36 must-know mobile market statistics for 2014

Getting to know the ins and outs of today’s mobile landscape is crucial for every business. Mobile web search was predicted to surpass desktop, while the number of smartphones worldwide was expected to hit over 1.3 billion during 2014. These are just two mind-blowing mobile-related statistics which prove that today no business should ignore mobile users. Continue reading to discover 36 up-to-date mobile stats giving you an overview of the mobile market in 2014.

Tech-savvy marketers must stay in touch with the latest trends

Whilst following technology news you may have noticed hundreds of stories highlighting mobile market statistics. Making sense of all these figures and getting hard data on the rapidly evolving market can be a daunting task, given that the market can change dramatically in just a few months.

mobiForge can help you access the most relevant data available today. In the following article you’ll find numerous mind-blowing mobile stats, carefully compiled by the mobiForge team.

Jump directly into each section of interest by simply clicking one of their links below.

Mobile hardware

In this section we cover the latest trends in mobile hardware, including smartphones, phablets, tablets, wearables and smartglasses. Read on to find out the latest data on shipments, vendors and prices.

Mobile software

In this section you’ll find the latest statistics on software tailored for mobile devices. Discover the most popular operating systems, mobile browsers and apps for mobile devices. You’ll also get the latest data on mobile malware.

Mobile networks

The mobile networks section provides you with the latest statistics on the world’s largest mobile network operators, mobile-broadband adoption and 4G-LTE coverage. You’ll also find out about the average mobile data use and its cost.

User behaviour

In this section we provide you with some selected statistics covering numerous habits of mobile users, from device use patterns, to mobile search, to mobile experience expectations.

M-commerce, mobile banking

Here are some selected statistics confirming that mobile-driven sales are increasingly important. You’ll also find some selected stats on mobile banking and mobile ads spend.


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Mobile statistics by country part 1 [USA, UK, Germany, France]
Mobile statistics by country part 2 [Spain, Italy, Japan, China]

Processing massive amounts of mobile traffic data, DeviceAtlas Data Explorer provides you with a unique insight into mobile traffic characteristics in countries across the world. Here are selected mobile traffic statistics for 2014 in USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan and China.

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