This post originally appeared in Business Insider. Last year, more than 1 billion Android smartphones were shipped. It's a massive milestone, and one that Apple, with its focus on the higher-end market, can't hope to replicate for years. But...Show More Summary
Apple and Google have all but destroyed the competition in the smartphone space, with the two companies' flagship mobile operating systems -- iOS and Android -- combining to power 96.3 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2014, new data indicates.
Runs better than Android on same hardware, vendor claims MWC Acer is entering the Windows Phone market, with a low-end model that will retail for just €79, making it the cheapest mobile in the vendor’s range.…
Three new Android Lollipop models have joined Acer's lineup, boasting Magic Selfie software and stylish hardware. This year at Mobile World Congress, Acer is unveiling a trio of smartphones aimed squarely at the same markets the company has been focused on for the last couple of years, which is to say budget focused European tiers of smartphones. Show More Summary
Today I became aware of a Xiaocong’s “Warchief”, a gaming console designed for the Chinese market. The machine makes use of an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip, running Android as an operating system. Nothing too out of the ordinary so far — it even looks like a Wii, if it decided to venture to the Dark Side for the Force. Show More Summary
The case comes after Russian search engine Yandex claimed that Google abuses its large Android market share to promote its apps.
The company added volume and market share in the fourth quarter.
Why would anyone want to buy an smartwatch? This is a question that many of us have likely asked ourselves over the past several months as Android Wear devices begin to seep into the market and Apple prepares its first wearable. It’s...Show More Summary
Looking at overall smartphone market share for 2014, you’d be forgiven for thinking Google Inc.’s Android operating system is winning the race. Android took 81.5 percent market share compared to its nearest competitor Apple Inc.’s iOS that only took 14.8 … Continue reading ?
In China, where the Google Play app store and other key Google services are blocked, the experience of using an Android phone can be very different from the rest of the world. For local tech companies and app developers, the fragmented Android market offers both opportunities and challenges.
The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that the smartphone market continues to be a largely two-horse race between iOS and Android, which accounted for 19.7% and 76.6% market share in the fourth quarter respectively. The mobile...Show More Summary
With herculean battery life and a surprisingly high-quality display, the Blu Studio Energy is a solid affordable option on the unlocked Android smartphone market.
The number of Android devices in Germany finally enabled Google Play to make more money than iOS in the second-largest mobile-gaming market in Europe.
Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Show More Summary
Android is dominant in market share, but it doesn't help shareholders on a large scale.
More than six months ago, Motorola introduced the Moto E lineup to the mass market, borrowing some features from the highly popular Moto G midranger.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) popped up in the market after the Canadian handset maker announced it had entered into a partnership with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to allow its BES12 software run Android for work. CNBC’s, Brian Kelly, believes BlackBerry has more juice to offer if it could find a way to sign more of such deals. […]
When it comes to the smartphone market, Microsoft and BlackBerry have more catching up to do than ever before. Android and iOS now account for a record amount of the worldwide smartphone market share, according to a new report. See also:...Show More Summary