04/01/2013, The last time Kantar World Panel released its smartphone platform market share report, iOS had been announced the winner by an extremely slight margin as it had a 48.1 percent market share, while Android’s market share sat around 46.7 percent. Today, Kantar World Panel has come out with a new report of smartphone market shares over the past three months, and it looks as though iOS’ slight lead in their […]
02/02/2012, According to results from IDC’s latest report – Apple has now surged forward to claim the spot of the world’s 3rd largest mobile phone manufacturer. The Cupertino company increased its market share by 128.4% when compared to its Q4 results back in 2010. Talk about a growth spurt! Apple is reported to now own 8.7% of the Market Share, putting it in 3rd place behind Nokia (26.6%) and Samsung (22.8%). […]
11/15/2011, It took awhile, but Google’s domination of the mobile platform has finally occurred. According to the latest findings by Gartner, Android now has 52.5% market share worldwide – up from 43.4% last quarter and double the 25.3% from one year ago. And even better news for Google – the operating system has been stealing the market from almost every other smartphone platform. Even though iOS grew by almost 4 million […]
11/02/2011, Microsoft executives would definitely sit up and take notice that their Internet Explorer global browser share has just dropped below the 50% mark sometime during the month of October – something that had never happened before in over a decade. Apart from that, there is also a notable improvement for Google fans – Chrome has overtaken Firefox for the first time here. Still, Internet Explorer remains a force to be […]
10/21/2011, The Apple iPhone 4S might be doing gangbusters in terms of sales, but that does not mean North America is the center of the universe. There is this thing known as the rest of the world, and in Asia, Android-powered handsets top the smartphone purchase list. This is interesting considering the telecom boom in the emerging markets of the Asia-Pacific is tipped to go forward this year, where the total […]
08/10/2011, Google, currently the 800lbs Internet search gorilla, did not have a good July, having lost part of its market share among other US online searches, whereas rival Yahoo! Inc. made gains – according to researcher ComScore Inc. Fret not if you happen to hold shares in Google – their market share retreated 0.4% from 65.5% in June, whereas Yahoo’s share picked up 0.2% to touch 16.1%. Microsoft Corp. still remains […]
08/04/2011, Despite all the ongoing patent infringement litigations and lawsuits that are being served to Android OEMs recently, it looks like nothing can halt the sales of devices running the operating system. comScore has reported that Android is now on 40.1% of all smartphones used by subscribers over the age of 13 in the country. While the increase in growth has been lower than what it’s been experiencing in the previous few […]
07/28/2011, Android has already captured 39% of the US market share where smartphones are concerned as of June 2011, but bear in mind this is a collective effort on the part of numerous smartphone manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, and Samsung among others. Apple’s iPhone takes second spot at 28%, while RIM’s BlackBerry stays in third at 20%.
07/25/2011, Things aren’t looking too good for Research In Motion (better known as RIM) as the company has announced that it plans to cut 2,000 jobs – almost a tenth of its workforce in order to cope with its current losses from slow sales and stolen market share. The downsizing will leave the company with about 17,000 employees left to “focus on areas that offer the highest growth opportunities.”
07/21/2011, It has been reported by Strategy Analytics that in Q2 2011, Microsoft has seen more tablets shipped with its operating systems than RIM did with its own tablet. Now this wouldn’t have been surprising if it was comparing Apple’s iPad against the BlackBerry PlayBook but in this case we’re talking about tablets running Microsoft’s operating system: Windows 7, which wasn’t even designed for tablets in the first place.
06/03/2011, While Firefox is having trouble surpassing Internet Explorer’s market share in the browser wars, it looks like it has another competitor right at its heels – browsers that run the WebKit web page renderer, in the form of Google Chrome and Apple Safari. According to the latest stats from StatCounter, Internet Explorer is leading the race with 43.87% of the market share, while Firefox comes in second with 29.29%. […]
05/20/2011, Things don’t look too good for the Finnish giant. After spending countless years as the company to beat, Nokia seems to have rolled back in time 14 years – with its global market share reduced to 25%, almost the same level as it was back in 1997. With recent rumors about Microsoft interested in buying Nokia, it looks like Microsoft could just wait it out a little longer to make […]
05/06/2011, Despite all the hate (and love) for the iPhone, you gotta admit one thing – it sells. And it sells very well. According to a recent report released by the IDC, it looks like Apple is closing the gap between them and the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world, Nokia. The Cupertino-based company has overtaken RIM (pioneers of the smartphone) to take the runner up position behind the Finnish […]
04/08/2011, According to the latest results of the desktop OS market share in the US for April 2011 collected by StatCounter, it looks like people are finally leaving Windows XP behind and getting an upgrade to Windows 7. For the first time since it became the most popular operating system around, Windows XP’s market share has been trumped by Windows 7. Windows 7 is now used on 31.71% of desktops in […]