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Android to beat iOS and Windows Phone to beat BlackBerry says Ovum

Analyst firm Ovum thinks Android will be top dog for smart phones in 2016, way ahead of Apple's iOS, with Windows Phone overtaking BlackBerry behind that.

By March 28, 2011


PC still reigns supreme for Cyber Monday shoppers

Only about 20 percent of people are using a smartphone to make a purchase on Cyber Monday, and another 14 percent are using a tablet.

By December 2, 2013


Mobile revenue growth slowing, seen declining by 2018

Wireless carriers are going to have find new sources of revenue beyond signing up people for cellular service, says Ovum.

By October 10, 2013


Bad customer service has phone fans looking to ditch their network

Shoddy customer service is the main reason many phone users ditch their network, even more important than price.

By February 19, 2014


Android will be the platform of choice for developers, study says

Within the next 12 months, Android could overtake Apple's iOS as the most important platform for developers, although most will still support both.

By January 23, 2012


Android to overtake Apple in app downloads

Research firm Ovum says Google's Android is expected to see 8.1 billion application downloads this year, compared with 6 billion from Apple, as total downloads grow by 144 percent.

By September 8, 2011


Social messaging cost carriers $14B in SMS revenue, says firm

Cell phone owners are turning to other services to chat with friends, according to Ovum. It also says carriers lost $8.7 billion in SMS revenue in 2010 because of social messaging.

By February 22, 2012


Facebook 'weeks away' from e-wallet approval

An e-wallet service from the social network, that lets you store money on your account to spend across the Web, is waiting on regulatory approval in Ireland, reports Financial Times.

By April 14, 2014


Chat apps now more popular than SMS worldwide

According to new data, 19 billion chat messages were sent each day last year, compared to 17.6 billion SMS messages.

By April 29, 2013


Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 a genuine step forward?

With its similar look and iterative tweaks on the S4, is the Galaxy S5 the phone consumers have been waiting for?

By February 24, 2014