Phablet shipments are on the rise: IDC

Phablet shipments are on the rise: IDC

The popularity of supersized smartphones is increasing, according to the figures of the phablet shipments recorded in IDC’s research which covers the third quarter of 2013. These phablets, which measure between 5 inches and above, accounted for 21 percent of the 261.1 million total smartphone sales during the aforementioned quarter. The number marks a 3

Android’s market share hits 81%

Here is the latest update on Android’s market share. As of the third quarter of 2013, our favorite operating system already controls 81% of the smartphone market, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. This is an improvement over the 75% market share that Android garnered during the same quarter in last year. Coming in at

Android Tablets Closing The Gap

New research out of Strategy Analytics says that the tablet computer market grew 260% last year to 66.9 million units overall. In the fourth quarter alone tablet reached “an all time high” of 26.8 million units sold. Of course the majority of the tablet share comes from iPad which has 58% of the market. However

Strategy Analytics 390 Million Handsets Shipped Globally

Despite a weak global economy handset shipments around the world top 390 million. Amazingly enough ZTE, who just started selling in the United States, was able to beat out Apple and become the 4th largest handset vendor capturing 5% of the market share.  Alex Spektor, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics said that “ZTE’s growth is

Strategy Analytics: Amazon Will Sell 15 Million Kindle Fires By 2013

The announcement about the forthcoming Kindle Fire Android powered e-reader tablet was barely a day old and Strategy Analytics has already made a bold prediction. Using a proprietary choice based demand model, Strategy Analytics has released their opinion suggesting that Amazon will sell 15 million Kindle Fire’s in the next 14 months. “Our first impression

Samsung To Pass Apple And Nokia?

Boston based wireless industry research firm Strategy Analytics is predicting that Samsung may have passed both Nokia and Apple in smaartphone sales this past quarter. Although Samsung’s Q2 results aren’t in Stategy Analytics predicts that Samsung has sold between 18 million and 21 million smartphones.  Even on the smaller side (18 million) that still puts

Android Tablets Now Have 22% Of The Tablet Market And Gaining

Fresh on the heels of the news that Android has overtaken Symbian in Q4 2010 as the #1 smartphone OS in the world, in new information released by research firm Strategy Analytics, Android now has 22% of the global tablet space.  According to Strategy Analytics world wide Android tablet shipments were 9.7 million. Apple has