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Android Market Share vs. Apple, Blackberry, Windows, Symbian

What is Android’s Market Share? How is Android dominating the smartphone OS battle in the United States? According to the most recent data that was collected in May 2013, Android has a 52.4% market share, or 13.2% more than its fiercest competitor, Apple. Apple, for its part, only has 39.2%. Following the Cupertino company is

Symbian is now officially dead

Well its official, Symbian is dead. What was once, one of the most used OS, Symbian is now dead after Nokia Pureview 808, the last handset running on Symbian platform stopped shipping. This news is not that surprising as Nokia had already announced that they would stop making Symbian handsets back in 2011, when they

Nokia says goodbye to Symbian phones

Nokia will cease shipping Symbian smartphones this summer, according to a report in the Financial Times. The Finnish company, instead, will focus its efforts in making Windows Phone-based handsets. Nokia’s latest Symbian phone is the 808 Pureview, which it released in 2012. Nonetheless, due to a continued demand in some areas, Nokia kept shipping Symbian

Android Dominates US Smartphone Market For First Quarter Of 2013

The recently released comScore report for the first quarter of this year showed the Android platform still continuing to dominate the US market. Android accounted for 52 percent of the operating system used which is slightly lower compared to its fourth quarter result last year which is 53.4 percent. The rest of the market was

Android-powered Vertu Constellation Ti Gets Leaked

Luxury phone maker Vertu looks to be leaving behind its Symbian past and embracing the Android operating system as rumors of a new device have leaked over the Internet. Vertu which was previously fully owned by Nokia was sold last October 2012 to a private equity group. The Vertu Constellation Ti if proven to be

Nokia Confirms: Nokia 808 To Be Last Symbian Smartphone

It’s the end of the road for the Symbian platform as Nokia announced that the Nokia PureView 808 will be their last smartphone running on Symbian OS.  In the company’s full year earning’s report they said that “During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian. The Nokia

1.095 Billion People in China Now Have a Cellphone

China is the most populous country in the world, which is a known fact to us all. Most of the people in China are tech savvy and are in sync with all the happenings in the world of tech. And now, according to a figure given out by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information

Nokia 808 Pureview now Available on Amazon for $699

Available for [easyazon-link asin=”B0087OXZ3K” locale=”us”]$699 on Amazon[/easyazon-link], the 808 is one of the rare camera oriented smartphones you will find in the market right now. You have the likes of the Xperia ion on AT&T and the One X with its own unique set of features, but if you go by sheer quality the 808

First Time Smartphone Owners Picking Android

New data has come out of research group NPD today that’s showing a very interesting trend for Android. According to NPD, more than half of new or first time smartphone owners are picking an Android device. According to NPD Android has 48% of the smartphone market share overall. iPhone has 43% of the smartphone market

Gartner: Android Up To 52.5% Of Smartphone Users In Q3

Gartner just released their results for the third quarter of 2011. Worldwide sales of mobile devices increased to 440.5 million units in the third quarter. Amazingly, Nokia is still on top overall. Gartner researchers credit this to sales of feature phones, flip phones and “dumb phones” in emerging markets.  Samsung was in second place overall

Android Has Almost 3X The Global OS Market Share Of iOS

Gartner released their second quarter 2011 findings on Thursday. The great news was for Android.  Actually it turns out Android and Apple command almost 62% of the total global smartphone market share. When you break it down though Android has 43.4% of the market and iOS has 18.3% of the global market. Symbian actually edges

Get Jar Gets 2 Billionth Download

Our friends at Getjar have just reached a hefty milestone. They just had their 2 billionth download (billion with a “B”).  Getjar is the largest independent app store around. They serve apps for all operating systems and have had some pretty big exclusive launches this year including Angry Birds and Cut The Rope. 2 billion

Nokia CEO: Android Is Our Main Competition, S&P Lowers Ranking

Nokia’s current CEO, Stephen Elop, spoke to journalists at an event in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and revealed more of their strategy to turn Nokia around in 2011.  Nokia, although the largest handset supplier in the world, has been loosing critical footing across the globe amidst the rise of Google’s Android operating system. Elop took a