An assortment of figures from Strategy Analytics, IDC and ABI Research last week showed how Samsung had dominated the smartphone market in the previous quarter.
Now IDC (International Data Corporation) has published new research that shows even greater dominance for the Android operating system.
VOA News writes:
Some map applications are stirring up trouble, virtually erasing South Korea's claims to an island chain also claimed by Japan.
Both Apple and Google have removed the Korean name for the islands from their English and Japanese map services.
Digital security company Bit9 says more than a quarter of the Android applications it analysed may pose security risks to users. It points out this could have particularly serious implications for the growing ‘bring your own device’ trend within businesses.
More than 400,000 apps in the Google Play marketplace were analysed by Bit9, which looked at the permissions requested by these applications.
The new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system from RIM is still on course to launch in the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent announcement from the company. New BlackBerry devices will also be announced alongside the OS.
BB10 was originally planned for a 2012 release.