Android grows to nearly 80% of smartphone market as Apple dips

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Android, as a platform, has grown to reach nearly 80 percent (79.3%) of the smartphone market, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) report. The same time frame (Q2 ’12) saw Android leading the industry with 69.1 percent of the market. So, who did Android steal a bit of ...

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comScore: Android holds strong at 53.4% of the mobile market

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The latest comScore figures are out, and even though Apple took the top spot for smartphone manufacturers, Android still leads as the number one smartphone platform. Smartphone ownership rose slightly during the last three months of 2012, thanks to the holidays and end of year sales. According ...

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Nielsen: 75% of 25-34 year-olds in U.S. now own smartphone

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Three out of every four U.S. consumers age 25-34 now own a smartphone, according to a new report out of Nielsen   Up from 59 percent last year (July 2011), it’s the biggest segment of mobile users who have taken the step to something a little smarter.  Quite a number, eh?  That’s ...

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comScore: Android, iOS grow while RIM dips below 10% share

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We’re not going to beat you over the head with yet another report about how Android is the king of the smartphone market.  OK, maybe just a little bit. It’s no surprise to see the latest comScore report shows Android growing 1.4 percent to hold 52.2 percent of the U.S. mobile market ...

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Gartner: Smartphones sales slow in Q2 but Android still dominates

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While overall sales decline, Android grows its market share from 43.1 percent to 64.1 percent.

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ABI Research: Samsung, Apple rake in 90 percent of smartphone profits

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Samsung and Apple are responsible for 90 percent of smartphone profits, according to new findings out of ABI Research.  Collectively capturing more than half (55 percent) of the market, the two companies seem to be running away with our smartphone monies.  Whereas Apple is still the leader in ...

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IDC: Android will peak in 2012, Windows Phone to eclipse iOS in 2016

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Android is expected to be the dominant player come 2016 but Microsoft won't make it easy.

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Nielsen: Android leads U.S. market with nearly 43 percent share

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The top three hardware makers for Android in the United States are HTC, Motorola, and Samsung.

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Latest Mobile Mix report sees Android at 56 percent of network share

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The newest Mobile Mix report is out, giving us a decent look at the mobile landscape  through October 2011.  There’s not a ton new this time around however we figured some of it was worth sharing.  Android, as a platform, remains the top mobile platform on the network at 56 percent, even ...

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Android extends lead as top smartphone platform in U.S.

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The latest stats from ComScore are out and, as one might expect, Android has continued to grow its lead over other mobile platforms.  Increasing by nearly 5 points (4.6) over the previous quarter and now commands 44.8 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.  Apple, growing slightly at 0.8 point, ...

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Nielsen: New Smart Phone Buyers Prefer Android 2-to-1 Over Apple (U.S.)

How’s that for an inflammatory headline? Fortunately, it’s not a stretch or a skewed perspective here; People are buying Android like crazy.  The new numbers out of Nielsen today show that more than half of all “recent acquirers” in the United States chose an Android ...

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comScore: 40% of U.S. Smart Phones Run Android

The June comScore MobiLens report has been released today, providing a solid look at mobile industry trends. The report compiles data from more than 30,000 mobile users in the United States and focuses on the three month period ending in June 2011. As you can see from the headline coming in, ...

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Nielsen: HTC Leads All Android Manufacturers (U.S.)

A new post on Nielsen’s official blog breaks down mobile operating systems and the various handset makers and their respective shares.  At 39 percent, Android accounts for the largest share of the U.S. consumer market, followed by Apple (iOS) at 28 percent and RIM (Blackberry) at 20 ...

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Nielsen: Android Leads New Buyers as Smart Phones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time

Nielsen has found that more than half of all U.S. consumers who purchased a cell phone in the last month bought themselves a smart phone. At 55-percent, this is up considerably from last year’s 34-percent and could be the first signs of a tipping point for smart phone adoption. ...

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comScore: Android Up 5.2% Over Previous Quarter

It’s the start of a new month which means it’s time for more surveys, reports, and findings to start rolling in.  Among the first this month comes the comScore MobiLens report which looks at the US mobile scene.  Their findings indicate that Android has grown 5.2 percentage points ...

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