Android is still just warming up in some markets. In Australia, for instance, Android smartphones have only started overtaking the iPhone. This year so far, 67% of smartphones sold down under were Android devices. Summing up total smartphone usage in the country, Android has overtaken the iPhone, with a 44% market share, versus the iPhone’s 43%, as reported by Australian market research firm Telsyte.
While it’s fun to predict market shares for years in advance, there’s really no telling what will happen six months from now, and four year predictions are pretty much useless in the tech world. But trends do matter and they are worth analyzing. With this necessary caveat out of our way, here’s what IDC says it’s happening in the tablet market, this year and beyond.
According to research firm IDC, shipments of BlackBerry phones in the enterprise market — for the first time ever — are set to be eclipsed by the iPhones and Android phones in 2012.
In the earning calls following the release of Nvidia’s financial results, the company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, discussed the effects of the shift towards mobile computing, considering that Nvidia’s bread and butter still remains its GPU business. Can the Santa Clara-based graphic computing expert successfully transition to being primarily a mobile computing player?
We hope there’s still room for more numbers and statistics regarding the mobile space in your life. While we’ve seen IDC released its worldwide figures for the smartphone and tablet race in Q3, here’s one more coming your way from Mary Meeker, an analyst and a partner of research firm KPCB, renowned for her annual Internet Trends report.
Wonder why Apple – under Tim Cook’s regime — changed its mind about releasing a mini version of the iPad? The latest IDC report on worldwide tablet shipments in Q3 2012 may provide some hints.
The latest comScore report on the mobile subscriber market share in the U.S. is out. Collected from over 30,000 mobile subscribers in the country, the trends haven’t changed much in the past months, so we’re seeing the same faces on top of the lists (hint: Samsung and Android).
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 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.
Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.