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Android Holds 51% Share of Smartphone Operating Systems

While sales of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 models have swamped the competition, the market share of Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android operating system is more than 51% ...
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950 Million Android Devices Threatened by Bug

The following warning was issued by a software security firm that researches the Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android OS: Zimperium zLabs VP of Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua J. Drake ...
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Q2 Smartphone Sales Growth at 2-Year Low

Worldwide smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2015 grew at their slowest rate in two years, up 13.5% to 330 million units. For the first time, smartphone sales in ...
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Google’s Game-Changing Announcement — and No, It’s Not Google Pay

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is about to wrap up its I/O developer conference, and the company announced a blizzard of new products and features on Thursday. The most prominent is ...
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Just How Badly iOS Gobbles Up Android Profit Share

Every report we see on smartphone operating systems -- platforms -- puts Android from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) at the top of list with a market share of around 60% ...
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Samsung Adds U.S. Smartphone Market Share in December

For the three-month period ending in December, Samsung Electronics gained 0.7% in the U.S. smartphone market for a total market share of 29.7%. The Korean electronics giant still trails Apple ...
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Shopping Drove Mobile App Usage in 2014

The overall growth rate in 2014 for mobile app usage was 76%, a startlingly large number on its own. But the really big growth came in the use of shopping ...
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Nielsen Names Top Smartphone Apps for 2014

The top smartphone app for 2014, based on number of monthly active users, was Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) namesake social media app, with more than 118 million unique users on ...
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Apple, Microsoft to Outpace Android Growth Through 2018

In 2013, for the first time, global smartphone sales grew to 1 billion units. Smartphones based on the iOS platform from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Android from Google Inc. ...
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Is Samsung Sales Disaster Bad for Apple?

Samsung Electronics posted unusually weak numbers in a forecast for third-quarter results. Operating income will be down about 60% to $3.8 billion. Since most of its sales derive from smartphones, ...
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Are iPhone 6 Suppliers Ready for a Sell-Off?

The next iPhone, which is expected to have a larger screen, is predicted to meet with a massive consumer reception because it will close the gap in the size of ...
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Apple’s U.S. Smartphone Share Lead Widens Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

For the three months ending in July, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added 1% of the U.S. smartphone market to its share of OEM sales. Apple now claims 42.4% of the ...
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Over 85% of Generation Y Own Smartphones

Most people would guess it. A large number of people in Generation Y own smartphones. Also known as Millennials, these people were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, ...
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AARP Gets Into the Tablet Business at Walmart, With Intel and Google Inside

The tablet business was dominated by the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) after it launched its iPad, with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) entering the ...
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China to Launch OS, Challenge Microsoft and Google

In what is likely to become a major challenge to Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android, China will release its own operating system. According to ...
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