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Mobile Device User Interfaces

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User interfaces provide access to the computing capabilities of devices. Prompted by Apple’s UI innovations with the iPhone, smartphone OEM’s poured resources into UI design and development. New toolsets and technologies — in particular sensors — are poised to provide user experiences that empower people in new and exciting ways. ABI research anticipates that the sensor-driven UI will be an emergent theme in the next wave of mobile interface innovation — turning objects, locations, and people into networked, interactive elements.This study examines the key market and technology trends for mobile device UIs. It highlights the UIs of leading device OEMs, and examines UI technologies including frameworks, touchscreens, GPS, sensors, and other components. Forecasts include smartphones shipments by OS and region, mobile augmented reality application downloads, as well as the attach rate for key sensor and other components.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Trends in Mobile UIs
    • 1.2. Key Findings
      • 1.2.1. Challenges
    • 1.3. Market Outlook
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. Mobile UI Evolution
      • 2.1.1. Graphical UI (GUI)
      • 2.1.2. Multi-Touch UI
      • 2.1.3. Sensor-Based UI
    • 2.2. Mobile UI Overlays
      • 2.2.1. Market Outlook
      • 2.2.2. HTC Sense UI
      • 2.2.3. LG S-Class UI
      • 2.2.4. Motorola's MOTOBLUR
      • 2.2.5. Samsung TouchWiz UI
    • 2.3. Other Mobile UIs
      • 2.3.1. Microsoft Metro UI
      • 2.3.2. RIM BlackBerry 6 UI
  • 3. UI Technologies
    • 3.1. UI Framework Software
    • 3.2. Touchscreens
    • 3.3. Haptics
    • 3.4. GPS
    • 3.5. Sensors
      • 3.5.1. Accelerometer
      • 3.5.2. Gyroscope
      • 3.5.3. Digital Compass (Magnetometer)
    • 3.6. Mobile Augmented Reality
      • 3.6.1. Example: Vito Technology Star Walk
      • 3.6.2. Qualcomm Vision-Based Augmented Reality Platform
    • 3.7. Mobile 3-D Displays
      • 3.7.1. UIs for 3-D
  • 4. Market Forecasts
    • 4.1. Methodology
      • 4.1.1. Primary Sources
      • 4.1.2. Secondary Sources
    • 4.2. Forecast Assumptions
      • 4.2.1. Smartphone Forecasts
      • 4.2.2. Sensor-Enabled Smartphone Forecasts
      • 4.2.3. Smartphone Shipments with Touchscreens Forecast
      • 4.2.4. Mobile AR Application Downloads
  • 5. Company Profiles
    • 5.1. ACCESS Linux Platform Advanced UI Engine
    • 5.2. Dynamic Digital Depth
    • 5.3. MasterImage 3-D
    • 5.4. Mobilizy
    • 5.5. TAT
    • 5.6. Vito Technology
  • Table 1-1, Smartphone Shipments and Sensor Attach Rates, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015

Charts

  1. Smartphone Shipments and Sensor-Enabled Smartphone Shipments, World Market: 2010 to 2015

Figures

  1. Apple iPhone 4 with Sensors
  2. HTC Legend
  3. LG Arena and LG Optimus
  4. Motorola Cliq and Motorola Droid X
  5. Samsung Galaxy S
  6. Windows Phone 7
  7. BlackBerry Torch
  8. Model-View-Controller Pattern
  9. Mobilizy Wikitude
  10. Vito Technology Star Walk
  11. Samsung W960 with 3-D AMOLED Display
  12. ACCESS Advanced UI Engine—UX Customization
  13. TAT Cascades UI Frameworks—UX Customization