Mobile OEM manufacture Samsung continues to increase (+1.1%) market share over the last three months, while Motorola (-2.1%), LG(-0.2%), and Nokia(-0.7%) falter. RIM remains basically unchanged with a slight 0.3% increase in market share.
Google and Android again has substantially increased (+6.5%) its market share in the smartphone platform over the last three months. Apple’s iOS did have a slight increase(+0.3%), but only maintains a lead of 1.1% market share over Android(23.5%). Who has taken a beating? RIM (-3.5%) and Microsoft(-2.1%) continue to lose market share to the other smartphone platforms.
Text messaging is still the consumer’s favorite way to use mobile devices (68.1%) and continues to grow over the last three months (+2.1%). Mobile web browsing gained the most over the last three months(+2.6%), followed by downloading mobile apps (+2.3%) and interacting with social networks(+2.4%).
CNET published a video comparing the Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad video. What is not discussed in the comparison is Google’s development and coming release of the Android OS for tabs that will rival iPad’s usability. One point CNET does harp on about the Galaxy is the apps are not taking advantage of the bigger screen. This will change quickly as the Android is an open-source community that will catch-up very quickly to the iPad. Example is how fast the Android has captured market share in the smartphone sector.
Competition is always good for the consumer as it will spur innovation for both tablet platforms. Samsung and Google will make-up ground to Apple in the near future in it’s features and usability. Enjoy the video!
CNET Prizefight: Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. Apple iPad 3G|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1EBIaBWLxM
Microsoft has finally seen their smartphone reach the US market as reported by Engadget. http://tinyurl.com/2uwbx82 . The long awaited Windows Phone 7 can be found on Microsoft store shelves as of today. AT&T and T-Mobile seem to be the first carriers of the new smartphone.
Engadget repprts “Official Twitter for Android app goes live, will go open source”.
The app is really well thought out. Downloaded the Twitter app last night and it has been a joy to use. The home page has a nice layout with tweets, direct messages, lists, and retweets right at your finger tips. The animation of the most popular hashtags simplifies access to them.