Mobile OS Comparative Analysis and Forecast 2013 - 2018
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
Kindle App Store
Nokia App Store
Nook App Store
WebOS App Store
Others Global Mobile Application Revenue by Business Model 2013 - 2018
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:
Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.
We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.
In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.
We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.
We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.
Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.
Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.
Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.