Tag Archive: Smartphone

Android continues to grow, now makes up 42% of US smartphone market


Earlier this morning, comScore released their quarterly report of the US smartphone market for the three month period ending July 31. The report measures market share across three segments of the mobile market: manufacturers, platform (operating system) and service use.



When it comes to cell phone manufacturers for both smartphones and non-smartphones, Samsung continued to hold the lead with 25.5%, up 1% from the period ending April 2011. LG and  [Read More…]

OnStar announces RemoteLink application enhancements – Send directions from your smartphone to vehicle

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If you’re riding around in an OnStar equipped vehicle like the Chevy Malibu we checked out not too long ago, then you’ll be happy to hear the latest news from OnStar. They’ve just announced some forthcoming enhancements to their RemoteLink application that will help you get to where you need to go more efficiently. (This is what we saw an early preview of way back at Google IO 2010.) On Aug. 30 — when  [Read More…]

Make Way For The gPhone: Google Buys Motorola’s Smartphone Business For $12.5 Billion! [Breaking]

Samsung’s not going to like this: Google has just purchased Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion, finally placing the Android maker on equal footing as Apple when it comes to controlling both the hardware and software of their smartphone platform.


Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page announced the buy first thing this morning, saying that they had purchased Motorola Mobility for twelve and a half billion dollars, or $  [Read More…]

iOS, Android Are Gobbling Up The Smartphone Market

After passing Research In Motion to become the world’s No. 3 smartphone maker, Apple’s iOS is in striking distance of another once-great mobile phone maker, Symbian. During the second quarter, iOS rose to 18.2 percent of the global market while the Symbian platform shed nearly half of its 2010 strength.


After dropping to just 22 percent of the global market, down from 40 percent of smartphone sales during the second  [Read More…]

Gartner Research Shows iOS, Android Claiming 62% of Total Smartphone Market

The smartphone world is dominated by two platforms – Android and iOS. And it doesn’t appear the two giants will be doing serious battle with anyone other than themselves for the foreseeable future – that’s according to the latest research from advisory firm Gartner.

Google and Apple are the big winners in the smartphone ecosystem, Gartner declares. The combined share of iOS and Android in the smartphone operating system market doubled to nearly 62 percent  [Read More…]

The iPhone Is The Biggest Smartphone In America, But Android Takes The OS Lead

Who controls the U.S. smartphone market? It’s a tie between Apple and Android with RIM and others trailing far behind according to new research.

Apple is the leading smartphone maker in the U.S., according to Nielsen research conducted in June. BlackBerry-maker RIM and Android handset manufacturer HTC are tied for 20 percent of domestic smartphones as Motorola ranks third with just 11 percent. Hewlett-Packard and beleaguered Nokia are barely a blip on the consumer  [Read More…]

Apple Wants HTC Smartphone Sales Blocked

A new chapter in the recent patent merry-go-round sees Apple attempting to get sales of HTC’s smartphones blocked, writes Bloomberg.

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The move comes after Apple claimed HTC is infringing upon five of its patents,ranging from movement sensors, to hardware for LCD touch screens.

Apple claims HTC is infringing five patents related to software architecture and user interfaces in portable electronic devices, hardware for touch screens and movement sensors, according to the  [Read More…]

Android, RIM Pass iPhone in Total Smartphone Market Share

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According to the latest data published by prominent digital measurement provider comScore, Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry have become the largest mobile platforms, respectively, at the onset of this new year. Firmly pinned in third place is Apple’s iPhone, although it should be noted that the data reflects the period immediately before the Verizon iPhone was released.

The data comes from comScore’s “MobiLens” service,  [Read More…]

Android On Top In US Smartphone Wars, iOS and BlackBerry Joint Second – Report

It’s no great surprise to anyone who actually thinks about it, but a new report by Nielsen claims that Android is the number one smartphone OS in the United States with iOS and BlackBerry joint second.

Currently Google’s Android accounts for 29% of smartphones while Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry both hold a 27% share each. After that it’s a mish-mash of operating systems with Windows Phone  [Read More…]