market share

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.

Android, Apple took more than 90% market share in Q4 2012

Q4 2012 was another bang up quarter for the likes of Android and Apple, with the two taking 92% of the smartphone shipments made worldwide during the quarter for themselves. That doesn't leave much space for the other mobiles operating systems of the world, a trend that has been continuing for quite some time. These new numbers come from Strategy Analytics, which also says that smartphone sales were up year-over-year.

Samsung leads the global smart connected device market in Q3

The research firm IDC has come out with some new numbers that offer an interesting insight into the smart device market for Q3 2012. The overall market saw huge growth of 27.1% during Q3, reaching a record of 303.6 million units shipped. Overall, the market was worth a staggering $140.4 billion during the third quarter of 2012.

Android expected to cut into Apple’s tablet market share moving forward

There isn't any question that Apple's iPad line has been a major hit, but the time it's enjoying on top may not last much longer. Android has been slowly taking away Apple's market share with a number of excellent tablets (the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 immediately come to mind), and that looks like it'll continue as we crawl toward 2016. IDC has released new predictions for the tablet market, and unsurprisingly, the predictions have Apple's share falling year after year moving forward.

Report claims Android has 90-percent smartphone market share in China

In the smartphone game, it's all about market share. The more people using your device, the more people you can sell apps to, and the more you can shout your dominance from the rooftops. Well, it looks like Android has the market on lockdown in China, at least according to a new report from Analysys International. The data from the report combines data from both device sales and ownership. If this report is true, it seems that no one can touch Android in China.

Android sales double from Q3 2011 to Q3 2012

A report from analysts Gartner has broken down the sales of smartphones from Q3 2012, and the numbers are rather interesting. As you would expect, Android was the best-selling OS by a sizable margin. Along with that, it also had the highest percentage of market share for Q3, and the competition was not even close.
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