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Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones

Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones

By Sean Patterson November 12, 2013

Though Apple’s iPhone continues to be the most sought-after mobile device in developed markets, Google’s Android platform now firmly dominates smartphone market share. Market research firm IDC today revealed its estimates that 81% of smartphones shipped during the third quarter …

Smartphone Sales Rise as Apple and Samsung Dominate Smartphone Sales Rise as Apple and Samsung Dominate

Market research company The NPD Group has released its findings on the smartphone industry for the second quarter of 2012. It states that consumer smartphone sales by unit-volume have risen 9% since the previous quarter. The company contributes the continued …

Apple Hits 65% of the Smartphone Market as RIM Sinks Apple Hits 65% of the Smartphone Market as RIM Sinks
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Net Market Share, a market share analytics site run by the analytics company Net Applications, today released the results of its June 2012 market share research for mobile and tablet operating systems. From the looks of things, Apple is still …

Internet Explorer Use Rises in April Internet Explorer Use Rises in April
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While people love to crack jokes about Internet Explorer and it’s multiple problems, it still is the world’s most popular Web browser. While it may have taken a hit in market share for a few months, it’s on the rise …

More Rumors About a Late 2012 iPad Mini More Rumors About a Late 2012 iPad Mini
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Although most iPad/iPhone rumors are met with a great deal of skepticism, rumors concerning a possible iPad Mini are met with even more skepticism. Between Steve Job’s famous proclamation about smaller tablets feeling like giant smartphones and the fact that …

Android Tablets Grab 10% Market Share From Apple’s iPad Android Tablets Grab 10% Market Share From Apple’s iPad
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The past year has been pretty good for Android OS, according to tablet figures released by Strategy Analytics. Global shipments of tablets hit an all-time high at 26.8 million units in Q4 2011, and Android snagged a substantial piece of …

Apple Fighting For Largest Company In The World Status Apple Fighting For Largest Company In The World Status

Apple’s huge earnings yesterday has just shot them through the roof as they battle for the status of largest company in the world with Exxon Mobil. Apple’s stock rose nearly six percent in midday trading according to the Mercury News. …

Google Chrome A Strong Second in UK Google Chrome A Strong Second in UK
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Is the popularity of Firefox waning worldwide, or is Google Chrome just that much better of a choice? As the browser wars continue, while the average computer user is still content with Microsoft’s browser, the more experienced user have created …

Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours Internet Explorer 9 Reaches 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours
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Microsoft announced today their latest version of Internet Explorer reached 2.3 million downloads in 24 hours. Will IE9 be the catalyst to allow Microsoft to gain some ground back in market share? The past few years, IE has steadily lost …

Chrome Cruises By Safari
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Last month, Google acknowledged Apple’s importance by releasing a beta version of Chrome for Mac.  New statistics show that Google sort of put Apple to shame, too, however, as Chrome passed Safari in terms of market share.

Firefox Market Share Shuffles Forward Again
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Firefox hit a new high point last month as it continues to enjoy a rise in popularity.  Although not yet at the nice, round number of 20 percent, the Web browser now has a market share of over 19 percent.

Oops! Compete Shorted Yahoo’s Search Share

The numbers didn’t crunch very well for May’s US search engine market share figures at analysis firm Compete, as it seems they dramatically undercounted Yahoo’s slice.

Google Grows Market Share In May

MSN/Live made a respectable showing in the US search market too, driven by its Club Live service, and managed a year over year increase.

Compete: Yahoo Gains A Little In Search
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Several consecutive months of declines in US search market share per Compete’s measurements finally halted for Yahoo in April 2008.

Hitwise: Google Marches Through 67.5 Percent Of Search
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Well over two-thirds of the US search market’s queries passed through the digestive tract of Google, while its next three closest competitors gave up share.

Don’t Panic: Search Queries Dropped In February
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An across the board 5 percent drop in US search queries last month probably should be attributed to a naturally occurring phenomenon – fewer days in the month.

Google Slides a Bit in December

ComScore today released their numbers for December 2007 and Google took a bit of a slide. Here’s what happened in December: