The 15 Most Innovative Mobile Companies
GigaOM published a list of companies, startups and giants alike, that are changing or could potentially change the mobile landscape in the most profound ways.
These aren’t necessarily the most successful companies in the mobile world, though you could argue that a few of them might qualify for those lists as well. Rather, what we’re highlighting here is simply innovation: These are the companies, startups and giants alike, that are changing, or could potentially change, the mobile landscape in the most profound ways.
The Mobile 15 includes some big brands, like Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung, but also some lesser-known names, like the printed memory company ThinFilm and crowdsourced traffic app developer Waze. Some of our picks may surprise you, like the inclusion of long-suffering Nokia. We know Nokia has hit a rough patch in recent years, but we think its attempts to radically reinvent itself with a new OS and new technologies are compelling — see more on our rationale below.
The Mobile 15
- Apple, Inc.
- Chaotic Moon Studios
- Free Mobile
- Instagram (Facebook)
- Samsung Electronics
- SK Telecom
- Thin Film Electronics ASA