With the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, has Samsung reached the smartphone's limit?
FORTUNE -- At 9:36 a.m. Thursday, shortly after Samsung introduced the newest entries in its Galaxy smartphone line -- the 5.8-inch Mega and the 6.3-inch Mega -- Derek Kessler posted what may be the most viral tweet that wasn't about TV, celebrity, politics, sports, dieting, mysticism or a natural disaster.
It was a simple list of Samsung's Android screen sizes.
According to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2013 7:00 AM ET
As Apple prepares iOS 7, it could stand to learn a few things from Facebook Home.
FORTUNE -- Now we know: The Facebook Phone is neither a phone, nor an operating system. Instead, Zuckerberg unveiled a downloadable collection of apps, available April 12, that will be supported on select Android phones to start, including the $99 HTC First, the first device to come pre-loaded with it. Home, as the whole kit MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 5, 2013 6:42 AM ET
Only 31 minutes is spent surfing the Web. Apps take up the rest of that time.
FORTUNE -- The iPhone was barely a year old and Apple (AAPL) had not yet launched the App Store when Flurry Analytics began measuring mobile usage and helping developers sell ads.
Today Flurry measures the activity of more than 1 billion active mobile iOS and Android devices a month, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary Wednesday MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 3, 2013 7:28 PM ET
Against all odds, Apple's iOS is outpacing Google's Android in Web usage.
FORTUNE -- Two data points that counter the prevailing wisdom on Wall Street -- at least as reflected in its valuation -- that Apple (AAPL) is toast.
The latest report from NetApplications, posted Monday, shows Safari's browser share of the mobile Web growing to 61.79% in March, up from 55.41% one month earlier.
The chart below from Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster MORE
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
Forstall and Browett are out. Ive, Cue, Mansfield and Federighi pick up the slack
FORTUNE: While the fourth estate was preoccupied with a hurricane and Wall Street was closed due to flooding, Apple (AAPL) announced a major shuffling of its executive team Monday.
Here's how some leading Apple watchers told the story overnight:
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster: Apple Consolidates Management Around Core Players. "Yesterday Apple announced top level management changes, most notably Scott Forstall head of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 30, 2012 7:13 AM ET
Shareholders paid Thursday for Google's $12 billion acquisition of Motorola last May
FORTUNE -- We may never know for certain whether Google (GOOG) spent $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility last May primarily because Sergey Brin and Larry Page wanted to get into the cellphone and set-top box manufacturing business or if they thought Motorola's 17,000 patents would give them some IP armor to fend off Apple's (AAPL) "thermonuclear" assault on the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 18, 2012 4:22 PM ET
Also: Microsoft's Surface gets priced; Apple to unveil the iPad mini Oct. 23?
Apple event set for Oct. 23. Investors await the iPad mini [FORTUNE]
If the price were right, a smaller tablet that could run 700,000 iOS apps -- 250,000 of them customized for the iPad -- would be, in the words of Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu, the "competition's worst nightmare."
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Unfortunately, as many MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 17, 2012 6:30 AM ET
Could be forced to recall or destroy all infringing Motorola smartphones and tablets
FORTUNE -- A German court has handed Apple (AAPL) a significant victory in a patent infringement case against Google's (GOOG) Motorola division, according to a report posted early Friday by FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller.
A regional court in Munich ruled that Motorola's smartphones and tablets violate the European equivalent of Apple's U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, which came to be known MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 14, 2012 4:15 AM ET
A wave of product launches fails to steal the thunder of next week's special event
FORTUNE -- "When is the worst time to launch a phone?" Topeka's Brian White asked in a note to clients Wednesday.
His answer: "When Apple does."
Sure enough, although Nokia (NOK) and Google's (GOOG) Motorola division launched new smartphones Wednesday and Amazon (AMZN) introduced a new Kindle Fire tablet Thursday, none of them managed to overshadow investors' rising MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2012 7:03 PM ET
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