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Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the First Quarter

Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile operating systems held shares of 59.0% and 23.0% respectively of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in 1Q12. During the first quarter of 2011, the two operating systems held a combined share of 54.4%. The share gains mean that Android and iOS have successfully distanced themselves from previous market leaders Symbian and BlackBerry, as well as Linux and Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile.

“The popularity of Android and iOS stems from a combination of factors that the competition has struggled to keep up with,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program. “Neither Android nor iOS were the first to market with some of these features, but the way they made the smartphone experience intuitive and seamless has quickly earned a massive following.”

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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Smart Communications


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New mobile experience for your Nokia phone

Based on a browsing data gathered by StatCounter, an invisible reliable web tracker, the Symbian platform is still the leading the operating system in mobile phones. Anchoring on this achievement and pursuing its commitment to the Symbian platform, Nokia is providing an update that will offer a truly new look and feel for millions of Symbian smartphones globally.

Now, Nokia loyalists can download Nokia Belle, an all-new simple user interface that provides improved and personalized user experience plus dozens of new features for applicable phones. What’s more, it is absolutely free of charge.
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Nokia, Technology


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