Good Tech's Q2/Q3 report shows Android trailing and Windows Phone going nowhere.
FORTUNE -- Good Technology, a Motorola spin-off that sells a secure app development platform to government agencies and 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, reported Thursday that activations of custom-made mobile apps are growing at a "staggering pace" among its 5,000 clients, and that Apple's (AAPL) iOS is the clear favorite.
The attached chart shows the number of mobile devices activated MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2013 7:31 AM ET
HTC makes some of the best Android phones in the market, but that's not enough anymore.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – First Palm. Then Nokia (NOK). Then BlackBerry (BBRY). Is HTC the next smartphone maker to go from a strong contender in the smartphone market to a troubled company in need of rescue?
It's starting to look like it. Earlier this month, the company warned investors to brace themselves for the company's MOREOct 17, 2013 3:34 PM ET
ISIS and Jamba Juice team up to spur adoption of mobile wallet.
FORTUNE -- Can a million free smoothies save the mobile wallet?
That's the hope of ISIS, the mobile payments venture backed by major wireless carriers. ISIS has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer a free smoothie or juice to the first million customers who use the ISIS mobile wallet app when it launches nationwide later this year.
Mobile wallets have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
As sales of smartphones and tablets grew, the PC market shrank.
FORTUNE -- The makers of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows computers can take some comfort in the fact that, as CNN Money's Adrian Covert put it Friday, Macs down, PCs up in the third quarter of 2013.
But take a slightly longer view, as the attached chart does, and things look pretty bleak for the once-mighty Wintel empire.
Windows PC growth rates have been MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 11, 2013 10:17 AM ET
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 AM ET
Apple's smartphone is favored by 5% more Republicans than Democrats.
FORTUNE -- I'm not sure where Meet the Press' David Gregory was going with this, but NBC is reporting the results of his survey of smartphone use in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unsurprisingly, given Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, especially among wealthier Americans, is that the iPhone at 58% is the clear favorite on both sides of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2013 2:20 PM ET
Horace Dediu estimates that Apple will sell its billionth iOS device some time in 2014.
FORTUNE -- One of the great things about the Race to a Billion chart above, posted Friday on Horace Dediu's Asymco blog, is that it suggests that all computing platforms eventually reach a natural limit, where their growth starts to level off.
PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows were the first reach 1 billion, but because the platform took MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 7, 2013 8:36 AM ET
Samsung accounts for one out of four. The rest are also rans.
FORTUNE -- Ad impressions as reported by Millennial Media (MM), the largest independent online ad network, offer an imperfect measure of market share. But they do indicate the way things are trending.
The chart at right, for example, taken from the MobileMix report that Millennial issued Friday morning, shows that Google's (GOOG) Android now accounts for more than half (51%) of the ad MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2013 8:03 AM ET
But the iPhone lost ground this summer in China, Germany, Mexico and Spain.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, grew to 43.4% from 35.6% between May and July according to a Kantar World Panel survey released Monday, a gain of 7.8 percentage points that came almost entirely out of the hide of Google's (GOOG) Android (down 7.6 points).
That may come as a surprise, given that Apple hasn't released MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 4, 2013 7:53 AM ET
iOS' worldwide Web share hit an all-time low as Android's surged to an all-time high.
FORTUNE -- Tim Cook likes to cite NetApplications' monthly usage reports to show that no matter how much ground they lose to Google's (GOOG) Android in terms of unit sales, Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices continue to dominate the Web.
It will be curious to see if Cook cites the Web analytics firm's stats at Apple's next special event, because MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 1, 2013 7:04 AM ET
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