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iPhone 5S tops in sales, but Android flagships are coming

Sluggish Android device sales have led the iPhone 5S to sell better than expected, according to some analysts. The flagship iOS device is tops in US sales, and leads the way in various other countries it’s available in as well. Taking advantage of a lull in Android flagship energy, Apple’s reign may not last long.

Phablets predicted to oust small tablets in 2014

By next year, we might see more manufacturers and markets converge on tablets 8 inches and above in size and abandoning smaller ones. This will be due to a shift in consumers preference towards phones that are 5 inches or larger, nowadays called phablets.

US smartphone market led by Android, iOS not far behind

The trend in the smartphone market continues with Android leading the sales of smartphones in the United States. Most of that is thanks to the Galaxy S4, but iOS isn't far behind. Apple's iOS is also creeping up, and all set to become stronger competition with iOS 7 and the new iPhone coming later this year. According to new studies, Google's Android grabbed 52% of smartphone sales in the United States. The figures coming from sales from March through May.

ABI study shows 800 million Android smartphones being used daily in 2013

A new study by ABI Research has been published showing some pretty impressive numbers for the green army we all know and love as Android. If you didn't think the Android platform was the king of smartphones before, you'll surely think so after reading these details. According to ABI, by the end of 2013 there will be 1.4 billion smartphones being used daily. And around 800 million will all be Google's Android.

Facebook beats out Google Maps as the #1 app in 2012, but don’t worry Google

Everywhere we go people are always on their smartphones. This is nothing new but a recent study was just released that is leading me to believe almost all those people we see day to day are simply using Facebook way too much. We know the social network is hugely popular but today's findings by ComScore has Facebook being the absolute #1 most used and downloaded app in 2012 -- at least in the US.

Gartner: Samsung makes up 40% of Android smartphone sales

For the moment, Samsung and Joss Whedon have something in common: they're both on top of the world. After shipping more smartphones than any other company last quarter, a new report from Gartner says that four out of every ten Android smartphones comes from Samsung. Considering that Android is indisputably the top smartphone OS on the planet, that's no fleeting statistic.

Samsung smartphone sales tipped to beat iPhone and Nokia in Q2 2011

Samsung's Q2 smartphone sales could have exceeded those of either Apple or Nokia, the first time the Korean company would have managed such strong performance. Samsung's official figures for device sales are expected to come in at between 18m and 21m globally for the last quarter, research firm Strategy Analytics told Bloomberg, likely to best Nokia's 16.7m smartphone sales and Apple's 20.3m iPhone sales. The increasing demand for Samsung's phones - both regular handsets and smartphones - is expected to further narrow the gap between Nokia's first place position in the global market, and Samsung's number two spot. Nokia currently holds around 26-percent, while Samsung is expected to reach around 20-percent.
"Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions. Samsung stands a reasonable chance of capturing the top spot on a quarterly basis if it can continue expanding its Android portfolio across high-growth markets like China and Brazil. Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smartphones by the end of the year" Neil Mawston, analyst, Strategy Analytics
Samsung's success hasn't been entirely down to Android - the company also sells "dumb" phones and handsets running its own bada OS - but the popularity of devices like the Galaxy S II has certainly put the Google OS at the forefront of its marketing campaign. The GSII is expected to make its US debut in August. The company is yet to confirm its official sales figures for Q2 2011.

Latest Nielsen survey shows Android lead over iOS may have stopped growing

When it comes to data for seeing what smartphone operating system is the most popular with users or is growing the fastest we generally look to Nielsen. The last time the company offered some new insights on what the smartphone market looked like was back in April. Nielsen is back again with some new details on the smartphone market and it looks like the market might be leveling out growth wise according to the latest data.
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