LG has announced that it's bringing the L Fino and L Belo Android smartphones to the IFA conference in Berlin. These "powerful alternatives to higher-priced smartphones" are aimed for the teenage set and emerging 3G markets. The phones...Show More Summary
Google has recently published its Android distribution numbers for early August in which it revealed that KitKat has reached almost 21% market share of all Android phones now in use. While that’s an important milestone for Google, the road was rather long and tedious, as software updates still depend on OEMs and carriers. Show More Summary
China's massive population is an attractive target for smartphone makers but that doesn't mean the U.S. should be ignored. ZTE's latest effort is an unlocked $279 Android phone with beefy cameras and support for LTE networks. ZTE tries to crack the US market with a $279 mid-range phone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Pokémon developer Game Freak is taking its first steps into the mobile market with Solitiba. Initially released on Nintendo 3DS, the hybrid of solitaire and horseback racing is now in the works for Android and iOS devices. Despite the studio's close relationship with Nintendo, it makes sense for Game Freak to test these lucrative waters. Show More Summary
If you were in the market for a premium Android smartphone six months ago, you might have picked a new Samsung handset, a Moto X, or maybe a Nexus 5. But HTC’s One M8 crashed the party in March with improvements on its stunning premium design. And now it’s coming to Windows Phone. More »
All of a sudden the Android Wear market is getting a bit crowded as Asus looks to be joining LG, Samsung and Motorola in this space. How can companies differentiate their smartwatch when Google controls the software? Price is the likely suspect. Android Wear choice no. Show More Summary
If you were in the market for a premium Android smartphone six months ago, you might have picked a new Samsung handset, a Moto X, or maybe a Nexus 5. But HTC's One M8 crashed the party in March with improvements on its stunning premium design. And now it's coming to Windows Phone. Read more...
Android users that are in the market for a new smartwatch have been closing watching the announcements coming out of Motorola, a company that was expected to launch their own smartwatch in the Moto 360. While Motorola hasn’t officially announced the full details of their device, it does appear that the cat is out of […]
Ever wanted to buy a phone that wasn't tied to a particular carrier so you could just drop in the SIM card of your choice and go? There's a market for unlocked smartphones and one company that has a surprisingly robust lineup is SanShow More Summary
New numbers from IDC suggest the smartphone war may be over for the Windows maker.
The world is big enough for the two rival companies, but there's not much market share left over
It's taken a few years for Microsoft has finally got Windows Phone to a point where the operating system compares well with Android and iOS. And now, those two account for nearly 97 percent of the market. Is it too little too late for...Show More Summary
We've recently been examining the case that Android phones are bought by poor people while Apple's iPhones serve the 1% (or at least the richest 11.7% of the market). "Poor" is a relative term here, and some people don't like hearing it. Show More Summary
Windows Phone cracks, Blackberry's out of juice and even Apple's squeezed Android runs on 84.7 per cent of the 301 million mobile phones the world created in the second quarter of 2014, according to market-watcher IDC.…
In the smartphone race there are only two players: iOS and Android. That fact is clear in IDC’s new report for worldwide smartphone shipments for the second quarter. Combined, iOS and Android account for a whopping 96.4% of global smartphone … Read more ›
Want to know a big reason why Android smartphones are virtually ubiquitous these days? Because many of them are very affordable, that's why. IDC's latest market share estimates show that 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the second quarter...
Between April and June, a whopping 255.3 million Android-based smartphones were shipped worldwide.
There’s a reasonable argument to be made on both sides about whether Microsoft should just dump Windows Phone and move to Android or whether it should stick things out and try to gradually improve its market share. However there is no...Show More Summary
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