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Internet use now higher on Android than Windows

We are used to hearing news that more people are accessing the web on a mobile device rather than a desktop. However, a new and somewhat significant milestone has been passed, this being that Android’s internet use has overtaken Windows PC’s. According to StatCounter the Android platform represented 37.93% …

Gartner reports another slide for Windows Phone

Figures released by Gartner make for yet more uncomfortable reading if you are involved in Windows Phone. The share of the smartphone market has now dropped to just 1.7%. The figures are for Q3 and compare to a 3% share from the same period a year ago. According …

Lollipop, now pounding on a quarter of Androids

The release of a new version of Android always means a good look into how the versions are distributed. The ‘good’ news first: Android Lollipop is now up to 22.9% – almost a quarter of current handsets. Next up is KitKat (which is specifically Android 4.4) at a …

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 …

Oh No Moto – Q4 figures released, another loss posted

Google’s new baby, Motorola, are going through some tough times. After coming back from the dead thanks to Android they’ve posted a loss of $80 million for Q4. It seems that Motorola “shipped” 1 million tablets during the whole of 2011, with 42.4 million mobile devices sold in …

Nokia publish Q4 financial figures

Nokia have published their quarter four figures for 2011 and they make for slightly depressing reading. You can find the figures here at the Nokia press site. Some of the most interesting points from this are as follows. Nokia have sold “well over 1 million lumia devices” Operating profit …

Predicting the future of mobile

Last week some rather interesting figures dropped into our mailbox from iSuppli. The research firm states that, by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Apple’s iOS. With Android still marching ahead, forecasts state that Microsoft will gain 16.7% market share, with Apple coming in at 16.6%. Now, I’ll be …

Early Lumia sales stats – A slow starter?

Sales figures for Windows Phone devices have always been a little hard to quantify. For the new Nokia Lumia 800 it’s still early days, but we do have some info from Mobiles Please. Their stats, which are based on 5377 sales during November, show that the Lumia made …

Smartphone shipments outstrip feature phones

It’s official, more smartphones are sold that feature phones here in Western Europe. Stats from research firm IDC shows that Samsung is ahead with 13.9 million phones sold in the second quarter of 2011 (feature phones and smartphones), with Nokia behind on 9 million followed by Apple and …

comScore figures hold no good news for Microsoft

Back in March Android leapt to the top of of the comScore chart but we also spotted the start of a very worrying Microsoft slope. The Micorosft share according to the March numbers showed a drop in share from 9.7% (October 2010) to 8% (January 2011). Back then …