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Developers see more money with iOS than Android, says Flurry

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Earlier today we discussed Android’s dominance of the mobile phone market. However, that dominance doesn’t translate to dollars for Android app developers. A report issued today from Flurry A…

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Android owns half of U.S. smartphone market, but phones don’t last as long as rivals

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NPD Group has joined the chorus of research firms stating the obvious: Android leads the pack in the smartphone OS wars. Though to be fair, it’s not much of a war in the U.S. anymore. Android grew to a 53 perc…

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Android’s most popular app is also one of its most-criticized. [App popularity by age group]

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If you had to guess which Android app is most popular among Android users, you’d probably guess that it’s Google Maps or maybe YouTube, right? Well, you would be wrong according to the App-Happy Wi…

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Android Market reigns strongest in Asia, America, and Scandinavia [Infographic]

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Everyone has been trying to make sense of Google’s 10 billion app download milestone announced earlier this week. In between frenzied purchases of 10-cent apps to celebrate the achievement, Android o…

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Gingerbread now on half of Android devices, Honeycomb reaches all-time high

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After a long reign at the top of the Android  Platform Version Charts, Android 2.2 (Froyo) surrendered its position to version 2.3 (Gingerbread) last month. Gingerbread has extended its lead as the top OS vers…

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Microsoft tempts Android/iPhone users with WP7 phone demo as Nielsen stats show Android reigns

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How loyal are you to Android? Loyal enough to resist the tile-tastic UI available in Windows Phone 7? For the majority of mobile phone users in the United States, that answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’…

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Actually, Android has more than just 200 million devices and it’s growing just fine

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At Wednesday’s Google Music event, Google shared that it has activated more than 200 million Android devices, with more than 550,000 devices added to that count each day. Some people took that to mean th…

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Gingerbread finally overtakes Froyo in Android market share

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread debuted on devices in December 2010, but not until November 2011 did Gingerbread surpass its predecessor, Android 2.2 (Froyo). The latest Platform Versions chart shows that Gingerb…

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Android News

Nielsen: Android leads U.S. smartphone market, young users adopting faster

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Time for our quarterly update on the “No Duh, Sherlock” statement of the year: Android is the most popular smartphone operating system. This time, it’s Nielsen sending third quarter stat…

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How many Android tablets are in the wild? 6 million, says Andy Rubin

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It’s a question that people have asked since last year: How many Android tablets have been sold? We’ve seen a lot of companies announce shipment estimates, and we’ve even taken our own gues…

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Android now has 190 million global activations, Google+ has 40 million users

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After announcing today that it earned almost $10 billion in the past 3 months, Google once again shared figures showing its growth. CEO Larry Page revealed that Google+ has more than 40 million users, who have…

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Gingerbread gaining ground on Froyo, Honeycomb may be on more than 3 million devices

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Believe it or not, something other than Apple iPhone Mania took place today. The Android Platform Version Chart, which helps developers decide which version of Android to support, was released today. The lat…

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40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

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In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen. The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones f…

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Is Verizon’s Android carrier share really in that much trouble?

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Verizon sparked Android’s rapid ascent when it released the Motorola Droid in late 2009. Nearly two years later, Verizon is still the dominant carrier in the United States, though its market share amon…

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Android fans use apps 1 hour per day, mainly with the top apps [Nielsen]

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Owners of Android phones have more than 250,000 apps of which to choose. Based on new stats shared by Nielsen Smartphone Analytics, Android users are incredibly drawn to the Top apps, and most of their daily pho…

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