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Android becoming more popular in US

Android becoming more popular in US

Metrics firm Nielsen has unveiled new statistics that came from a survey that was done in August. The new survey showed that things are looking better for Android than it was back in July. The latest figures show that as of August Android smartphones are owned by 43% of all smartphone users. The metrics also indicate that the market is starting to lean towards Android for new users.

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IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

According to a new report from market research firm IDC, mobile internet usage on smartphones and tablets will surpass internet usage on PCs by 2015. The firm predicts that devices like the iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets would grow at an average of 16.6 percent annually, while PC use would eventually decline as the tablet market picks up.

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iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile device among travelers paying for in-flight WiFi, according to provider Gogo, with almost two-thirds of the mobile gadgets used to get online while in the air being the Cupertino company's smartphone. In contrast, the wireless firm told AllThingsD, Android devices are a mere 12-percent. The iPad, interestingly, ousted Apple's OS X based notebooks for full-sized internet device use.

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Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US, according to the latest Nielsen statistics, despite iOS not having the biggest share of the OS ecosystem. According to the stat company's June figures, iOS is running on 28-percent of smartphones, in second place behind Android with 39-percent. However, because multiple OEMs use Android, no single manufacturer has the scale to rival Apple.

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Smartphones Now Majority Of U.S. Cellphone Purchases, iOS Up, Android Flat, RIM Down

Smartphones Now Majority Of U.S. Cellphone Purchases, iOS Up, Android Flat, RIM Down

It's getting more rare these days to spot one of your friends with a cellphone that doesn't have a large touchscreen and run apps. According to a May survey polled by Nielsen of mobile consumers in the U.S., smartphones are indeed becoming increasingly more popular for consumers. Although the majority of mobile consumers still currently own feature phones, the majority of new purchases skew towards smartphones.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Expected for September launch

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Expected for September launch

The BlackBerry OS has stabilized a bit according to the latest numbers from Nielsen and if you are a fan that hoped for a new handset to bring the BlackBerry back to popularity you will need to wait a while. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has been tipped to launch in September. Another new BlackBerry device called the Torch 2 turned up on video recently and its launch date is unknown at this time. The Bold 9900 had previously been pegged for a Summer launch date.

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Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

It's no secret that the iPad is the most popular tablet out there right now. But the key words there are "right now". The iPad had a year's head start, and created the current tablet market that so many others are now rushing to join. A survey by the Nielsen company this spring shows that the iPad has an 82% market share of tablets in the U.S. 43% of iPad owners have the 3G version, and 39% have the Wi-Fi only tablet. The closest competitor was the Samsung Galaxy Tab, though it's hard to call 4% "close". No doubt the iPad is a great tablet. We on SlashGear have called it the best on the market. But will that still be true next year? And what impact are tablets having on the way we use our other devices?

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Apple’s iPad Owned By 82 Percent Of U.S. Tablet Users, Yet The Daily Loses $10 Million

Apple’s iPad Owned By 82 Percent Of U.S. Tablet Users, Yet The Daily Loses $10 Million

A recent study conducted by the Nielsen company has revealed several interesting numbers on current tablet usage in the U.S. and in particular about the usage of the Apple iPad. The survey polled only tablet owners in the U.S. and discovered that 82 percent of them owned an Apple iPad. This number is a huge lead ahead of competing tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM.

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Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

We can make dual-core smartphones that last for days and put LEGO into space - well, eventually - so why is it that gadgets for women are generally so, well, rubbish? This week news of the HTC Bliss for Verizon broke, a prototype "phone for ladies" that the carrier is supposedly putting through its focus group paces. The Bliss may not commit the first sin of a "female gadget" by being bright pink, but it does have a (code)name like a gossip mag and, from what we know so far, fall victim to the same needless flaws that generally seem to plague tech targeting girls.

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