What do you do when your company suffers a $56 million second-quarter net loss? If you’re Motorola Mobility, you cash in by selling your soul to Google for a cool $12.5 billion, which is exactly what the search giant announced early Monday.
Advertising company Millennial Media just released their 50th Mobile Intelligence Report, detailing trends in the mobile phone industry based on ad impressions. The survey offered some interesting conslusions about the mobile climate.
According to the new report, iPhone has topped the charts as the number one smartphone model for three years running, Apple is now the top smartphone manufacturer, and iOS is now the number two operating system.
Despite all of the bleak news about Android’s explosive growth over iOS, Apple has risen to the top of the world’s smartphone market, bumping longtime champ Nokia to third place and barely edging out Samsung, according to newly released data.
It’s called buyer’s remorse -- as anyone who has worked in retail can attest to, returns are just a fact of life, especially with most companies making it so easy to do. However, when the returns start creeping toward nearly half the amount of product you’re shipping, there may be a bigger problem.
AT&T may not have had the insane second quarter that partner Apple did, they’re still rockin’ the iPhone like a hurricane, with 3.6 million of the handsets activated over the last three months and nearly a quarter of those were new customers.
Among mobile phone users, one third of you use smartphones, and more of you who do choose Android and iOS devices.
The latest numbers in a report from comScore indicate that smartphones now represent one in three of all mobile phones in the US. Of the 234 million Americans using mobile phones during a three month period ending in May 2011, 76.8 million of them used smartphone devices like the iPhone that offer enhanced features and computing power. This milestone represents an increase of over 11 percent from the preceding three month period.
Well, would you look at that: Those big kids in the mobile phone playground can play nice together after all, especially when cash money is in play. After nearly two years, the patent disputes between Apple and Nokia have come to a close, with Cupertino throwing a pile of money at the problem to make it go away.
As predicted, there was no new iPhone announced at WWDC this year, lending further credence to rumors that Apple plans to move introduction of the next model to September to coincide with iOS 5 -- a move that is likely to give Android competitors like HTC a chance to eclipse Cupertino’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market.