Android手机的开发者支持率为78.6%（下降了4.7个百分点），Android平板电脑支持率为65.9%（下降2.2个百分点）。Windows Phone 7仍是排名第三的操作系统，其支持率为17%。而黑莓操作系统的开发者支持率则
6）Chetan Sharma Consulting最近报告预测，2012年美国移动数据收益将从2011年的670亿美元增长至800亿美元，移动数据目前已占全美手机网络流量的85%，约有三分之一的用户每月消费1GB的数据流量。
7）Kantar Worldpanel ComTech最新报告表明，诺基亚Lumia 800手机在英国销量占所有WP7设备销量的87%，WP7在英国市场份额达2.5%，而Symbian市场份额则从一年前的12.4%下滑至2.4%。
1）Study: Mobile gamers play on the couch more than anywhere else
by Joe Osborne
Finally, we can all admit to being total couch potatoes. A study conducted by casual games company Miniclip and mobile ad server MoPub found that mobile gamers play more while at home than anywhere else–44 percent, to be exact. (Recent NPD data would agree.) The results are thanks to 1,625 mobile Miniclip gamers that answered a voluntary questionnaire.
And said results give us a good idea of both where players like to get their the game on and with that kids of games. While the majority of iOS and Android gamers play while working on their couch groove, a healthy 22 percent play while waiting for something out in the world. Fortunately, a considerable amount of that time spent on the couch could be some good old bonding. According to the study, 34 percent of parents use smartphones and tablets to play games with their kids.
However, a not-so-surprising number of parents seem to use smartphones as what I like to call shut-the-hell-up slabs: 42 percent of parents let their kids play mobile games while in a restaurant. As for what games are most played on mobile, puzzlers seem to have won that popularity contest, at least among older gamers. The majority of mobile game players aged 18 to 54 prefer puzzle games over action and sports games. Check out the infographic below for more neat-o findings.（source:games）
2）Tablet gaming market will be worth $3.1 billion in 2014 reckons Juniper Research
by James Nouch
Juniper Research has issued a report which forecasts substantial growth in gaming revenues from tablets – from $491 million in 2011 to $3.1 billion by 2014.
The report argues tablets offer the optimum screen size for gaming, and that games designed for tablets typically enjoy superior graphics and user interfaces.
These factors encourage users to buy more games and make more in-app purchases, according the report’s author Charlotte Miller. Indeed, the games are often more expensive too.
Miller also reasons that the relative expense of tablets suggests that tablet owners have more disposable income than smartphone owners, and are therefore more likely to purchase games.
It’s these factors that lead Miller to state that tablets will account for nearly a third of overall mobile games revenue by 2016.
The report predicts a less rosy future for gaming on feature phones, though. Mobile games revenue from these devices will halve over the next five years, apparently.
“The tablet is the perfect device for playing mobile games – the screens are large enough for the user to see the action, no matter how big their hands are,” Miller explained.
“Tablet owners also tend to have a larger disposable income, as tablets are often bought outright rather than subsidised by operators.
“Higher user satisfaction with games and a bigger wallet mean that tablet games look to be highly lucrative.”（source:pocketgamer）
3）78 per cent of developers will integrate HTML5 in 2012
by Tim Green
Broad market survey reveals rising interest in web and hybrid apps.
The cross-platform development specialist Appcelerator teamed with IDC in a survey of 2,173 developers around the world.
It revealed a coding space still dominated by native apps, but one which is showing a strong interest in pure mobile browser apps and ‘hybrids’ that integrate both native code and substantial amounts of HTML5.
Linked to this, the study also reported that interest in cloud services has soared with over 58 per cent of developers either using or considering using them in their mobile apps. Location and notifications are the top two services cited.
Overall, mobile app development continues to grow, with 53.5 per cent of respondents accelerating their mobile strategies compared to 27.4 per cent in 2010.
The way Appcelerator describes it, most respondents are in the ‘acceleration phase’ now (as opposed to the innovation phase), with the expectation that they will be building multiple applications on a number of different operating systems.
In terms of platforms, iOS is the clear leader. 89 per cent of respondents say they are very interested in developing for the iPhone, with the iPad at 88 per cent.
Interest in Android phones dropped 4.7 per cent to 78.6 per cent, while Android tablets dropped 2.2 per cent to 65.9 per cent. Fragmentation isn’t helping.
Windows Phone 7 remains the number three OS in terms of priorities at 17 per cent. Which won’t be great news for RIM, whose BlackBerry OS saw developer interest decline from 20.7 per cent
in Q4 2011 to 15.5 per cent in Q1 2012.
Other key findings include:
* Developers are struggling to understand how to leverage social assets in their mobile apps, including Facebook’s social graph. Indeed, they are more interesting in the combined network effects of Google’s various properties – Google search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, etc.
* 39 per cent of developers say that the network effects of Google’s broad range of assets are more important to their social strategies in 2012 than Facebook’s social graph.（source:mobile-ent）
4）New iPad investigated for claims of overheating
by Keith Andrew
Owners of Apple’s new iPad have taken to the web to claim the tablet is overheating, with temperatures rising to what some have claimed is an unacceptable level.
Comments posted on Apple’s forum point to the device running especially hot when playing 3D games, with the bottom left side of the iPad’s screen apparently the area worst effected.
Others, however, have suggested the whole device heats up, making it uncomfortable to hold.
As a result of such complaints, Reuters states electronics review specialist Consumer Reports is to publish findings on claims iPad emits excessive heat when in use based on a “battery of tests” designed to simulate actual usage.
The firm has, however, been beaten to it to some extent, with Dutch website Tweakers – translated by the Daily Mail – claiming a photo taken with a thermal imaging camera illustrates that the latest iPad does indeed run at a higher temperature than its predecessor.
New iPad on the left, iPad 2 on the right
The site claims iPad 2 (using the dual-core A5 chip) runs at a temperature of 28.3° Celsius, while Apple’s latest update (with the A5X chip, including a quad-core GPU) runs at 33.6° Celsius – proof that those who have complained aren’t imagining the jump in temperature, the site claims.
Nonetheless, Tweakers does state that, while the new iPad’s “warming housing is noticable”, it isn’t – as some have claimed – “too hot to touch.”
Apple itself has offered little in response, with a spokesperson for the company telling Reuters that the new iPad operates “within our thermal specifications.”（source:pocketgamer）
5）When It Comes To Phones, Men Are More Price-Sensitive (According to Vuclip)
For its latest user survey, mobile video service Vuclip decided to look at why people buy the phones they do — specifically, at the differences between men and women.
And indeed, there was a real contrast between male and female respondents. When men were asked about the most important factor when choosing a phone, the most popular answer (chosen by 33 percent) was price, followed closely by features (31 percent). When women were asked the same question, the most popular answer was features (37 percent), followed by screen size (21 percent). Only 18 percent of women said that price was their biggest concern.
Beyond the Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus angle, the survey also asked people when they expect to buy their next device, and 32 percent said they have no plans to replace their phone in the next month. The survey also asked what brand they expect their next device to be, and the most popular response was Nokia (!), at 37 percent. Apple came in second with 25 percent, and it also had impressive brand loyalty — of people who currently own an iPhone, 90 percent said they would stick with it for their next purchase.
The survey will be posted on the Vuclip site Tuesday morning. (I’ll update this post with a link when it is.) It was conducted over the month of February — respondents had to watch at least three videos, but other than that, the company says they were randomly selected. The survey received 560,000 responses total.（source:techcrunch）
6）US mobile data to hit $80bn in revenue this year
by Zen Terrelonge
Chetan Sharma Consulting says mobile data revenues will continue to grow in America to hit $80 billion in 2012, rising from $67 billion in 2011 when it accounted for over one-third of total revenues.
Data itself now accounts for 85 per cent of mobile web traffic in the US, according to the report, with almost one-third using more than 1GB each month. Presumably driven by the consumer zest for streaming viral content on YouTube and so on
The US occupies five per cent of wireless subscribers, but generates 17 per cent of global service revenues and 21 per cent of global mobile data, while securing 40 per cent of global smartphone sales.
Meanwhile, 90 per cent of tablet owners use wi-fi only connections although some are capable of mobile connections. However, Sharma claims operators that offer data bundles for multiple devices will see tablet users begin to use mobile broadband.
Additionally, Verizon ranked as the number one LTE provider, followed by AT&T.（source:mobile-ent）
7）Windows Phone 7 outsells Symbian in UK
by Tim Green
2.5 per cent versus 2.4 per cent.
New data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech will be met with a mixed response from Nokia.
One the one hand it seems its switch to WP7 at the high end is paying off. Indeed, its Lumia 800 phone took 87 per cent of all sales on the Microsoft OS in the UK.
But this is countered by the dramatic fall in Symbian which, let’s not forget, is still the platform of choice for its lower end handsets.
Symbian’s share was 12.4 per cent one year ago compared with 2.4 per cent now.
Elsewhere Kantar Worldpanel notes that WP7 has a 2.5 per cent share across Europe, and that Apple has increased its share of the British smartphone market from 22.7 per cent a year ago to 28.7 per cent in 2012.
However, Android remains the number one OS in the UK, at 48.5 per cent.
Apple has the most satisfied customers with a score of 8.8, with Samsung in second place at 8.0 and HTC in third with 7.6.
The research also found that people are using more features more often on their devices. For example, just under half of people in the past four weeks used GPS or maps compared to 33.9 per cent a year ago.
Similarly, 39.2 per cent are now downloading or streaming videos to their mobiles, from 10.6 per cent a year ago.（source:mobile-ent）