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  • Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010

    09/10/2010 8:56:33 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 36 replies
    Gartner Research ^ | September 10, 2010 | Gartner
    STAMFORD, Conn., September 10, 2010 —    The worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market will be dominated by Symbian and Android, as the two OSs will account for 59.8 percent of mobile OS sales by 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. ... Gartner predicts that by 2014, open-source platforms will continue to dominate more than 60 percent of the market for smartphones. Single-source platforms, such as Apple's iOS and Research In Motion's OS, will increase in unit terms, but their growth rate will be below market average and not enough to sustain share increase. Windows Phone will be relegated...
  • Cell Phones Increasingly Attractive To Hackers

    11/26/2004 9:04:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 637+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 26, 2004 | Yuki Noguchi
    Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising ringtones and screensavers for certain cell phones. But those who downloaded the software found that it turned every icon on their cell phones' screens into a skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could no longer send or receive text messages or access contact lists or calendars. Security experts named the malicious software "Skulls" and consider it an early warning of the damage hackers could do as they turn their malevolent talents to cell phones from computers. "Hackers are simply trying to put it out there that it can be...
  • Smartphone wars over, Symbian and MS both lost?

    03/01/2004 11:18:20 AM PST · by playball0 · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Register ^ | 03/01/04 | John Lettice
    Smartphone wars over, Symbian and MS both lost? By John Lettice in Cannes Posted: 01/03/2004 at 18:36 GMT 3GSM Events of the past few weeks have kind of undermined images of Symbian as the victor in the smartphone wars. Depending on how you look at it, last week at 3GSM the company was either staggering about with a dagger in its back, or David Levin was pointing a gun at his head and telling any shareholder who'd listen, "Buy more shares or the puppy gets it." Maybe a bit of both, but does it matter who wins/won? It's beginning to...