The Nexus 7 was the bestselling tablet in Japan in December 2012, with a share of 44.4% of the market. This is the first time when this happened in Japan, says BCN.
More great news for mobile giant Samsung: quarterly profits for the world leader in mobile phone and memory chip sales have gone up for the fifth consecutive quarter.
Samsung is leading in the U.S. smartphone market with Apple being close. Android beats iOS in the mobile software platform market.
It looks like Google has some big plans for its online competitor to Microsoft’s popular Office suite. Google’s VP and head of Enterprise, Amit Singh, has revealed that his company aims to get a huge chunk of market for its online suite of Office.
A recent study reveals that, while iPhone is stronger in the US, Android dominates the top markets in Europe. Apple managed a record performance, boosted by the launch of the iPhone 5.
It’s been a good year for Samsung, and there’s more new good news for the world’s top smartphone manufacturer. According to research conducted by Millennial Media, Samsung have doubled their share of the Android market in the last 12 months.
As you may have already expected if you follow tech trends, Samsung has passed Nokia (who is still chugging along) as the top cell phone manufacturer for 2012.
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.