Editor’s Pick Android’s market share is a joke, and most tech writers aren’t getting the punchline.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not at all worried about Android’s increasing market share — or so he says.
In the first quarter of 2013, a third of smartphones sold in the U.S. were prepaid, double the amount from the previous year. Apple’s share of the prepaid market? A mere 8 percent.
In a global smartphone market that Android has been expanding at a breakneck pace, a bright spot for Apple has been increasing market share in the lucrative U.S. domestic market. A new report from the Yankee Group says that’s going to continue, and that Apple is winning the slow way, via customer loyalty.
The mobile operating system market share numbers are in for Kantar Worldpanel’s last quarter, and the numbers are shocking.
China is a top strategic market for Apple. But Samsung claimed the country’s smartphone title in 2012 for the first time, according to new data released over the weekend.
In fact, full-size iPad display shipments seem to have disappeared, dropping by an astounding 80 percent from December to January, even as Android tablet sales have grown.
After three months of iPhone supremacy, Android is back as the top-selling mobile operating system in the U.S. And those who want Apple to produce a cheaper iPhone will know exactly why.
Strong sales of the iPhone 5 helped push Apple to the top spot among U.S. phone vendors, reports the research firm Strategy Analytics.
Looks like the iPad may not be the tablet titan we all thought it was. The cheaper-but-still-nice Nexus 7 tablet has overtaken the iPad in Japan.
Paradoxically, the new, cheaper iPhones are supposed to come with a bigger 5″ screen and a brand-new form factor. And, a new CPU: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon.
Sure, the iPhone 5 is a big part of Apple’s jump from 35.8 percent market share in the previous quarter, but it’s not the only part.
Apple has reached the highest smartphone market share ever thanks to strong sales of the iPhone 5, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Conventional wisdom has it that Android market share is growing massively and quickly. According to mobile marketing and advertising technology provider Velti, however, none of that market share is translating to usage share.
Editor’s Pick Steve Jobs was never afraid of changing his mind. If Apple wants to continue to be the market leader in smartphones and tablets in 2013 and beyond, a massive, earth-shaking, almost unthinkable change is needed.
Apple’s smartphone marketshare is growing slower than the overall smartphone market, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said today in a research note to investors. That fact will push Apple to release a cheaper iPhone for mass markets.
Refreshing honesty from an executive, or hubris?
If you can’t sell phones, you must sell something else. For Nokia, that something else turns out to be its home office building in Espoo, Finland.
iPhone 5, plus market share losses from Android makers, pushes Apple to the No. 2 spot.
Android smartphones have already taken the sales crown with 75 percent share and 57 million shipped by Samsung alone last quarter. It seems that the tablet market will soon follow suit.
According to a just-released study from London-based ABI Research, iPhone had only 29 percent of app downloads in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 47 percent for Android.
In a major turn-around, Android smartphones now account for a majority of mobile web traffic in the U.S and Canada. That’s a massive change from May of this very year, when Apple owned 72 percent of smartphone traffic, compared to only 26% for all Android phones.
Google briefly became the world’s second-largest technology company by market value today. But it’s still less than half Apple’s capitalization at $627 billion.
Apple has entered a new phase in the evolution of its iPhone line, and you can pretty much forget about radical reinventions from now on.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform will likely overtake Research in Motion’s BlackBerry market share in the U.S. by the end of this year.
Selling more than seven out of ten in a market where the the cheapest retina iPad costs easily 10 percent of an average worker’s annual salary is unbelievable.
iPhones and iPads now account for more web traffic than Macs, according to a study by ad network Chitika.
To the surprise of absolutely no one who’s been paying attention, the iPad is the clear leader in global tablet web traffic, with an astounding 88%, far greater than all Android tablets and afterthoughts like the BlackBerry PlayBook, according to Pingdom.
Mozilla has released the newest version of its popular Firefox browser today, Firefox 8, adding in a useful Twitter-search ability and disabling add-ons by default to boost performance.
Google’s Android OS is (not surprisingly) still on top when it comes to smartphone market share in the U.S., according to a new Nielson report.
Research in Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie on Tuesday promised the company would release seven BlackBerry smartphones using a next-generation OS in the next several months.
Google on Friday released its Google Chrome 13 beta, a version of the browser that includes the newly introduced Instant Pages feature and the long-awaited print preview function.
In its latest forecast of the smartphone market, research firm IDC has predicted that Windows Phone 7 will capture the No. 2 spot in market share by 2015, between Google’s Android at No. 1 and Apple iOS at No. 3. Rival research house Gartner also predicted similar results in April.
Google on Tuesday launched a stable release of its Chrome 12 browser, including a tool to prevent downloading suspicious files. The company additionally noted that it had paid nearly $10,000 to people who found bugs and exploits in Chrome 12′s code.
Taiwanese computer giant Acer wants to be like Apple with premium products and high margins. Now it thinks it has a more promising future in tablets, Bloomberg reports.