Nokia Store crosses 2 billion downloads in India (INToday)
Powered by the increasing popularity of its Asha series smart feature phones, the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Store has crossed two billion downloads in India. Interestingly, half of these downloads are on the S40 and Asha platforms launched in the last year. Globally, the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Store is available in over 200 countries and has achieved well over 10 billion cumulative downloads. In the India store, action games have emerged as the top downloaded category. Indiagames Ltd is the top publisher in the country, followed by Reliance Games and Rendered Ideas Softgame Pvt Ltd. Over 168 Indian developers have crossed the one million downloads mark on the store, with three of them going on to achieve 100 million downloads.
Apple Losing Share as Global Smartphone Sales Top Feature Phone Sales for First Time (247WallSt)
Global mobile phone sales totaled 435 million units in the second quarter of 2013, and of that total, some 225 million units, or 51.8%, were smartphones. That is the first time that smartphone sales have ever surpassed sales of feature phones, according to research firm Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT). …Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) gained platform share, growing from 2.6% a year ago to 3.3% this year. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) lost nearly half its market share, dropping from 5.2% a year ago to 2.7%. On the basis of total sales of smartphones plus feature phones, Samsung boosted its market share from 21.5% a year ago to 24.7% this year. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) saw its share drop from 19.9% to 14.0%, and Apple’s share grew from 6.9% to 7.3%.
Nokia sees LTE growth in the PHL spurred by mid- and low-income families (GMANetwork)
If international trends are any indication, the Philippines is ripe for LTE high-speed internet adoption, according to Leslie Shannon, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks (NSN), the LTE distributor to the country’s two main mobile networks, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications. There are as yet no studies of Filipino consumers’ usage of LTE, being a recently-introduced technology.
Nokia’s developer relations chief moves to Amazon Web Services (ZDNet)
The Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) executive responsible for drawing developers to app opportunities on Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s Lumia and Asha handsets is moving to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services. Marco Argenti, SVP of developer experience and Marketplace, will take up an unspecified position at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services. Announcing the move in a Twitter update yesterday, Argenti wrote: “Its been an exciting ride at #Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), glad 2 have been part of and wishing great success 4 the future. Looking fw to a new chapter at #AWS.”