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Android overtakes Windows as most used operating system

Google’s Android has overtaken Microsoft Windows for the first time as the world’s most popular operating system in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined. This according to web analytics company StatCounter, which recorded Android’s…

Samsung reclaims spot as world's largest smartphone vendor

Samsung has reclaimed its spot as the world's largest smartphone vendor, after tying for first place with Apple during the last quarter of 2014. The company reportedly shipped 83.2 million smartphones for the first quarter of 2015, which was higher…

IDC: Tablet shipments decline for the first time since 2010

Last quarter saw year-on-year tablet shipments decline for the first time since 2010, according to the latest report from IDC. Total shipments for tablets as well as 2-in-1 devices stood at 76.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 3.2 percent…

Lenovo's Q2 profit climbs as PC market share increases

Lenovo has announced its fiscal Q2 2014 earnings, reporting a net profit of $262 million for the three-month period ended September 30, up 19 percent from the $219.7 million figure the company reported a year earlier, and exceeding the $260 million expected by market analysts.

IDC: Apple now the world's fifth largest PC vendor

Apple is now among the top 5 PC vendors in the world, according to the latest report from market research firm IDC. With 6.3 percent market share in the third quarter of 2014, the Cupertino-based company has jumped to the fifth…

Smartphone shipments reportedly surpass 1 billion in 2013

While cellphone shipments have hit one billion in a year previously, smartphones in particular have not, until now. According to the IDC, smartphones shipments surpassed one billion for the first time in 2013. Having said that, another research group called Strategy Analytics feels…