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Android claims 85% share of smartphones shipped in Q2

New research from Strategy Analytics has revealed that the Android OS accounted for 85% of the 295m smartphones shipped worldwide during Q2. In contrast Apple, Windows Phone and BlackBerry all saw their market share decline, as Android performed well on both low-cost and high-end devices across the World.

31/07/2014  |  Full story...

Google overtakes Microsoft as second biggest tech firm

Google has overtaken Microsoft in terms of share value, and leaving the internet giant trailing only Apple as the second wealthiest tech firm in the world. Google’s shares surged this week, increasing by nearly 1%, taking its market capitalisation to £154.1bn ($249.1bn). The rise pushed Microsoft into third place, with a market worth of £152.9bn ($247.2bn). But both companies remain far behind Apple, which is worth an astonishing £382bn ($618bn).

03/10/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft gets first new logo in 25 years

Microsoft has updated its logo for the first time since 1987, with a more modern look that matches the metro-style tiles of its new Windows Mobile operating system. The new logo features a lighter, grey typeface and a streamlined version of the multi-coloured square associated with its Windows products. The updated look is already live on the microsoft.com home page.

Watch the launch video here:

21/09/2012  |  Full story...

iPhone 5 revealed: 4G, longer screen and a £529 price tag

Apple has unveiled its latest iPhone, offering 4G connectivity, a longer screen and improved hardware and software, all for £529. Apple said the handset would work on Everything Everywhere's (EE) 4G LTE network in the UK. The handset will ship on 21 September and is powered by new A6 processor that is twice as fast at graphics and processing, while RAM memory will double to 1GB. However, it does not feature a NFC (near field communication) chip to allow it to make touchless payments. In addition, the handset does not offer wireless charging like Nokia's Lumia 920.

Watch the trailer here:

13/09/2012  |  Full story...

Smartphone wars- Apple and Google to own 80% share of global market by 2016

Apple and Google will dominate the smartphone market in coming years, accounting nearly 80% share of the smartphone market by 2016, according to a new report. The research, from IHS iSuppli Wireless Communications, said that Nokia's Symbian operating system will be practically nonexistent by next year as a result of the smartphone merger between the Finnish giant and Microsoft.

10/09/2012  |  Full story...

Global smartphone trends- 1.7bn units to be sold in 2017

Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing by 24.9% to reach 1.7 billion units by 2017, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform.

09/05/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft apologises after Windows Phone speed challenge backfires

Microsoft has apologised after initially refusing to reward a tech writer who "smoked" a Windows Phone using an Android handset, as part of a new in-store competition to promote its new smartphone range. Microsoft has now rewarded a new laptop and Windows Phone to Sahas Katta, the CEO of Skatter Tech CEO, who used an Android phone to beat a Nokia Lumia during a "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge.

Watch a video from this year’s CES showing how the campaign should work:

29/03/2012  |  Full story...

Yandex replaces Bing for default search on Windows Phones in Russia

Yandex has become the default search engine on Windows Phone-based handsets in Russia. The company has partnered with Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft to provide its search services on the latest Windows Phone smartphone models on the country's mobile market.

11/29/2011

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Nokia debuts first Windows 7 smartphone 'Lumia'

Nokia has launched the Lumia, its first Windows 7 smartphone since its partnership with Microsoft earlier this year, as the worlds largest phone manufacturer looks to topple Apple and Google in the smartphone market. The Lumia 800 will go on sale in the UK within weeks, and Nokia began accepting preorders this week. Stephen Elop, Nokia chief executive said the new handset is the "first real Windows phone". It has a 3.7-inch screen, eight megapixel camera and runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

27/10/2011

27/10/2011  |  Full story...

Microsoft posts record profits: Sees Windows Phone, Xbox and Cloud as growth areas

Microsoft has announced record quarterly revenue of $17.37bn for its first fiscal quarter, with its Windows Phone, Xbox and cloud services earmarked for future growth. Revenue is up by seven per cent against the same time last year, and the firm reported moves in the positive direction for its operating income, net income and diluted earnings too.

24/10/2011

24/10/2011  |  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 5 mobiles and platforms in the US: Samsung and Android lead the pack

More than 80 million Americans now own smartphones, with Samsung and Android being the top manufacturer and operating system respectively, according to new data. comScore has revealed key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending July 2011.

The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.5 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 41.8 percent market share.

01/09/2011

01/09/2011  |  Full story...

App developer survey: Android army catching Apple

Although iOS development remains strong that the Android army is catching on fast, with developer interest in Android and Windows 7 growing at the expense of iOS, according to a new poll. GetJar, a free mobile apps store, has just completed its latest App Meter Developer Poll, surveying 300 developers across its network in collaboration with several of its ecosystem partners including Inmobi, Urban Airship, Device Anywhere and SV Android Meet-up. Although iOS development remains strong (80% currently developing for iPhone and 59% developing for iPad) that the Android army is catching on fast.

17/08/2011  |  Full story...

Microsoft's $8.5bn gamble on Skype: Can they make the leap into VoIP integration?

It's a massive sum for a company that doesn't turn a profit, but could internet phone company Skype finally get the step-change it needs? Microsoft's dominance in Office could see Skype integrated into the operating systems of hundreds of millions of PCs, as well as the growing Windows Mobile platforms. This could be game changing, but given Microsoft's history of its previous phone services, the precidents are not great. Here's the details of the massive deal; next stop is your desktop...

11/05/2011

11/05/2011  |  Full story...

Android and Windows 7 to overtake Blackberry and iPhone by 2012- Gartner

Nearly half of the world's smartphones will be using Google's Android operating system by the end of 2012, according to the research firm Gartner. Google will lead the race with Apple, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) and Microsoft by the end of this year and take 49.2% of the market in 2012, according to the research firm’s forecast.

The report also went on to predict that Nokia's tie-up with Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system would also be a success, with a 19.5% share of the smartphone market by 2015 – leapfrogging its rivals to the number two spot. Worldwide smartphone sales are expected to reach 468m units in 2011 – a 57.7% increase on 2010.

08/04/2011

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First look: Nokia reveals Windows 7 phone designs

Nokia has unveiled the first concept designs of its Windows 7 Mobile phones, following its tie-up with Microsoft. The mobile giant used the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to showcase two Windows Phone 7 concept devices that look slim and sleek, but the company did not say when they would be available. The concept unveiling comes days after Nokia's announcement Friday that it will partner with Microsoft to create new top-range devices.

16/02/2011

16/02/2011  |  Full story...

Microsoft revamps Windows Phone 7 ahead of Nokia partnership

This week, in Steve Ballmer’s keynote address at Mobile World Congress 2011, Microsoft announced a variety of new features coming to its Windows Phone 7 smartphone operating system.

16/02/2011

16/02/2011  |  Full story...

Nokia teams up with Microsoft for Windows 7 smartphones

Nokia has struck a partnership with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 its primary smartphone operating system, as the phone maker aims to regain lost market share from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platform.

The deal will see Nokia adopt Windows Phone as its “principle smartphone strategy” while contributing its expertise on hardware design and language support so that it can bring the software platform to “a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.” Nokia added it will innovate “on top of the platform” in areas like imaging.

11/02/2011

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Nokia CEO issues ‘brutal’ memo and ditches first MeeGo smartphone

Nokia has reportedly stopped development of its first MeeGo smartphone, as CEO Stephen Elop issued an internal memo offering a brutally honest assessment of the firm’s prospects. The news comes as the phone making giant struggles to regain market share lost to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platform.

The leaked memo has stoked ongoing speculation that the company is about to expand from Symbian and MeeGo to include Android or Windows Phone 7 handsets to boost sales. In the memo, Elop’s describes Nokia as a company in crisis, and says that the firm has even failed to yet provide a product that matches the first iPhone. “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don't have a product that is close to their experience," Elop wrote in the note which was distributed to the Finnish company's staff.

09/02/2011


09/02/2011  |  Full story...

Microsoft launches Windows 7 smartphone range

Microsoft is gearing up to unveil its new Windows Phone 7 operating system and a compatible range of devices at a New York event today, as the software giant looks to take on the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android in the fast growing smartphone market.

The company has been building up to the launch in the past week, giving hints about its plans for Windows Phone 7-based smartphones and a possible iPad competitor running on Windows 7 by the end of this year. The company will be launching the smartphones in the US along with AT&T, followed by a European launch within a week. Microsoft's hardware partners include HTC, Asus and LG.

11/10/2010

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