A week ago we told you why companies like Microsoft, Apple and Oracle want to strangle Android. Put simply, Android is about to completely own the US smartphone market. But how is our little green friend doing in the rest world? Well, even better in fact.
“Android is on fire.” That’s what Google’s David Drummond said yesterday in a blog post about Microsoft’s, Apple’s and Oracle’s strategy to assassinate Android. Basically, Android is growing like crazy and these three companies are doing everything in their power to not only stop it, but also erase it from the face of ... Read More »
Amidst the flurry of drama between Google and Microsoft over patents (Google shot first, but Microsoft has better aim), some interesting numbers have started circulating that puts Microsoft’s Q2 revenue from Android way ahead of that from Windows Phone.
The latest Nielsen numbers bring more good news for our beloved Android. Officially heralded as the top operating system, Android has claimed 39% of the US smartphone market share. Apple trails behind with 28%, and RIM is down to a paltry 20%. Ouch. Windows Mobile has managed to hang on to their meager ... Read More »
Speaking at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Japan, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, talked about the growing number of patent lawsuits levied at Android. The ex-Google CEO had a lot to say about the way competitors have decided to go after Android using lawsuits and bogus patent infringement claims.
As we’ve seen lately, ... Read More »
If you thought Google was going to take the stampede of Android lawsuits and patent trolling lying down, you thought wrong. Even though the company lost the Nortel patent bid to Microsoft, Apple and others, there are still a lot of companies out there that can be acquired for the same purpose.
“There are a ... Read More »
Are you ready for your weekly dose of Android growth news? You better be, ’cause comScore is back with its smartphone market report. And guess what? Android’s still growing. Also in the “doing good” section, Apple’s iOS keeps widening the gap between itself and RIM’s Blackberry. That’s pretty much all the good news; ... Read More »
Both Android and iOS market shares grew between the months of March and May, according to Nielsen. The research firm released its smartphone report today, based on a national survey of mobile consumers. The results are not surprising and confirm what we’ve been seeing for the last year or so: Android and iOS ... Read More »
Microsoft’s mobile’s strategy (aka feeding off Android’s success like a parasite) seems to be paying off. The company just forced two more Android OEMs into paying license fees for using Google’s Android. Both Velocity Micro and General Dynamics have agreed to pay Microsoft a royalty in order to use Android.
Even though both ... Read More »