In the world of Android, there are always plenty of news stories surrounding the rapidly growing platform that has taken the mobile world completely by storm. Today, we have the latest marketshare data that shows Android taking a chunk out of other smartphones significantly, along with the news from Samsung about their latest invention, the Galaxy Tab.
Despite the no doubt strong sales of the new iPhone 4, Android is still gaining significantly on the iPhone as seen in the latest comScore data. According to the latest data, Android gained a strong 5% market share from April to July 2010 while all other smartphone platforms declined. RIM lost 1.8% marketshare while Apple lost 1.3%.
While all data up until this point has been not including the iPhone 4, the latest data reads up until July which is plenty enough to see how big the impact of the iPhone 4 is. Many analysts agree on one point: the exclusivity of the iPhone to AT&T is definitely holding the iOS platform back.
Here is the chart with the full breakdown:
Last night, Samsung announced their brand new tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. For those who’ve not done their homework, that is every single major US carrier, meaning that you’ll be able to use the Tab no matter of carrier preference.
In their press release:
Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the powerful characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer. The Galaxy Tab is designed with several enhancements to create a unique mobile experience that other products can’t deliver.
The Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go. The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.
All that is known at this point is that it will run Android 2.2 with full flash capability, as well as be released before the holiday season. Also mentioned is that there will be a WiFi only version available if the 3G model is unnecessary to you.
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