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Why Has Bill Gates Switched To Android From Windows Phone, Ditching iPhone Completely!

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In a recent interview, legendary former CEO and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Bill Gates, revealed that he has finally moved away from Windows Phone, and adopted Android as his mobile operating system of choice. This admission by Gates is in many ways the coupe de grace for Microsoft's failed forays into the smartphone industry.Of course, Gates decision is hardly...

Can Microsoft’s Upcoming Phone Help Windows Phone OS Rise From the Ashes?

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been struggling with its Windows phone for a very long time. They made several failed efforts to grab a sizable chunk of the smartphone market by riding on the back of its flagship devices like Nokia Lumia series and the latest HP Elite X3. However, Android and iOS devices continue to rule the market. According...

Google Inc. (GOOG) Android Continued To Record Exponential Growth In Q4 2013!

Worldwide Smartphone demand has been continuously on the rise for the last few years, resulting in frequent shift of global Smartphone Operating System market shares and sales. While Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is trying to end the regime of Samsung in the Smartphone space, the low-priced Android powered Smartphones are fueling the penetration around the world.Kantar Worldpanel, a market research...

These Were The Best In The Business This Year : Top 10 Smartphones of 2013

Y2K13 or the year two thousand and thirteen or 2013 (call it what you want to) has truly been an action packed year in almost all aspects. For some, it’s been memorable, and for others forgetful, but through it all the events of 2013 have undoubtedly left an indelible impact on us. The world of Smartphones also witnessed some unprecedented...

Apple Inc (AAPL) iOS: The Friendliest Smartphone OS [REPORT]

Competition among mobile phone makers before the onset of smartphones were all about features. Today, smartphones have become a software game. Every smartphone platform out there wants to win the hearts of consumers by providing a well-designed, fast, pleasant-to-use bit of software: fluid operation, responsive interaction, and fast graphics, so as to deliver the best user experience possible. And...

Majority Of Active Users On Android, iOS And Windows Phone Platforms Use Medium Size Phones !!

Windows Phone platform has gradually been gaining market share in smartphone segment, while on the other side, there's no any sign of downfall in Android's market share growth. Undoubtedly, proportion of smart connected devices today has reached to a distinct level, and this time, fragmentation of hardware (based on form factor) has become one of the major concerns for...

Growth Rate Of Android And Windows Phone Could Jeopardize Apple Inc. Owned iOS !!

Apple Inc. (AAPL) wants to dwindle the influence of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) mobile OS across the world. But this time, it seems difficult for the Cupertino based company to diminish Android's halo effect. According to a recent report from Kantar Worldpanel, over the last three months ending February this year, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone were the two...

Does Samsung Want To Continue Its Relationship With Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) On Windows Phone Platform?

It's really tough for anyone to say whether Samsung wants to continue its relationship with Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) on Windows Phone platform or not. Does Microsoft Corporation really need to work hard on Windows Phone mobile OS to attract more number of hardware partners? However, it's true that Android and iOS platforms have stronger mobile ecosystem, in comparison to...

Windows Phone Platform To Shine In 2013 With Nokia Lumia 720 And 520 Smartphones

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At Mobile World Congress press conference, Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 were announced by the Finnish mobile handset manufacturer. This time, Nokia is aggressively trying to broaden its Windows Phone 8 portfolios. With the launch of these two devices (Nokia Lumia 720 and 520), it's trying to fill the pricing gaps. The Lumia 720, which has been...

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Recorded Whopping 150% Y/Y growth In Terms Of Shipments !!

In 2012, the two horse race between Android and iOS reached to peak in smartphone segment, despite Microsoft's Windows Phone platform showed off tremendous year-over-year (Y/Y) growth. This time, Microsoft and BlackBerry have finally planned to step up their games against Apple and Google's mobile OS. According to IDC's latest report, the world's two largest smartphone platforms--Android and iOS--together accounted...

1.4 Billion Active Smartphones By 2013E: Windows Phone Jinx To Continue [Report]

At present, there're two-horse race in smartphone segment; Samsung and Apple are unilaterally dominating over other smartphone vendors. But the climax is expected to change by the end of this year. As per ABI Research's latest projection, there would be 1.4 billion and 268 million active smartphones and Tablets respectively by the end of this year. As usual, Android...

Nokia Q4 2012 Earnings: The Company’s $5.4 Billion Net Cash Won’t Be A Good News For Investors !!

Yesterday, Nokia Q4 2012 earnings report came to spotlight, and the company performed outstandingly in the last quarter. The quarter was quite impressive in terms of smartphone shipments, but overall mobile handset shipments declined in the quarter, compared to the same quarter of the prior year. Despite, the company reported $10.7 billion revenue for the quarter (or earnings per share...

Nokia Falls In Love With Windows Phone: Killing Its Own Baby “Symbian”

Nokia has already posted its earnings guidance for Q4 2012. The Finnish handset maker's mobile business has been badly affected by Apple and Android's smartphones. Despite, the company has reported revenue of $10.7 billion (or earnings per share of $0.08), besides it has also reported an operating profit of $585 million for Q4, 2012. Nokia Sold 2.2 Million Symbian And...

Windows Phone Experiences Strong Growth In Europe: Accounting For 5.9% And 13.9% Of Sales In Britain And Italy Respectively

Microsoft is still struggling to draw the attention of a significant number of users towards the Windows Phone platform. With the launch of Windows Phone 8, the company has somehow succeeded to prove itself as one of the potent smartphone players. In Q4 2012, Nokia shipped 4.4 million Windows Phone running smartphones, and of course, it would be a...

Would You Believe That Sales Of Windows Phone Smartphones Reached To Whopping 13.75 Million Units In Q4 2012 ?

At the time, Android is unilaterally dominating the mobile OS segment in terms of shipments. In Q3 2012, three out of every fourth smartphones sold were Android-powered. However, Android’s nearest rival—iOS—had just 14% market share till the end of the Q3 last year. At the end of Q3 last year, Windows Phone was struggling to gain the attention of...

Nokia Sold 14 Million Smartphones In Q4 2012: Planning To Open The Door For Android In 2013

Yesterday, Nokia announced its Q4 earning guidance; the company has estimated a strong quarter sales for its Windows Phone-powered Lumia models. As usually, low-priced Asha Smartphones played significant role in overall smartphone shipments in the last quarter. The company has reported that sales of Lumia models doubled in Q4 2012 over the previous quarter to 4.4 million units. Besides,...

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