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Posts Tagged ‘Symbian’

Exactly how ginormous is Android?

android logoThere is no denying that Android, Google’s operating system for mobile devices, is big. For example, Android is the OS on 42% of all consumer compute devices.

We have scoured the web for data that will help us show exactly how big Android is in the smartphone world. And in every way we looked at it, Android is ginormous.

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Weekend must-read articles #6 – Mobile World Congress

Every Friday we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, performance, security, and other geeky topics.

This week we bring you a collection of articles focusing on Mobile World Congress, which wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday.

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Perceptions matter, and the perception of Nokia in the news, on the web, and in the minds of many, is that things aren’t going that well. Even in the Pingdom office, we hear “Nokia is doomed,” but do the numbers support this belief?

Looking at the statistics, Symbian leads the mobile operating system race with just over 30% of web browsing traffic. That’s down slightly from late last year, when we noted that Symbian finished 2011 as the top mobile operating system, with almost 34% of the mobile OS market.

What is even more interesting, however, is that Nokia is also ahead when we look at figures for all the mobile handset vendors. In fact, Nokia is way ahead of Apple, and Android lags far behind.

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Pingdom Mobile Podcast #1

Pingdom’s Mobile Podcast is a weekly show about Internet, web, and mobile stuff. In this show we covered a number of topics, including The mobile web in numbers, Symbian is still top mobile OS, Apple’s App Store generates 6x the revenue of Android Market in the US, Ice Cream Sandwich & General Android post-ICS? End of Fragmentation?, Unmodified Holo theme now a requirement for devices with Android Market access, RIM PlayBook Now Available for $199 in the US, and more.

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As we’re quickly approaching the end of 2011 we take a last look at what the year for mobile operating systems has been like.

Would it surprise you to know that Symbian finished 2011 stronger than it started the year? The much-maligned operating system is still number 1, ahead of Android, iOS, and the others.

Read on to find out more.

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Mobile OS usage splits the world (chart)

Worldwide mobile OS usage

Where do you think Apple’s iPhone is the most popular? Where does Nokia’s Symbian phones dominate? How is it going for Android in different parts of the world? What about Blackberry?

We’re going to answer all of those questions and more in this article, which will closely examine mobile OS usage across the world.

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