A mobile operating system (“mobile OS”) is the operating system that operates a Smartphone, tablet, PDA, or other digital mobile devices. 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. Over the last three years we have seen the emergence of other mobile devices including Tablets, and in-vehicle infotainment/entertainment (“IVI”) products. Android and iOS is being used in the Tablet marketplace. The IVI market is developing with efforts to develop open source platforms.
Operating System (OS): Market 2013-2018 evaluates the current Mobile OS marketplace and anticipated outlook over the next five years including impact on the growth of the wireless/mobile device marketplace. The research provides insights into the potential evolution of the mobile OS marketplace. The analyzes driving factors behind the evolution of the Mobile OS products including the improved User Interface (UI) of the new generation of smartphones, the introduction of new high speed mobile networks, and the emergence of usage based data pricing with handset subsidies.
The report examines the latest Mobile OS innovations that could impact the marketplace. It also evaluates the business models being offered by the main mobile OS standards. It provides examples of mobile network operator pricing and examines the strategy being employed by the MNOs to ensure that they maintain relevancy in terms of content services over the smart phone device in response to the rise of the smartphone brand.
The report also provides a global subscriber statistics and forecast for the mobile OS to the end of 2018, with a similar forecast and market share projection for all of the major mobile OS standard providers (including RIM (BlackBerry), Microsoft Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian) as well as Android and Apple over the 5 year period.
The report also includes forecast for the following:
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
Global Mobile Application Revenue by Business Model 2013 – 2018
Mobile OS providers
Mobile network operators
Mobile application developers
Wireless device manufacturers
Mobile application store providers
Telecom managed services providers
Companies Mentioned in the Report:
China Mobile Communications Corp.
China Telecommunications Corp.
China United Network Communications
Softbank Mobile Corp.
Alcatel Mobile Phones
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Garmin International, Inc.
HaierTelecom Co., Ltd.
Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology
AKM Semiconductor, Inc.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc.
Renesas Electronics Corp.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
Living Image Ltd.
MOTOYA Co., Ltd.
Nuance Communications, Inc.
OMRON Software Co., Ltd.
Noser Engineering, Inc.
Sasken Communication Technologies, Ltd.
SQL Star International, Inc.
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.