Mobile shopping trends: Smartphone purchases doubled in 2012

Sophisticated consumers are more accepting than ever of mobile as a shopping channel, with 59% of smartphone owners shopping during 2012, according to new research. The study, from Stibo Systems, highlights a marked rise in consumer acceptance of mobile commerce. The...

Smartphone ‘now in majority in top European countries’

The number of smartphone users in the EU5 countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, France and the UK) grew by 30 percent over the year, reaching 136.2 million in the three month average ending December 2012, according to new data. The research, from comScore, found that...

Tumblr introduces mobile ads for first time

Tumblr is running ads on its mobile app for the first time, as the popular blogging platform is looks to boost revenues amid growing competition. The move will see sponsored content made viewable on its mobile application, as it does on its web-based, non-mobile site....

1 in 4 tablet users to pay bills via their devices by 2017

A growing user acceptance of ‘push’ mobile banking and a sharp rise in tablet adoption will drive users of transactional tablet banking services to almost 200 million in 2017, according to a new report. The study, from from Juniper Research finds that this will...

Three quarters of US teens accessing mobile web

Nearly three-quarters of teenagers say they access the Internet on cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices at least occasionally, according to new research. The findings, from the Pew Research Center, explored technology use among 802 youth ages 12-17 and their...

Samsung Galaxy S4 searches catching iPhone ahead of launch

Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch today, Experian has revealed how Brits are searching for smartphones, and how the flagship Android device is beginning to catch Apple in terms of consumer interest. Watch this Bloomberg interview below discussing the impending...

Android ‘to overtake iPad tablet market share this year’

The tablet market is set to boom over the next few years, with Android devices poised to overtake Apple as the leading operating system during 2013, according to new research. iCharts Research analytics firm IDC also predicts that shipments for personal computers will...

Google Glass will support prescription glasses in future

Google has confirmed that its upcoming augmented reality eye wear will be adapted to work in prescription glasses. The Glass design is modular, so users will be able to add frames and lenses that match their prescription, said Google. Announcing the prescription...

Countries with the most iOS and Android devices

The US and China have more than 5 times the active installed users than that of the UK, the world’s third largest market. iOS and Android device adoption is also very high for both China and the US, China added 150 million devices to its base between January...

Mobile users ‘getting used to ads’

Nearly 3 in 5 (59%) mobile users are now as comfortable with mobile advertising as they are with TV or online advertising, according to new research. The study, from InMobi, indicates that 75% of mobile users found that the ads have introduced them to something new in...