Smartphone Users

  • Average users activate their phones every 12 minutes January 28, 2014

    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 January 19, 2014

    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. ...
  • Alibaba to set up mobile gaming platform in China January 12, 2014

    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 2013,...
  • How next-gen smartphone users are being bought and sold August 20, 2013

    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 deals...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile August 6, 2013

    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...
  • 50 per cent of Indian smartphone users do not have data connection February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: According to a new study conducted by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights, an alliance between Nielsen and Informate Mobile Intelligence, only half of the smartphone users polled have active data access. It means that over half of Indian smartphone users are underutilising their phones. It is interesting to note that...
  • Wealthy phone users less likely to play games, tweet April 2, 2012

    Toronto: Wealthier smartphone users are less likely to play games or tweet and will opt for news, travel or finance apps, according to a new study. The research by The Luxury Institute focused on app usage among wealthy consumers, who earn an annual income of $150,000 or more. They tend to...