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Gingerbread Is Still Most Popular Android Flavor, ICS Lags Way Behind

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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…

Study: Great Britain Prefers Android over iOS

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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….

People Prefer Smartphones Over PCs, Gee You Think?

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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…

Android Smartphone Market Share Declines for the First Time

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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…

Strategy Analytics: Android Tablets Sneaking in Fast on iPad

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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…

Android Dominance Still on the Rise – Hits 46% of Market

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With WebOS announcing its own retirement and BlackBerry on its deathbed, ComScore’s most recent numbers should not come as much of a shock. More specifically, in ComScores July to October 2011 Smart Phone Market Share numbers, WebOS has been completely wiped from the competition. In addition, RIM continues its head first dive from 1st place down 21.7 to 17.2 percent. If you don’t count Microsofts mobile OS, which you shouldn’t, then the market is divided between the two super powers, Android and iOS. Together, they hold 74.4% of the total market. Despite the fact that Apple is still gaining ground,…

Android Owns More than Half of U.S. Smartphone Market, Can Probably Save Motorola

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The latest report from market research company The NPD Group (NPD) shows Android continuing to hold on to its crown as the dominant operating system in the U.S. smartphone market. Android was on 52% of smartphone units sold in the second quarter of this year, according to NPD. Experiencing “slight” growth in market share, Apple’s iOS trailed behind at second place with 29% market share in the same quarter. Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS’s share dipped to 11%, while Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, and webOS remained in their places at less than 5% share each. Growing Prepaid Smartphone Market…

Android Still Tops iOS in U.S. Smartphone Market Share and Data Usage

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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. That’s a 10-percent lead over iPhone (Apple iOS) users with 26% (one notch down from March’s 27%), and much farther from RIM Blackberry users with 23% (also 27% in March). Palm also has decreased…

Android takes control of 25% of the global smartphone market share

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According to the research analysts Gartner, Android has successfully taken control of 25% of the world’s smartphones. This means that it now occupies the number two spot behind Symbian, but crucially for the Android fans, ahead of Apple’s iOS. This is great news for Android as an mobile OS, but the most revealing news comes from the overall sale of smartphones world wide. There were allegedly 417 million units sold in the third quarter of 2010. In comparison to the third quarter of 2009, this is a 35% gain. This has massive consequences for entertainment in the mobile space, especially…

Android and the mobile web market share

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Quantcast are reporting that Android’s share of the mobile Internet is still increasing at a remarkable rate. For those not in the know, ‘Quantcast is a media measurement, web analytics service that allows users to view audience statistics for millions of websites.’ According to their most recent research, Android OS now has 25% of the mobile market after a steady increase since November 2009. On the other hand, RIM remain fairly steady at 9% and iOS and ‘others’ fall. Indeed, Apple’s market share has fallen since November 2009, the exact time when Android started gaining momentum. It currently rests at…