Smartphone Users

  • Average users activate their phones every 12 minutes 28-01-2014 05:20 PM

    Berlin: Obsessed with your smartphone? A new app can tell! A new app that allows people to measure their smartphone use has been developed. The app, called Menthal, has also shown that the average users activate their phones every 12 minutes. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany developed...
  • Global smartphone users to touch 1.75 billion in 2014: Report 19-01-2014 04:02 PM

    New Delhi: Aided by growing adoption of smartphones, especially in emerging markets, global smartphone users are expected to touch 1.75 billion this year, market research firm eMarketer said. The firm also pegged global mobile phone users to reach 4.55 billion in 2014. "The global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion...
  • Alibaba to set up mobile gaming platform in China 12-01-2014 04:20 PM

    Beijing: E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it would set up a mobile gaming platform in China, venturing into a fast growing sector dominated by tech rival Tencent Holdings Ltd. Mobile gaming is hugely popular in China, home to the largest number of smartphone users in the world. In...
  • How next-gen smartphone users are being bought and sold 20-08-2013 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: After Facebook and Google, Twitter became the latest to buy millions of Indian smartphone users in July. Now, the actual announcement was about how Twitter had partnered with Vodafone India to offer its services 'free of cost' to mobile subscribers for three months. It had already inked similar...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile 06-08-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Of all the apps available today for different platforms, GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. According to data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, with over 54 per cent of the...