It's increasingly a two-platform race -- at least for now
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FORTUNE -- ComScore released dozens of useful slides in its Mobile Future in Focus "webinar" Wednesday. The one above shows that not once since the iPhone was introduced in 2007 has Apple's (AAPL) platform had the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2013 5:57 PM ET
Google appoints a new Android leader and shrinks its product groups from seven to five.
FORTUNE -- In my recent feature on Larry Page's successful tenure as CEO of Google, I noted that Page had presided over a remarkably stable management team.
That was then. In a matter of two days, Page shook up the "L-team" (short for Larry's team), shrinking Google's product groups to five from seven.
On Wednesday, Page announced that MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Mar 14, 2013 3:29 PM ET
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The debut of Samsung's marquee smartphone at Radio City Music Hall tomorrow night lets Samsung bring the fight directly to Apple's strongest market. The South Korean company is relying on an advertising blitz and cutting-edge features, potentially including a snazzier camera and eye-tracking capabilities, to generate the kind of buzz associated with Apple's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 14, 2013 3:30 AM ET
Google's Project Glass and Apple's rumored watch have promise. But high-tech wearables are already here with the success of Kickstarter-funded Pebble.
FORTUNE -- The first time Eric Migicovsky saw his watch in the wild was at Toronto's Pearson Airport last February. Disembarking a late-night flight, he ran into someone sporting a Pebble on his wrist. "The guy saw me and was like, 'Good work. I just got mine the other day,'" MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 13, 2013 9:17 AM ET
Are Apple users different? Are Android users poorer? Are shipment numbers bogus?
FORTUNE -- The year in review report issued Monday by Ooyala, a venture-funded video services company founded by former Google (GOOG) employees, is 27 pages long. But the only page that's getting any attention is the one that shows Apple (AAPL) iOS users spending twice as much time watching videos on their devices as Android users. It's a finding, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2013 6:46 AM ET
iPads are the most popular aircraft device. Then laptops. Then iPhones.
FORTUNE -- "Apple devices are still reigning above the clouds," according to Gogo Inflight, the largest U.S. provider of in-air online connectivity (with services on Virgin America, Delta, United, American, US Airways, Alaska and Frontier).
According to the text that accompanied the release of Gogo's sky-blue infographic Thursday:
Tablets and smartphones make up 67% of the devices used to connect to Gogo's Wi-Fi networks
Tablets are the MORE
Chart of the day: Mobile threats by platform, 2012
FORTUNE -- Phil Schiller, Apple's (AAPL) ebullient senior VP for marketing, was doing his thing on Twitter Thursday, alerting his 67,866 followers that Google's (GOOG) Android platform accounted for 79% of all mobile malware in 2012.
@pschiller: Be safe out there: f-secure.com/static/doc/lab…
What he doesn't mention is that iOS threats, which were nonexistent in 2010 and 2011, showed up on F-Secure's radar for the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2013 12:55 PM ET
Apple's iOS and Google's Android now control 90% of the global smartphone market
FORTUNE: Hard on the heels of Gartner's Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales report Wednesday, IDC and comScore both released colorful bar graphs Thursday representing their view of the current state of the smartphone wars -- the world war (top) from IDC, and U.S. war (bottom) from comScore.
A few observations:
The extent to which the smartphone wars have become a two-man MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2013 2:50 PM ET
Apple iPhones and -- surprise -- Windows tablets, according to a new Forrester survey
FORTUNE: The graphic above comes from a survey of 9,766 so-called mobile information workers in 17 countries conducted last quarter by Forrester Research for its usual target audience: corporate chief information officers.
One of the questions Forrester was trying to answer is whether the BYOD (bring your own device) trend -- a movement that has undermined the CIOs' MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 4, 2013 1:40 PM ET
Usage numbers contradict estimates of Samsung's smartphone and tablet sales
FORTUNE -- According to a report issued Friday by Net Applications, the Web presence of Android devices peaked in November at 28% and has been drifting down ever since.
By contrast, Apple's (AAPL) iOS has climbed since October, after the company launched the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini.
That's quite a different story than the one being told by market research firms MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2013 6:32 AM ET
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