Microsoft's Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year shipment gains of any smartphone operating system, eclipsing BlackBerry in the race to challenge marketplace leaders Android and iOS, research firm IDC reports.
Close to 75 percent of all smartphones purchased during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, Gartner reports.
The jury is still out on the future of Nokia. The company still has a lot of support in its home market from domestic investors and that will be crucial in the months ahead, but patience is clearly running out.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and March 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Malware attacks on devices running Google's open-source Android mobile operating system more than doubled in 2012, security solutions firm NQ Mobile reports.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to dominate 89.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the final weeks of 2012, according to a new report issued by digital research firm comScore.
Nokia will no longer manufacture devices running Symbian, the mobile operating system that once dominated its smartphone portfolio.
Apple's iOS powered 51.2 percent of all smartphones sold in the U.S. during the 12 weeks ending Dec. 23, 2012, up from 44.9 percent in the year-ago period, according to new data published by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Nokia CFO Timo Ihamuotila called the fourth quarter of 2012 "the last meaningful quarter for Symbian," the mobile operating system that once dominated its smartphone portfolio.
Apple's iOS accounted for 35 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in Nov. 2012, increasing its lead over Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Phone but still trailing Google's Android, according to a new report issued by digital research firm comScore.