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Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

There's been a rather sizable increase in mobile units moved compared to last year, a 16.5 percent increase to be more specific, this being one of the more impressive statistics released in a Gartner study arriving today. This 16.5 percent is tied to the second quarter of this year, 2011, as compared to the second quarter sales from one year ago, this year's total adding up to 428.7 million units. The leader of this pack of smartphones is Android, a very different situation compared to last year at this time when Symbian was still the very clear forerunner.

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Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Nokia Exec Says iOS and Android Focus On Apps Is Outdated

Microsoft's Windows Phone Mango update is just around the corner and that means come September or October, several new Mango handsets, including ones from Nokia, will be butting heads with the Apple iPhone 5 and the myriad of Android devices. And since Nokia's making a huge bet on the platform, we can expect the company to come out in full force to promote and support Mango, including some bashing on iOS and Android.

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Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android “openness” a myth say researchers

Android's much-vaunted "open source" credentials do not mean the OS is "open", researchers have suggested, finding that Google's platform is actually severely lacking in comparison to other open-source software. Google's refusal to release a public roadmap, unilinear development decisions and "closed contributions process model" all leave it behind rivals like MeeGo and Symbian, VisionMobile concludes, with Android's success being attributed more to Google's deep pockets and a general fear of Apple dominance than anything else.

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Nokia 500 is not the 1GHz Finnish phone we’re waiting for

Nokia 500 is not the 1GHz Finnish phone we’re waiting for

If you hadn't realized, we're waiting on a touchscreen Nokia, and that's just what the Finns have given us today: unfortunately, the new device is the Nokia 500, a Symbian Anna based phone, rather than the N9 or "Sea Ray". Still dressed in the old-fashioned Nokia styling, rather than the new polycarbonate slickness of the MeeGo handset, the 500 at least sees a speed boost with a 1GHz processor.

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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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