Android Growth To Peak This Year Says IDC

Android's Growth To Peak This Year, Says IDC
By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Android will reach 61% of the worldwide market for smartphones this year and then will stop growing, according to market research firm IDC. Its numbers predict that by 2016, Android's share of the smartphone market will ...

Android's Smartphone Market Share Likely to Peak This Year, Says IDC
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Google's Android will still be the king of smartphone OSes in four years, but its market share will erode as Windows Phone takes off, according to a report from market research company IDC. By the end of 2012, ...

Windows Phone to outshine Apple's iOS by 2016, says report
Android will still be king, but Microsoft's Windows Phone could overtake Apple's IOS by 2016, says research firm IDC. by Lance Whitney Microsoft has gotten off to a slow start in the mobile world but may wind up in second place in another four years.

Android to Dominate Smartphones, Windows to Top iOS by 2016?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Google's Android will likely maintain its smartphone OS dominance in the next five years, though its share will peak in 2012, according to Wednesday data from IDC. Apple'siOS, meanwhile, will continue an "impressive" run during the ...

IDC: Android will 'peak'; Will iOS hold on to second place?
ZDNet (blog)
It could be Windows Phone and iOS battling it out for the highly coveted second-place. In a two-horse race between Android and iOS at the top of the smartphone market share table, Research in Motion and Microsoft are left to fight for the highly ...

Android Will Peak in 2012, Windows Phone Will Pass iOS by 2016: IDC
Nokia will help Microsoft's Windows Phone OS grab a larger share of the smartphone market than at the expense of Apple's iOS by 2016, according to IDC. Android will retain the top position during the next four years, but the peak this year.

Android Expected to Reach Its Peak This Year as Mobile Phone Shipments Slow ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Smartphone growth, however, will increasingly be driven by a triumvirate of smartphone operating systems, namely Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7." "Underpinning the smartphone market is the constantly shifting OS landscape," added Ramon Llamas, ...

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CNET (blog)
The $90 Media Link allows One X owners to push digital content such as video, pictures, and audio to HDTVs via Wi-Fi and wired HDMI connection. A few weeks ago, we reported that two Verizon products, the Motorola Xoom and the HTC Rezound, would soon be ...

Windows Phone To Top iOS Market Share By 2016, IDC Says
By the end of 2016, according to International Data Corp., Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will inch ahead of Apple's iOS to become the world's #2 mobile operating system. Google's Android is expected to remain the world's best-selling mobile OS, ...


CNET (blog)
The carrier's new ad campaign expects owners of the flagship smartphone to proclaim "unlimited love" for the handset. After a delay, Sprint and HTC have a launch date locked down for the HTC Evo4G LTE, Sprint's new flagship device: June 2.

Google: IDC Predicts Android 'Peak' This Year
Barron's (blog)
By Tiernan Ray In case you missed it, research firm IDC today threw more cold water on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system for smartphones, with the firm predicting that amidst a cooling ofsmartphone sales this year, Android's share of the market ...

IDC: Android market share to shrink, Windows Phone to explode
Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone will experience remarkable growth over the next four years to become the world's second largest smartphone platform by market share, if a new forecast from research firm IDC is to be believed.

Android growth to end in 2012 as Microsoft begins to steal Google and Apple's ...
The unprecedented growth rate Google's Android operating system has enjoyed can't last forever, and a new report suggests 2012 is the year Android's share of the global smartphone market will peak. Market research firm IDC on Wednesday released the ...

Windows Phone will pass iPhone by 2016, IDC says
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - IDC projects that shipments of Windows Phone will displace Apple iOS to become the number two OS running smartphones in 2016. Android will retain the top spot, IDC said Wednesday morning. The growth of iPhone smartphones ...

Galaxy Exhilarate: $50 Smartphone Scoffs at Flagship Ambitions
Wired News
On paper, the Exhilarate already looks very outdated, having more in common spec-wise with 2010′s Galaxy S and the T-Mobile exclusive Galaxy S Blaze 4G, two phones that sported 4-inch displays and dual-core CPUs, and ran on Google's Android 2.3 ...

Smartphone maker HTC cuts sales target
In the US, HTC experienced a delay in sales of two new smartphones, the HTC One X and HTC EVO4G LTE, for around two weeks last month due to a requirement for customs inspections after losing a patent dispute with Apple. "But sales in China are better ...

IDC Sees Windows Phone Grabbing Share From iOS, Android
All Things Digital
Despite its slow start, Windows Phone should still be able to grab a significant share of the smartphone market in the coming years, at least according to the crystal ball over at IDC. The market researcher said on Wednesday that it expects Windows ...

All Things Digital

Android Marketshare Set To Drop, Windows Phone To See Significant Jump By 2016?
The report solidifies Android as the world's top smartphone OS, but not without a bumpy road ahead. The IDC report sees 2012 as the beginning of a major shift in smartphone sales, now dominated by Android and iOS. However, during the five-year period ...

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming
Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ...


Two HTC One Phones, Both Pleasing
New York Times (blog)
When the Samsung Galaxy phones came out, they seemed to me to be the first really credible Android alternative to the iPhone. They felt fast, smooth, stable, and they had a great screen. They were pleasant to handle and engaging to use.

New York Times (blog)

Parrot bets on Android winning in-car device market
* Market seen reaching $47 bln in 2016, $36 bln for OEM * Says 20000 to 25000 Asteroid radios sold to individuals * Three products to be launched in September * Two car makers have picked Parrot'sAndroid-based technology By Alice Cannet PARIS, ...

LinkedIn iOS App Grabs Names, Emails And Notes From Your Calendar
This could allow the information to be intercepted when transmitted over an unsecured WiFiconnection or a public WiFi connections such as those found at coffee shops. This is shockingly poor security. LinkedIn claim that its Privacy Policy and User ...

HTC One X hits AT&T stores on Sunday for $200
HTC said a week ago that the HTC One X and the HTC Evo 4G LTE, sold by Sprint, had completed a review process by Customs that determined the phones complied with a US International Trade Commission ruling stemming from a patent lawsuit between Apple ...

Ericsson: 4G will cover half the world's population by 2017
In its "Traffic and Market" report, Ericsson predicts that by 2017, 50 percent of the world will be covered by 4G. by Lynn La Ericsson's CEO, Hans Vestberg, speaks at the company's media event in San Francisco, Calif. The Swedish telecommunications ...

Apple Seeks to Block Newest HTC Phones From Import Into U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle
HTC had been ordered by the commission to remove a function patented by Apple for data-detection technology if it wanted to continue selling its mobile phones in the US Apple contends products including the HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC EVO 4G LTE phones ...

Bigger, faster Samsung Galaxy Note tipped for October
Tracing the rumors back to their source, UbuntuLife advises that the smartphone will include Samsung's own Exynos 5250 dual-core processor, clocked at 1.7GHz. What's more, the Android4.0-powered Galaxy Note II should come with 4G LTE connectivity ...

LinkedIn iOS App Privacy Issues and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Mobile broadband subscriptions will reach five billion in 2017, compared to one billion by the end of 2011, a new report by Ericsson predicts. This means about 85% of the world's population will be covered by high-speed mobile internet.

Does It Matter That Windows Phone Has 100k Apps Now?
While the app catalog is growing, software for Windows Phone doesn't seem to be boosting sales as much as software did for Android and iOS devices. What's happening with Windows Phone sales? Not much, to be honest, and certainly not as much as I ...

Samsung's Galaxy S III phones by the carrier, by the numbers
Within the month of June, Samsung and its five carrier partners will sell a whopping 18 versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich superphone, what when you count variations in color and capacity. AT&T, for instance, will sell ...

LinkedIn leaks password hashes, iOS app is scraping your meeting ...
By Michael Grothaus
Last April, LinkedIn finally got around to rolling out an iPad app. Truthfully, the iPad app leaves a lot to be desired. It's not nearly as good as LinkedIn's iPhone app. However, both apps share a new feature that lets them sync with iOS calendars ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

IDC: Android will peak in 2012, maintain market dominance over ...
By Kevin Krause
Market research firm IDC has published its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, which further solidifies Android as the world's top smartphone platform, but not without a bit of bubble bursting. IDC predicts that Android will reach its market peak in ... Apple's iOS will also decline from a 20.5 percent share in 2012 to a 19 percent share in 2016, making it the world's number threesmartphone platform by a slim margin. Of course, any number of unforeseeable events could ...
Android Phone Fans

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0.4 factory images now available ...
By Joseph Volpe
Knowing that many an idle tinkerer has bricked his / her phone into a seemingly irrevocable death sleep, Google's tossed the IMM76K factory images for VZW's LTE variant up on its servers, rescuing ROM flashers with a stock Android 4.0.4 lifesaver. If you've ... Prices. Type Smartphone; Operating system Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0]); Screen size 4.65 inches; Internal memory 32 GB; Camera 5 megapixels; Dimensions 5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 in; Weight 5.1 oz; Released 2012-04- 22 ...

Automate your life with on{X} – a new app by Microsoft | Android ...
By Cory Gunther
Yup, that's actually the real name for Microsoft's latest Android application. It's called on{X} and is basically what Motorola calls smart actions, or what Android enthusiasts know as Tasker. This app will help you set rules or actions that are then ...
Android Community

GoPro's New WiFi BacPac + WiFi Remote Combo Kit Will Let You ...
By Jordan Crook
The BacPac will also allow you to control just as many cameras from your smartphone or tablet, as soon as the GoPro App is available. The company promises it's “coming soon.” The app will then allow you to not only control the cameras, but ...

Best Android apps for runners
By Paul Nuñal
Samsung Galaxy S3 Review - Best smartphone ever made? [Video] ... As expected, Windows 8 tablets not price competitive with Android or iPad ... Here are some of the best Android apps that will surely help you with your running activities.
Android Authority

Sony Playstation Mobile wants certified third-party Android devices ...
By Patrick Roanhouse
At the the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012 Sony Press Conference, Sony announced a big push for their mobile phone gaming platform for Android powered mobile devices. Once called Sony Playstation Suite, Sony is first changing the ...

TomTom to launch on Android devices “fairly soon” | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
In case Google Maps was not enough for you as far as navigational systems are concerned, you might be somewhat jealous of iOS users who have access to GPS apps such as TomTom. Well if you're an Android user and the color green is ...

Sprint Changes 'Unlimited' Broadband To 5 Gigs... While Still - Techdirt
By Mike Masnick
I know Wall St. analysts have been insisting that Sprint would need to cap such broadband usage at some point, but it seemed like a really short-sighted idea, since the unlimited broadband is really about the only facet of a Sprint account that .... Given how crappy your 3G speeds are and what a joke the 4G Wimax network is, what is the incentive to stick around? .... P.S. we disabled wifi on her cell-phone because a few apps were getting confused some times when switching 3G to wifi.

Android, Apple, Platform Wars - Business Insider
By Jay Yarow
We spend a lot of time looking at who is winning the market share war between Android and iOS. If one of those operating systems takes a massive amount of the market share, then it should, duh, control the market. And if it controls the market ...
Business Insider

Microsoft launches on{X} for Android
By Stefan Constantinescu
Microsoft launches on{X} for Android, think of it as a Motorola Smart Actions clone. Will normal use this? ... When Motorola launched the Android powered RAZR last year it had an extremely impressive piece of software onboard called “Smart Actions”. It let you ... You can set your device to send an email to your partner that you've safely arrived as soon as you connect to the WiFi network in the office. Not a lot of ... Deals of the Day - June 1: Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G (T-Mobile) FREE...

LinkedIn Transmits Personal Data in Plain Text (Update: And Leaks ...
By Jamie Condliffe
The Next Web is reporting that LinkedIn's iOS app collects personal data from its calendar—without explicit consent—and sends it back to the company's servers in plain text.

MVNO Jolt adds WiMAX to its mobile data mix — Mobile Technology ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Clearwire may be preparing to transform itself into an LTE operator, but that hasn't stopped it from selling its WiMAX service to other carriers. The latest to jump on Clearwire's bandwagon is mobile virtual network operator Jolt Mobile, which is ...

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