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Do you happen to have 30,000 friends on Facebook and wonder about which smartphone they use and what they use it for? comScore is here to answer those questions and more. The research firm has released the result of its latest study on key trends in US mobile phone industry, which surveyed more than 30,000 smartphone owners in the country on what handset they use, their platform of choice, and what their mobile habits are. There’s no change at the top in the OEM market share, with Samsung standing firm as the top phone brand among US mobile subscribers. In…

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Today, at a market capitalization of about $560 billion, Apple is the highest valued company in the world. But what are the true reasons behind the sudden rise of Apple? Before we begin, to avoid being overrun by the Apple brigade, let me state this – does Apple make great products? Absolutely. Does Apple make transcendent products that blow everything else out of the water? Absolutely not. Apple’s products are great, but limited in their own ways. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive in and have a look at the top eight reasons that drive…

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Ouch… 54% of all Android tablets in the US have little to do with Android, or at least, to Google’s vision for Android. According to a comScore report released this week, Amazon’s wildly successful tablet accounts for more than half of the web traffic generated by Americans that tout an Android tablet. On a distant second place, comes the Samsung Galaxy Tab family (yes, the whole family), which accrued a little over 15% of the market. The Motorola Xoom comes third, with 7%, while the rest of the manufacturers boast figures that are close to being statistically insignificant. Here’s the…

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Based in Ireland, Accenture is one of the largest consulting firms in the world. From time to time, the company releases studies or surveys focusing on technology market and mobile computing, offering precious insights into the evolution of the complex world of technology. One of Accenture’s most recent presentations took place at MWC (Mobile World Congress) and focused on Android’s growth rate compared to Apple’s progress over the past few years. I know what you’re thinking, MWC concluded more than a month ago, so why is this guy bringing us such old raggedy news? Well, we here at Android Authority…

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Another month, another set of statistics revealed by Google for us to ogle and scrutinize. So, which Android platform is ruling the universe, and which is heading straight to the black hole? Here’s a spoiler, there’s really no significant shake-up from last month. Let’s work our way down from the top and analyze the Android platform distribution chart among Android devices owners that have accessed Google Play for the 2-week period ending April 2, 2012. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still the most popular Android flavor around, securing a 63% share. Taking second place is Android 2.2 Froyo with 23.1%. About 6%…

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Google has never been the one to shy away from releasing data of active Android devices and of their respective Android versions. In fact, the Android OS distribution data is updated every fortnight on the company’s developer page. Reported first by Mobile Syrup, here’s the latest data for the week ending of March 5. You won’t find any surprises, since the outcome is one that is rather predictable. No drum rolls required here — at 62 percent, Gingerbread still reigns supreme as the dominating flavor in the Android space. That’s not the case with Ice Cream Sandwich, as the latest version of…

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Kantar WorldPanel ComTech has recently unveiled the results of a survey they conducted. According to them, more than half the population of Great Britain is now a proud owner of a smartphone. And, on that topic, the logical question to ask is: which mobile OS is preferred, iOS or Android? Yep, you guessed it – the winner is Android. The statistical company surveyed a total of 15,000 participants in Great Britian who had to report every 4 weeks to Kantar WorldPanel ComTech; whether they changed their phone, network or tariff. As the study learned, Android has an estimated 49.7% users….

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For the very first time, the quarterly smartphone sales have announced that smartphones have outpaced PC sales during 2011’s Q4. More reason to celebrate: it wasn’t even close! Canalys, a mobile market research firm, has released an estimate that 158.5 million smartphones were sold during the last quarter of 2011. This was a huge boost for smartphones compared to the 120.2 million sales of personal computers. According to Canalys, this is the first time they have ever seen such numbers. But where do tablets fall into? Well, Canalys refers to tablets as PCs—something other research firms do not do. So…

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Ever since its entry in the smartphone market in 2008, Android’s spot in the market has reduced. From its 52.5% share in Q3 2011, Android only reached 47.0% in the last quarter of 2011. This data has been reported by ABI Research; who really didn’t have to explain the reason behind this fallout. Everyone knows that with the launch of the iPhone 4S, the market pretty much became a leveled field for Android and iOS. Even though there were a huge number of Android phones shipped out during the quarter, it still wasn’t enough to overtake sales of the latest…

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The iPad should be worried. Even with them still reigning the tablet market, Android powered tablets aren’t too far behind! On the last quarter of 2011, the iPad lost 10% in its sales to rival Android. Comparing this with the 68.2% figure obtained from their 2010 sales, their Q4 sales only reached 57.6% in 2011. This is data collected by a research firm called Strategy Analytics. Perhaps one reason why Android tablets are gaining speed is because of the number of options available to consumers who are planning to buy a device. Compared to Apple, the only tablet options they…