SAN FRANCISCO The mobile video game Kingdoms at War is popular with owners of Apple Inc’s iPhone and Google Inc’s Android smartphones alike. But for the game’s maker, there is a very important difference – it earns more than double the money on iPhones and iPads than it does on Android devices. The disparity is a weakness for Android, which has emerged as the world’s most widespread mobile operating system, but has long suffered second-class status among software app developers who prefer the prestige, higher revenue potential and uniformity of Apple’s rival platform. But app developers say that is changing [...]
SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc.’s share of the tablet market fell in the third quarter, while tablets based on Google Inc.’s Android operating system posted gains, IDC reported Monday. Worldwide tablet shipments totaled 27.8 million units in the quarter, IDC said. Apple was still No. 1 with 50.4% of total shipments, but that’s down from 59.7% in the year-earlier period. Meanwhile, Android tablets gained share, with Samsung at No. 2 with 18.4%, up from 6.5% in the year-earlier period. Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire, which was introduced in late 2011, was No. 3 with 9% total market share. At No. 4 was Asus [...]
SAN FRANCISCO The Android mobile operating system from Google Inc. accounted for about three-fourths of all smartphone sales in the third quarter, according to data from IDC issued Thursday afternoon. The iOS platform from Apple that powers its iPhone accounted for nearly 15% of the total smartphone sales in the period, though Apple’s iPhone 5 did not launch until the very end of the quarter. The BlackBerry platform owned by Research In Motion took a global share of 4.3% — down sharply from 9.5% in last year’s third quarter. Microsoft’s Windows Phone is still a small player, but saw its [...]
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TEL AVIV TomTom NV, the Amsterdam producer of navigation devices, said that at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, it would preview a new Android application providing navigation, mapping and traffic reports. The company’s strategy is to bring TomTom’s content and services to as many devices and platforms as possible, said Corinne Vigreux, managing director at TomTom, in a Wednesday statement. The new Android app is set for release in October. TomTom recently unveiled a car kit enabling smartphone users to mount their devices, charge their phones and receive voice-driven-navigation instructions and calls.
Shipments of smartphones running Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system will continue to dominate other platforms by an overwhelming margin according to a new report. Digitimes Research, the analyst arm of daily trade paper Digitimes, on Friday said that Android accounted for approximately 60% of all smartphones shipped in the first half of 2012. Despite the imminent launch of Apple’s (AAPL) sixth-generation iPhone next month — which could sell 50 million units this year according to recent estimates from Baird’s William Power — Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin estimates that Android’s market share in the second half will balloon to 70% [...]
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