STATE COLLEGE, PA, USA-– AccuWeather’s partners include the top 10 mobile handset manufacturers responsible for 85% of the devices shipped worldwide. In 2011 alone, the global distribution of AccuWeather mobile applications exceeded more than one quarter of a billion devices.
AccuWeather can be found on thousands of different device types and on multiple platforms globally, including the Apple iPhone, HTC Thunderbolt, Nokia N9, LG Thrill, Samsung Galaxy II, and the BlackBerry Torch. AccuWeather regularly updates its applications, including AccuWeather for iPhone updated in Q4 2011 to ensure compatibility with 4.x devices, AccuWeather for BlackBerry updated to ensure compatibility with 7.0 devices, and AccuWeather for Android which will update in Q1 2012 to include pushed severe weather alerts and other functionality.
“Our mobile users love AccuWeather apps because of the reliable and local weather forecasts with severe weather notices, and because the apps are not only easy to use, but they are also fun to use,” said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media. “We take our position as a leader in global weather media very seriously,” he added, “and we are committed to providing the most accurate and local weather news and information available – regardless of which device our mobile customers choose to use.”