July 28, 2021

Mobile: iPhone Users More Likely to Access Wi-Fi than Android Users in the US and UK

From comScore: A U.S. analysis of Wi-Fi and mobile Internet usage across unique smartphones on the iOS and Android platforms reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet, while only 32 percent of unique Android mobile phones used both types of connections. A further […]

Smartphones Account for Half of all Mobile Phones, Dominate New Phone Purchases in the US

From Nielsen: Almost half (49.7%) of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012. According to Nielsen, this marks an increase of 38 percent over last year; in February 2011, only 36 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones.  This growth is driven by increasing smartphone adoption, as more than two-thirds of those who […]

New Statistics: Online Gaming: Number of US Mobile Gamers Jumps 35% to 100 Million

New numbers from online gaming market research firm, NewZoo. From the News Release: Newzoo’s latest Trend Report on Mobile Games shows that the total number of Americans that play games on their smartphone, tablet or iPod Touch has now surpassed the 100 million mark, a year-on-year increase of 35%. Europe shows a growth of 15%, […]

Wikipedia Mobile Gets a Face Lift

From the Wikimedia Blog: This week we pushed several new and updated design changes to our beta. We hope these changes will provide a more professional look and a better experience for you. These include changes to the footer, a cleaner design for revealing and hiding sections, and a revamped full-screen search experience. The mechanism […]

Industry Roundup: News from OCLC, EBSCO, and Results of 2012 Mobile & Museum Survey

Two Public Libraries Join OCLC WorldShare Warsaw University in Poland To Use EBSCO Discovery Results From the 2012 Mobile and Museums Survey  (Hat Tip: @maxkaiser)

Milestones: HighWire Launches its 1000th Mobile Website

Congrats and kudos to the HighWire Press Team. From a HighWire Press Announcement (PDF): HighWire Press is pleased to announce the launch of its one thousandth mobile website.  This milestone was achieved in just over a year from the initial deployment of the HighWire Mobile Web product. “Since the introduction of the iPhone 3G, it […]

New Research From BISG: Highlights from "Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education" Report

The full text report is fee-based but here are a few numbers from the news release. The first installment in Volume Two of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education survey shows that students are rebelling against the rising costs of textbooks in a variety of ways. Some […]

New Statistics and Charts: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 48% Overall, 66% in 24-34 Age Group

Via Nielsen Wire: While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone. In the same age group, 8 of 10 of those that had gotten a new device in the last three months […]

Milestones: 100 Mobile Apps Now Listed in U.S. Government Directory

A quick note to point out that the USA.gov directory of mobile apps (a resource we mention regularly on INFOdocket) has reached the 100 apps mark with the addition of the QuitStart iPhone app from the National Cancer Institute. The Apps.usa.gov directory contains iOS, Android, and Web apps. A Spanish language version of the directory […]

New Mobile Audience Statistics Released in Latest Edition JiWire Quarterly Report

Some Key Findings via JiWire News Release: JiWire today announced its latest Mobile Audience Insights Report, which examines connected-device adoption, location and mobile-shopping trends and public Wi-Fi trends. JiWire’s report discovered that 80 percent of the on-the-go audience prefers locally relevant advertising and 75 percent are more likely to take an action after seeing a […]