There are several trends in television that will concentrate hardware sales in the hands of just a few companies, but will enable consumers to have a much deeper televisual experience.
How Television Will be Consumed
Television series have been traditionally released on a schedule. This made sense in an era of over-the-air broadcasts when distribution was limited by available slots.
However, in an era where television is distributed by broadband internet, people are consuming programmes at their own speed. For some, that might be occasionally, but for many they binge on a series until …
New figures from Nielsen show that Android devices are still the most popular, with iOS coming in second.
Jim Dalrymple at the Loop points out that Apple is still the largest manufacturer of handsets by a long shot, with more than double market share when compared with second placed Samsung.
Our advice still remains the same, it is better to prove application and business concepts on iOS than it is to do so on Android; but Android remains an attractive platform for those looking to capture a large audience share.
Rather than just creating software for third party vendors to build their own hardware and promote the final product, Microsoft will do this themselves.
So will Microsoft become successful, like Apple, or crash and burn like Google did with its first Nexus phone?
It certainly makes sense for Microsoft to enter this market. Apple has shown it can be insanely profitable and that there are a lot of advantages from having a non-fragmented vertically-integrated solution. It means Microsoft …
At Digital Possibilities we see Samsung being clearly the leading Android vendor over the next 12 months. The only potential cloud on that horizon is what a combined Google-Motorola consolidated hardware-software combination could bring to market.
Increasingly at retail, we expect people will ask for Samsung phones rather than Android phones; with an increasing brand equity for the Korean manufacturer.
The failure of Nokia’s Lumia 900 phone to get off to a good sprint has shown that it’s not enough simply to produce a beautiful phone. As I previously mentioned, they should have spent more on the hardware too.
This is important for the whole market, because even if you don’t intend to buy a Windows Phone, at least you can benefit from competitive pressures on your chosen supplier to create a better phone.
That’s why it’s heartening to see in this article from Business Insider that Samsung is innovating with its processor technology for its next smartphone, the Galaxy S III.
The most impressive feature is the …