IDC released its second quarter report for worldwide smartphone shipments by operating system today and in it noted iOS and Android accounted for 96% of the global market. That number, however, comes only as Android grew on the strength of higher sales of low-cost devices abroad. The dominant smartphone operating systems (OS), Android and iOS, saw […]
A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were...Show More Summary
Mobile trends with Android users in China.
Apple’s operating system for its mobile products lost 5 percent of its enterprise market share in Q2, primarily due to Android. Meanwhile, Windows Phone activations remained stagnant at 1 percent, according to Good Technology’s semi-annual Mobility Index Report. Apple iOS … Continue reading ?
The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.
Apple controls a solid one-third or more of the smartphone market in the U.S. But in order to provide a better understanding of how the platform wars are playing out in other markets, BI Intelligence gathered historical sales share data and charted performance for a dozen countries, including the "EU5," the largest economies in the European union. Show More Summary
Android and iOS accounted for 96.4 percent of all smartphone shipments in Q2 2014, leaving even less for the competition as the Google-Apple duopoly hit a new high. Android grew its share to 84.7 market share, while iOS fell to 11.7 percent, Windows Phone slipped to 2.5 percent, and BlackBerry tanked to 0.5 percent. Show More Summary
Android has struggled to make inroads in the enterprise market so far, but Google Inc., isn’t about to throw in the towel just yet. Rumors emerged yesterday that the ad giant is teaming up with Hewlett-Packard Company to develop a … Continue reading ?
LG’s newest flagship phone, the LG G3, is the best Android phone available on the market – and the one I’d buy if I was buying a new phone today. One of the G3’s best features is its camera. My daughter likes to say that her “camera is her primary smartphone.” If this describes you,... Read More
Easy Uninstaller – is an easy, fast & handy uninstall tool for Android. Remove apps by using several taps. Clean up storage and free up more space. Features include batch uninstall, list all installed apps, show app name, version, update time, and size. Show More Summary
'An entirely new appearance' says chaebol bigwig Samsung unveiled on Wednesday the Galaxy Alpha, a new Android smartphone that will sport a thin all-metal casing.…
Apple’s mega deal with IBM could give it a death grip on the enterprise market, but according to a report from The Information, Google’s Android team has been deep in talks with HP on ways it can push Android deeper … Read more ›
In an expanding market of automation apps, Tasker is still tops Android is an enigmatic and wondrous ecosystem in which many, many things are possible. Unfortunately, many of those things aren't possible out of the box. That's where automation apps like Tasker come in. Show More Summary
A market research firm recently pinned Chinese handset maker ZTE as the fourth-largest in the US according to shipment volumes. This came as a bit of a surprise, given that the company hasn’t really built up a reputation among consumers as a smartphone brand holding its own against the likes of Samsung and Apple. Show More Summary
Apple's mobile operating system continues to dominate the enterprise sector, according to new numbers in Good Technology's latest Mobility Index Report [PDF], but Android has made enterprise market share gains at Apple's expense. Android's...Show More Summary
The latest enterprise market share data from Good Technology shows that iOS holds two-thirds of the market, at 67 percent, but has dropped five points to Android – which increased its share to 32 percent. Windows Phone remains flat (and irrelevant) at just 1 percent. (BlackBerry data is not included as the company uses its […]
Microsoft may be dropping Android and doubling down on its Nokia Lumia phones running Windows — but that isn't the company's only mobile focus. Nokia is simultaneously looking at customers in emerging markets who don't need InternetShow More Summary
The Nokia X2 still lists as coming soon in many of the countries that will see it launch, but that hasn't stopped the marketing beginning. What this is, is Nokia's newest promo video for the last X phone to run Android and it's perhaps more exciting than the phone that stars in it. Show More Summary
If you're eager to get your hands on an Android Wear device, I'd suggest holding out until the Moto 360 hits the market (it's expected later this month).