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Apple and Samsung dominate tablet sales while manufacturers battle for third place

Although ​Apple and Samsung lead the market for tablet sales, there’s an increasing battle for third place. That’s the conclusion of a new report from ABI Research.

It says competition for the space behind Apple and Samsung is currently between Lenovo, Amazon, Asus and other ‘emerging’ vendors.

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Over two thirds of mobile ads are seen on Samsung and Apple devices

Over two thirds of mobile ads are seen on Samsung and Apple devices

Millennial Media has used data from its mobile advertising platform, which processes billions of mobile ad requests every month, and compiled them in a new Mobile Mix study that focuses on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa device markets.

It reports that 81% of the European population has a mobile phone, with 42% owning smartphones. The overall figures for EMEA are 65% mobile penetration and 25% with a smartphone.

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New research shows iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are currently Apple's top models

New research shows iPhone 5 and iPad 2 are currently Apple's top models

A new study from mobile marketing and analytics firm Localytics shows that Apple’s most popular mobile phone is currently the iPhone 5, not the iPhone 5c or 5s that followed it.

Similarly, the most-seen Apple tablet is the iPad 2, which was released in 2011.

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Mobile malware infections continue to rise, with Android devices a favourite target

The number of mobile malware infections increased by 17% during the first six months of 2014, which is almost double the rate seen in 2013.

It mirrors a similar infection rate in residential fixed-line networks, from a 9% increase in December 2013 to 18% at the end of June 2014.

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Almost half of email in the UK is opened on an iPhone

New figures from email delivery service SendGrid suggest that 46% of email in the UK is opened on an Apple iPhone, while 18% is opened on an iPad.

The figures come from two 10-day survey periods in 2013 and 2014, covering more than eight billion emails sent by over 125,000 companies.

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