Device O.S. Dynamics and the Next Billion Users

More and more companies are looking to enter the market with their operating systems. With more connected device types hitting the market, from smartphones to wearables to vacuums, these devices require an OS, and more interactive features found in these devices requires a user-friendly OS as well. Incumbent OS vendors (Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft) have their own strategies for achieving scale, and upcoming OS vendors are pushing for their OS on these devices as well. Capturing new users and supporting strong development communities will prove most beneficial in the race to be a major OS for newer vendors, while the same strategy will help incumbents stay on top of the market.

  • 1. SUMMARY
  • 2. DEVICE CATEGORIES AND USE CASES
  • 3. CONCERNS FOR APP DEVELOPMENT
    • 3.1. App Development Platforms: Native versus Universal
      • 3.1.1. Universal: HTML5
      • 3.1.2. Native Development
      • 3.1.3. Achieving Scale
    • 3.2. Remote versus Primary App Usage
      • 3.2.1. Connectivity
    • 3.3. App Monetization and Localization
    • 3.4. Future Direction
  • 4. OS INCUMBENTS
    • 4.1. Google
      • 4.1.1. Android: Mobile Devices
      • 4.1.2. Android Wear
      • 4.1.3. Android TV
      • 4.1.4. Android Auto
      • 4.1.5. Chrome OS
    • 4.2. Apple
      • 4.2.1. iOS
      • 4.2.2. Watch OS
      • 4.2.3. CarPlay
    • 4.3. Amazon
      • 4.3.1. Kindle
      • 4.3.2. Fire OS
    • 4.4. Microsoft
      • 4.4.1. Windows Phone / Windows 10
  • 5. NEW ON THE SCENE
    • 5.1. Goals and Strategies
      • 5.1.1. End-to-end Control
      • 5.1.2. Niche Use Cases
      • 5.1.3. "The Next Billion"
    • 5.2. What Does It Take?
    • 5.3. AOSP
      • 5.3.1. Cyanogen
      • 5.3.2. Xiaomi MIUI
      • 5.3.3. Alibaba Yun OS
    • 5.4. Firefox OS
    • 5.5. Samsung Tizen
    • 5.6. LG WebOS
    • 5.7. Ubuntu Touch

Charts

  1. Smartphone Shipments by OS, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  2. Wearable Device Shipments by OS, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2019
  3. Annual Smartphone Application Revenues by OS, World Market, Market Share: 2014
  4. Annual Tablet Application Revenues by OS, World Market, Market Share: 2014
  5. AOSP versus Android Smartphone Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  6. Tizen Shipments by Category, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018

Figures

  1. Wireless Connectivity versus Screen Size
  2. Outline of OS Incumbent Origins
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2015
Code
AN-1822
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
25