New report highlights trends in the mobile sector
Leading market research firm comScore has released a new report concerning the mobile sector. The report highlights trends within the mobile market and how these trends are affecting large companies, like Apple and Samsung. It also touches upon mobile commerce and the success that retailers are seeing in this sector. The mobile sector has been showing a great deal of activity over the past several years, but this activity has recently begun reaching new heights due to the popularity of mobile shopping and payments.
Android continues to lead with consumers
According to the report, Android remained the most popular mobile platform among consumers, but Apple was the top maker of mobile devices in the U.S. Android accounts for approximately 52% of the U.S. market, with iOS devices accounting for 40%. Blackberry and other platforms represent a significantly smaller market share, which may continue to diminish over time as Android and iOS devices become more advances and less expensive.
Retailers find success in mobile commerce
The report shows that retailers have been seeing a great deal of success in their mobile commerce endeavors. Retailers that have their own dedicated shopping applications performed much better than those without such applications, according to the report. The reason behind this could be that these applications make it easier for consumers to shop from their mobile devices. The report shows that approximately one third of consumers in the U.S. are visiting retail sites from their mobile devices.
Apple and other dominate mobile sales
Amazon, eBay, and Apple currently reign supreme when it comes to mobile sales. Notably, Apple generates a significant level of revenue through its App Store, which has proven lucrative for developers as well as Apple. According to comScore, retailers will have to become more conscious of the mobile sector as mobile commerce grows in popularity. Those that cannot provide consumers with an engaging mobile experience may lose out on a significant opportunity.