Traditionally the USA has been the key market for smartphones and tablets. However, new data is showing that as of February 2013, China has more active Android and iOS smartphone and tablet users than the USA.
One in three Android tablets in the USA is a Kindle Fire
New data being published by mobile app analytics company Localytics shows that one third of all Android tablets in the USA are from Amazon. Also the company is claiming that the USA is the largest tablet market in the world with nearly 60% of all tablets made being sold in the States.
Samsung pushes Jelly Bean for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, confirms update for Note 10.1
Rumors started to emerge a couple of months ago that Sprint would like to buy up the rest of the controlling shares in Clearwire. The deal, which is worth $2.2 billion, has been finalized and is all about airwaves.
HTC One SV goes through FCC, hints at U.S. release with 4G LTE
The HTC One SV has already received FCC approval. It has been vetted for use with GSM bands 850 and 1900 as well as WCDMA bands II and V. Strangely, the documents don't mention anything about it being approved for use with LTE.
Sprint wants to buy Clearwire, offers $2.1 billion for remaining 49.6% of shares
Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.
Ok, so we know nobody has ever accused Americans of being stingy. The occasional sale comes along and they indulge. The coupon book arrives in the mail or Groupon is accessed and voila! instant savings gratification. But by and large, the American mindset is on achieving the highest value item for the lowest cost. However, low cost and high value are subjective terms, and this is where US carriers profit greatly.