The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Google's Android mobile OS surpassed RIM's BlackBerry OS globally and in the United States for the first time last month, with the Google smartphone and tablet software nearly tripling its worldwide market share to 15.2 per cent over the past 12 months, according to Web watcher StatCounter.
By Bob Brown | 09 March, 2011 02:49
Android smartphones beat out iPhone and BlackBerry devices for the first time in the U.S. in the latest Nielsen Co. survey conducted just prior to Verizon Wireless sales of the iPhone.
By Matt Hamblen | 05 March, 2011 03:02
If Black Duck Software's knowledge base of open source software projects serves as a barometer, then Google's Android software platform led the way in open source software development projects for mobile devices last year, followed by Apple's iOS platform.
By Paul Krill | 04 March, 2011 08:28
Most people in tech will by now have heard the big news out of Europe over the weekend that Nokia will base its future smartphones on the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform. It's a surprising move, but it will by no means signal an end to Nokia's flagging fortunes.
By Rodney Gedda | 14 February, 2011 13:20
Worldwide smartphone shipments were up 75 per cent, to 302 million in 2010, a trend driven by impressive Android growth in the fourth quarter, market research firm IDC said.
By Matt Hamblen | 08 February, 2011 04:37
For the first time in its short history, Google Android is now the No.1 mobile operating system in the world, according to research firm Canalys.
By Brad Reed | 01 February, 2011 05:27
Android and the iPhone OS remain deadlocked in a heated battle for market share in the realm of mobile advertising.
By Brad Reed | 15 December, 2010 08:03
It's no surprise that iPhone and Android users are using more data today than the iPhone users of two years ago (when there were no popular Android devices). But a recent report from Arieso, a British firm that provides cellular carriers software to optimize their network performance, does contain surprises, and it reveals how much people are using data services on their cellular devices.
By Galen Gruman | 16 December, 2010 02:54
A Google executive said this week that he's hopeful that Nokia will decide to adopt the Android platform after new leadership at the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturer finishes a new evaluation of smartphone options.
By Matt Hamblen | 09 December, 2010 06:16
Google's Android continues to grow faster in the U.S. than other top smartphone operating systems, including Research in Motion's BlackBerry OS and Apple's iOS, according to the latest ComScore rankings, which were released Friday.
By Matt Hamblen | 04 December, 2010 05:26
Symbian Foundation has started dismantling itself. On Dec.17 the organization will shut down its websites, and anyone who wants to get the source code for the current version of the Symbian mobile operating system should download it now or they will have to pay for a copy to be shipped on physical media in the future, its website.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 November, 2010 23:15