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Back in March of 2008, Android held only 8% of the smartphone marketshare. The clear majority was under the control of Apple with their iOS. By Q4 of 2010, Android, iOS, and RIM had a 3-way... tie for first place in that same market. Now, the little green robot has turned the tables and flipped the smartphone OS market shares upside down.

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According to Ovum, Android app downloads are poised to surpass those of iPhone apps this year for the very first time. It’s the result both of people becoming more comfortable with using and downloading... mobile apps as well as the growth provided by GetJar, Amazon Appstore and other third-party app marketplaces.

The research firm forecasted that Apple will have a hefty 6.1 billion downloads by year end b...

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The continuous advancements of smartphones and tablets have led some to say that we are now in a post-PC era. Just like in the popular debates about which desktop or laptop computer operating system... was better, the same question is being asked by users about mobile devices today.

Nokia and Blackberry jump started mobile industry advancements around a decade ago but Apple’s introduction o...

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Many have underestimated Android’s fast growth in the past, and some still do even now. But Android is going to put another “win” on its belt this year when it will overtake... iOS (that’s iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) in number of app downloads.

According to the research firm Ovum, Android is expected to reach 8.1 billion downloads, this year, while Apple’...

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Net Applications did it again. Last month they sent their stats around to all the tech blogs claiming the Safari browser grew the fastest in the previous month. In fact that claim was very misleading,... as they took the iOS browser numbers and added them to the desktop Safari numbers, and claiming that the Safari browser grew twice as fast as Chrome. The best part is they only did it for Apple’s...

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Jumptap recently released the findings of its mobile OS research based on state location, and surprise, surprise! If the whole country votes on the number 1 OS in the United States this July, Android... will definitely rule over Apple iOS and Blackberry.

The color coded map in Yellow, Blue, Gray, and Checks reveals an over-all North vs South sentiment in terms of iOS and Android use. The latter...

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“The excitement around the Android tablet I think is incredible. There will be another 20 tablets that will come by the end of the year that will push the industry in different directions.”

Adobe... CEO Shantanu Narayen showed support to Android in an interview at the D9 Conference, saying that Android-powered tablets will soon surpass the Apple iPad, in a similar fashion as Android smartphones ruling over the iPhones. A...

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In March 2011, Nielsen first reports Android’s U.S. market dominance over Apple iOS and RIM in terms of smartphones. After three months, Android widens the lead, plus it now takes the top spot... in data usage. According to Nielsen’s most recent smartphones survey, 37% of mobile phone users are now on smartphones, and 36% of those are using an Android device, up from 29% last March. Tha...

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The mobile OS wars heat up with the recent update of Apple’s iOS to version 4.3. (boo!) While this software upgrade for the iPhone does give the fruit-named company a big boost in features, how... does it really stack up against the latest and greatest snack-themed Android version? Let’s have a look:

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread NFC-support: Provides short-range peer-to-peer interaction...

iOS 4 vs Android 2.2

Ars Technica have released some statistics revealing the performance of Android 2.2 in comparison to the iOS 4 platform. Specifically, the performance... benchmarks were based on JavaScript using SunSpider and V8.

To be honest, I am slightly surprised someone had not performed these tests already as they were screaming out to be run. First, it shoul...