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It's a Mobile, Mobile World!

We’ve covered quite a bit on the unrelenting growth of the mobile industry recently. And with the support from you Dolphin fans, it has been an incredibly encouraging and motivating process.

Our goal is to continue providing you with updates, fixes and ground-breaking ways of mobile browsing through Dolphin Browser.

For those of you who love data, we came across more cool stats for you to ogle at about the mobile industry.

  • All countries surveyed showed more than half of its traffic came from a non- computer device — Mobile phones drive digital traffic around the world, while tablets are gaining steam. The share of non-computer traffic for the U.S. stood at 6.8 percent in August 2011, with two-thirds of that traffic coming from mobile phones and tablets accounting for much of the remainder.
  • Half of the total U.S. mobile population uses mobile media — The mobile media user population (those who browse the mobile web, access applications, or download content) grew 19 percent in the past year to more than 116 million people at the end of August 2011.
  • Increased WiFi availability and mobile broadband adoption in the U.S. are helping drive connectivity — more than one third (37.2 percent) of U.S. digital traffic coming from mobile phones occurred via a WiFi connection.
  • iPads dominate among tablets in driving digital traffic — In August 2011, iPads delivered 97.2 percent of all tablet traffic in the U.S. iPads also account for a higher share of Internet traffic than iPhones (46.8 percent vs. 42.6 percent of iOS traffic).
  • In the U.S., tablet users display the characteristics of early technology adopters — young males in upper income brackets. In August, 54.7 percent of all tablet owners were male and nearly 30 percent were age 25-34. Nearly half (45.9 percent) of tablet owners belonged to households earning $100K and more.
  • The App economy created 466,000 jobs since 2007 — Apps makers were adding jobs even when the overall U.S. unemployment rate climbed to 10 percent in late 2009.

There is no denying that the only way is up for the mobile sector and its related businesses. We believe the best is yet to come for mobile — for businesses, consumers and the app economy alike.

Perhaps that’s a good place to start looking for a job, come up with an awesome app, mobile idea or even upskill by learning how to code for apps.

Sources: Comscore & Huffington Post

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