Android OS Grabs 80 Percent Share in the Global Smartphone Market
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The smartphone industry continues to expand and it appears, Android device manufacturers are the biggest beneficiaries of this trend. According to latest figures released by the UDC, shipments of Android smartphones reached nearly 190 million units in Q2 2013, giving the platform 79.3 percent market share. With over 72 million smartphones shipped last quarter, Samsung benefitted the most in the …
Android Now Owns 75 Percent of Market Share
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Recent reports released by IDC, a technology research firm, showed that Android OS now represents about 75 percent for about 75 percent of the worldwide smartphone industry. Apple may have huge success in the United States and many developed countries, but it only grabs 15 percent of share in the global phone market. Apple is still on the top in …
Russian Defense Ministry Releases RoMOS, an Ultra-Secure Android Build
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Like it or not, mobile devices regularly collect our personal data and sometimes send them to a remote computer. A developer team from the Russian Defense Ministry came up with a security-enhanced Android OS build that doesn’t transmit any data, even to Google. RoMOS is showcased in IFA 2012 running on a specified tablet model. The military-grade slate is resistant …