Android and iOS managed to grab a whopping 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013, with a total of 199.5 million units sold worldwide. There are no prizes for guessing which of the two platforms grabbed the most market share.
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Google has sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter over the YouTube app Microsoft built for Windows Phone. According to a letter obtained by Wired, Google demands that Microsoft immediately remove the YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store and then disable the app on all existing handsets by May 22.
In its letter to Microsoft, Google claims that the YouTube app allows users to download videos and strip out ads. Here’s part of the letter from YouTube’s Director of Platform Partnerships:
Nokia has today announced the Lumia 925, a new Windows Phone flagship that will be hoping to steal market share away from Apple and Samsung in 2013. The device boasts an aluminum frame and offers an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing PureView camera — both of which are firsts for Nokia’s Windows Phone devices.
Android doesn’t look like it’s about to lose any of its market share to competing platforms any time soon. During the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform powered a whipping 59.9% of all smart mobile devices sold as total shipments hit 308.7 million units.
Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, was installed on just 19.3% of devices — despite the success of its iPhones and iPads.
Although Nokia has built up a pretty strong relationship with Microsoft in recent years, there have always been questions over whether the company might one day try its luck with Android. But despite seeing lackluster success with Windows Phone, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has ruled out any switch to a competing platform.
This weekend, comScore released smartphone manufacturer and operating system data for the first quarter of 2013, in the U.S. market. The figures are very interesting, showing Android continuing to dominate the market with a whopping 52% market share for operating system.
Microsoft is desperately trying to persuade Android users to switch to Windows Phone. After airing a new commercial that bashes Samsung Galaxy users earlier this week, the software giant has built a new Android app that wants to make the switch away from Google’s platform a whole lot easier.
Called Switch to Windows Phone, the app scans your Android smartphone to find all the apps you have installed, then makes it super simple to install those apps on your new Windows Phone device — if they’re available there, of course.
It’s been almost a year since Microsoft released its SmartGlass app for Android and iOS — and now it’s just become available on the Amazon App Store for the Kindle Fire.
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Google has launched a new Android app called One Today that allows users to donate money to nonprofit organizations. The service displays information about a different nonprofit every day, and you can choose whether or not you’d like to support the project by donating a dollar.