Smartphone Sales Increased 42 Percent

Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Non-smartphone devices performed well, driven by demand in emerging markets for low-cost devices from white-box manufacturers, and for dual-subscriber identity module (SIM) devices. Sales into the channel…

Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer

According to June data from Nielsen, Google’s Android operating system (OS) now claims the largest share of the U.S. consumer smartphone market with 39 percent. Apple’s iOS is in second place with 28 percent, while RIM Blackberry is down to 20 percent. However, because Apple is the only company manufacturing smartphones with the iOS operating…

The State Of The Mobile App World

ShoutEm, creators of the popular Mobile App Builder for Android and iOS apps, has released a stylish infographic charting the current state of mobile apps, breaking down the top smartphone platforms, the most popular mobile phones and top mobile categories. It’s incredible to think that 21 billion apps will be downloaded by 2013 – that’s…

The iPhone Cash Machine

Apple doesn’t make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. The “teardown” graphic below, based on data from iSuppli, a market-research firm, shows…

Android Marches Towards 50% Marketshare

Android today makes up almost 50% market share across 35 countries across the Globe.According to Canalys Research study, which was conducted to across 56 countries. Android is the number one for 35 of those countries, and not by a small margin. Android’s total is 48 percent of market share, with Apple, the second place competitor,…