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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.

HTC “China” OS homescreen sighted in leaked photo

Everyone seems to be trying to woo the Chinese these market days, and HTC is definitely not going to let others beat it in that race. The Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly developing a smartphone operating system just for China, and we maybe be getting an early glimpse of what it looks like in today's leak.

Samsung Galaxy S III also spotted running Tizen OS 3.0

Yesterday we shared some new details and news regarding Samsung's mobile operating system Tizen. After a long silence lately it has been appearing more and more. Initial reports suggested it had been canned, but yesterday we saw a Galaxy S 4 sporting the new OS, and now it appears the Galaxy S III from last year is enjoying the same.

Samsung’s Tizen OS 3.0 spotted on the Galaxy S4

The idea behind Samsung ditching Android in the future is nothing new, and we've heard reports, tips, and rumors on this for a long while. However, lately their Tizen OS has been getting a lot of attention. Some say it's been shelved, but recently it was reportedly spotted running quite smooth on the companies current Android flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Ubuntu Touch stable builds coming by the end of May

Ubuntu Touch on Android has been a slow but steady mystery. Canonical currently offers plenty of pre-release beta or even alpha builds of their software for Android devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and others. However, today Canonical's own Rick Spencer promises to have stable "daily-driver" builds of Ubuntu Touch for smartphones by the end of the month.

Google Platform Versions update puts Jelly Bean at 25%

Google has updated its Platform Versions page on its developer site showing the most recent information collected from the Google Play Store in the last 14 days. There is a change in the latest platform update numbers that is worth pointing out. Google says that starting in April of 2013, the charts are now built using data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store.
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