Android vs. Apple

Android hits the billion mark in smartphone shipments

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

According to a recent report by Strategy Analytics, shipments of smartphones running the Android OS reached 1 billion for the first time in 2014, when “global smartphone shipments grew 30 percent annually to reach a record 1.3 billion units.”The report continues: “Android has [...]

Latest Xiaomi sales figures push Apple even further behind

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 5, 2015 // 3 Comments

The recent sales numbers from Huawei which suggested that Apple is in fact facing far tougher competitive pressures in pushing out the iPhone 6 and its ilk than others have implied have been further reinforced by Xiaomi’s latest official full-year figures on sales. Hugo Barra, [...]

Did Apple dominate Christmas?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 31, 2014 // 4 Comments

Quite a few stories have been doing the rounds lately of how Apple dominated mobile device activations, app purchases, and starts this Christmas, most of them traceable to a report from analytics firm Flurry, entitled “Apple and Apps Dominated Christmas 2014.” And while I don’t [...]

IDC shows smartphone shipments, revenue growth slowing as markets mature

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest global mobile phone market forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC,) the Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, headlined “Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow from a Boil to a Simmer as Prices Drop and Markets Mature,” points to worldwide smartphone [...]

Apple, eat this: Google snatches BrandZ brand crown

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m an Android fanboy. You noticed? I just can’t resist the urge to knock holes in the brickwork of walled gardens, and short-circuit reality distortion fields. Not to mention losing trust over anti-trust convictions. So when I see news that Google has knocked Apple off the top slot in [...]

Latest Android numbers show no fragging fragmentation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

The latest figures on Android OS version usage and Android device screen size from the Google Developer Dashboards, “collected during a 7-day period ending on January 8, 2014,” show that the oft-cited myth of Android platform fragmentation, often used as a pretext for preferring iOS, is [...]

CONTEXT data shows Android tablets leading Europe, iPads slipping

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

The latest data report from London-headquartered tech sales and pricing research firm CONTEXT shows tablets holding up the otherwise declining consumer PC distribution business across Western Europe —but specifically, Android tablets. According to the CONTEXT figures, sales of tablets rose 137 [...]

Get your 7-inch 16GB Kindle Fire HD today

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 14, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Jeremy Hill | for the Technology Tell network               Orders for the 16GB version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for $199 are being accepted by Amazon today. This is the first version of the Kindle Fire HD to ship to customers, and if you happen to be [...]

How successful are Android tablets, really?

By Joanna Cabot
August 11, 2012 // 4 Comments

Mike Cane over at The Digital Reader has a great post about the recent release by Samsung of their tablet sales figures. In short, it’s grim news for anybody who isn’t Apple: to their 5.7 million iPads, Samsung has sold just 37,000. So, what’s the problem? From the article: [...]

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