ComScore figures show that Android had second slow month in a row while Apple added 3.2m users - but BlackBerry and Windows Phone now have struggle for third placeUS smartphone buyers shunned Android during December, buying only 0.45m more handsets while Apple added 3.21m new iPhone users, according to new data from ComScore.The number of new Android users was the smallest...
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Google takes pride in the fact that its Android mobile operating system has outpaced Apple's. But the truth is, Android phones don't outsell Apple phones, Samsung phones do. Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft — these may be Google's main competitors, but it's Samsung that could be the search giant's biggest threat.
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The race to be the world’s fifth-most popular mobile operating system may not be glamorous but Samsung will still be happy to know that its upcoming Tizen OS is likely to crush rivals Ubuntu and Firefox. ABI Research analyst Joshua Flood said this week that “Tizen’s strong backing from Intel and Samsung will enable it to quickly outpace its other Linux mobile OS...
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Taking another page from Apple’s mobile design book -- as it is wont to do -- Samsung (LON:BC94) unveiled a new mobile wallet application for its Android-powered smartphones on Wednesday.
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BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, in an interview with Computerworld, said that Android and Windows Phone as not sharing his vision of a "mobile computing future" where mobile devices could be used for the same tasks as computers. He also added that Android and Windows Phone "are not mobile computing platforms" but didn't specify in what regard exactly. Heins said BlackBerry...
(2 months and 29 days ago)
Devices and platforms, platforms and devices. comScore released its latest U.S. smartphone report on Wednesday and the top OEM and top platform remained the same, but they were going in different directions.Apple ended 2012 as the...
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Opera has just put out its latest State of Mobile Advertising report for Q1 2013 and its findings put the iPhone back on top for "impression volume" (i.e. generating the most traffic to mobile ads), regaining its lead over Android. iOS also maintains its top position for monetisation compared to the other mobile platforms.
(2 months and 2 days ago)
It's no secret that Samsung is dominating the Android market, but the margin of its lead might be a bit surprising to some. According to a report from mobile analytics firm Localytics, the Koreans account for eight of the top 10 Android devices in use. As one can expect, Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy S III and its predecessor Galaxy S II are the top guns, holding a...
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Korea’s Samsung Electronics Corp. (KRX:005930) was the top seller of all mobile phones in 2012, snatching the crown formerly held by Finland’s Nokia Oy (NYSE:NOK). Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stayed in third place but gained share, according to new figures compiled by Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT). Total sales of all kinds of mobile phones last year eased to 1.74 billion from 1.77 billion...
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After a long wait, Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S2 with the model number SGH-T989. Users of the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 can officially update their device through Samsung Kies or by using over-the-air updates. But since the update is still in process, it may take some time to...
(2 months and 11 days ago)
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