- 1.3 billion 3G connections worldwide with 2 billion more connections by 2015
- mobile data use will increase 10 to 12 times over the next four years
- hundreds of networks are offering mobile broadband
- 200 of the latest LTE networks are in the works, 20 of which have already launched
- Google Maps usage on mobile is far greater than its usage on the desktop.
Video Calling Going Mobile?
Summary: Should VSee bet on Android while Apple is still going strong? Either way, figures support the trend towards video calling and videoconferencing from mobile devices. The other day, a good friend of VSee advised us to ditch our Mac OS and even iOS efforts and to go for the Android market. I’m not sure that I agree. Although Android is growing by leaps and bounds, the numbers I found show that Apple still has a very happy lead. Consider the case of Instagram, a mobile photo-sharing app which is only available on iOS, yet now has 5 million users only 4 months after it’s initial launch! GigaOm writer Ryan Kim also has some doubts about Android’s potential to take over in this area.What I do agree with is the takeover of the mobile market. Regardless of whether it’s Apple, Android, Palm, or RIM, mobile is in and PCs/laptops are going out. At Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference early in June this year, CEO Paul Jacobs pointed out: