A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
Time for another round of statistics and figures to feast on. In this latest report by Nielsen, we’re still seeing that Android trumps iOS as the number one smartphone operating system in the US. It’s a fairly significant gap, as well. Android sits at 52% and iOS at 40%. But things are a bit different ... Read More »
Just how much weight one should put behind market share is debatable, but recent numbers from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech certainly make Android look good. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Android now owns a whopping 70.4 percent of the European market, while iOS sits at 17.8 percent.
You can argue web usage, Black Friday shopping numbers and ... Read More »
Where iOS users have Siri (Apple’s virtual assistant) all to themselves, Android users have Google Now–Google’s virtual assistant, complete with automated mind-bending location-aware information, ready when you need it, without ever having to ask for it. That changes today, though. Google has updated its iOS search app to include Google Now, which begs the question: ... Read More »
When iOS was first released, there’s no denying it was a revolutionary product. Since then, in terms of features and flexibility, Android has eclipsed iOS three times over. Yet many Android apps still function at a lower capacity. Despite having a clear advantage in overall market share, iOS leads the pack in mind share. Companies ... Read More »
One of the easiest ways to keep customers with the platform they originally start with is lock-in. Once you commit, to iOS for example, it can be a pain transferring all your data to Android. HTC wants to take advantage of this burden, by offering up a new feature in HTC Sync Manager that allows ... Read More »
If you had any doubts about Android’s dominate position in the marketplace over the last year, you can put them to bed now. According to a new report out of Strategy Analytics, 152.1 million Android phones were shipped in Q4 of 2012 alone last year, leaving Android with a whopping 70 percent global marketshare.
The ... Read More »
Having just crossed the 30 million mark some three days ago, Samsung’s Galaxy S III is making headlines again today as it was just named the best selling smartphone across the globe in Q3 2013, beating out the iPhone by nearly two million units.
If you had any doubts about Samsung’s commanding position in ... Read More »
The verdict is in. The jury in the Apple versus Samsung case has found that an overwhelming number of Samsung phones infringed Apple’s patents and trade dress claims. While not all of Samsung’s phones were found to infringe on Apple’s intellectual property and design, the jury did grant Apple $1,051,885,000 in damages – a far cry from ... Read More »
If anyone still doubts that Android is the dominant force in the smartphone sector, the latest IDC figures should be enough to convince them. The research claims that Android accounted for 68.1% of global smartphone sales in Q2 of this year, up from 59% in the first quarter. Collectively, Android OEMs sold over 104 million ... Read More »