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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% …

The Windows Phone market share roller coaster ride

Got yourself a Windows Phone? Know anyone with a Windows Phone? Yeah. There’s a problem isn’t there? See, low-cost handsets were doing well for Microsoft and Nokia. Those Lumia 520 devices were doing well for a bit, and MicroNokia has since followed up with some Android devices which …

HTC warns of possible operating loss

Operating loss.. what’s that then? Well, if you’re not into your economics this might not mean a great deal. Put simply it’s the point at which a company’s operating expenses exceed its income. This is what could well happen at HTC very soon. They’ve today warned that Q3 …

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 …

Windows Mobile still more popular than Windows Phone in the US

The latest Nielsen figures are out and they reveal that Windows Phone still hasn’t overtaken the previous Windows Mobile operating system. More than half of US mobile owners now have what’s classified as a “smartphone” but Windows Phone is still struggling to beat the “Other” category at the …

Windows Phone 7 now outsells Symbian

Back in February last year Symbian had a 12.4% share of the smartphone market here in the UK. Now, according to figures by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, this has now dropped to 2.4%. The 10% drop means that Windows Phone 7 has now … just…. overtaken the Symbian OS. …

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 …

Android and iOS Activations go through the roof at Christmas

Got an Android handset for Christmas ? You could be one of the 3.7 million people who activated their device on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A staggering amount considering that there’s 700,000 per day during “normal weeks”. Andy Rubin has jumped onto Twitter to announced the stats …

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 …

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 …

Android loses market share in the US

Is this the beginning of the end ? Well, if you’re into scaremongering perhaps it is, but we’re more inclined to believe that the iPhone and rumours of a new model are slowing down the gains made by Android in recent months. Data from from IDC shows a …