market share

Android powers over 51% of smartphones, continues growing

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Nielsen has published a report on U.S. smartphones and their operating system. Of course, Android is in the lead, running on 51.8% of all smartphones. iOS came in second with 34.8%, which is a 17.5% difference between the two. It's interesting that Android and iOS combined make up for over 85% of the entire smartphone market, as RIM and "others" come in at a cool 14%

Android 4.0 getting close to 5% share of platform

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Android's biggest problem continues to be fragmentation. Particularly when you have a huge UI change, like in Android 4.0 ICS, it's important to get as many devices as you can on the update to avoid customer confusion and developer frustration.

Android overtakes 50% market share according to comScore

There's enough people in the world that every smartphone OS should be able to co-exist peacefully. In theory. Chalk it up to money and the electronic equivalent of Manifest Destiny, but the reality is that there's an all-out war among smartphone manufacturers of OSes and devices to capture the most market share, and it's a war that Android is currently winning.

Android nears 50% market share as U.S. tops 100M smartphone users

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The latest comScore MobiLens report out and, for the first time, the number of U.S. smartphone subscribers has eclipsed the 100-million mark. Growing 13 percent from October, the finding tells us that there are 101.3 million American users running around with smartphones. As to exactly what brand and platforms you're bound to run into seems to differ from quarter to quarter however chances are good you'll encounter plenty of Samsung handsets running Android along the way.

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