Per usual Android handsets will dominate the smartphone market, according to IDC, accounting for more than one billion, or 82 percent, of those shipments.
Prior to Apple releasing a new iPhone next month, I wanted to establish a baseline for the types of smartphones people use. The numbers showing what people use, especially in the US, can be very different than what manufactures make.
A new study shows that Apple’s smartphone market share in the US grew to 42% in Q4, maintaining a significant lead over Samsung’s 26% share.
Data from meta-analysis firm eMarketer suggests tablet penetration in the UK is lower than that in the U.S., but still higher than that in other key European countries.
This summer Verizon saw its share of the smartphone market grow to 37 percent, while AT&T and T-Mobile saw their shares shrink year-over-year. A big factor was the iPhone’s increasing popularity among Verizon’s customers.
After a long lull in its home region, Alcatel-Lucent has one a key 4G deal with Telefónica in Spain. Could this be the first step in Alcatel-Lucent’s climb back up the LTE heap?
Microsoft was in talks with smartphone partner Nokia about buying up its mobile devices business, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Analysts are making bold predictions about Apple’s performance during its current quarter, saying the company has had its “best November ever.” That’s according to Ticonderoga’s Brian White; Canaccord’s T. Michael Walkley also crowed about Apple’s recent sales success, albeit with a caveat.
Net Applications has released its mobile market share numbers for October, and they show Apple gaining a lot of ground. IOS grew 7 percentage points during October, from 54.65 percent to 61.64 percent. Android grew, too, overtaking Java ME for the second spot globally.
Apple’s iOS once again dominated the mobile OS market share picture in September, according to new data from Net Applications. The enterprise application maker and web monitoring company found that iOS accounted for 54.65 percent of mobile market share, up from 53 percent in August.