The proportion of the population now using their phones to browse the internet has risen at an extraordinary rate. In fact, according to Nielsen, Americans now spend more time browsing the web using mobile devices than they do on their desktop computers.
Public transport routes in cities like New York and Chicago have been available on Google Maps for a long time now. This service has finally been extended to London.
Bing has recently launched a new feature that facilitates local commerce via their mobile and desktop search services. The new feature is shown as ‘Deals’ in the Bing menu.
Reports released by Econsultancy for the second and third quarter of 2010 show that Google has clearly overtaken Bing as far as mobile search is concerned. SMEs were found to be most likely to benefit from developments in mobile search.
Data released by the Nielsen Company for the month of August indicates that Android has grown to be the most popular operating system among U.S. consumer who bought smartphones in the last six months.
MobiLens, a service of comScore, has just released a report on the growth of mobile applications and browser content. According to their findings, social networking has seen the largest amount of growth in both mobile as well as browser access.
Juniper Research predicts that mobile local search will be used by almost 1.5 billion people by 2014.