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Report: Microsoft Will Lose Dominant Marketshare To Android In 2016

According to a new Gartner study, Google’s Android operating system will be used on more computing devices than Microsoft’s Windows Platform within the next four years. The study shows the massive shift happening in the marketplace as Android continues its rise to world domination. At the end of 2016, Gartner expects there will be 2.3 billion computers, tablets and smartphones using the Android platform, compared to 2.28 billion Windows devices. As for 2012, Gartner anticipates 1.5 billion Windows devices against 608 million using … [read full article]

Android Marketshare Declines In Second Quarter As Apple Jumps

While Android continues to dominate the US smartphone market, its grip slipped a little in the second quarter of 2012 as it dropped below 60% marketshare. Android’s drop to 56.3% of all smartphones in the US was noticeably different from the 10% jump Apple’s iOS platform posted, up to 33.2%, up from 23.2% in the second quarter of 2011. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics said: “We estimate Android shipped 13.4 million … [read full article]

Two Out Three Phone Buyers Went Smartphone In Past Three Months, Android Reaping Rewards

It’s going to come as almost no surprise at all to learn that Android and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone marketshare in the US thanks to a new Nielsen study. As Android climbs and approaches 52% smartphone marketshare in the US, with almost 54.6% of new smartphone buyers opting to go the Android route in the past three months. Android’s growth isn’t at Apple’s expense however, as 33.4% of smartphone owners are using an Apple device. … [read full article]

Android Marketshare Set To Drop, Windows Phone To See Significant Jump By 2016?

So, here’s a bit of a doozy for all you Android fans out there enjoying the meteoric rise of your favorite operating system — the growth won’t last. Well, not only will it not last, it will peak in 2012 and then begin to make way for Windows Phone. According to market research firm IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, what goes up, must also come down. The report solidifies Android as … [read full article]

Ice Cream Sandwich Marketshare Jumps In May, Still Not On Enough Devices

Google’s just released their newest set of Android OS distribution stats and we’re happy to see a small bit of growth for Ice Cream Sandwich is it now powers up to 7.1% of all Android devices. That’s an increase of 2.2% from May, which saw just 4.9% of all Android devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s likely that the release of HTC’s One X, S and V smartphones, plus a few carrier … [read full article]

Android Claims Close To Two Thirds Of US Smartphone Market

Android is making its move to reclaim market share lost over the holidays as it jumps to 61%, a big jump over the 49% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011. One the flip side, iOS dropped down to 29% market share, down from close to 41% it held during the last quarter of 2011. Apple’s typical holiday surges are a result of heavy demand for the iPhone 4S as customers rush to … [read full article]

Newest comScore Reports Shows Android, Apple Continuing Smartphone Dominance

We knew this was coming as the March smartphone market totals are now in and you’ll only need one guess for who continues to reign number one in the US market. Android its dominance jumping almost four full points to 51% of new American smartphone buyers. Apple’s still riding high as well jumping to 30.7% giving the two top platforms close to 80% marketshare. Microsoft and RIM took their own hits dropping to … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Android Marketshare At 16% Says Survey

T-Mobile maintains its claim to fame as being the first to introduce an Android device with the announcement of the T-Mobile G1 on October 22, 2008. Back then Android was an untested, unproven operating system that more of a Google pet project than a viable contender against the likes of the iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone. Fast forward a year and the introduction of the Motorola DROID on Verizon and the rest is … [read full article]