Google's OS is still more popular than Apple's, but no more than it was in March
Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Research in Motion (RIMM) have reached something like a three-way stalemate in the battle for dominance of the U.S. smartphone market, according to Nielsen survey results scheduled for release Tuesday.
Smartphones are increasingly popular -- they now represent 37% of all U.S. mobile phones -- and smartphones running Google's Android operating MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 30, 2011 2:00 PM ET
If Apple's share of global profits is going up, others' must be going down
Last fall, Asymco's Horace Dediu introduced a new way of visualizing the dynamics of the worldwide mobile phone market.
He started with two sets of data -- market share and dollar share in 2007 and 2010 -- for the eight largest vendors in the mobile phone space, from Apple (AAPL), the smallest in 2007, to Nokia (NOK), the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2011 7:19 AM ET
Google's new Maps and Local VP Mayer says users are moving to mobile fast and Google will have layers of useful information waiting for them.
FORTUNE -- Despite a recent management reorganization at Google (GOOG), Marissa Mayer, now vice president of Maps and Local, says it's business of usual, describing the company atmosphere as "optimistic." At TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Mayer focused on the progress of her division, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 25, 2011 6:10 PM ET
Also with friends (10%), while waiting (9%), in meetings/class (5%) or in the bathroom (4%)
A report issued Thursday by Nielsen compares usage patterns of nearly 12,000 U.S. owners of tablets, eReaders or smartphones.
The key findings, as Nielson sees it:
70% of tablet owners and 68% of smartphone owners said they use their devices while watching television, compared with 35% of eReader owners.
61% percent of eReader owners use their device in bed, MORE
A second look at the claim that Apple's four-year conquest of the mobile market is adrift
Business Insider's Henry Blodget may come to regret -- if he doesn't already -- using the phrase "dead in the water" to describe the performance of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone in a comScore market share survey that seemed to show, as Blodget's headline put it, that "Android is destroying everyone."
The comScore survey to which Blodget was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2011 5:26 AM ET
Meanwhile, Nokia, Samsung and LG all lost market share, according to IDC
Apple's 5% slice of the mobile phone pie chart at right, drawn from IDC numbers released Friday, may not look like much, but consider this:
IDC is counting shipments all over the world, not just the U.S.
IDC is talking about all mobiles, from cheap feature phones to high-end smartphones.
Apple's (AAPL) share grew more than twice as fast as upstarts like MORE
iPhone ad impressions grew 17% from February thanks to the Verizon launch
Google's (GOOG) Android still represents the biggest slice of the smartphone pie in the monthly report issued Thursday by Millennial Media, the largest independent mobile ad network.
But for the first time since 2010, when Android began dominating Millennial's Mobile Mix reports, Apple's (AAPL) share of smartphone ad impressions grew a bit in March (from 27% to 31%) and Android's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 14, 2011 7:08 AM ET
As the high end of the smartphone market becomes saturated, all of the growth will come from the low end.
A report today from Taiwanese Digitimes shows some explosive estimates for $150 and cheaper, contract free Android phones. Specifically, the paper says it expects to see 20-25 million entry level Android devices ship in 2011, up from 2.5-3 million in 2010.
Global smartphone sales will hike 54.5% from 2010 to 445 million units in 2011, MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 7, 2011 3:14 PM ET
The Android phenomenon isn't a US-only affair.
Digital banking provider Intelligent Environments published the results of a study yesterday profiling the buying habits of smartphone buyers in the UK.
Some 28% of smartphone users own an Android, with 26% using an iPhone and 14% a BlackBerry, the study for digital banking provider Intelligent Environments found. More than four million British people over 18 years old own an Android - and it is popular with both MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 5, 2011 11:42 AM ET
If Apple sold 1 million Verizon iPhones at launch, it doesn't show in ComScore's data
If you look very closely at the Feb. 2011 data in the chart at right you will see slight uptick in the green line that represents Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market.
It's a subtle change. You might have to enlarge the chart (by clicking) to see it. It reflects, according to the ComScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2011 11:22 AM ET
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