Android stays as the market leader last quarter in the US
Aug07

Android stays as the market leader last quarter in the US

ComScore's latest figures show that Android continued to be the dominant mobile platform in the US market during the last quarter, although Google's OS did lose some market share. The United States market is arguably the most important as it paints a picture as to what is going on globally, so these figures show Android’s continued popularity. Android's hold on the market continues to be strong as the platform accounts for over half...

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Android is the most used platform for the first time ever
Aug04

Android is the most used platform for the first time ever

Goog As Android has strode confidently from market to market, from device to device, and from consumer to consumer, Apple has held tight to a few of its own bragging rights. For example, the iPhone 5s remains comfortably the best-selling smartphone, the iPad the best-selling tablet, and the company makes the most profit from mobile alone. Cupertino's iOS platform has also enjoyed being the most used, but for the first time in history...

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Android’s market share grows around the world
Jul30

Android’s market share grows around the world

Kantar Worldpanel's results for the performance of mobile platforms through the month of June have been released and make extremely happy reading for Android. Google's OS recorded widespread growth around the world as it continued to be the comfortable market leader. Microsoft's Windows Phone also enjoyed growth in key markets, while Apple's iOS continued to lose ground. The monthly survey uses market trends, sales records, and...

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Blackberry uses internet comment section to talk up Passport
Jul22

Blackberry uses internet comment section to talk up Passport

Blackberry has embarked on a bizarre marketing ploy to show that its Passport smartphone is winning customers back from iOS and Android. The company has lagged behind Apple and Google in the mobile platform market and has even slipped behind Microsoft's Windows Phone. Arriving late for the smartphone touch screen boom, the company formerly known as RIM has slipped from its pedestal and now relies on enterprise and not hardware to stay...

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South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises
Jul08

South Korea FTC forces Google and Apple to change app refund practises

The FTC in South Korea may have done consumers all over the world a favour as the fair trade commission in the country has implemented changes to make getting app purchase refunds easier. We have all been burned by that app that looked great but wasn't, or worse simply didn't work, while stories are numerous of unwitting parents who have let their kids use their devices and rack up thousands of dollars in accidental purchases. In...

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