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Jul12

Smart Phone Sales and Important Tips on Why Your Business Should go Mobile

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Mobile Device Sales and Web Browsing

Nowadays, mobile web browsing is becoming more popular and  taking place on Smartphones and other mobile devices.  With the latest drop in prices for mobile devices for Iphone and  Samsung,  more people are finding convenience in doing their day to day work through mobile. More people are using mobile devices to surf the web, go on Facebook, Instagram, and other popular social networks.  Statistically speaking, 32 percent of the U.S. populations owns a Smartphones, while 25 percent browse the web via internet. These numbers are set to increase in the near future.

So Which Smartphone Mobile Devices are Capitalizing on the Demand for Smartphones in the Market?

At this current moment, Apple iPhones  and Samsung Phones are dominating our market. Almost anyone can afford to purchase an iPhone device. Just running a quick search on Ebay, Overstock, or Amazon – opening the door to a larger pool of people to easily purchase a Smartphone.  As of  Q4 2016, Apple managed to sell 51.2 million iPhones in the second quarter,  and a total of 77 million iPhones in the fourth quarter – giving Apple  the number 1 spot in the Global Smartphone sales. It’s competitor Samsung  were not to far behind, but fell short of 256,000 units. The positions of the two leaders have never been so close. Here’s a chart which better delineates worldwide Smartphone sales:

 Sales to End Users by Vendor in 2016 (Thousands of Units)

Vendor

4Q16Units

4Q16 Market Share (%)

4Q15
Units

4Q15 Market Share (%)

Apple

77,038.9

17.9

71,525.9

17.7

Samsung

76,782.6

17.8

83,437.7

20.7

Huawei

40,803.7

9.5

32,116.5

8.0

Oppo

26,704.7

6.2

12,961.5

3.2

BBK Communication Equipment

24,288.2

5.6

11,359.4

2.8

Others

185,921.1

43.1

191,708.4

47.6

Total

431,539.3

100.0

403,109.4

100.0

Source: Gartner (February 2017)

With this spike in Smartphone sales, if you have not already looked at your website on an Apple iOS device,  your missing out. You may be surprised to see just how many aspects of your site are completely not viewable or incompatible. Making your website mobile compatible will have a huge impact on your  business market penetration. With the increase in Smartphone usability, taking the step towards creating a website that’s accessible on iPhone and Android an opportunity that should not be overlooked.

Are You Convinced yet? If not, Here’s Some More Information to Consider

Here are just to list some  emerging predictions that are likely to surface. In our day to day fast paced society, mobile will take a leading role in engaging a larger pool of consumers.

  • 1 billion+ people around the world will access the internet through their mobile devices as their primary internet access.
  • More people will be driven to stores through mobile as Smartphones become more affordable.
  • 80 percent of the largest 2,000 websites globally will convert their old designers to HTML 5 to make it more mobile friendly.
mobile and smart phone devices

Mobile Devices, Iphone and Samsung

Is your website mobile friendly? If your looking to make a larger impact and a team that can assist you and creating a mobile compatible website, feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation: info@syntelex.com.

Learn more by following these links:

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/25-percent-use-smartphones-not-computers-majority-web-surfing-122259