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June 21, 2012

Mobile OS War Intensifies :Windows Phone 8 vs Windows 7.8 vs Android 4.0

The new Windows Phone 8 is finally official and quite frankly it beat our expectations - Microsoft definitely delivered with dual-core processors, high-res screens, deep Skype integration and expandable storage, but it actually surprised us with the new awesome Start Screen and the work it’s done with games. Also, it’s bringing some other new features in conjunction with carriers like the Wallet with NFC.

June 16, 2012

War of Mobile OS:Windows set to dethrone Apple by 2016

IDC released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report on Wednesday in which it provided the current market share values for iOS, Android and other smartphone operating systems. The research firm projects that iOS and Android will both peak in popularity before 2016, when Windows Phone will begin to eat into the market share of both operating systems — so much so, in fact, that it will surpass iOS by 2016."

IDC  forecast shows that Android’s market share for 2012 will hit 61% but that it will fall down to 52.9% by 2015. Likewise, iOS’s 2012 market share is expected to sit comfortably at 20.5% but is projected to fall to 19% by 2016. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Windows Phone’s market share is expected to grow from 5.2% this year to 19.2% in 2016. RIM’s BlackBerry OS is expected to remain relatively stable; IDC believes its market share will fall from 6% this year to 5.9% in 2016.

May 8, 2012

53% Android developers use Samsung Smartphones

Latest Infographic shows 53% of Android developers owning a Samsung phone and 62% developing for Android exclusively |

According to a recent survey  and research conducted by  a  company called "Startapp: and it’s entitled “Following the White Rabbit.” They surveyed Android developers exclusively and some of the notables is that 53% of those surveyed own a Samsung phone while 22% own an HTC phone. Most interesting is only 5% own a Motorola phone

Android developers also seem to concentrate more on Android as 62% say they only develop for Android while 37% also develop for Apple’s iOS
As far as number of apps, 53% of respondents published 6 – 9 apps, while 32% are still working on it. As far as other app stores, not surprisingly, the Amazon App Store is the favorite at 66%. Hit the break for the full infographic.

January 17, 2012

55% Android Devices Powered by 2.3 Gingerbread, while 0.6% on ICS


According to  recent data released by Google,  55.5% of active Android devices are running version 2.3 Gingerbread, which came out more than a year ago. The Ice Cream Sandwich was released to the public on November 14, 2011  is  running on a measly 0.6% of active Android devices.After 8 weeks " the Ice Cream Sandwich  is  not available  even in one active devices out of 10.

Last historical dataset collected during a 14-day period ending on January 3, 2012

These statistics  are consistent with rather  predictable numbers  which the  horrible track record manufacturers have when it comes to updating devices to the latest OS. Since then, only the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S,  are running Ice Cream Sandwich.
In contrast Apple. iOS 5, the latest OS, was released on October 12, 2011. From that day it was immediately available to anyone with an iPod Touch third or fourth
generation, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPad 2. There was no waiting and hoping those millions and millions of iDevices would get upgrades.

September 18, 2011

First Nokia Phone with " Windows 7" To be Shipped by Q4,2011

Ever since Nokia and Microsoft entered a partnership in which the Finnish phonemaker would manufacture handsets featuring Windows Phone, there's been speculation over when the first such devices would hit the market. It's been expected that that would happen this fall.
Now a tweet on Nokia's corporate Twitter account offers slightly more specifics. It says the first such devices will ship in the fourth quarter of this year. It's unknown specifically when that would happen, or which countries would get them, though the tweet cc's Nokia Australia.
The tweet reads: "@gorval32 We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/ WP devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012 cc @NokiaAustralia."
 Both companies have seen their shares of the mobile phone market slide, and both are counting on the partnership to help them regain market share.In this Deal both Microsoft and Nokia,  has in their  partner has what the other lacks. Nokia needs an advanced software platform - and Windows Phone is certainly way more capable than Symbian. Nokia fans will only benefit from deep Office, Xbox Live and Bing support operating system.
Nokia's app and content store called the Ovi Store will be phased out and its content moved to Windows Marketplace where Microsoft carries free and paid Windows Phone apps.
Symbian which was used by Nokia as a  mobile platform, will become a “franchise platform, leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value,” and MeeGo will be an “open-source, mobile operating system project.”
Although Nokia claims it expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the future, it’s obvious that from now on few people will buy Symbian devices because they run Symbian software. It will more likely power Nokia’s mid-range smartphones and feature phones with Nokia’s flagship phones running Windows Phone 7. 

images source :Brightsideofnews

May 21, 2011

The Android Historical Timeline Infographic

The Android Historical Timeline and Evolution

Source : AndroidCompare