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Technology news from Facebook shows India may be its biggest market in 4 years

Technology News - India and FacebookA recent eMarketer industry estimate suggests that the country may lead the way by 2017.

The most recent industry estimates that have been produced by eMarketer are now suggesting that the largest market for Facebook could become India as soon as the close of 2017.

This will easily become the case provided that the growth continues along its current anticipated path.

The current growth estimates are showing that if it progresses the way that data is suggesting, the user base at Facebook will explode to reach a whopping 1.8 billion in four years from now. To better understand the rate of growth, this was compared to the current expansion being experienced in the Facebook technology news for North America.

In North America, technology news data shows the number of Facebook users is expected to grow by 3.6 percent this year.

Also this year, the Asia-Pacific region will be seeing a growth rate of 34.4 percent for Facebook users. The Latin American region will experience a user growth of 29.5 percent. Africa and the Middle East will grow by 31.8 percent, while eastern and central Europe will have a growth in their users of 29.3 percent.

This technology news data is according to Cotton Delo, from AdAge. She went on to say that the tremendous increases in users in locations such as Brazil – where it is anticipated that there will be a growth from its 69 million users by the end of this year to a whopping 103.9 million by the end of 2017 – helps to explain the acceleration that Facebook has made to its business in terms of the development efforts that the company is making there.

At the same time, in the United States, the percentage of people in the United States who are using Facebook at least on a monthly basis will grow from this year’s predicted 46.4 percent up to 49.6 percent by the end of the year in 2017. This is a much more modest growth than what is being experienced in many of the other areas of the world. Other technology news reports have suggested that the penetration of smartphones and tablets may have a role in the growth rates of these countries.

Technology news made by Windows smartphones as they gain on competition

Smartphone Technology News

The closing of the gap between the Microsoft operating system and iOS and Android has surprised many.

The most recent technology news report has been released based on the research conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which has indicated that Windows is continuing to make promising gains within the smartphone market.

The operating system still represents only a small percentage of smartphone sales, but it is growing.

Even though the Windows smartphone market share in terms of sales was only 5.6 percent during this year’s first quarter – according to the Kantar findings – this still represented an important growth of 1.9 percent over the market when compared to the same time in 2012. This is a sizeable increase in a market where the dominant players have a very firm hold on their territory.

The technology news still shows that almost half of all smartphones sales are of Android devices.

This latest technology news statement showed that 49.3 percent of all smartphone sales are devices run on the Android operating system. This makes it, by far, the leader in the market. At the same time, though, that operating system saw only a small growth in the first quarter of 2013 when compared with the first quarter of 2012. Furthermore, its current rate of growth has dropped when compared to the three months that ended at the close of February. It fell by 1.9 percent.

iOS is continuing to hold its second place position, as per this technology news. It still has 43.7 percent of the smartphone sales. That said, the sale of devices based on this operating system have also dropped, as they were down throughout the entire length of the first quarter of the year.

According to Mary-Ann Parlato, a Kantar analyst, “As iOS and Android continue to battle it out for top selling smartphone OS, we have seen Windows steadily grow over the past year and is now at its highest sales share figure so far.” She went on to add to her technology news statement by saying that it appears that Windows is growing in strength through its appeal to first time smartphone buyers.