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Why Google & Android will prevail over Apple & iOS

by: Simon HillNovember 26, 2012
The Android platform is completely dominating the smartphone market. Is it because Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services? We take a look at Android's rise as Google improves the platform while Apple sticks with the same old tried and tested combination.
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Android remains top dog in US and Europe, market share down however in the States

by: AdrianOctober 30, 2012
If there’s one thing we love more than yanking Apple’s chain with humorous videos and snarky comments, that’s definitely hearing reports about how far ahead of iOS is Android globally.
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ABI Research: average iOS app size increases 16% in six months, Android up 10%

by: AdrianOctober 17, 2012
According to an ABI Research study, both iOS and Android average app sizes have been growing at an alarming pace of late, reaching some numbers we never thought possible. iOS games, for example, are now 60 MB in average, up 42% from back March.
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I’m switching to the iPhone because … (insert your own dubious reason)

by: Simon HillSeptember 24, 2012
Every time a new version of the iPhone hits the market we get a slew of articles from tech writers explaining why they are switching to Apple’s latest wonderphone and leaving the fractured hell that is Android behind. Obviously this kind of article is classic clickbait and fair enough, writers want people to read their articles and it’s their job to deliver eyeballs. The fact that most of them are full of fatuous reasoning and lack any real substance is what tends to aggravate the reading public.
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Apple’s iPhone 5 fails to impress [Poll]

by: Simon HillSeptember 12, 2012
Well Apple has announced the new iPhone 5. It pretty much conforms to the rumors that were flying around before the San Francisco event kicked off. It’s certainly an improvement on the iPhone 4S, but is it enough to tempt you away from Android? In a word – no!
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Nielsen: Android continues to grow in the U.S., teenage smartphone ownership on the rise also

by: AdrianSeptember 11, 2012
You can always count on Nielsen to come up with the most interesting tech-related reports, and its latest such study is no exception to that rule. After seeing Android comfortably leading in the U.S. smartphone OS share back in May, the company's survey conducted in July revealed even more impressive numbers for Google’s mobile operating system.
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One rotten Apple spoils the smartphone market

by: Simon HillAugust 30, 2012
Apple is the most valuable company in the world, and yet it is using patent litigation to bully its competitors. Are the huge profits justified? Can Apple stay on top as goodwill for the company dissolves?
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Google services on Android vs. third-party services on iOS

by: Simon HillAugust 21, 2012
As Apple strips Google services out of iOS and adopts more third-party options, Google continues to integrate its own services more on Android. Does it make sense for us, or is petty squabbling getting in the way of the best user experience?
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Flurry’s Android vs iOS app revenue report called into question

by: LucianJune 20, 2012

I have nothing against stats that put Android in a bad light. If anything, I’m usually glad they appear, because they highlight some problems that I had raised long before, hopefully prompting Google to do something and improve Android in that specific respect.

What I really can’t stand, though, is when statistical data presented as accurate is downright misleading. Like my all-time-favorites, the Net Marketshare guys, who keep publishing misleading data, over and over again, even though it’s a clearly inaccurate description of the mobile market share that they present as accurate.

But I think that soon I’ll have some new favorites, the [...]

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Nielsen: US smartphone owners now a majority, Android leads comfortably

by: AdrianMay 9, 2012

Yes, boys and girls, it has finally happened! For the first time in history, most U.S. mobile subscribers now own a smartphone. At least that’s what we can make of Nielsen’s latest report, which says that, in March 2012, 50.4% of all American mobile users had a smartphone in their possession. That leaves a 49.6% share for basic phones (or dumbphones, as we sometimes call them), which is not half bad, if you think about how wildly popular Android and iOS devices are.

Android is still the dominating force in the United States, with a total of 48.5% of all smartphones running Google’s OS. Apple’s iOS is second, with a 32% market share, while RIM, Windows Mobile, and [...]

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