Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...



market share

Nielsen: Android expands smartphone OS lead in Q3, Apple still top vendor

November 3rd, 2011

Google’s lead among smartphone platforms grew wider in the United States last quarter as Research In Motion and Microsoft each lost share to Android. Just-released data from Nielsen for the third quarter shows that Google’s share of the smartphone market in the U.S. grew to 43%, up from 39% in the second quarter. Apple’s iOS …

Windows market share slides in October as Mac, Linux gain

November 2nd, 2011

Just-released data from Net Applications shows that Microsoft’s share of the PC operating system market continued its slow decent in October as Apple’s Mac operating system and Linux both showed narrow gains. While Windows is still the overwhelming market leader among desktop operating systems, the platform slid from a 92.44% share in September to a …

iOS market share balloons in October, Android climbs to No. 2 mobile OS

November 1st, 2011

Propelled by the popularity of its iPad tablet and the successful launch of the latest iPhone, Apple’s share of the mobile operating system market jumped significantly in October. Apple’s iOS saw just 1.6% growth between August and September of this year according to Net Applications, as iPhone sales slowed in anticipation of a new model in …

HTC takes top smartphone spot in U.S. according to Q3 data from Canalys

October 31st, 2011

Samsung blew past Apple and Nokia in the third quarter to become the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world, but another emerging smartphone vendor stole the top spot in the U.S. according to a new report. Market research firm Canalys on Monday released country-level smartphone shipment estimates and according to its figures, HTC shipped …

Samsung blows past Apple to take No. 1 smartphone spot in Q3

October 28th, 2011

Following Samsung’s third-quarter earnings report on Friday morning, the South Korea-based electronics giant is now confirmed to have passed Apple to become the top smartphone vendor in the world by volume. Reports from last week suggested Samsung had bested Apple’s stalled smartphone shipments during the September quarter to take the No. 1 spot, and now …

Apple slides to No. 5 as ZTE sees Q3 mobile phone sales surge

October 28th, 2011

Global cell phone shipments grew 14% annually to reach 390 million units in the third quarter as China-based ZTE passed Apple to become the No. 4 cell phone vendor in the world by volume. Market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics on Thursday released global mobile phone shipment data for the third quarter of 2011, …

In-Stat: Low-cost Android phone shipments to reach 339 million in 2015

October 26th, 2011

Global shipments of low-cost Android smartphones are expected to explode over the next four years. A new report from market intelligence firm In-Stat suggests that annual shipments of sub-$150 Android phones will reach 339 million units in 2015. In-Stat says that consumers in the market for smartphones with such a low unsubsidized cost only have …