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Smartphones: Android Platform

The Mobile Index provides a sophisticated, proprietary algorithm for scoring the top products and services in each of 60+ mobile and wireless categories based on four variables: 1) technology innovation, 2) management strength, 3) market acceptance and 4) financial strength. The Mobile Index service gives enterprises more information than other rating services since it considers four important variables that are then combined in a proprietary algorithm to best estimate the product’s relative value compared to others in the same category.

This edition of Mobile Index evaluates the four major smartphone platforms: Google Android, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone and RIM BlackBerry. This Mobile Index focuses on the major smartphones built using the Google Android OS.

Target Audience:

  • Exporters, Importers and Traders
  • Regulatory and Policy Individuals
  • Associations and Technology Groups
  • Government and International Bodies
  • Business and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate and Institutional Investors
  • Lawyers, Bankers, Libraries, Embassies
  • Patent Offices and Technology Executives
  • Venture Capitalists, Consultants and more...


General Methodology

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.

Forecasting Methodology

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.


Overall Rankings
The Category: Smartphones – Android Platform
The Prominent Players
Samsung Galaxy S III
Nokia Lumia 920
Motorola Mobility RAZR HD
HTC One
LG Nitro
Mobile Insights Recommendations

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