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More numbers: Android, iOS account for 70 percent of all smartphones

Tracking the strength of mobile operating platforms occupies the time of more than one analysis firm in the mobile sphere, but the numbers always tell a compelling story: mostly, that Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are really, really popular, and that means tough times for competitors. The la ... Full Article »

August 30, 2011 2:50pm

Jobs steps down, Google buys Motorola: Time for Microsoft to make a move?

With Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepping down and bringing about what many people see as the end of an era, and Google acquiring mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility and rolling it into its Android mobile operating system business, it might be the perfect time for Microsoft to gain some traction in the mo ... Full Article »

August 25, 2011 1:54pm

Android dominates global smartphone market, grows game reach

It looks like Android is the clear front-runner for mobile operating systems worldwide. A report from research firm Canalys shows that Android is the number one platform in 35 of the 56 countries they track, giving the Google OS a 48 percent market share on a global scale. It’s the cooperation of ... Full Article »

August 2, 2011 9:19am

With Nokia’s help, will Microsoft WP7 overtake iPhone while Android dominates?

Google’s (GOOG) Android will beat Apple’s (AAPL) iOS for iPhone in market share by the end of the year, according to International Data Corp. Next, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone OS will conquer the iOS as Nokia (NOK), which is phasing out its Symbian OS by 2016, adopts it. IDC is predicti ... Full Article »

June 13, 2011 7:22am

Google +1 hits the Android Market as competitors plot their revenge

Google +1 has gotten a little more interesting, as the Digg-like recommendation button gets prime placement beyond search results. Yesterday Google announced the roll-out for Google +1 to websites, listing a series of destinations, including YouTube, Blogger and the Android Market. A mix between th ... Full Article »

June 2, 2011 9:43am

Nokia iffy on Android tablets, blames profit margins

The Android tablet market is an enticing one, but not alluring enough for Nokia (NOK) head Stephen Elop. The newest CEO is biding his time when it comes to launching a mobile tablet, saying he wants Nokia to do things right, not just quickly. “I don’t want [Nokia’s] to be the 201st tablet on t ... Full Article »

May 4, 2011 9:43am

BlackBerry drops Google as preferred search service, Android apps from new OS

Microsoft (MSFT) and Research In Motion (RIMM) have reached an agreement to use Microsoft’s Bing search engine on RIM’s BlackBerry devices, ditching Google’s (GOOG) search in the process. Bing will now be responsible for search and mapping functions on BlackBerrys, according to an address giv ... Full Article »

May 3, 2011 2:49pm

Android in disaster recovery mode, vows to remote-wipe malware apps

Google (GOOG) found itself in disaster recovery mode last week, after some 50 Android Market applications were found to contain a malware program called DroidDream. In an effort to restore faith in its App Store alternative, Google’s vowed to build new safeguards into the Android Market, confirmin ... Full Article »

March 7, 2011 9:53am

Nokia considered Android before going with Microsoft

Nokia (NOK) understands that, as a company, it hasn’t been doing smartphones as well as it should be. That was the sentiment of its CEO, Stephen Elop, when he sent out an interesting internal memo talking about the company’s need to change strategies in the future in order to stay competitive. ... Full Article »

February 11, 2011 1:50pm

Android’s new enemy is the Microsoft-Nokia combo killer

The battle for world domination is getting bloodier, with Android and Nokia’s (NOK) Symbian vying for the top spot. Their global share lies in far-reaching sales and strategic partnerships.  So it’s another blow to the Android camp, as Nokia has taken Microsoft (MSFT) as an ally. The partnershi ... Full Article »

February 11, 2011 10:54am


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