iPhone has retained the number one spot among smartphones in the U.S. yet again. While iOS was trailing compared to Android, Apple was clearly ahead of the competition in terms of sales with a marketshare of 41.6% in January 2014, while Samsung was at second place with 26.7% of the pie. These figures were published inÂ comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports which has taken quarterly figures into account.
The Mobile Threat report from Cisco last month revealed that 99% of all mobile malwares targeted Android devices last year.
When Sundar Pichai, the Senior Vice President at Google, who overseas Android was asked about the malware situation on the Android platform, he gave a surprisingly frank answer.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook was queried about competition in the smartphone market. The interviewer asked Cook if the battle between iOS and Android is the same as the competition between Windows PC and the Mac. Cook answered with a definitive “no” and expounded on this answer by saying Windows was a single entity, while Android was a group of smaller entities much like Europe.
Less than a year ago, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller had shared a 2012 âMobile Threat Reportâ that said 79% of malware was on Android. Today, he shared a similar mobile security report from Cisco that reveals 99% of all mobile malware targeted Android devices last year.
Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Samsung is planning to launch its next generation flagship Android device, the Galaxy S5 by April to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s.
Lee Young Hee, Executive Vice president of Samsungâs Mobile Business sat down with Bloomberg Businessweek a few days ago and revealed some interesting details about the products that will be launched in 2014.