Market watch & test device recommendation march 2014

It has been very quiet for a few months but here is our quarterly update again. Not much changed compared to last quarter. One disappointing observation however: telecom providers are pushing Android 2.3 prepaid models again, will it ever stop? Windows phone remains stable with only low cost prepaid models. Windows tablet remains stable but only because of aggressive price cuts on the Microsoft Surface 1 models.

Based on the offerings from Dutch telecom providers and (online) shops the following market share prediction can be made for smartphones:smartphone_manufacturer_0314smartphone_os_0314

And for tablets:tablet_manufacturer_0314tablet_os_0314

And of course the fourth 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 there quit a few additions:  new high-end Samsung devices.Screen Shot 2014-04-05 at 1.36.46 PM