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Android, iOS Lose Share to Windows as Smartphone Shipments Decline

May 26, 2015 3:49 pm | News | Comments

According to IDC, Android and Apple are slated to lose share between now and 2019, with Android dropping from 79.4 percent of the global market in 2015 to to 79 percent in 2019. Apple meanwhile will fall from 16.4 percent in 2015 to...

Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto Connected Car Platform

May 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Android Auto incorporates smartphone features like navigation into the vehicle’s built-in...

Review: iCloud Photos, Flickr Best for Managing Mobile Photos

May 13, 2015 9:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Help comes from Yahoo and Apple. Yahoo's Flickr and Apple's iCloud Photo Library will...

App Annie Acquires Canadian Competitor Mobidia

May 7, 2015 9:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As part of the acquisition, Mobidia’s team of 30 joins App Annie. Mobidia’s Vancouver...

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Kantar: iOS’s Gains in Europe are Android’s Losses

May 6, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The shift has caused Android to lose 3.1 percentage points off its smartphone share across those countries.                                                                                                                

Samsung Claws Back Share from Apple to Reclaim Top Spot

April 30, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple were trailed at a distant second and third by Lenovo (5.6 percent) and Huawei (5 percent) respectively. IDC notes that Lenovo's first quarter results includes shipments from its subsidiaries, including the recently acquired Motorola.

LG's New G4 Phones Will Sport Leather Backs

April 28, 2015 1:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The G4 phones will have a choice of leather finishes, crafted for a better grip. By contrast, Apple and HTC use metal and Samsung uses glass. LG made a dig at Samsung, without...

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EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the company to overhaul its system for recommending websites in Europe.

iPhone 6 Takes China, Rest of World by Storm

April 2, 2015 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In urban China, the iPhone 6 remained the best-selling phone  for the period, with its share growing 10.2 percent compared to 9.5 percent registered in the three months ending in January.

Take A Look: Smartphone OS Share Around the World

March 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Kantar Worldpanel | Articles | Comments

Kantar Worldpanel offers an in-depth, interactive look at markets around the world where Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phones are battling it out for share.

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Report: Microsoft’s Cortana Coming to Android, iOS

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Microsoft is preparing to move its digital assistant into competitor territory.                                                                                                                              

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IDC Tempers Tablet Forecast, Predicts Windows Share Growth

March 12, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The downward shift comes after the fourth quarter of 2014 witnessed the first year-over-year decline in tablet shipments.                                                           

Apple, Android Scramble to Fix Browsers Open to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices...                                    

Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     

Galaxy S6 May Come with Outsized Pricing

February 25, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung took home 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Apple managed a 41.7 percent share. 

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Japan Continues Adoration of the Feature Phone

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Japan has a history of technology and cultural trends that evolve independent from the rest of the world. Some refer to this as the Galapagos Effect.                                          

Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

Apple’s iPhone Outsold All Androids Combined in U.S.

February 4, 2015 10:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The iPhone already had a record fourth quarter, selling 74.5 million units. Now it looks like that total was enough to outsell all Android OEMs combined in the U.S.                               

Why Doesn’t 1 Billion Android Phones Seem More Impressive?

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Android shipped five times more smartphones than iOS. There are seven times more people on earth than Android smartphones shipped in 2014.                                      

LG Scores Big Smartphone Boost Amid 4Q Loss

January 29, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Despite the gains made in 2014, LG is expecting a “challenging year ahead with greater competition globally from...                                            

Report: HTC Smartwatch, New Phone on the Way

January 20, 2015 2:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The rumored phone, codenamed One M9 as a successor to last year’s One M8, will feature an HTC UltraPixel front camera and a 20-megapixel rear camera...                    

Samsung Opts for Tizen in New TVs

January 2, 2015 11:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said its Internet-connected televisions will this year use its internally developed operating system known as Tizen, in the...                          

Gartner: Windows Falls Off in 3Q, Record Holiday Expected for New iPhones

December 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Windows Phone's share of the global smarpthone market was just 3 percent in the third quarter of 2014, down from...                          

IDC: Smartphone Revenue Growth Will Slow as Demand Wanes

December 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IDC’s new forecast predicts that 1.3 billion smartphone units will be shipped worldwide in 2014, good enough for a 26.3 percent increase annually. But looking ahead to 2018...            

Review: 'Lollipop' Android Upgrade Full of Flavor

November 13, 2014 9:27 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

I tested Lollipop on Google's new Nexus 6 phone, which comes out this week, and I can only hope that as other phones get the upgrade...                    

Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          

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