Archive for the ‘Smartphone’ Category

AdMob February 2010 Mobile Metrics Report

March 25, 2010

Smartphone usages continues to grow at the expense of “dumb phones”.

From AdMob:

* The mobile Internet devices category experienced strong growth, increasing to account for 17% of traffic in AdMob’s network in February 2010. The most popular devices in this category are the iPod touch, Sony PSP, and Nintendo DSi.

* Smartphones accounted for 48% of AdMob’s worldwide traffic, up from 35% in February 2009, fueled by heavy application usage on iPhone and Android devices.

* Over the last year, the iPhone OS increased its share of smartphone requests from 33% to 50% while Symbian’s share of requests fell from 43% to 18%.

*Android was the fastest growing operating system in the AdMob network year-over-year. Android’s share of smartphone requests increased from 2% in February 2009 to 24% in February 2010.

AdMob Febraury 2010 Mobile Metrics Report

AdMob Febraury 2010 Mobile Metrics Report

About The Google Maps Navigation Beta

October 30, 2009

Google has introduced their Google Maps Navigation (Beta), an internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps for Android 2.0 phones.

I am not sure how stand alone devices manufacturers like Garmin will respond to this type of product introduction, but I am pretty sure in the end what product enhancements they may introduce will ultimately prove insufficient to the Google Maps Smartphone threat.