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RIM bosses resign: Can Blackberry compete with Apple and Android?

Research in Motion has seen its two co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down, as the Blackberry smartphone maker struggles to compete with Apple and Google’s Anrodi in the smartphone market. RIM has named Thorsten Heins as its new CEO following the management shake-up.

24/01/2012  |  Full story...

Top 5 smartphone makers in 2011: Apple leads way in US

Apple was the top smartphone handsey maker in the US last year in terms of market share, according to new research. The study, from Nielsen, indicates that 295 of all smartphone owners in then US own an Apple handset, followed by 21% for Android and 17% for Blackberry.

17/01/2012  |  Full story...

Top Android apps by age: Angry Birds more popular with older users

Facebook and apps from Google like Gmail and the Android Market are the most popular smartphone apps among Android owners 18 years and older in the U.S. according to new research. The study, from Nielsen, ranks mobile apps by active reach (the percentage of Android owners who used the app within the past 30 days).

05/01/2012  |  Full story...

Growth of Android statistics – Activation rates leap

There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day, according to a new announcement from Google.

03/01/2012  |  Full story...

Canada: Smartphone adoption reaches 40%

Smartphones now account for two-fifths of all mobiles in Canada, with Blackberry is the most device, according to new research. The study, from comScore, indicated that Apple is the second most popular smartphone, while Android is the fastest growing, doubling its market share in the past 6 months.

13/12/2011  |  Full story...

Google Android app downloads surpass 10bn

Google smartphone app downloads from its Android Market have surpassed the 10 billion mark and are growing fast, with a current growth rate standing at 1 billion downloads per month. Google played down claims that the platform lags Apple in terms of monetisation, saying: “Many developers have found developing for Android to be profitable and we’re seeing more and more of them choose to launch apps and features on Android first.”

08/12/2011  |  Full story...

Google-Motorola deal waits on EC approval in January

The European Commission said it expects to rule on Google’s planned $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility by January 10 after the search giant submitted an application for regulatory clearance. Google announced its intentions to buy Motorola back in August, giving the internet giant a significant technology boost to the Android platform in the increasingly competitive smartphone and tablets market.

30/11/2011

30/11/2011  |  Full story...

Android now powers 50% of smartphones globally

Android is now running on 52.5% of all smartphones sold acfross the globe, according to a new study from the Gartner research firm. The study, from research firm Gartner, looked at the smartphone operating system market during the third quarter of 2011. Android has more than doubled its market share from the same period last year, the study found.

19/11/2011

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Google Music goes live in US with Android store

Google Music has gone live in the US, featuring a free music storage cloud service, app, Web player, free social music sharing on Google+ and store on the Android marketplace. Initially launcing as a beta in the US earlier this year, the new version launches today and will roll out to Android devices in the US over the next few days. The firm did not discuss any plans to offer Google Music outside the US. Users will be able to share songs with their Google+ Circles contacts who can listen to the full length of the tracks one time without making a purchase.

17/11/2011

17/11/2011  |  Full story...

$40 Akash tablet gets commercial launch in India

Akash, the low cost Indian tablet is set for a commercial launch, following its Government-subsidised launch in October. Though the base version was made for students, a commercial variant will also be made available by end of November. The Aakash will have a shelf name UbiSlate 7.

17/11/2011  |  Full story...

Top 5 browsers: IE dips below 50% for first time as Chrome and Android rise

Worldwide Internet Explorer usage has fallen below 50% if mobile and desktop browsers are both taken into account, according to new research. The study, from web analytics tracker NetApplications, showed that IE accounts for 52.63% of all desktop browsers. That's down from 54.39 percent in September and 60.99 percent in October 2010.

04/11/2011

04/11/2011  |  Full story...

Google revamps TV service to integrate Android

Google has unveiled the second-generation of its Google TV software, powered by Android. The revamp features simplified controls, improved search, slicker integration with video-sharing service YouTube and the option to add applications made by outside developers. The new update offers an easier to use user interface with the entire client being powered by Android 3.1.

01/11/2011

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Google planning download music store ‘with a twist’

Google is reportedly planning to launch a music download store, which it describes as having “a little twist” to the concept as the search giant continues to challenge Apple and Amazon.Speaking to technology blog AllThingsD, Android boss Andy Rubin said the upcoming music service will not only have the support of the record labels but “will have a little twist … a little Google in it. It won’t just be selling 99 cent tracks.”

20/10/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence September 2011

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence September 2011

Is Facebook destined to become the next AOL? This month saw the social network transform into a media hub, realising Zuckerberg's strategy of positioning Facebook as an "Internet within the Internet". The move has worked for games, providing huge ad revenues and rich demographic data yields, but will users be happy to watch Netflix films, stream Spotify playlists and read eBooks within Facebook's site? Or is it too similar to AOL's doomed "walled garden" strategy of the early noughties?

This month saw Google take the revamped Google+ public, buying Groupon rival Daily Deal and unveiling its potentially revolutionary Wallet service in the US. Meanwhile, Twitter's new analytics tool could help marketers shed light on the dark art of social media ROI, and the relationship between retweets and revenue on the micro-blogging site.

September also provided some prime examples of how not to get ahead in digital media. Yahoo fired fiery boss Bartz over the phone, leaving the former dotcom darling looking for a buyer. RIM saw its profits collapse as Blackberry lost its grip on the mobile market, and newly bought MySpace has been forced to postpone its grand launch. Award for worst CRM of the month goes to Netflix, which fumbled a re-branding and re-pricing strategy that outraged customers and forced a humble YouTube apology from the CEO, which you can view in all its wince-inducing glory below.

On the research side, we've got some telling stats on mobile broadband this month. 1 in 10 of eBay's customers now buy via mobiles, while the UN found that over 10% world population now has mobile broadband. Food for thought for anyone doubting the potential of mobile...

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30/09/2011

Amazon unveils £199 Kindle Fire tablet: Is it an iPad killer?

Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Fire tablet, which at less than half the price, could be the biggest challenger to Apple's dominant iPad yet. The Kindle Fire will have a 7-inch display and sell for $199 (£130), compared with $499 for Apple’s cheapest iPad. The device, will expand the Kindle’s functions from a traditional e-book reader to a multifunctional digital media tool, will run on Google’s Android software.

29/09/2011

29/09/2011  |  Full story...

Amazon’s iPad rival ‘Kindle Fire’ to be unveiled today?

Amazon’s much-anticipated new colour Kindle tablet device will be called the Fire, according to widespread internet rumours. The device, which is set to launch at an event today in New York, will begin to ship in early November, and run a version of Google’s Android operating system, according to reports. The device, which will expand the Kindle from a traditional e-book reader to a multifunctional digital media tool, is rumoured to sell for just $250, including a subscription to the firm’s loyalty discount scheme ‘Amazon Prime’.

28/09/2011

28/09/2011  |  Full story...

Android most popular platform for new smartphone purchases in US

Smartphones running Google's Android are the most popular among US consumers buying new handsets, according to new data. The survey by market research firm Nielsen shows that in the three months to the end of August, 56% of Americans buying a phone chose Android. Apple iPhones running its iOS software were bought by 28% of new smartphone buyers.

28/09/2011

28/09/2011  |  Full story...

Amazon to sell Kindle tablet for $250?

Amazon is expected to launch its much-anticpated color Kindle tablet on Wednesday, offering a cheaper rival to Apple’s iPad, according to new reports. The device, which will expand the Kindle from a traditional e-book reader to a multifunctional digital media tool, is rumoured to sell for just $250, including a subscription to the firm’s loyalty discount scheme ‘Amazon Prime’.

27/09/2011

27/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top Smartphone platforms by share of users: EU5

In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running on the Google Android platform. Between July 2010 and July 2011, Android increased its market share by 16.2 percentage points to 22.3 percent.

Top Smartphone platforms by share of users: EU5. In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running  on the Google Android platform. Between July 2010 and July 2011, Android increased its market share by 16.2 percentage points to 22.3 percent.<br />

22/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top smartphone platforms: US

82.2 million people inthe US owned smartphones during the three months ending July 2011, up 10% from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 41.8% market share, up 5.4%.

Top smartphone platforms: US. 82.2 million people inthe US owned smartphones during the three months ending July 2011, up 10% from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 41.8% market share, up 5.4%.

20/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top UK brands test Google Goggles ‘visual search’ smartphone ads

French Connection, Garnier, Sony Music and Samsung are among the top brands testing Google’s new visual search ad platform. The platform uses Google Googles, a visual search application that searches based on images taken by a user’s phone camera. The brands will run Google Goggle’s campaigns as part of their poster advertising.


20/09/2011  |  Full story...

Blackberry profits collapse: RIM losing battle in mobile

Lack of innovation, not reading the smartphone market trends – the once-leading mobile handset manufacturer is looking like a dinosaur. Our verdict? If it wasn’t for the Blackberry Messenger tool and the loyalty of corporates, then they’d be facing extinction. Here’s the latest on the giant’s downfall…

19/09/2011

19/09/2011  |  Full story...

Mobile Ad Network InMobi gets $200m funding boost

Mobile ad network InMobi has raised $200m from Japanese telco.Softbank Corp. The investment represents one of the largest in the mobile Internet space till date. Founded in 2007, India-based InMobi helps advertisers and developers serve up mobile ads, a fast-growing industry that has been fueled by the rise of consumer cellphones and multimedia-rich smartphones like Apple’s iPhone.

16/09/2011  |  Full story...

Brits top Europe for app and mobile web usage

Brits are the biggest users of mobile apps compared to their European counterparts, according to new research. The study, from comScore, looked at growth trends of the smartphone platforms across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK).

16/09/2011

16/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top Android smartphones in Europe: HTC and Samsung top list

HTC is the most popular Android handset make across the leading five countires in Europe, followed by Samsung, according to new research. The study, from comScore, looked at growth trends of the smartphone platforms across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom).

15/09/2011

15/09/2011  |  Full story...

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