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NFC to be victim of Great Game between Android and Apple?

Just to flag an interesting comment piece from the News section, which covers the issue of mobile payments technology and whether NFC will be pipped at the post when it comes to mass adoption – see NFC and mobile payments – always a bridesmaid never a bride Is NFC finally going to…

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Jelly Bean accounts for 60% of Android

In the latest monthly platform stats issued by Google, the headline news is Jelly Bean now accounting for 60% of Android devices interacting with Google Play. As the “Jelly Bean” flavour of Android actually accommodates three versions (API levels 16, 17 and 18) the nuances are to be found within…

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Android 4.4 kitKat sneaks into monthly stats

The newly released Android 4.4 (KitKat) - featured in the LG-made Nexus 5 – makes its first appearance in the monthly platform stats issued by Google. The total is 1.1%, and the more recent versions of Jelly Bean (4.2 and 4.3) also inch forwards (things will inevitably…

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Android prospers in Western Europe; Samsung dominant, Sony resurgent

TechCrunch is highlighting figures from Kantar Worldpanel (a market research division of WPP) that outline Android European dominance in Western Europe, specifically the markets of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. There’s good news for Smasung in that almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe are now…

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Android dominates the European smartphone landscape - IDC

The latest IDC report reveals a dominance of the Android platform, for mobile shipments, in the Western European market. Market share for Google’s platform increased to 69% in 1Q13, up from the 55% recorded a year ago. The overall size of the market shrank, however – total shipments dropped 4…

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Apple throws pie chart in face of Android

In a barely disguised dig at Google, Apple is now documenting “iOS fragmentation” in a monthly chart just like the Android counterpart. Ouch. The pie chart shows what percentage of people are using different versions of iOS. In an exact echo of Google, the chart is available on the company…

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