Apologies for the delay in our regular Monday ShoutEm Outs – the good news is that you’re not only two days closer to the weekend than usual, but it also means we can include the latest news on the forthcoming Windows Phone updates.
Nokia continues to lose market share in Q1 2011
Gartner has released figures for global smartphone sales to consumers for Q1 2011 and it shows a continued rise for the market overall, with Apple and HTC increasing their share of the market, Samsung selling well although not really increasing their share of the smartphone segment, and continued decline for Finnish giant Nokia as they continue to transition to a new era of Microsoft-powered smartphones in their future
There’s also a massive rise in market share for the Android operating system, as shown below:
Big update for Windows Phone 7 on the way
As the Gartner figures show, Microsoft has a lot of ground to make up on iOS and Android, and Nokia’s decision to run the next Windows Phone 7 update, named Mango, on all handsets in the future could make a big change to that. It’s due on handsets in Autumn 2011, and will have a massive 500 new features, centred around the inegrated experience with Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Xbox Live etc.
Groupon predicts 50percent of sales will come from mobile:
Social commerce service Groupon has been proving immensely popular for those in search of a deal. Speaking at Mobile Northwest, Groupon’s VP Mobile Partnerships, Michael Shim stated that he believes half of all the deals sold and purchased via Groupon will be done from a mobile handset in the next 2 years.