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Android gains marketshare from iOS in Q2 as 60% of its shipments hit under $200 off-contract

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 […]

Low-cost smartphones boost Android

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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

Android takes a bite out of iOS enterprise share, Windows stagnates

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 ?

Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

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.

These Charts Show How Android Is Demolishing Apple In The Key European Smartphone Markets

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

IDC: Global smartphone shipments pass 300m in Q2 2014, Android at 84.7%, iOS at 11.7%, Windows Phone at 2.5%

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

Google & HP target the enterprise with Google Now for business

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 ?

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 14, 2014

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

Cool Websites & Tools – Android Coding Patterns, Social Media Marketing, & Create Mixtapes

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

Samsung's new Alpha Galaxy smartmobe looks absolutely like nothing else on the market

'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.…

Google & HP are in talks to create an enterprise version of Siri

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 ›

Tasker review: The thing you need to do all the things

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

ZTE eyes Southeast Asia, seeking to build its brand with launch of three Android KitKat smartphones

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 Continues to Dominate Enterprise Market Despite Android Gains

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

iOS holds two-thirds of enterprise market, but drops five points to Android

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 Launches $25 Nokia Handset With no Internet Service

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

Nokia's X2 ad is possibly more exciting than the phone

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

LG’s G Watch: A smartwatch with no reason to exist (review)

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).

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