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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Millennials Ensure 46% of Video is Consumed Via Mobile [Report]

According to a new report, 46% of all video plays in Q4 2015 were on tablets and smartphones. It’s Millennials who are using these mobile devices, and who are forcefully driving the action in digital video. Brands take note.
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By 2020, 75% of Mobile Traffic will be Video [Cisco Study]

Video content will be responsible for an incredible 75% of total mobile data traffic by 2020, according to a new study by Cisco. That's the equivalent of 7 trillion video clips uploaded - 2.5 daily video clips for every person on earth.
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Why a Mobile Video Marketing Strategy is Essential for Fortune 50 Brands

Although Fortune 50 companies can afford to advertise on television, their target viewers are watching as much video online as they’re watching on TV. And a huge number of that target audience is consuming video via their smartphones and tablets. That's why it's essential that those big companies need to embrace video as part of their mobile digital marketing strategy.
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Are Video Advertisers Targeting the Right Audience on YouTube?

Did you know that 40% of baby product consumers actually live in homes without children? Or that only 31% of mobile searchers for video games are men ages 18 to 34? Video advertisers could be missing out on a huge share of audience and never even know about it.
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Top YouTube Videos, Ads, and Game Trailers of 2015

It's that time of the year again, where we take a look back at some of top YouTube videos, ads, and game trailers of 2015. This review gives video marketers the chance to glean any strategic insights or spot any trends in the online video marketing, and advertising for the coming year.
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Video Advertisers: Your Target Audience is Watching and Engaging via Mobile

Did you know that more than half of YouTube views and 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile devices? The ever-increasing overlap between mobile usage and video consumption means that the top 3 priorities of video advertisers and marketers should really echo those of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki - mobile, mobile, and mobile.
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YouTube Q2 Report: What Marketers Need to Know - HUGE ↑ Watch-Time, Mobile & Ad Spend

Google just announced its results for Q2 2015, and every video marketer should be aware that, on mobile, the average session time is now 40 minutes. That's the fastest growth rate in viewing time the site has seen in 2 years. Watching YouTube via a mobile device is also proving a bit hit with users, as the platform attracts more viewers via tablets and smartphones than any U.S. cable network.
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Leveraging YouTube’s Top Three Priorities: Mobile, Mobile and Mobile

YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki recently confirmed that the site's three main priorities are “Mobile. Mobile. Mobile". That shouldn't come as a surprise to video marketers or advertisers as consumers are watching around 40 minutes of video on their mobile devices everyday, with Millennials embracing the medium more than any other demographic.

Maybe Vertical Video Isn't That Evil After All?

For years, video footage shot in vertical or portrait mode has had a terrible rap. But with so much user-generated video being filmed via portrait-friendly mobile devices these days, perceptions may finally be changing.