IDC: Android and iOS Consolidate Their Position, Windows Phone Slightly Growing, Symbian and BlackBerry Free Fallby Anton D. Nagy | May 24, 2012 9:30 AM
The latest IDC numbers are in and they seem to further confirm the trends not just only for those who closely follow the numbers but also for those who follow the industry and what happens in this fast-moving world. Not much has changed at the top of the mobile world, in terms of top six smartphone Operating Systems; Android and iOS are sitting comfortably in the highest positions. Google and Apple have both consolidated their position. Android has a market share of 59.0% in 2012 Q1 (growing from 2011 Q1's 36.1%, with increased shipments from 36.1 million units to a whopping 89.9) while ...
by Adam Z. Lein | May 23, 2012 9:28 PM
You may have noticed recently that we've been exploring different reasons as to why people love specific smartphone operating systems such a Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and Palm's Web OS. So this time we're going to look at Symbian. Symbian's an interesting beast. For a long time it was the most popular smartphone operating system in the world. Symbian's market share surpassed everyone else up until recently. There are still plenty of Nokia fans who swear by Symbian even though Nokia has decided to move on to the more modern Windows Phone OS. Why was Symbian so popular ...
by Stephen Schenck | May 23, 2012 1:30 PM
Nokia is now soundly invested in Windows Phone, but even with this new direction, we've seen some pretty substantial support for its erstwhile Symbian OS. Symbian Anna, and then Belle, arrived with new software features, and rumors looked to future Carla and Donna updates. Recently, Nokia started bringing Belle's Feature Pack 1 to certain models, which went so far as to raise phones' CPU clock speeds. All told, for a "dying" OS, Symbian seemed to be doing pretty darned well for itself. The tide may be about to turn, however, with reports that Nokia is about to put a stop to future updates ...
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