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New research says 75% of new smartphones are running Android

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.

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85% of new smartphones run Android or iOS

New figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) have revealed that 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012 ran either Android or Apple’s iOS.

It’s a new combined high for the two mobile operating systems, contrasting with BlackBerry and Symbian which both saw their market shares fall below 5%.

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Samsung reportedly planning to merge bada with Tizen

It’s reported that Samsung is working on merging its own bada mobile operating system with the Tizen OS.

Samsung announced bada just over two years ago, while Tizen is a newer Linux-based open source project with development led by a technical steering group composed of Intel and Samsung.

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Hello Tizen - and goodbye MeeGo?

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open source project called Tizen.

Tizen will be designed to support a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks and in-vehicle equipment. The project will be hosted by The Linux Foundation with development led by a technical steering group composed of Intel and Samsung.

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A radial menu for iPhone 5? It's not such a radical idea

Mark Bridge writes:

As sure as eggs, there’ll be an iPhone 5. It’ll be announced on 6th June 2011 if you want my guess. And the latest rumours are suggesting it’ll have ‘radial menus’.

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