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Now that we know what smartphone market share looked like in the third quarter when broken down by manufacturer, it's time to compare performance by platform. As you'd imagine, the world is still Android's oyster. Strategy Analytics estimates that the OS has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark,...

October 31st 2013 at 5:26pm 0 Comments
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IDC has posted third quarter market share estimates which show that Android tablet makers had an exceptional summer. Samsung jumped more than two points over its Q2 results, claiming 20.4 percent of shipments; ASUS also thrived during the period, moving up from just 4.5 points in the second quart...

October 30th 2013 at 10:22pm 0 Comments
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Research firm IDC reports that iPad shipments to China fell sharply during the second quarter of 2013, dropping from over 50 percent of the country's tablet market to only 28 percent. The iPad is still the top tablet in China, with Samsung grabbing an 11 percent share and Lenovo an 8 percent pie...

August 20th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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According to a research report published by IDC today, Apple's share of the worldwide smartphone market took a slight dip during the second quarter of 2013. IDC's press release reads in part: "The iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone," says Ramon Llamas, Resea...

August 7th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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According to a new report from IDC, the smartphone market continues to be dominated by Android and Apple's iOS. Together, the two mobile operating systems accounted for a whopping 92.3 percent of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013. Impressively, Apple, during the quarter go...

May 16th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Canalys is back with its latest worldwide estimates of mobile device shipments, and while the analyst group has a divisive way of combining figures, there's plenty of insight to discover in its breakdown of the smartphone and tablet realms. First off, Canalys reports that Android accounted for 75....

May 9th 2013 at 7:28pm 0 Comments