Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets…

Android To Hit 1 Billion Device Shipments This Year

Google is fiercely proud of Android. That much was apparent when the company announced at its annual developer conference that over 900 million Android devices had been activated since its introduction in 2008. At the time, Google said it was…

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

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…

Smartphone Shipments Rising Faster Than Predicted

Marketing research firm IHS iSuppli this week announced that its research shows smartphone shipments rising much faster than previously predicted. According to its figures, iSuppli predicts that smartphone shipments will constitute 54% of the cell phone market next year. The…