Another month and another metric that shows the dominance of Apple and Samsung in the US smartphone market. The latest figures come from comScore and its MobiLens online survey, which includes data from mobile subscribers age 13 and older.
Eric Schmidt posts guide on switching from iPhone to Android, says it’s like switching from PC to the Mac
iPhones are a thing, in case you haven’t noticed. Sure, Apple might have “only” a small piece of the international smartphone market compared to Android, but the piece they do have is made up of people who have no problems spending $650 on a mobile phone. Looking at the United States specifically, iOS and Android own 40% and 50% of the market respectively. With each launch of a new iPhone, it looks like Apple is stealing people away from Android, at least according to data obtained by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners group.
Google launched its much awaited its latest flagship smartphone, theÂ Nexus 5Â last week. We took a look at the specs of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s earlier this week, but it didn’t effectively illustrate the differences between the two flagship devices, so we’ve shot a comparison video covering various aspects of the two devices.
iPad Air comes with a more power-efficient, brighter and less reflective Retina Display compared to the iPad 4, but Kindle Fire HDX still grabbed the top spot in a display shootout with the new iPad and Nexus 10, according to display experts at DisplayMate.
Consumers Reports gives iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c high scores, but says 4-inch display and battery life no match to Android smartphones
Consumer Reports, the go-to magazine for unbiased reviews of consumer products and services has reviewed Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
The new iPhones have earned high scores in Consumer Reports’ ratings, however they have pointed out iPhone’s battery life and 4-inch display was no match for the latest Droid smartphones from Motorola and other Android based flagshipÂ smartphones from Samsung, LG and HTC.
Android cheerleaders can say numerous good things about Google’s mobile operating system. It’s powerful, it’s highly customizable, and it’s the best way to experience Google’s various online services, but security? Back in August, the United States government said that nearly 80% of Android devices out on the market were susceptible to malware, versus less than 1% of iOs devices. Despite this data, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, at the Gartner Symposium, proudly said that Android is more secure than iOS. According to ZD|Net, everyone in the audience laughed at him.