Apps. The tidal wave continues:
In Q1 of 2013 13.4 billion apps were downloaded according to figures from Canalys. This number is up 11% from Q4, 2012.
Apple and Android now combine for just shy of 100 billion total app downloads – this in just under 5 years. Over 900,000 apps exist now in the Apple store and Apple has sold 600 million iOS devices.
Smartphone Users. Still in love:
The average iOS user downloads 83 apps per device and the average android user 53.
In a recent apigee study, 85% of 762 smartphone owners surveyed said they would rather go without water than their mobile apps.
Smartphone Sales. The conversion continues:
Smartphone sales accounted for 49.3% of Q1 2013 mobile phone sales worldwide. This is an increase from the 34.8% Q1 number from 2012. Conversely, sales of standard feature phones decreased 21.8% in Q1 2013.
When it comes to smartphone manufacturers and US data, comScore reports Apple at the top with 39.2% of the market, Samsung claims second spot with 22%, and HTC registers third at 8.9%.
Tablets. The future personal computer:
iPad remains solidly in the lead according to Chitika analyzed ad network data. A whopping 81% belongs to apple’s tablet device while Amazon’s Kindle Fire sits in second with 7.4%. Signs of movement can be seen from Samsung’s Galaxy in third up .5% to 4.7%.