Android accounts for 79%, the government warns police, fire, EMS and security personnel.
FORTUNE -- The memo, prepared by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis and released last Friday, is titled Threats to Mobile Devices Using the Android Operating System. It's stamped UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, but it's the kind of information you'd think the government might want to share with the mobile phone buying public as well.
On MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 27, 2013 7:57 AM ET
Androids are 3 times more likely than iPhones to have been bought at a discount store.
FORTUNE -- Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, which has been exploring the differences between Americans who buy Apple (AAPL) iPhones and those who choose phones running Google's (GOOG) Android, released a new set of charts to Fortune on Wednesday.
The first, above, shows that when shopping for a smartphone, Android buyers favor discount and big-box stores -- like Walmart MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 22, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Integrated software and chips could give Apple a 6- to 18-mos. edge, says Steve Cheney.
FORTUNE -- "We've entered the age of iOS and Android penetrating beyond mobile," writes GroupMe's Steve Cheney in a provocative post that introduces a benchmark I hadn't considered before: Bang per watt.
"For non-mobile (plugged in) devices," he writes, "Android + ARM is 'good enough' and will win much of the market globally in terms of embedded OS's."
He MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 13, 2013 11:52 AM ET
New reports from IDC and comScore pull in opposite directions.
FORTUNE -- Pity the poor headline writer trying to make sense of Wednesday's smartphone market share reports.
On the one hand, you have IDC reporting that Apple (AAPL) "ceded" market share last quarter as Google's (GOOG) Android "surges," generating this from the Wall Street Journal:
Android Obliterates Smartphone Market
On the other you have comScore reported numbers showing that -- for the first time MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2013 6:20 AM ET
Bring your own device to the office is becoming the norm. Can't employees and IT departments just get along? (Maybe at the bar after work.)Aug 7, 2013 12:53 PM ET
The price of an iPhone 4 on eBay and China's Taobao has actually increased since April.
FORTUNE -- Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has performed a simple experiment that says a lot about the comparative value of Apple (AAPL) and Android smartphones.
Since April, he (or his team) has been monitoring the resale prices of six devices on eBay and China's Taobao Marketplace -- three iPhones and three Samsung smartphones running on Google's (GOOG) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
"If I'm a middle-class mother in Brazil I might not be able MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Aug 1, 2013 3:46 PM ET
Its (false) claim that the Nexus 7 outsold Apple's iPad in Japan is par for the course.
FORTUNE -- Kudos to SlashGear's Chris Burns for declining to take at face value Google's (GOOG) claim, made at the launch of the new version of the Nexus 7 tablet last week, that the original Nexus 7 was more popular in Japan than Apple's (AAPL) iPad.
Burns ran the numbers past IDC -- a research firm MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 31, 2013 7:13 AM ET
For undergrads, finding new friends (and dates) may be as simple a smartphone alert.
FORTUNE -- For the average college freshman, the first few months are stressful as they navigate a new place and make new friends. Cory Levy, a University of Illinois student and co-founder of One, found that out for himself in 2010.
"My first day, I hardly knew a soul and had no idea what events were happening around MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 18, 2013 7:56 AM ET
StatCounter's "Internet Wars" report, if true, would be a big deal.
FORTUNE -- StatCounter, a Dublin-based Web traffic analytics company, reported Wednesday that Samsung has overtaken Apple (AAPL) for the first time to claim the No. 1 spot in worldwide mobile Internet usage.
If true, that would take the wind out of one of Apple's last bragging points -- a point that Tim Cook reiterated just last March at All Things D: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 10, 2013 8:39 AM ET
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