according to analytical firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. Android phones outsold all iPhone models for July, August and September. Smartphones themselves are booming in The UK, with 70% of all mobile sales being smartphones of one kind or another.
is now beating the long-standing Opera Mini for worldwide mobile browser market share. However, both are still far, far behind Safari, which commands over half of the market as of October 2011.
According to Millennium Media by way of GigaOM, a full 56% of ads sent to mobile users were displayed on Android devices, with just 28% of the share going to Apple products and the remaining percentage split between other operating systems. Apple is still the leader in single-manufacturer impressions, with Samsung trailing at 16.5%.
44% of all mobile app downloads, whereas Apple had only 31%.
easily replicated by Android's built-in features or free apps, it's hard to deny that Siri is an impressive piece of tech. The natural language engine wowed consumers and press when demonstrated on-stage, and is honestly a lot more exciting that the iPhone 4S's lukewarm hardware improvements. At least one developer has been inspired to create his own version for Android. It's called "Iris," and the alpha version is available in the Android Market right now.
research2guidance, 37% of the apps posted to the Android market are eventually removed. Most of these are replaced by newer versions or simply taken down because they aren't needed any more, like a device-specific app that gets its features integrated into the main listing. A small (and unpublished) percentage are removed by Google for malware or spam.
litigating for a monopoly, designing form over function, needlessly restricting their App Store, engineered obsolescence, hyperbolic marketing and... where was I? Oh yes, despite all that, Apple makes a fine-looking phone operating system. Many have tried and mostly failed to emulate the shiny, glossy look of iOS on Android, with possibly the best example being the custom ROM MIUI. If you're not quite ready to take the flashing step, consider the new Espier Launcher, which will let you ape Apple's darling design without lowering yourself to last year's hardware.
will surpass the iOS App Store in June of 2012. That's around the same time that the number of available apps are expected to be equal.
News360 and Feedly and Pulse have discovered is that it's quite the lucrative and easily accessible market indeed. And you know what happens when there's a market that's available for access, right? Google comes in and smashes everyone else with their Thor hammer! Or I suppose that's what they'll be hoping to do with what's likely to be called "Google Propeller."