A mobile operating system ("mobile OS") is the operating system that operates a
Smartphone, tablet, PDA, or other digital mobile devices. Modern mobile
operating systems combine the features of a personal computer operating system
with touch screen, cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS mobile navigation, camera,
video camera, speech recognition, voice recorder, music player, near field
communication, personal digital assistant (PDA) and other features.
Over the last three years we have seen the emergence of other mobile devices
including Tablets, and in-vehicle infotainment/entertainment ("IVI") products.
Android and iOS is being used in the Tablet marketplace. The IVI market is
developing with efforts to develop open source platforms.
This research evaluates the current Mobile OS marketplace and anticipated
outlook over the next five years including impact on the growth of the
wireless/mobile device marketplace. The research provides insights into the
potential evolution of the mobile OS marketplace. The analyzes driving factors
behind the evolution of the Mobile OS products including the improved User
Interface (UI) of the new generation of smartphones, the introduction of new
high speed mobile networks, and the emergence of usage based data pricing with
The report examines the latest Mobile OS innovations that could impact the
marketplace. It also evaluates the business models being offered by the main
mobile OS standards. It provides examples of mobile network operator pricing and
examines the strategy being employed by the MNOs to ensure that they maintain
relevancy in terms of content services over the smart phone device in response
to the rise of the smartphone brand.
The report also provides a global subscriber statistics and forecast for the
mobile OS to the end of 2018, with a similar forecast and market share
projection for all of the major mobile OS standard providers (including RIM (BlackBerry),
Microsoft Windows Mobile and Nokia Symbian) as well as Android and Apple over
the 5 year period.
The report also includes forecast for the following:
Global Mobile Application Revenue by App Store 2013 - 2018
Amazon App Store
Apple App Store
Bada App Store
BlackBerry App World
Kindle App Store
Nokia App Store
Nook App Store
WebOS App Store
Global Mobile Application Revenue by Business Model 2013 - 2018
Mobile OS providers
Mobile network operators
Mobile application developers
Wireless device manufacturers
Mobile application store providers
Telecom managed services providers
Companies Mentioned in the Report:
China Mobile Communications Corp.
China Telecommunications Corp.
China United Network Communications
Softbank Mobile Corp.
Alcatel Mobile Phones
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Garmin International, Inc.
HaierTelecom Co., Ltd.
Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology
AKM Semiconductor, Inc.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc.
Renesas Electronics Corp.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
Living Image Ltd.
MOTOYA Co., Ltd.
Nuance Communications, Inc.
OMRON Software Co., Ltd.
Noser Engineering, Inc.
Sasken Communication Technologies, Ltd.
SQL Star International, Inc.
Table of Contents:
MOBILE OS OVERVIEW 6
MOBILE OSS IN THE MARKETPLACE 6
Market Leaders 6
Other mobile OS platforms 11
New mobile OSs are entering the marketplace 14
mobile OSs no longer available 17
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS 19
APPLICATION STORE ANALYSIS 28
ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPER SUPPORT PROGRAMS 29
OVERALL ANALYSIS 29
SWOT ANALYSIS 30
HANDSET MARKET 31
TABLET MARKET 32
OTHER MOBILE DEVICE MARKET 32
MOBILE APPLICATION STORES 33
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS 38
MARKET OVERVIEW 39
MARKET SHARE 44
MARKET FORECAST 46
MARKET ANALYSIS 49
MARKET PREDICTIONS 56
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 61