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Nokia Symbian Phone Shipments End

Windows Phone has now finally extinguished Symbian at Nokia

July 18th, 2013

While quarterly losses and dropping handset ASPs gobbled up all the headlines surrounding Nokia’s earnings report on Thursday, there is another aspect of Nokia’s latest smartphone shipment numbers that shouldn’t be overlooked: Namely, that Symbian is finally dead. Asymco’s Horace Dediu has posted a chart on his Twitter account showing how Windows Phone devices have …

Nokia Symbian Shipments End

R.I.P. Symbian

June 12th, 2013

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Once the most popular smartphone platform on the planet by a massive margin, Symbian is now officially dead. The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that Nokia has built and shipped the last batch of Symbian smartphones it will ever produce. The platform will now fade away, remembered only …

Nokia's 41-megapixel camera phone launches this month

May 2nd, 2012

Nokia on Wednesday announced that its 41-megapixel camera-equipped 808 PureView smartphone will begin rolling out later this month in Russia, India and additional unnamed markets. Nokia unveiled the impressive camera phone in February during the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, and BGR took a hands-on look at the device during the …

Android topped Apple, all others in Chinese market share last year

April 10th, 2012

Google’s Android platform was the most popular mobile operating system in the world’s largest market for mobile phones last year. The platform’s market share grew nearly 35%, capturing 68.4% of the mobile market in China, Reuters reported on Tuesday citing research from Analysys International. Chinese Android manufacturers ZTE and Huawei helped propel the platform to …

Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market

April 4th, 2012

Over the past three months, Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android mobile platform both continued to grow — according to comScore, they now account for a combined 80.3% of the U.S. smartphone market. The research showed that 234 million Americans aged 13 and older use mobile devices. Samsung is the most popular manufacturer with …

Microsoft, Nokia commit $24 million in bid to buy developer attention

March 26th, 2012

Many industry watchers argue that software ecosystems now present one of the biggest hurdles to mobile platform owners looking to combat the mobile juggernauts that iOS and Android have become. BGR has been covering the issue for years, and in November 2010 we said that absent apps were a huge barrier for Microsoft as it …

Nokia 808 PureView hands-on

February 27th, 2012

Hey folks. Following Nokia’s early morning press conference here in Barcelona, we got a litttttle bit of hands-on time with the freshly dropped Pureview 808. The software isn’t quite finished yet, but we did get some time to play with the audio recording and camera apps. Really cool stuff, and we can definitely see other …