In its latest TV commercial, Microsoft mocks the neverending battle between Apple and Android while promoting their newest Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 920.
(1 month and 20 days ago)
Windows Phone has taken third place in the global smartphone OS shipments chart buoyed by Nokia’s Lumia successes, new figures suggest, pushing BlackBerry into fourth place, but Microsoft’s platform still languishes well behind Android and iOS. Google’s Android is the clear smartphone OS marketshare leader, according to IDC, with a claimed 75-percent of the market ...
(1 month and 3 days ago)
It's all too easy to dismiss Microsoft's mobile ambitions as blip on the global radar compared to onslaught of the Android and iOS app ecosystems. But new figures show that Windows Phone's sliver of the market is growing at a slightly faster rate than Android's in the United States.
(1 month and 23 days ago)
Filed under: Investing After a quick look at latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel, investors will see that over the past three months Microsoft Windows Phones have made some significant gains, Android units are continuing to take more market share, and iPhone sales remain stable across the board. But according to the research, there is one smartphone maker falling behind...
(2 months and 18 days ago)
In a survey done by the Aberdeen Group, some 348 enterprise application developers were asked which mobile platforms they've released or were planning on releasing their products to. While iOS and Android were unsurprisingly at the top of the chart, Microsoft's mobile OS's saw some great responses by developers, with the Windows Phone and Surface Tablet having 25% and 35%,...
(2 months and 19 days ago)
Last week I highlighted five things that Apple needs to fix in iOS, OS X and iCloud, and several of the points I raised revolved around problems associated with moving and sharing data between different platforms. While iCloud offers OS X and iOS users a way to share data between devices – using certain apps – Windows and Android users are, predictably, left out in the cold.
(1 month and 25 days ago)
Android and iOS are slugging it out for the top spot in the US smartphone market, but the OS that showed the biggest year over year growth for the first quarter was Windows Phone, according to the latest report from Kantar. Microsoft's mobile OS gained 1.9 percentage points for a market share of 5.6% at the end of March. This solidifies Windows Phone's third place position,...
(1 month and 19 days ago)
Microsoft execs are trying to convince people that Windows Phone is exciting, while Facebook picks up Apple’s leftovers. Meanwhile, an Apple Store grows in Germany. The remainders for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 are doing an about face. Microsoft exec talks mobile smack, trashes iOS as ‘boring,’ Android as ‘a mess’ (Computerworld) Microsoft’s Windows Phone head, Terry...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
Google's Android and Apple's iOS still make up the vast majority of the market.
(1 month and 3 days ago)
It may be time for Steve Ballmer to crank up his famous “Developers, developers, developers!” chant again if it will get software developers more excited about Windows Phone 8. Sameer Singh at Tech-Thoughts has charted the growth history of the three major mobile app stores and has found that Windows Phone’s app store is lagging behind where iOS and Android were 30 months...
(1 month and 4 days ago)
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