News Summary: Android extends smartphone dominance

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Posted: Aug 08, 2012 3:50 PM
News Summary: Android extends smartphone dominance

THE DOMINANCE: Combined, Android and Apple had 85 percent of the worldwide smartphone market in the second quarter, up from 66 percent a year ago. That's from research group IDC.

THE BREAKDOWN: There were four Android phones for every iPhone. That's up from a ratio of 2.5 to 1 in the same period last year. The success of Samsung's Android phones helped.

A DIFFERENT STORY: Apple still dominates in tablet computers, with Android tablets well behind the iPad.