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comScore report shows Apple leads smartphones, Android trumps platforms

Analytics company comScore has just released its 2013 third quarter report that gives their own take on the current state of the smartphone industry in the US. Using data gathered from its MobiLens online survey and Mobile Metrix census-based measurement methods, comScore paints us a picture of the mobile device market that, frankly, shouldn't surprise anyone by now.

Android leads smartphone race in IDC Q2 2013 figures, iOS share could rise

The IDC has released its 2013 second quarter smartphone market report and the numbers tilt heavily in favor of Android, which has acquired 79.3% of the market share. IDC warns, however, that Android shouldn't let its guard down as Apple's iPhone could still reclaim some part of that pie when the next iteration of the smartphone is released later this year.

Android bags 80% of global smartphone shipments in Q2 2013

The numbers just keep pouring in. Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics just released its latest research on smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 and the figures shouldn't surprise us anymore. Android-powered smartphones comprised 80 percent of global smartphone shipment of 229.6 million units.

Android tablets take 67% of market share in Q2 2013

Android has steadily risen to become the king of the hill of tablet devices, a position once solely enjoyed by Apple's iPad line. A recent study done by Strategy Analytics revealed that Android tablets have eaten away at Apple's pie of the tablet market, getting a solid foothold of 67 percent in the second quarter of 2013. Apple declines to 28 percent while Microsoft falls a 4.5 percent.

China’s Ministry of Industry worried about the dependence on Android

We recently learned by way of a Flurry report that China had overtaken the US in terms of the total number of active Android and iOS devices. While that is a claim that the US will never be able to recapture, that is another story. To the point here, it seems that the research arm of China's Ministry of Industry may not be all that excited about the widespread adoption of Android within the country.
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