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Samsung Top Cell Phone Maker Though Apple's No Slouch

Samsung is outshining Nokia and Apple in mobile phone sales, but the iPhone maker saw its global market share more than double, says Gartner. [Read more]...

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LG Unveils New User Interface for ICS Devices

The company says that the new user interface will be known as the Optimus UI 3.0, and run on top of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). [Read more]...

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OpenMobile to Let Android Apps Run on Tizen

Android apps could be run on the open source Tizen platform using OpenMobile's proprietary ACL (Application Compatibility Layer). The company has been showing running apps at conferences...

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Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific

Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy? Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually down by two percent this quarter, to reach a total of 419.1 million units — the first time the market has declined since the second quarter of 2009, the analysts say. Gartner’s explanation is a slowdown in demand from Asia-Pacific, because of a lack of compelling new devices getting launched in the period: users are simply holding out until something better comes along. Nevertheless, of the vendors that are doing well, Samsung is riding at the top of the list, with 20.7 percent of all mobile sales globally, and among smartphones, it is the only Android vendor to have more than 10 percent market share. This will be the quarter that people will remember as the one when Samsung swapped places with Nokia, which has now slipped down to second position with 19.8...

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When People Discuss Android Fragmentation, This Is What They Mean

You've probably read about Android market fragmentation and wondered just how big a deal it is. This visualization spells out the problem quite clearly: there are almost 4,000 unique Android devices out there running a single app available on Play. That, right there, is fragmentation. More »...

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