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February 24, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Nokia launches its first Android-based phones [updated]

[This post has been updated to include comment from Microsoft]

Nokia, whose phone business is soon to become part of Microsoft, introduced its first Android-based smartphone today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Nokia X line of phones — which include the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL — is based on Google’s Android operating system, meaning the phones will run Android apps and that it should be relatively easy for developers to port their Android apps to the Nokia Store.

The Nokia X (Photo from Nokia)

The Nokia X (Photo from Nokia)

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August 7, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Windows Phone’s U.S. market share edges up

Microsoft’s market share of U.S. smartphone subscribers bumped up a little to 3.1 percent for the three months ended in June, according to research firm comScore. That’s up from 3 percent for the three months ended both in March and in May. Those figures include both Windows Phone and the outdated Windows Mobile, according to…

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August 7, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Windows Phone, Android smartphone market share up; iOS down

Windows Phone’s worldwide market share edged up from 3.1 percent in the second quarter of last year to 3.7 percent this year, cementing its third-place rank among smartphone operating systems. That’s according to research firm IDC, which also notes that Windows Phone shipped 8.7 million units in the second quarter of this year, up from…

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