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
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
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