Google rules the smartphone market with Android

Google's mobile Android operating system continues to dominate the smartphone market, claiming a whopping 51.8% of the lucrative space in June 2012.

Nielsen: more than half of Americans have smartphones

It isn't the first research group to suggest this, but Nielsen now says if you don't own a smartphone in the US, you're a minority.

Android smartphones are more popular than ever

A recent survey conducted by Nielsen confirms that 43% of all U.S. smartphone owners have an Android device.

Most Android apps are overlooked

There are roughly 250,000 apps available for Android, but how many of them ever gain an attention?

iOS advances as Android holds the line

Google's Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system, with approximately 38% of smartphone consumers owning devices powered by the OS.

Yes, Americans are still couch potatoes

Sedentary lifestyles will never die! That's right, Americans are still couch potatoes - despite the fact that the number of U.S. households with TV sets dropped from 98.9 % to 96.7% for the first time in 20 years.

Android phones now more desirable than iPhones

The iPhone is the smartphone of choice, right, the object of everybody's desire? Wrong.

Fewer people want iPhone, more want Android

Compared to this time last year, consumer taste is exceedingly leaning toward Google's mobile OS.

Move over, Tickle Me Elmo. Kids want iPads this year

They can barely read, but kids as young as six years old are already getting iPad fever. It's the most-wanted consumer electronic gift among the very young demographic.

Holy moly alert! Teens exchanging 3,339 texts per month

If you think you see people never letting go of their mobile phones, you aren't imagining things. The latest report from Nielsen shows that the average teen in the US is now sending and/or receiving 3,339 text messages every month.

It's official: Android is now the most popular smartphone OS

It's official! Android is now rated the most popular operating system amongst consumers who purchased a smartphone over the past six months.

US adults snub mobile apps

Did you know that only 24% percent of American adults who own smartphones run mobile apps?

Bing passes Yahoo in the blink of an eye

Microsoft is proving that you can do anything if you put your mind - and the resources of a multi-billion dollar corporation - to it.

Consumers generally not excited about 3D: study

Although it seems like everyone is calling it the next big thing, the majority of consumers are not that excited about 3D TV, and according to one study's results, interest in the technology actually goes down after users give it a test run.

Americans covet Apple's shiny iPhone

Android may be poised to dominate the US smartphone market, but a recent survey indicates that Apple’s shiny iPhone remains quite a coveted device. 

Users now spend 23% of their online time on social networks

People are spending less time checking their e-mail, reading news and going to traditional online portals, but are spending a heck of a lot more time on Facebook and Twitter.

Ebooks are slower to read than paper, survey shows

Reading an ebook is substantially slower than reading a standard paper version, according to a study.

50% of all mobile data is consumed by 6% of users

There is a huge discrepancy in mobile data usage among smartphone owners, as millions of people use less than 1 MB per month while others gobble it up to no end.

Games are the most popular mobile apps

As if there was ever any doubt! Yes, a recent survey published by Nielsen confirms what we already suspected: games are the most downloaded apps on mobile devices.

Most online content should be free, say users

It's not the conclusive answer they were probably hoping for, but Nielsen has found from a massive survey that people 'might' be prepared to pay for online content.