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Windows Phone grows to 4 percent market share in Q3 2013; Android, iOS stay flat

Windows Phone grows to 4 percent market share in Q3 2013; Android, iOS stay flat

According to Canalys, and independent analyst firm, Windows Phone grew its share of pie to four percent in Q3 2013, while Android and iOS stayed static. The report cited that nearly a quarter of billion smartphones shipped in the three-month period, a 44 percent year-over-year increase. Windows Phone accounted for 9.2 million of these units, a growth of 185 percent. It is interesting...

Abhishek Baxi 78
Wordament updated to natively support Windows Phone 8. Also adds new languages and an Android version

Wordament updated to natively support Windows Phone 8. Also adds new languages and an Android version

Wordament is a game of many firsts. It was the first game with Xbox Live on iOS and on the web to offer achievements. It started as an internal project between two Microsoft employees, but was quickly bought by Microsoft once the potential was realized. It hasn’t seen an update on Windows Phone for quite some time, so let’s check out what’s new as of today. The last update for...

Sam Sabri 102
User experience report praises iOS 7, slams Windows Phone 8 on customisation, OS annoyances

User experience report praises iOS 7, slams Windows Phone 8 on customisation, OS annoyances

With both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announced already, just how good is Apple's iOS 7? We've been using it for a short while and we'll admit that it doesn't feel half bad, but Pfeiffer Consulting has taken a rather in-depth look at how Apple's new OS ranks against Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10 and Google's Android (note the firm used Samsung's implementation of Android over the stock...

Rich Edmonds 374
More details emerge on Nokia's

More details emerge on Nokia's "Mountain View" Android phone, which is still being manufactured by Foxconn

Some new details have emerged on Nokia's alleged "Plan B" to build an Android phone running on Lumia hardware, in case things went South with their Microsoft partnership. According to CTechCN, a site with a pretty solid history of reporting leaks, Nokia's Beijing Research and Development team designed an Android-powered smartphone codenamed "Mountain View" that was manufactured by...

Seth Brodeur 229
Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

We know you have an Android or iOS device hanging around you somewhere. It might be an iPad Mini or Nexus 7 that you bought just to tide you over till similar sized tablets running Windows 8.1 became available. Or maybe you just really like technology and like to stay up to date. Either way, your Xbox Music collection will now be with you anywhere. The app is available for Android and...

Sam Sabri 154
IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

The latest predictions from the analysts at IDC see steady growth for Windows Phone, picking up 10% of the global market share by 2017 Windows Phone is on the up, even if not everyone agrees. Microsoft and Nokia have been working hard to build market share in multiple markets, including the all-important US. Recent data collected by Kantar Worldpanel claims increasing sales for Windows...

Rich Edmonds 81
Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Some good news today for Windows Phone as the latest numbers, based on device shipments from earlier this year, have revealed a steady increase for the third place operating system. According to the IDC’s latest numbers, Windows Phone has seen a surge of 77% year over year for device shipments (8.7M in 2013 versus 4.9M for 2012). With those numbers, Windows Phone has increased from 3.1...

Daniel Rubino 115
Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

It’s hard to ignore the tablet category of computing devices. The iPad made them accessible to the mainstream with a relatively easy and familiar interface combined with sensible form factor. Since the first iPad releasing back in early 2010 we’ve seen the tablet segment explode with many platforms and players all wanting a piece of the pie. Nearly a year and a half after the iPad...

Sam Sabri 147