smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone.
The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband.
The most common mobile operating systems (OS) used by modern smartphones include Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian, RIM’s BlackBerry OS, Samsung’s Bada, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS, and embedded Linux distributions such as Maemo and MeeGo. Such operating systems can be installed on many different phone models, and typically…

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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around a full-blown fashion show in 6 seconds, a Doritos/Cheetos mash-up that's too hot even for T-Rex, the launch of Samsung's new Kzoom smartphone, and confirmation on how a handy new phone charger can save you from the world's most boring magazine.
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Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for.
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Relax, YouTube Cat Videos Now Available on Most Roku Devices

Owners of the Roku 3 have been able to access an official YouTube channel since December, but now the company has rolled out the app to pretty much all of its other devices, including the new Streaming Stick. It's a very welcome, if long overdue, feature for many viewers.
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One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

Experian broke out mobile video viewing in their latest report along with some info on what ages are watching, when they watch, where they watch (as in site and app) and whether or not they feel video ads on smartphone or tablet are useful. Want to put a wager on which demographic thought them most useful and which said least?
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Cord Cutting Common in Young Adult Households with Netflix, Hulu

Lots of things are influencing cord cutting. In this recent Experian report we find out that we can start putting together a profile of the cord cutter household and it includes young adults and a subscription to Hulu Plus or Netflix. Find out what other details have emerged on this all important video consuming crowd within!
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5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 16th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include the new Samsung Galaxy S5 terrorizing London (in a good way), Home Depot gearing up for the start of the DIY season, Children in Need at the London marathon, and Marmite taking on Vegemite in the battle of the salty yeast spreads.
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Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks.
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Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Who's Watching?

Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns.
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13 Essential (and Not so Essential) Chromecast Apps

Chromecast is a handy little device but if you want to get the most out of it you are going to want to install a ton of apps that will let you stream and beam content from your PC or mobile device straight to your TV screen. Luckily, there are already some great apps on the market, with the promise of more to come.
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NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video trifecta...read more to find out what it's all about!
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YouTube: User Device Determines Viewing Behaviour

Pixability compiled some YouTube viewing numbers and then broke them down into device-specific categories to show that some screens get more views and viewing time. When it comes to mobile devices, Android and iOS dominate their competitors.
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Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?
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Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.
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Computer-based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they're watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride.
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73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

TV Everywhere is increasing according to Adobe who tracked 574 million-plus TV Everywhere video streams, more than doubling the amount of streams they tracked in 2012. Mobile devices are leading the way and iOS takes the largest portion of the views, of course.