Unless something changes fast, they're all going to be Androids and iPhones
ComScore issued its January snapshot of the U.S. mobile phone market Tuesday -- with accompanying pie chart here -- but if you want to understand what the numbers mean you should check out Horace Dediu's Wednesday morning report on Asymco.com.
Dediu seems to be the only analyst who tracks these monthly reports over time. Graphing two years of comScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2012 8:26 AM ET
Apple's iPhone almost singlehandedly saved AT&T and Sprint. But it come at a steep price, one that the mobile carriers will be paying for years.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – The iPhone has been, by many measures, one of the most successful products in business history. Nearly 200 million iPhones have been sold in four and a half years, 37 million of them in the last three months of 2011. Apple's MOREFeb 22, 2012 6:08 AM ET
But 55- to 64-year olds who make more than $100,000 a year are big buyers too
"Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you are and how much money you make," finds a Nielsen survey of 20,000 Americans with mobile phones conducted in January. I quote:
While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Between October and Christmas, Apple's U.S. sales nearly caught up to Android's
Three findings stand out in Nielsen's December survey of the U.S. mobile phone market, released Wednesday:
Among recent smartphone buyers, 44.5% of those surveyed in December bought an Apple (AAPL) iPhone, up from 25.1% in October
57% of new iPhone buyers said they chose the iPhone 4S over the less expensive iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS
Android's lead among recent buyers nearly MORE
Google's U.S. market share continues to grow against Apple, but at a much slower pace
"In case you needed more proof that Android is walloping iOS," writes Steve Kovach in Thursday's Business Insider, "ComScore's three-month report on mobile subscribers (ending in November) is out."
He points out, as others have, that Apple's (AAPL) smartphone market share grew a bit, from 27.3% to 28.7% over the past three months. But, he writes, "Google's Android platform is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 30, 2011 6:42 AM ET
Using data from 140,000 smartphone apps running on devices all over the world, Flurry Analytics has created a fascinating series of graphs showing ...
Which countries have purchased the most Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android devices
How many people in each country can afford a smartphone but haven't yet purchased one
Which countries are the most mature (in terms of smartphone penetration)
Finally, the chart above, showing where the future market opportunities MORE
Mixed results from a 12-week Kantar Group snapshot of the walk-up to Christmas
The launch of the iPhone 4S lifted Apple's (AAPL) share of the smartphone market rather dramatically the U.S., the U.K. and Australia between early September and the end of November.
But Apple lost ground just as dramatically against less-expensive Google (GOOG) Android phones on the economically troubled continent, according to results released Thursday by the Kantar Group, a research MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2011 6:20 AM ET
Not the knockout blow Steve Jobs sought; Google has until April to find a workaround
Apple (AAPL) has won a partial victory in an intellectual property case that Steve Jobs had famously vowed to fight to his "last dying breath."
The U.S. International Trade commission ruled Monday that the software in some of HTC's Android smartphones violated one provision of an Apple patent and that those phones would no longer be allowed into the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 19, 2011 5:46 PM ET
Teenage females lead the way, averaging 3,952 messages per month. (Males: 2,815.)
Although teenage females (does anyone still call them girls?) lead the way in texting, teenage males consume more data. Analyzing the monthly cell phone bills of roughly 65,000 mobile subscribers, Nielsen discovered that males age 13-17 took in 382 MB per month while their female counterparts used 266 MB.
Overall, mobile data usage among teens of both sexes was up 256% over last year MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2011 11:37 AM ET
Apple is the top manufacturer (28.6% share), Android the top operating system (44.2%)
Nielsen (NLSN), which is fighting hard to be for mobile media what it was for television, pulled out all the stops in its State of the Media report for the third quarter of 2011.
Drawing on monthly surveys of 25,000 Americans (300,000 per year), it found, among other things:
44% now carry smartphones. Ownership is highest among 25-34 year olds (64%) and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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