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New Contenders for Mobile OS

In 2014, feature phones will finally phase out. Thanks to innovation in mobile operating systems (OS) from Mozilla, former engineers from Nokia, and others, basic feature phones will be replaced by cheap phones with fully functional OSes and apps. Mozilla’s mobile Firefox OS is aimed at emerging markets where many people cannot afford high-end smartphones. Former engineers from Nokia went ahead and produced their own smartphone, the Jolla, which runs a proprietary OS called Sailfish. There is also a mobile Ubuntu OS. In 2014, expect a growth of options when it comes to OS types for mobile.

In 2013, the Apple App Store generated $10 billion in downloads. And both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store attracted over 50 billion downloads. For 2014, the momentum is likely to continue, but in a variety of directions. From spatial sensitivity for tracking exercise habits to having the power of IBM Watson on-the-go, 2014 will host exciting progress in the mobile development space.

Executives from Icreon Tech, along with members of their software development teams, have collaborated to prioritize the most important mobile development trends for 2014. For businesses, brands and independent developers, this advice from Icreon Tech leadership will help guide successful mobile strategies for the upcoming year.


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