2010年3月23日星期二

GPS-enabled mobile phone sales to reach approximately 960 million in 2014

GPS(not only car GPS) and mobile phones in the fourth consecutive year, the report by Berg Insight analysis of recent trends in the global market of GNSS technology for mobile phones.

The report of the LBS Research series from Berg Insight provides you with 120 pages of unique business intelligence including five years based on projections of industry and the comments of experts, their business decisions.

Executive summaryMobile phones are by far the most popular world of consumer electronics. Although the global economic slowdown has led to a sharp drop in handset sales from 2001, but remained more than 1.1 billion unit shipments for the third consecutive year.

Mobile phones equipped with GPS receivers since the late 1990s. The technical evolution allows the integration of GPS into mobile phones to the mass market has been driven by the FCC E911 mandates emergency requires that all U.S. mobile operators to provide highly accurate positioning of emergency calls.

CDMA and identity operator decided to use GPS tracking technology to identify emergency call that led to increasing use of GPS, the identity and CDMA mobile phones in North America and other parts of the world where CDMA is widely used.

Emergency Regulation is to create a situation in other areas. Canada has agreed to be provided for the purpose of precision positioning in the United States, while such arrangements are not yet available in Japan or Europe, the Cell-ID accuracy of this type is large enough to comply.

The number of GPS-enabled GSM / WCDMA phone models is growing rapidly. Apart from mobile phones available only in Japan, and operator specific variants of the basic models is the number of models sold by 80 in 2008 to more than 180 have been increased by the end of 2009. Since 2008, all Tier 1 providers have begun to ship GPS-enabled phones for global markets.
The attach rate for GPS is growing rapidly in networks GSM / WCDMA under 8 percent in 2008 to 15 percent in 2009.

Sales of GPS-enabled GSM / WCDMA spent about 150 million units in 2009 compared with 78 million units in 2008. Berg Insight provides that shipments of GPS-enabled GSM / WCDMA / LTE mobile phones to increase to 770 million units in 2014, accounting for 55 percent pay. Including other equipment standards for the air interface, such as CDMA and TD-SCDMA, GPS-enabled handset sales reached about 960 million, or 60 percent of total revenue based handset shipments by 2014.

Manufacturers of mobile phones is increasingly focused on improving the user experience with software and applications. Smartphones include greater attention from manufacturers of mobile phones, users of mobile network operators, application developers and, last but not least. Smartphones are devices that install native third party applications.

In the past, smart phones are more expensive than feature phones, but chip manufacturers and handset manufacturers are currently developing low-end smartphones selling price of subsidized under 100 to start 2010. Smartphone costs approximately 50, are available on the market in 2014. Encouraged by the success of the leading manufacturers of mobile phones from Apple and several major cellular phone companies are now saving the launch device that users download applications directly to their mobile phone. Many of these applications have some kind of support to the position of GPS.

GPS technology for mobile phones has matured and offers significantly better performance in terms of sensitivity, power consumption, size and price from what was a few years ago. Support for other satellite systems such as GLONASS and Galileo should also be completed over time.
The first phones with GPS and GLONASS is expected in 2011 and may have cell phones compatible with Galileo receivers are available in large numbers in 2014, when designing the new system in operation.

OMA supl A-GPS standard is cost effective development service GPS, which provides a better user experience more consistent and, for the consumer market. Supl allows the provision of A-GPS services that reduce the correction the first time, to reduce energy consumption and increases the sensitivity of the receiver GPS.

New business models are also able to host services for business service provider for mobile end-users provided may not have similar services to agencies. In addition to support for the addition of other satellite systems that are more visible satellites and will provide a better performance in urban canyons, the mobile phone manufacturers are also starting to take a position hybrid technology to improve internal efficiency.

These technologies combine GPS with other wireless and sensor-based, including Wi-Fi positioning, accelerometer, gyroscope and electronic compass gradually improve performance in demanding environments where GPS signals are very low or absent.

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