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Developers embracing the cloud, as fragmentation remains an issue

Mobile app developers are embracing more cloud services in their products, a survey from Appcelerator and IDC noted. According to the study, 84 percent of respondents are using “at least one” cloud-enabled or cloud-based service.

Smartphone market to grow 50% this year; WP7 to be No.2 OS by 2015

Research firm IDC expects the global smartphone market to grow by 49.2 percent this year, while the company also claims that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has a very bright future.

IDC: Smartphone sales hit 100M in Q4

Quarterly smartphone shipments topped 100 million for the first time in Q4 according to new figures from IDC.

ZTE gains fourth place in Q4 handset shipments

IDC said that ZTE had become the fourth biggest handset supplier globally in the fourth quarter of 2010, shipping 16.8 million units to push Apple in to fifth place with its 16.2 million units, and knocking RIM out of the top five.

Developer interest in tablets on the up Appcelerator

Appcelerator and IDC released their first quarter 2011 developer survey, which indicates that the launch of new tablets at the CES 2011 show earlier this month means that “developers are pushing these devices to the top of their priority list.”

IDC: Global apps revenue to increase more than 60% through 2014

New research from IDC forecasts that the number of downloaded apps is expected to increase from 10.9 billion worldwide in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014, while market revenues will experience similar growth, surpassing US$35 billion in 2014

Facebook integration is top developer priority; native apps to lead mobile Web

In the second of our two-part feature based on a developer survey by IDC and Appcelerator, we look at the features and technologies that are crucial to the developer roadmap.

IDC Indian report sparks controversy; dual SIM devices on the up

An IDC study of the Indian handset market sparked some debate, with the company’s figures for Nokia irking the Finnish handset giant, according to local reports.

Business apps next source of innovation; Android best long-term bet

A September 2010 developer survey from IDC, sponsored by Appcelerator, asserts that “the next big wave of innovation may come from business application developers tapping into vast stores of data in the cloud and bringing this data to bear on highly local experiences.”

Gartner: Android closes in on mobile OS top spot

Google’s Android could be on the verge of becoming the world’s largest smartphone operating system by 2014, according to new figures from Gartner.