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Chinese Smartphone Vendors Are On The Rise Chinese Smartphone Vendors Are On The Rise
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As has already been reported, smartphone shipments continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013. Canalys today released its estimates, showing that shipments grew 50% from the second quarter of 2012 to 238.1 million units. The analyst firm’s numbers …

5 Million Smart Watches Predicted to Ship Next Year 5 Million Smart Watches Predicted to Ship Next Year
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In the wake of the mega-successful Pebble Watch Kickstarter campaign, large tech companies took notice of the untapped demand in the market. Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Google are all rumored to be working on their own version of the Smart …

Android Dominated Smartphone Shipments in 2012 Android Dominated Smartphone Shipments in 2012

Industry analyst Canalys this week revealed its fourth quarter 2012 estimates for mobile phone shipments. Unsurprisingly, it estimates that the worldwide smartphone market grew 37% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Smartphones, according to Canalys made up almost half of …

RIM, HTC Losing Big Worldwide, Shows Analyst RIM, HTC Losing Big Worldwide, Shows Analyst
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It’s widely known that RIM, HTC, and Nokia are in trouble in U.S. cell phone markets. As Samsung consolidates its power over the Android smartphone market, it isn’t leaving much room for another Apple competitor. It’s sometimes said that even …

Report Names Android World’s Leading Smartphone Platform

Android is now the leading smartphone platform according to Canalys, which just published its Q4 2010 report on the subject. Shipments of smartphones with Google’s mobile operating system reached 32.9 million. 

The fourth quarter saw 101.2 million smart phone shipments in all, representing an in crease of 89% year-over-year.

Android Takes Lead In U.S. Smartphone Shipments

Canalys, a company that deals in market data, confirmed this morning that Android is on a roll in terms of shipments.  Android supposedly attained a U.S. market share of about 44 percent in the third quarter, up significantly from the period before.

As you might expect, this puts Android (or "OHA" for "Open Handset Alliance") in the lead.  Apple had a market share of only 26.2 percent by comparison, RIM had a market share of 24.2 percent, and Microsoft and "Others" were left with scraps of 3.0 percent each.

Android Shipments Off the Charts

The smartphone market grew by 64% during the second quarter by Canalys‘ calculations. BlackBerry shipments grew by 41% and Apple’s share grew by 61% thanks to the iPhone 4′s release. However, it is Android that is getting the most attention from this report. According to Canalys, Android shipments grew by 886%.