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Top ten stories of the week

Top ten stories of the week
Daniel Gumble

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Industry / Market Data / January 25th 2013 at 2:40PM

Check out the biggest stories on Mobile Entertainment from January 18th-25th.

Strap yourselves in for another top ten rundown of the week’s hottest stories.

Grabbing the headlines this week as news that 81 per cent of UK App Store users don’t look beyond the first 50 apps, while reports of Windows Phone 8 trebling its market share have also sent ripples through the industry.

Meanwhile, news of Android’s Jelly Bean OS arriving on Samsung Galaxy tablets and mPowa’s announcement that it will be targeting telcos with new mobile payment solutions also ranked highly on the week’s chart.

See below for the full rundown.

 

1. 81 per cent of UK App Store users don't look beyond the top 50 apps

More than 435,000 apps are set to hit the App Store in 2013, but will anyone notice them? Based on new research from mobile marketing firm Surikate and GfK, probably not. The report says that 52.2 million visits are made to the App Store every week, yet 81 per cent of UK visitors fail to browse past the 50 first apps.

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2. Nokia and HTC sales help treble Windows Phone 8 market share

The Windows Phone 8 operating system has shown encouraging signs of growth over the past 12 months, having trebled its market share in the UK.

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3. Android Jelly Bean lands on Samsung Galaxy tablets

Google’s Android 4.1 operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablets.

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4. mPowa targets telcos with new mobile payment solutions

Mobile payments firm mPowa, is currently looking to meet growing demands from telcos across the globe by helping them to introduce mobile payment solutions to business users via its white label solution.

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5. Over 435,000 new apps to hit the App Store in 2013

2013 can expect to see more than 435,000 new apps reach Apple’s App Store, mobile analytics and ad verification firm adeven has predicted.

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6. INTERVIEW: Tamoco explains how important NFC is for B2C engagement

Near field communication, more commonly known as NFC, is dubbed an unproven technology by some industry insiders. Indeed, iZettle CEO Jacob de Geer, said: "NFC is interesting, but it's still the promised land and doesn't have a guaranteed future."

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7. Vserv.mobi introduces AudiencePro platform to mobile ad ecosystem

Mobile advertising network Vserv.mobi, has today launched AudiencePro, a new platform aimed at providing a potentially game-changing opportunity to the entire mobile ecosystem.

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8. MWC 2013: Eight-inch Samsung Galaxy Note on the cards?

Samsung could be set to unveil a new eight-inch version of its Galaxy Note tablet at next month’s MWC 2013 in Barcelona.

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9. Forget the six-pack, 56 per cent of women find tech-savvy men sexy

Women are stereotypically associated with fancying men in uniform, but sales of calendars featuring hose-wielding firemen could begin to slump as females make room for a new ardour – the 'techno-sexual'.

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10. Sony Xperia Z- Waterproof Wonder? (VIDEO)

The Xperia Z launched at CES 2013 as Sony’s new flagship Android smartphone, and it seems the Japanese manufacturer hopes to propel its new addition into the same territory as other high-end mobile phones from the likes of Samsung and HTC.

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