iOS Gains on Android as Smartphone Market Shrinks

AAPL's iOS Gains on Google's Android as Smartphone Market Shrinks
Barron's (blog)
The folks at Strategy Analytics this morning inform us that sales of smartphones running Google's (GOOG) Android software declined from 61% of all U.S. smartphone shipments in Q2 to 56%, while Apple's (AAPL) share, with its iOS operating system running ...

Android loses ground to Apple in second quarter
"Android remains the number one platform by volume in the United States, but its market share is approaching a peak and Apple iOS has been gaining ground," Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston said in a statement. "Apple is rumored to be launching a new ... Citing the new number as RIM's lowest level in years, Strategy Analyst blamed the downfall on "Blackberry's limited toushcreen smartphone portfolio and repeated delays to its new BB10 operating system." Overall, U.S. smartphone shipments ...

Apple Gains on Android Camp in the US, According to Market Researcher
PCWorld (blog)
Android's market share dropped and Apple iOS' share grew as smartphone unit sales decreased in the U.S during the second quarter, according to market research company Strategy Analytics. Overall smartphone shipments in the U.S. fell 5 percent ...

Strategy Analytics: Android Smartphone Market Share Declines to 56 Percent in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Android operating system lost ground to Apple iOS and Android's market share fell four points on an annual basis to 56 percent. Alex Spektor, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Smartphone shipments fell 5 percent annually to reach 23.8 ...

For iOS developers, enterprise is the place to be
CNET (blog)
With Research In Motion and its BlackBerry line reeling, there's a wide opening for anothersmartphone operating system to take over as the de facto corporate standard. Several Androidplayers have attempted to fill that gap, notably Motorola Mobility, but it ...

Android's US Market Share Declined By 5% In Q2, 'Approaching A Peak ...
Have we reached a state of “peak Android” in the same way that the energy industry can reach “peak oil”? This is an idea being floated today by Strategy Analytics. Last week the firm noted that Android partner Samsung was the world's leadingsmartphone ...


Distracted walking: Smartphone-wielding pedestrians stumble into danger
Christian Science Monitor
"I have a smartphone, too. Walking on sidewalks, in stores and malls, and maybe in a crosswalk sometimes I'm using my cellphone. But I try to stay connected to my environment. I never thought the government needed to cite me for using my cellphone in a ...

Christian Science Monitor

Will Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean solve Android's tablet problems?
ZDNet (blog)
Android's tablet market share spiked over 40% when the Kindle Fire was introduced last year. While the Fire was limited, its form factor filled a need for tablets that could fit in your coat pocket or purse. The Nexus 7 is going to hit this niche even harder with a ...

ZDNet (blog)

Android's share of US smartphone market declined in Q2 as iPhone share ...
Google's (GOOG) Android is still the leading smartphone platform in the United States by a huge margin, but that margin narrowed a bit in the second quarter according to a new report. Market research firm Strategy Analytics on Monday issued its smartphone ...

The Strata smartwatch looks familiar
The Strata is a waterproof smartwatch that connects to your iPhone or Androidhandset via Bluetooth. You can receive calls, texts, emails, Facebook and Twitter notifications via the watch, ... For one, the Strata will have enhanced functionality foriOS 6, on top of iOS 5--Pebble's CEO has not confirmed this, commenting on a forum that the company "[doesn't] have anything to say yet, but probably more later this summer before Pebble ships". Also, the Pebble has an e-ink display, while the Strata's screen is an LCD.


Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile)
PC Magazine
4.0 isn't the most recent version on Android any more. Bottom Line. Starved ... The Samsung Galaxy Note for T-Mobile ($249.99 with contract) is exactly what it looks like: the largestsmartphone available today. And it runs a ... That lets you seamlessly make calls over any Wi-Finetwork, just as if it was T-Mobile signal. Such a big ... While that's considerably slower than I've seen on AT&T's competing LTE network, T-Mobile's network is less expensive, available in more places than AT&T's 4G LTE, and still really fast.

Android handsets grow in enterprise, iOS still on top
Last week, secure enterprise mobility solutions Good Technology released its Q2 2012 Device Activation Report which appears to be based on their customer base of 4000 organizations worldwide. Smartphone activations nearly doubled from Q1 2012 and, ...


Samsung Galaxy Note
The good: T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the S Note app, and a 5.3-inch HD screen that's ideal for showcasing multimedia. It has 4G, a great 8-megapixel camera, and a souped-up S Pen stylus that brings new ...

Apple And Samsung Over 100% Of Total Smartphone Profits
“We also expect Samsung to remain in the smartphone unit lead for some time (until it stumbles) as it satisfies a much larger range of price points than Apple's iPhone,” he writes. “However, when one combines smartphones and tablets, Apple still generates ...

Google Loses Ground To Apple In Smartphone Battle
Investor's Business Daily
Google's (GOOG) Android operating systems for smartphones lost ground to Apple's (AAPL) iPhones in the U.S. last quarter, as smartphone shipments overall fell 5% from the year-ago quarter to 23.8 million units, research firm Strategy Analytics said in a ... Android is still No. 1 among smartphone operating systems in the U.S.. But Apple is gaining ground. Apple iPhone shipments in the quarter rose to 7.9 million from 5.9 million in the year-ago period. This gave Apple's iOS a 33% share, up from 23% a year ago.

Tensilica Joins Wi-Fi Alliance to Provide Wireless Multi-Standard Modem Solutions
MarketWatch (press release)
Tensilica, already a leading IP supplier of multi-standard 3G/LTE and LTE-Advanced modem cores and applications software, also has leading customers using the Tensilica dataplane processors (DPUs) for some of the older Wi-Fi standards. ... Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes, digital still cameras and ...

Hottest smartphone? It's not an iPhone
Charlotte Observer
It has the specs to sway some from an Apple smartphone, but it's more likely to be compared to AT&T's HTC One X. Hot on the heels of the highly vaunted One X, AT&T added the Samsung Galaxy S III to its arsenal of LTE compatible Androiddevices.

Charlotte Observer

RTX Wi-Fi Modules and Test Equipment for DECT, VoIP and Wi-Fi Designs ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RTX is a preferred partner to major enterprise, industrial, and consumer oriented OEMs, focused on the development and production of advanced wireless solutions including DECT, VoIP, Wi-Fi, and other RF standards. The RTX product line includes robust ...

Bahrain May Award Licenses for 4G Network in First Quarter 2013
Al-Amer said that Bahraini government entities are using the band frequencies for a high-speed Long Term Evolution network, known as LTE, or 4G network. The authority was able to free frequencies for the two upcoming licenses and wants to free more for a ...

Upgrading to Android Jelly Bean 4.1? Here are the Devices Being Updated
Mobile & Apps
Google has also announced that 2010's Nexus S smartphone is to get Android4.1, while tablets including the Google Nexus 7 and the Motorola Xoom will and do have the update respectively. The Sprint version of the Nexus, and the Verizon version of the ...

Mobile & Apps

Daily Report: Testing the Strength of Apple's Patents
New York Times (blog)
The legal clashes mainly pit Apple against rival smartphone makers whose handsets are powered by Google's Android software, notably Samsung, HTC andMotorola Mobility, which Google bought last year. Apple scored some points in the dispute in June.

New York Times (blog)

Go Mobile With Budget Car Rental's New Mobile Apps Available for iPhone and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jul 30, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Budget Car Rental today announced its new mobile applications for the Apple iPhone(R) and devices running on Google's Android mobile platform. Available for download at Apple's "App ...

The Morning Download: Innovation on Trial
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Good morning. Apple and Samsung are getting set to duke it out over counterclaims of infringement on each company's respective smartphone technologies in court beginning Monday. It's being trumpeted as one of the most high-profile patent trials since…

AT&T Lowers Smartphone Price on Weak Economic Conditions
AT&T (NYSE: T ) is expected to slice the price of HTC's One X Smartphone on Monday following poor sales and unstable economic conditions. The regularly $199 priced device will now retail for just $99, contract included. According to DigiTimes, HTC is only ...

Report: iOS Snags Share from Android
Wireless Week
Smartphone shipments fell annually and Android actually lost ground to Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Smartphone shipments fell 5 percent annually to reach 24 million units in the United States during the second quarter of ...

Report: Android's U.S. market share tumbles to 56% in Q2
Smartphone shipments in the U.S. fell 5 percent annually in the second quarter of 2012 according to research firm Strategy Analytics, with Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system losing ground to archrival Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS.

Mobile broadband records 40% annual subscription growth globally in 2011 – ITU
Ghana Business News
Global mobile broadband has exceeded one billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 recording a 40% annual growth, according to the latest International Telecommunication Union (ITU) data as at June 2012. The ITU argues that mobilebroadband has ...

Ghana Business News

Wireless Broadband Equipment for VelaTel's Balkans Projects Arrives on ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN DIEGO, Jul 30, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- VelaTel Global Communications (otcqb:VELA), a leader in deploying and operating wireless broadband and telecommunication networks worldwide, announced today that the infrastructure ...

Best Android card games
By Carl Parker
We have a separate article dedicated to solely giving you the best solitaire card game apps befitting your Android device. This time around though, we've listed card game apps that will surely make you and your friends sit down and play for ...
Android Authority

Kickstarter Project Is a 'Smartwatch' for Your Smartphone
By Marc Georges
After years of developing watch technology for Fossil, the team has split off to develop their own product: a Bluetooth-enabled watch which pairs with your iPhone 4S or Android phone to check your mail, text messages, music, social media accounts, even your caller ID and GPS telemetry. The MetaWatch ... With MetaWatch's fundraising goal set, the team is focused on interface design, communication certification and compatibility with iOS 6 as it ramps up production. Shipment of the ...

Uniquely Android: Shush!
By Raveesh Bhalla
Uniquely Android is a series we started last week to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn't find in most other phones. So far, we have ...
Android Phone Fans

Android Community Weekly: July 29th, 2012 | Android Community
By Cory Gunther
With the last week of July quickly approaching, we had a rather exciting week of Android news again this past week. As usual we ... The red looks awesome, and is a nice change of pace for the high-end smartphone market if you ask me. The Motorola DROID RAZR HD for Verizon leaked again in the FCC, and revealed a 2350 mAh battery on board for all day battery life. ThenMotorola even claimed they'll start unlocking bootloaders this summer, starting with the PHOTON Q LTE.
Android Community

Instapaper for Android downloads rise 600 percent after Nexus 7 ...
By Kimber Streams
Instapaper for Android has seen a significant growth since the release of the Nexus 7 tablet, Mobelux co-founder and creative director Jeff Rock told The Next Web. Beginning with the launch of the...
The Verge - All Posts

Best Android apps for kids | Digital Trends
By Simon Hill
Time to run through eight of the best Android apps for kids. These apps will keep your young children amused, occupied, and entertained. Some of them even have educational value.

Linux Today - How Google ganked Android app developers
ITWorld: Google wants to tout Android's openness, but there's a difference between being open and being stupid.

Indie Brick-breaking RPG 'Wizorb' Heading to iOS | Touch Arcade
By Jared Nelson
Indie Brick-breaking RPG 'Wizorb' Heading to iOS:Last year, Tribute Games released Wizorb on desktop computers systems and the Xbox Live Indie Games channel to critical acclaim. In case you haven't heard of it, Wizorb is a brick-breaking ...
Touch Arcade

Canada: Bell's LG Optimus LTE getting Ice Cream Sandwich, too
By Dusan Belic
AT&T won't be the only North American carrier which LG Optimus LTE (Nitro 4G) will get its serving of Ice Cream Sandwich. Bell's version of the device will join the party soon, with leaked firmware popping-up at XDA-Developer forums.

Motorola And Nextel Brazil Announce The Motorola i867 Ferrari ...
By Roy Alugbue
SÃO PAULO – July 26, 2012 – The Motorola i867 is the newest Android™-powered Push To Talksmartphone available from Nextel in Brazil. With Motorola Mobility's iDEN technology, the handset offers instantaneous high performance ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

One-Third Of Android Apps Have Malware [Report]
By James Johnson
Owning an Android smartphone or tablet subjects users to massive amounts of app-based malware according to security firm BT. The agency examined more than 1000 Androidapplications to determine that nearly every single Android ...
The Inquisitr

MapQuest Announces First Production Release of iOS Maps API
By Janet Wagner
MapQuest has officially released the first production version of the iOS Maps API. The announcement posted on the MapQuest blog on July 19, 2012, states that “Today marks the first production release of the MapQuest iOS Maps API, which ...
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This crazy thin smartphone takes style to a new level with a large display and ... Motorola Mobility's new MOTOLUXE™ XT685 smartphone, and make waves in every ... effortlessly slide this sleek, Android™ 4.0-powered device into any pocket.
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Motorola to allow bootloader unlocking from Photon Q 4G LTE ...
Motorola's initial promise to allow unlocked bootloaders came across to many ... Starting with the Photon Q 4G LTE's August launch, owners will have the option to ... Type Smartphone; Operating system Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0]) ...

Motorola Xoom WiFi's Jelly Bean upgrade arriving for regular users ...
It looks like that test period was pretty short, as many Motorola Xoom WiFi ... test group are reporting receiving OTA updates to Android 4.1.1 on their tablets.

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