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