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Mobile trends are moving rapidly upward, says the IDC

The International Data Corporation has released its quarterly report showing massive market growth.

A new report has recently been released by the International Data Corporation (IDC), in which a new analysis of mobile trends has been conducted and has shown that the start of 2014 experienced an anticipated post-holiday reduction in shipment volumes, but still managed to experience a first quarter year over year increase.

The data within the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker revealed considerable insight.

It looked into a series of mobile trends and showed that there were a total of 281.5 million smartphones that were shipped by vendors, worldwide, within the first quarter. This was a 28.6 percent increase over the first quarter of last year, in which 218.8 million units were shipped. The report also went on to compare the actual results with the forecasts that had been made within the IDC’s previous mobile market reports.

It showed that the actual mobile trends are stronger than what the IDC had previously anticipated.

The performance of in the first quarter actually beat the IDC’s forecasted shipment of 267.2 million units within the quarter. This was a miss of 5.3 percent. Within the overall cell phone marketplace – which includes smartphones, feature phones, and other similar handheld mobile communication devices – vendors shipped 448.6 million units, worldwide.Mobile Trends - Report shows growth

This was an increase of 3.9 percent from the first quarter of 2013 results, which were 431.8 million units. At the same time, this was a drop from the previous quarter, as Q4 in 2013 shipped 9 percent more at 492.8 million units. The number of units sold in the first quarter of this year was lower than what the IDC had forecasted. They thought that the figure would be 0.6 percent higher, at 451.3 million units.

Of all of the cell phones that were sold in the first quarter of 2014, smartphones made up 62.7 percent. This is a tremendous rise from the same quarter the year before, when they represented just over half, at 50.7 percent. Clearly, these mobile trends indicate that smartphones are gaining greater penetration and that their popularity continues to soar on a global scale.

Technology news from comScore shows massive smartphone penetration

The firm has released its data indicating that the rate in the United States broke the 60 percent mark last quarter.

comScore just released its latest technology news data on Friday, which has identified the latest penetration and other trends in the mobile world, using data as recent as the end of July.

As of the close of July 2013, there was a considerable growth in smartphone popularity in the U.S.

The latest mobile technology news trends up until the last quarter have shown that the penetration rate of smartphones in the United States has now broken the 60 percent mark. The details of the report from comScore showed that the leading manufacturer of smartphones in the U.S. is still Apple.

The technology news data showed that Apple is maintaining a hold of 40 percent OEM market share.

Technology newsAt the same time, while Apple may be the single smartphone device manufacturer leading the way, it is Android that is making the technology news as the most popular smartphone platform, not Apple’s proprietary iOS. Android’s lead is considerable, as it holds an estimated 52 percent of the platform market share.

As a result of this, it didn’t come as a surprise to very many people that Google Sites were once again the leaders in that category of technology news, last quarter, as they have in the previous quarters.

The comScore report stated that “Google Sites ranked as the top web property on smartphones, reaching 92.6 percent of the mobile media audience (mobile browsing and app usage).” Their technology news went on to say that this was “followed by Facebook (86.3 percent), Yahoo! Sites (81.7 percent) and Amazon Sites (66.8 percent).”

When all was said and done, the comScore data estimated that during the surveyed period, there were 143.3 million people in the United States who owned smartphones. The estimated penetration rate which is now believed to be greater than 60 percent would indicate that there has been an increase of a considerable 3 percent since April 2013. This clearly indicates that these devices are making rapid headway within the United States, and that the growth will continue.