How Android can save RIM & Nokia

We chart the dramatic fall from grace for RIM and Nokia and ask if it’s too late for Android adoption to save them. Would Android have made more sense than Windows Phone and BB10? Is it too late to switch to Android now?

android_vs_apple

According to IDC, Android and iOS now represent 85% of the 152 million smartphones sold in Q2 2012, globally. But while the iPhone kept growing in raw numbers, it... couldn’t keep up with Android, and its market share slipped from 18.8% to 16.9%.  The iPhone has always been around 20% market share or lower globally, and with the upcoming iPhone coming out s...

Samsung-Europe-success

Despite the courtroom drama that is taking place stateside, it’s business as usual for Samsung elsewhere. The Korean giant is strengthening its grip in several European countries, while at... the same time cementing Android’s placing on the old continent. According to the latest sales data (from the last 12 weeks) from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Samsung is leading the Android pack with 4...

android-share

Mobile phone tracker firm IDC has released the latest numbers of worldwide smartphone shipment for the first quarter of the year. This period has all but confirmed the dominance of two particular... mobile platforms, Android and iOS. The dynamic duo secured a combined 82% share of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in Q1 2012 and made it tougher for other mobile platforms, such as Symbian, Blackber...

android-growth-uk

The graph above shows Android’s growth over the past 18 months in UK. Suffice to say that its growth is staggering. In 18 months it has managed to gain about 40% market share (50% totally),... mostly at Nokia and Symbian’s expense, but also at the expense of Apple who is now stagnating around 20% or so. RIM has also remained more or less stable so far, but as I mentioned in the previous ar...

Android-OS-VS-Symbian-OS

If you still don’t think Android is the future not only of most high-end smartphones, but also of most low-end ones, where Nokia has historically dominated, then this should throw some... cold water on you. A new research shows Android is now on 47% of all new smartphones in UK, where Symbian has only 7.2% left, which is down 19 points from last year’s 26% market share. One fifth...

GfK Marketing Services Japan Ltd.

GfK Marketing Services Japan Ltd. have released figures that fall squarely inline with Gartner, reporting that Android OS is already... the most popular in the US and has recently overtaken Symbian as the most popular smartphone software in eastern Asia. These figures are based on Q3 reports from this year.

“Smartphones...

via fortune.cnn

The Technology Fortune blog from CNN is reporting that the Android OS will out-weigh Symbian in 2012. The information comes via an analyst company named... ‘informa’. According to principal analyst Malik Kamal-Saadi, Nokia will suffer most from this trend. This is in part because they have the most to lose.

“Informa expects that t...

Google Android smartphone shipments

The BBC has recently published an article quoting data from Canalys analytic firm regarding the staggering growth of Android. Sure,... in the past you may have read blog posts and articles here and elsewhere outlining the speed Android has taken a firm hold of the smartphone market. However, it is rare that the BBC will state facts a...

Android is sad

Research firm IDC crunched the numbers and came to the conclusion that Android’s popularity is lagging in Western Europe. Market share of smartphones... running Android rose from 4.2% to its current  level of 5.4%, an increase that is smaller than expected. Symbian remains the dominant OS in the region, controlling 48% of the market. All is not doom and...