china-android

China is a huge market that any OS maker would love to dominate. But China is the type of market that is a very well suited for an operating system like Android, which is free and open source,... and can be put from phones in any price range, from $100 to $700.

This gives Android a huge potential for growth in China, and this potential has already turned into reality, at least partially...

android ics screenshot

Jelly Bean will be released in two weeks, at the same time with the first Android 4.1 device, the Nexus 7. The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom should be getting the updates on the same... day, or shortly after. This will be a great time for Nexus devices owners, who will get to use Google’s latest and greatest version of Android.

Unfortunately, 80% of the market is still on G...

galaxy-s3

Looking at the recent headlines related to the Samsung Galaxy S3, you’ll probably see the word “delay” or “pushed back” thrown about here and there. This is especially the case for... countries like the US and Canada, where the major carriers have been overwhelmed by the demand for the Galaxy S3, and even had to delay some shipments of the super phone.

Did Samsung underestim...

samsung-logo

While Fitch and other credit rating agencies have just applied the former smartphone market leader (Nokia) the Junk label, it seems they have a strong belief that Samsung will remain the smartphone... market leader for at least the next two years.

Fitch gives Samsung an A+/Stable rating, which is the highest one they are giving to any company in the Asian region. They note that Samsung has risen fr...

flurry android ios market share report

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-fa...

Android distribution

It’s the beginning of a new month, and Android lovers all know what that means. Google has updated its Android Distribution chart to show data collected during the last two weeks of May, and,... while there aren’t major changes to report compared with the chart from last month, we are glad to see ICS steadily growing.

The latest (and greatest, say some) version of Android now powers 7%...

android fragmented

Before we get into dissecting a recent report from the Open Signal Maps database, here is what you need to know about the originators of this report: the Open Signal Maps database is an open... (duh!) project that has assumed the task of creating coverage maps of 2G, 3G and 4G coverage, as well as Wi-Fi access points throughout the world. For now, such maps are only available only for the US...

Tablets

This is a follow-up to my article, from a couple of months ago, analyzing the segmentation trends in the tablet market. Since I wrote that article, we have seen some more data on the market... share trends of the iPad and Android tablets, including some very interesting data on the Kindle Fire. Now, let’s have a look at how the data stacks up against my predicted trends.

iPad vs. An...
android smartphones

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 n...

Android Tablets

Just when you thought tablet adoption rates couldn’t possibly go any higher, a recent forecast report from NPD DisplaySearch claims that the next five years will see tablet shipments increase fivefold,... up to a level where they will surpass notebook PC shipments. This significant increase in tablet sales could materialize due to the big investments made by various manufacturers in the tablet market, as wel...