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Apple tops in U.S.; Symbian in India and Android in South Korea and China

Some operating systems are popular in some countries and not others. For example, Apple iPhone iOS is most popular in the United States, commanding a 41 percent market share, followed by Australia, 39 percent; Canada, Sweden and Singapore, 38 percent; … Continue reading

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Mobile phone model demographics vary by country

The Nielsen Company’s mobile research in 2013 identified the demographics of smartphone and feature phone users in each of the 10 countries they studied. In Australia, smartphone owners tended to be younger, between the ages of 16 and 34, and … Continue reading

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South Korea leads with mobile phone usage

When it comes to mobile phone usage globally, South Korea is in the lead, with a 99 percent penetration rate of mobile phones. This is followed by Russia, 98 percent; the United Kingdom, 97 percent; Italy, 97 percent; the United … Continue reading

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Smartphone-based instant messaging skews younger: Study

Instant messaging and social media usage also are dominated on mobile devices by the younger set, according to Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey. This may be explained in part by older smartphone owners preferring to use desktop computers for social … Continue reading

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Global mobile data usage growing exponentially: Study

Global mobile data usage is expected to increase 13 fold from 2012 to 2017, a 66 percent compounded annual growth rate. Driving the increase are the exponential growth of sharing and consuming video in particular, and also the burgeoning growth … Continue reading

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