Among the gainers are the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus 7 (just introduced) and the Barnes & Noble Nook. According to Chitika, the Nook “is now the third-most popular Android tablet, overtaking both the Asus Transformer Pad and the Toshiba Thrive in the past month.” That also means that sales of the Nook (or at least usage) have outstripped the more publicized Kindle Fire.
Only one quarter of Android handsets are running Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) or above. Most however are still on “Gingerbread,” which is three generations old. This failure to update however is not about Android users; it’s mostly about carrier control over Android. #android
The chart below shows the breakout of mobile clicks on Google between smartphone and tablet as a fraction of total traffic for a sample of our customers. While mobile has a small share of paid clicks in B2B, it comprises between 25-30% of clicks in the automotive and retail sectors. That’s over one in four paid clicks! It is also interesting to note that while the bulk of the increase in mobile traffic is coming from tablets, a significant portion is also coming from smartphones.
Facebook is driving engagement via games and application discovery: 16% of mobile Facebook users access the site to play games, and 7% do so to discover mobile apps. Read more: http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2013/10459/7-in10-smartphone-owners-access-facebook-via-device#ixzz2PSXeK2qE