or more devices a day.
The study surveyed 2,018 adults. It was commissioned by Facebook and carried out by market research company GfK between November and December 2013.
It found that the more devices people own, the more they move between them to complete tasks.
Of people who own two devices, 54 per cent switch between them mid-activity, rising to 73 per cent of people with three devices.
Mark Bulling, the EMEA measurement lead for Facebook, said switching between devices was now "commonplace".
Bulling said: "From our own personal lives, we know that five years ago we were just using laptops to browse the web. But we can see from this research that this behaviour is commonplace. We’re not just talking about early tech adopters.
"Businesses need to consider how any consumer’s going to interact with your brand between those devices."
The research revealed smartphones are considered the "go-to" device. Of adults who owned one, 77 per cent use it while they are "out and about", meaning physically moving around.
It also found that using email and Facebook were the activities most likely to be carried out across more than one device, out of a list of other sites and activities."

Monday, 3 March 2014

One third of UK eCommerce sales come from tablets or mobiles

"One in three of all UK online sales are now made on a mobile device, according to the latest results from the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking (Q4 2013/4).
In the period November 2013 to January 2014, m-retail accounted for 32% of online sales – 6% were via smartphones, while tablet devices were used for 26% of e-retail sales during the quarter. This compares with 27% overall m-retail penetration in the previous quarter and represents 18% growth between Q3 and Q4. Visits to e-retail websites via mobile devices also increased and now account for 45% of traffic.
Significantly, online clothing and fashion retailers have a higher mobile commerce penetration rate, with 36% of sales completed via smartphones and tablets during the fourth quarter. Mobile visits to apparel website also reached a tipping point with over half of traffic now coming via mobile devices."

Monday, 24 February 2014

Clash of Clans' publisher Supercell made nearly $900m in revenue in 2013

"Supercell is showing you can make a lot of money — hundreds of millions, in fact — with just two games.
Clash of Clans maker Supercell turned out an extremely impressive financial performance in 2013, with $464 million in pretax profits on revenue of $892 million. That is four times the profit and eight times the revenues of 2012 figures.
The Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game company reported the figures on an annual basis, as required by Finnish law. (Supercell received a government loan when it formed in 2010). The $464 million in earnings before income tax, depreciation, and amortization showed that the company has its costs well under control and that it’s still going strong with just two games: Clash of Clans and Hay Day. Supercell paid $345 million in taxes to Finland in 2013, largely because it received an investment from Japan’s SoftBank, a telecommunications firm that counts game developer GungHo Entertainment (the creator of the multimillion dollar mobile hit Puzzle and Dragons).
Supercell’s third game is coming in March.
SoftBank shook the gaming world up last year when it bought 50 percent of Supercell, which had just 130 employees at the time, for $1.5 billion. That valued Supercell at $3 billion, or twice the value of U.S. publicly traded game company Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Grand Theft Auto. That was an astonishing outcome for the company, founded by veteran mobile game maker Ilkka Paananen, in June 2010."

Friday, 14 February 2014

Apple generated nearly $30 billion in revenue in China in 2013

"In China, if you look at the last 12 months, we’ve done $29 billion to $30 billion in revenue there in greater China. I don’t know of any other American company that does that kind of business in China or anywhere close. These are things that we’re really proud of and we worked really hard at."

Monday, 13 January 2014

Tesco sold nearly 400,000 Hudl tablets in the UK in 3 months

"Tesco has revealed that its own-brand Hudl tablet sold nearly 400,000 units in the three months that it was available up to the end of 2013. Upon its launch, the device was dismissed as a cheap alternative to Apple’s well-established market leading iPad, but with the news that over half of Britons now have access to a tablet, it seems the Hudl has been something of a success.
Joining the likes of Amazon and Argos in offering a low-cost, basic Android tablet device, the Hudl went on sale in September for £119."

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Over $10 Billion was spent in Apple's App Store in 2013

"Apple today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone. App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history. Apple’s incredible developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.
“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”"

Monday, 2 December 2013

79% of Britons multi-screen

"According to a new study by GAME, millions of Brits are now ‘double screening’ regularly, by watching television whilst playing computer games or texting and tweeting from a mobile phone or iPad at the same time.
Researchers found that our love of interacting and sharing with others during TV shows has led eight in ten Brits to now use a phone, tablet or laptop to share their opinions online about the programme they are viewing.
Almost half also admitted to triple screening – watching TV at the same time as texting on a phone whilst playing on a tablet or laptop – GAME researchers found.
Reasons for the trend in multiple screening included 30% of people saying they were so busy felt the need to do all these things at once, while 36% admitted it’s down to the fact they get bored if they only watch TV.
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The study of 2,000 Brits found that 79% regularly have evenings where they sit down in front of the TV with their phone, laptop or tablet also on their lap, with 46% saying they often operate two different gadgets at once whilst watching television. According to the data, around one in ten tweet about what’s on the TV, while 14% discuss the show with friends on Facebook.
As well as this, more than a third indulge in a spot of online shopping while watching TV, highlighting the increased popularity of easy online shopping apps on mobile devices, which can be easily operated when on the sofa watching TV."

Friday, 18 October 2013

Over 40% of US mobile users now report daily usage of a second screen device while watching TV

"64% of smartphone owners and 70% of tablet owners multi-task while watching TV several times a week or daily
The average consumer is watching over 5 hours of video per day, an increase of 1 hour per week (+4%) in 2 years
40+% of mobile users now report daily usage of a second screen device while watching TV; 29% of viewers report looking up program-related information and 20% report looking up ad-related information while watching TV."
Full report here

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The number of kids aged 5-15 in the UK with a mobile phone is falling

"Despite the rise of mobile phones across almost every demographic of UK society, it seems the number of children who own their own handset is going down.
A new report from Ofcom reveals that the number of 5 to 15-year-olds who own a mobile phone has fallen from 49% in 2012 to 43% in 2013. The reason? They’re rejecting basic ‘feature phones’ and getting their parents to buy them tablets instead, with uptake this year tripling – up to 42% from 14% in 2012.
More specifically, the percentage of younger children (8-11) who own a basic feature phone rather than a smartphone fell to 15% this year, from 28% last year. Of this age group, 18% own a smartphone, and the same proportion own a tablet, with ownership growing four-fold since 2012.
Among slightly older children, smartphones still remain more widely used than tablets with roughly 62% of 12 to 15-year-olds owning a smartphone, with 26% now possessing a tablet, up from 7% last year. A little more than a quarter of infants aged 3-4 now use a tablet at home too."
Full 220 page Ofcom report is here

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The UK digital population for PC, mobile & tablet use is 46.2 million people

"The MMX Multi-Platform tool launched today shows the total UK digital population for PC, mobile and tablet use is 46.2 million people. Until now, ComScore has measured 44.66 million PC and Mac users, and 30.8 million mobile users, and is for the first time now reporting a UK tablet audience of 12.8 million people.
The product combines PC / Mac, tablet, and mobile browsing and app data and mobile wifi browsing and app data. It will add mobile and tablet app dwell time in the first quarter of 2013, with mobile and tablet video to follow in the second quarter.
Meanwhile the 55+ age group has a higher percentage of tablet ownership than the market as a whole and their use of smartphones has increased by more than 20 per cent year on year, according to the research.
However, it also revealed the post PC era is strongest for the 25-35 year old bracket with 86 per cent using multiple platforms or just mobile or tablet."
Source:  The Drum, 1st October 2013

All of UK ecommerce growth is coming from mobile devices

"New figures from IMRG and Capgemini* reveal a tipping point has been reached in online retail as the digitisation of the consumer has resulted in all online growth now coming from sales via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
For the first time, IMRG and Capgemini have been able to strip out all mobile data from overall online retail sales, revealing that since Q1 2011, whilst total online retail has averaged around 15% growth, figures excluding mobile have seen a steady decline, flat-lining in Q2 2013**. It also reveals that 23% of all online retail sales in Q2 2013 came from mobile devices.
In January, IMRG and Capgemini predicted the Index would record annual growth of 12% in 2013, however, driven by the strength of m-retail and its penetration of the UK online retail sector, they have reforecast their prediction upward to 15%.
The findings represent a significant change in consumer behaviour, as UK online shoppers migrate from desktops and laptop computers to smartphones and tablet devices. During a roundtable session on Thursday, IMRG and Capgemini presented their findings to a host of leading UK retailers and discussed possible contributing factors to the emerging trend. Those include:
- Convenience: fast and easy to shop online – one click of the button and shoppers are online and browsing. The ease of using a tablet device means that shoppers can casually browse online whilst engaged in other activity, such as watching television –typically, visits via a tablet result in a higher number of pages per visit due to the leisurely nature of the interaction.
- Confidence: shoppers are becoming increasingly confident in m-retail, particularly as retailers improve their mobile sites and user experience.
- Interestingly, whilst tablet devices account for 85% of mobile sales year-to-date, smartphones have seen a greater rate of growth, year-on-year increasing 210% compared with 130% for tablets during Q2 2013 over Q2 2012. The retailers reported that in terms of defining mobile technology, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred as tablets become smaller, smartphones are getting larger and laptops can be converted to tablet devices.
Notes - 
* Worked out using KPIs from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index and the IMRG Capgemini Quarterly Benchmarking Index 
** Retail quarter, Q2 period is May to July