• Christmas 2012 saw record iOS and Android device activations, while industry reports show App Store downloads soared by 87 percent.
  • Both the Apple App Store and Google Play saw healthy revenue gains in 2012, with more monetization and potential for global growth ahead in 2013.
  • 2012 was (finally!) the year of mobile – from the launch of the iPhone 5 to Android device supremacy. But some say we’ll look back on 2013 as the year of the tablet.

The industry continues to buzz with discussions around Apple’s future in the wake of Steve Jobs’ departure, while new research has surfaced claiming that mobile app advertising could surpass online advertising by the end of this year. This week’s Fiksu Feed includes a recap of these stories and a number of other trends in the mobile space surrounding skyrocketing smartphone usage and changes to the Apple App Store.