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79% of smartphone shipments in 2013 were Android-based handsets

Android has increased its lead. According to new data, roughly 79% of all smartphones shipped globally were Android based handsets. Global smartphone distribution also increased greatly, with 990 million devices being sent out in 2013. If you’re keeping track, that’s 782.1 million Android handsets shipped in 2013.

Blackberry CEO on bringing security and productivity to Android: ‘We’d love to do it’

With Blackberry seemingly com in apart at the seams, many wonder just how the former smartphone juggernaut would plan to move on. More to the point, with Android and iOS soaking up the market share sunlight, how would Blackberry remain relevant? After previously swearing off Android, their CEO now says he’s like to give both Android and iOS a go — for security and productivity.

Microsoft said to be considering allowing OEMs to use mobile OS free of charge

New reports suggest that Microsoft is now considering giving Windows Mobile away to OEMs for free, ending the licensing deal that garnered them about $30 per handset. This move would align Microsoft with Google, giving away their mobile platform for free while driving business to other revenue streams. This is only part of a series of moves being considered by operating systems chief Terry Myerson, along with bringing back the Start menu.
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