Monthly Archives: July 2014

Market watch & test device recommendation june 2014

A little late but here is the update with the latest market watch. Not too much new smartphones but still some nice trends:

  • Blackberry is officially gone
  • High-end smartphones have a large enough screen size for people to skip the phablets
  • Windows Phone remains stable and offers still mainly low-cost devices
  • Windows RT is also officially gone, apparently people prefer a full Windows 8 tablet
  • Samsung is losing to Huawei, LG and Sony
  • Android marketshare in tablets is growing but mainly due to low cost devices

Based on the offerings from Dutch telecom providers and (online) shops the following market share prediction can be made for smartphones:

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And for tablets:

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And of course the fifth edition of the list with recommend test devices you should use a minimum to test their mobile apps on the different platforms. This list will be enhanced each quarter. This quarter only two additions:  Samsung Trend and LG G3.

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