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Android distribution numbers for the week to August 1st

Google announces distribution numbers for the Android devices that connect to the Play Store on a monthly basis. The Android distribution numbers for the week up to August 1st are now out, and they make for interesting reading if you like that sort of geeky number subject. Android …

Android Distribution Numbers For June 2016

Google has released the Android distribution numbers for June 2016, and the breakdown makes for interesting reading. Every month Google releases the stats which indicate the percentages of users running a version of Android and using the Google Play Store. This is useful to developers (and testers) because …

Smartphone shipments hit new high

One billion. It’s a big number. It’s like the APR on a Wonga loan. IDC reckon that just over one billion smartphones were shipped last year – the first time this many smartphones have ever been shipped in a single year. Ryan Reith, programme director at IDC, stated …

ZTE retain their position in the top 5

ZTE have maintained their position in the world rankings for mobile device shipments. As we all know devices shipped are drastically different to devices sold. But hey we’ll just carry on with this. The others in the top five will be Apple, Samsung, HTC and Nokia. This marks …

Nokia shares dive 16% after profit warnings

Competition in the mobile marketplace is hotting up. Already HTC have announced a drop in profits and now, in the space of one day, Nokia shares have fallen by over 16% in the last few hours. The dive comes after Nokia warned that their first quarter performance had …

HTC shares down, first quarter profit drops by 70%

HTC are more than aware how quicky the mobile industry changes. In Barcelona we saw how eager Fujitsu, ZTE and Huawei were to take bigger bites of the mobile market. HTC have realised that their previous “carpet bombing” technique, introducing handsets for almost every segment and user, wasn’t …

Nokia – “We are off to an excellent start”

We heard just the other day how analysts were pouring cold water over the Nokia Lumia 800 sales predictions. Nokia have told BGR that.. Lumia 800 sales in the U.K. are off to an excellent start. Based on earliest data the sales start of the Lumia 800 is …