Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | ... | 95
1044 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 491984 11-Jul-2011 12:18
Send private message

Smartphone Use

I thought this data would interest some people as it touches on the topic immediately above. This is the ComScore MobiLens research and is the most current info for Europe, the market that's closest to NZ in habits. As far as I can tell, there's no NZ-specific data available unless you pay for it. The figures represent the proportion of smartphone users engaging in those activities and cover the most recently analysed quarter.

Photography - 57.5%
Social networking - 18.0%
Gaming - 25.3%
Recording video - 26.1%
Listening to music - 25.0%
Watching TV and/or video - 5.7%

The TV/Video numbers are significantly lower than the other activities. I don't have numbers for the previous quarters so I don't know how it's trending, but in my estimation, it'll be growing.




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

2797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161

Trusted

  Reply # 491989 11-Jul-2011 12:21
Send private message

You know what I want from HTC in a future firmware release for the HTC Sensation: a hardware accelerated browser




Solution Architect @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


 
 
 
 


3976 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2668

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 491996 11-Jul-2011 12:26
Send private message

ArtooDetoo: Smartphone Use

[snip]
Photography - 57.5%
Social networking - 18.0%
Gaming - 25.3%
Recording video - 26.1%
Listening to music - 25.0%
Watching TV and/or video - 5.7%

The TV/Video numbers are significantly lower than the other activities. I don't have numbers for the previous quarters so I don't know how it's trending, but in my estimation, it'll be growing.


They didn't happen to mention what percentage of users ACTUALLY MAKE PHONE CALLS, did they? :-)

Cheers - N


4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 491997 11-Jul-2011 12:27
Send private message

lokhor: You know what I want from HTC in a future firmware release for the HTC Sensation: a hardware accelerated browser


Agree completely (and a fix for the text entry woes in the desktop UA mode for the browser!).




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 492002 11-Jul-2011 12:36
Send private message

ArtooDetoo: Smartphone Use

I thought this data would interest some people as it touches on the topic immediately above. This is the ComScore MobiLens research and is the most current info for Europe, the market that's closest to NZ in habits. As far as I can tell, there's no NZ-specific data available unless you pay for it. The figures represent the proportion of smartphone users engaging in those activities and cover the most recently analysed quarter.

Photography - 57.5%
Social networking - 18.0%
Gaming - 25.3%
Recording video - 26.1%
Listening to music - 25.0%
Watching TV and/or video - 5.7%

The TV/Video numbers are significantly lower than the other activities. I don't have numbers for the previous quarters so I don't know how it's trending, but in my estimation, it'll be growing.


Interesting information, GSMarena had a similar survey a while back that was really illuminating too (http://www.gsmarena.com/mobile_phone_usage_survey-review-592p12.php)

About 40% watch video daily, and of those about 15% watch video daily (from the infographic, so percentages are best guess, they don't differentiate what kind of video - mostly youtube I expect). Another 10% say they would watch video on their device if they could.

Watching video streaming via DLNA or cable was rated "not needed" by 45% (I guess most of the remaining group in the infographic), but interestingly 20% of people rated it the "most missed" feature (second only to video calling).

I think video use will steadily increase year-on-year going forward.





Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


Foo

508 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 492007 11-Jul-2011 12:40
Send private message

Talkiet:

They didn't happen to mention what percentage of users ACTUALLY MAKE PHONE CALLS, did they? :-)

Cheers - N



That's because it's completely irrelevant. If you need to make phone calls, buy a phone. Oh wait. :-p

Foo

508 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 492011 11-Jul-2011 12:44
Send private message

Yep, video consumption on mobile devices is going to increase dramatically over the netx few years, but bearing that in mind, you need to actually have a use case for it.

If you travel a lot like TalkieT or have long commutes, I can see that being a big part of viewing. I guess there are people who would use it in the same manner as they may have watched TV in bed. For me, I like to unwind when in bed and prefer to read. I don't have a big commute and walking to work means I listen to audiobooks or music instead.

Absolutely agree with NZTF - making a purchase without analysis of current usage and intended usage is not a good thing to do.

On a completely unrelated note - are there any micro SD cards beyond 32GB or is that the current maximum (or absolute maximum?)

1044 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 492019 11-Jul-2011 12:56
Send private message

Talkiet:
ArtooDetoo: Smartphone Use

[snip]
Photography - 57.5%
Social networking - 18.0%
Gaming - 25.3%
Recording video - 26.1%
Listening to music - 25.0%
Watching TV and/or video - 5.7%

The TV/Video numbers are significantly lower than the other activities. I don't have numbers for the previous quarters so I don't know how it's trending, but in my estimation, it'll be growing.


They didn't happen to mention what percentage of users ACTUALLY MAKE PHONE CALLS, did they? :-)

Cheers - N



No. If they're anything like my kids, they probably don't. :-)




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

1044 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 492028 11-Jul-2011 13:07
Send private message

NZtechfreak:

Interesting information, GSMarena had a similar survey a while back that was really illuminating too (http://www.gsmarena.com/mobile_phone_usage_survey-review-592p12.php)

About 40% watch video daily, and of those about 15% watch video daily (from the infographic, so percentages are best guess, they don't differentiate what kind of video - mostly youtube I expect). Another 10% say they would watch video on their device if they could.

Watching video streaming via DLNA or cable was rated "not needed" by 45% (I guess most of the remaining group in the infographic), but interestingly 20% of people rated it the "most missed" feature (second only to video calling).

I think video use will steadily increase year-on-year going forward.



The difference between the surveys is that GSMArena is canvassing responses from its highly tech-focussed readership while ComScore's results reflect the smartphone using population at large. As they say themselves,

"And while the results can most probably apply to mobile phone enthusiasts all over the world they are hardly accurate as far as the whole world population is concerned. The thing is you, our faithful audience, are not exactly the average phone users. Being so informed and passionate about cell phones (why would you else be here reading all those long reviews) you tend to spend more time with your phone and use most of the features."

I do agree that mobile video watching will increase but I predict its growth on smartphones will be glacial for the next few years.




Galaxy S has gone to its new owner. HTC Sensation has gone to its new
owner. Galaxy S3 has gone to its new owner. Now using Galaxy Note 3. Skipping Note 4 I think...

138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 492094 11-Jul-2011 15:26
Send private message

On a completely unrelated note - are there any micro SD cards beyond 32GB or is that the current maximum (or absolute maximum?)


Yep there are 64GB cards in the works now, but I don't think many current devices will actually support them, unless software / firmware updates are applied

http://www.phonearena.com/news/KINGMAX-introduces-worlds-first-64GB-microSD-card_id19094

http://dailymobile.se/2009/10/19/press-sandisk-starts-shipping-64gb-memory-cards/


138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 492095 11-Jul-2011 15:28
Send private message

I just successfully updated the software of my Sensation, it is now 1.35.707.1 :)

2797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161

Trusted

  Reply # 492103 11-Jul-2011 15:44
Send private message

scoobydoo: I just successfully updated the software of my Sensation, it is now 1.35.707.1 :)


Damn you I want the new version! 




Solution Architect @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


815 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 82

Trusted

  Reply # 492104 11-Jul-2011 15:48
Send private message

lokhor: Damn you I want the new version! 


After noticing your sig just now about XT's blazing fast network. I had to top up the sim from my T stick today so thought i'd put it in the sensation to do it. And got pretty good speeds, not the fastest i've seen, but the fastest i've got out at my work. Not bad, considering i was relying on 2100 only.  

Foo

508 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 492105 11-Jul-2011 15:51
Send private message

scoobydoo: I just successfully updated the software of my Sensation, it is now 1.35.707.1 :)


So, what did that add/improve/fix/break? Tongue out 

138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 492106 11-Jul-2011 15:52
Send private message

lokhor:
scoobydoo: I just successfully updated the software of my Sensation, it is now 1.35.707.1 :)


Damn you I want the new version! 
\

Have you tried to update it? Settings - About Phone - Software updates

1 | ... | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | ... | 95
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.