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Android Users Are Not Loyal to their OS, iPhone Users Are

We all love our Android devices. Yes, we would like to see faster updates on some phones, but other than that we really enjoy the Android platform. However, in an interesting study conducted of over 2,600 mobile phone users in Brazil, Germany, Spain, Britain, the United States and China the results show that Android only has 28 percent loyalty despite the plurality of manufacturers on which its OS is available.

Android Second-Largest Smartphone OS in Q3 2010 says Gartner

Gartner's latest smartphone stats are out, and according to their numbers Android is the second most popular smartphone OS worldwide. At 25.5-percent of the market in Q3 2010, that puts the Google platform behind Symbian's 36.6-percent and ahead of Apple's 16.7-percent. However, the real difference is in year-on-year change, with Symbian dropping from 44.6-percent of the market share. Android, meanwhile, grew from 3.5-percent while iOS fell from 17.1-percent. However, Gartner still thinks iOS' "multi-device presence" is still a key motivator for developers.

Beta Test The Skyfire Browser Now

The browser options for Android just are growing all the time. If you don’t like the stock browser or just want a change of pace, hit the market and replace the browser (unlike other unnamed OSX’s). Now you can beta test the upcoming Skyfire browser. The XDA has gotten a hold of this app and has shared it with the rest of us.

PLANET Technology Android Compatible NVR-810

PLANET Technology's latest model of Network Video Recorder series allows you to monitor your home or business from your Android device while on the go. It records and playback video from up to 8 IP network cameras. You can even view real time remote surveillance and play back the recorded video via the web browser or the bundled CMS software right from your mobile device.

Android OS To Trump OS X Touch?

Analysts at Informa Telecoms & Media have calculated that sales of phones powered by Google's Android OS may overtake Apple's iPhone by 2012. A large part of this equation had to do with hardware developers depending on open-sourced software as a way to save money during the manufacturing process.

Once the market-leader in smartphone OS usage, Symbian has fallen to less-than-half market share over just a few years. This is surely partially due to Nokia's poor performance, but the advancement of competing platforms also plays a role. For the first time ever, smartphones have outsold notebook computers. This may symbolize a public's need to have a more portable device on the go, and a more powerful desktop computer at home. Robust platforms like Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and OS X Touch will begin to emerge as the preferred way to access data while away from the home or office. With no ties to specific hardware or carrier, Google could take a huge bite out of the market with the Android platform. [via vnunet.com]
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