Tag Archive: Smartphone


Android continues to lead among all smartphone users, according to latest Nielsen statistics

Nielsen

The Nielsen Company has released their latest set of numbers and things are looking great for Android once again. According to the figures as of Q42011 46.3 percent of all smartphone owners surveyed were making use of Android while Apple was close behind with 30 percent.

Feature phones were the biggest losers here though, 46 percent of US mobile consumers using a smartphone over a feature phone and 60 percent of those having  [Read More…]

Android’s lead on iPhone among new smartphone buyers shrinks in Q4 2011

Android’s lead on iPhone among new smartphone buyers shrinks in Q4 2011

Android has enjoyed multiple quarters as the leading smartphone operating system in the United States. And though that lead remains, the gap between Android and its biggest competitor, Apple’s iOS,  [Read More…]

Sony ‘2012 smartphone list’ leaks — Atlas, Hayabusa and Mint among the highlights

Atlas

Leaked product roadmaps are always good fun, giving us a cheeky glimpse at what a manufacturer or carrier may have planned for the next several months. The latest leaked roadmap to emerge comes from Sony, by way of GSMArena. According to the leaked list, the newly-minted Sony Mobile Communications has at least 11 unannounced devices in the pipeline for 2012. This is as unconfirmed and unofficial as it gets, so take this one with a  [Read More…]

Samsung R920 LTE smartphone leaked, coming to MetroPCS soon?

Samsung R920 LTE smartphone leaked, coming to MetroPCS soon?

We have had quite a lot of Android-powered 4G LTE smartphone unveilings and releases during these past couple of days and, as things stand, we’re in for even more. The Samsung R920, a Samsung Galaxy Indulge  [Read More…]

Smartphone shipments to reach 614 million units globally in 2012, according to new projections

Smartphone shipments to reach 614 million units globally in 2012, according to new projections

The global smartphone market has certainly been on a rise during these last couple of years and, according to new projections from Taiwan’s Marketing Intelligence &  [Read More…]

Viewsonic heading to CES looking to enter the U.S. smartphone market

Android Central

Count Viewsonic in for CES, this year bringing what they aim to be their first smartphone to enter the U.S. market, the Viewphone 3.

According to product manager Mike Holstein, Viewsonic is doing well enough in their tablet ventures to warrant a move into smartphone sales in the states. They’re not going bleeding edge here though, instead aiming squarely at the ‘value market.’

Specs on the Viewphone 3 read  [Read More…]

Meizu MX smartphone launches in China and Hong Kong. No ICS yet, but it still looks nice!

Meizu MX smartphone launches in China and Hong Kong. No ICS yet, but it still looks nice!

One of the first Android-based devices, if not the first, to be officially released in 2012, is the Meizu MX smartphone, a  [Read More…]

Android continues to dominate U.S. smartphone market

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comScore has released their November 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber market share report, which reports key trends from the three months ending November 30, 2011. The Android and iOS platforms were the only platforms to grow from the quarter ending August 31, 2011 (with 3.1% and 1.4% growth respectively), with Blackberry (-3.1%), Windows Phone (-0.5%), and Symbian (-0.3%)  all continuing their decline.

Android continues to be the most used mobile OS in  [Read More…]

Huawei promises ‘smartest, fastest, most high-performing smartphone yet’ in February

Huawei

Chinese smartphone and tablet manufacturer just hit us up to tease some new kit in 2012, promising we’ll see “our smartest, fastest and most high-performing smartphone yet, taking a leap into the future of mobile communications.” The announcement will come on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Huawei has yet to really break into the U.S. market, though it does manufacture the uninspiring T-Mobile Springboard tablet. And while MWC  [Read More…]

Android owns half of U.S. smartphone market, but phones don’t last as long as rivals

NPD Group has joined the chorus of research firms stating the obvious: Android leads the pack in the smartphone OS wars. Though to be fair, it’s not much of a war in the U.S. anymore. Android grew to a 53 percent market share between January and October 2011. It’s closest competition, Apple’s iOS, grew to 29 percent. So it’s really more of a smartphone  [Read More…]