In a number of those countries, iOS share declined for the 12-week period. In Australia, for instance, iOS slipped to 23 percent (from 28 percent) while Android rose to 67 percent (from 53 percent). In France, iOS edged down to 12 percent (from 15 percent) as Android rose to 61 percent (from 48 percent). In Germany, iOS slumped to 12 percent (from 22 percent) at the same time that Android grew to 78 percent (from 54 percent). RIM and Symbian, meanwhile, continued to slide to ever more minuscule shares in the U.S. and the U.K. -- RIM down to 2 percent and 9 percent in the two countries, respectively, and Symbian to below 1 percent in both locales.
Ahead of this week's formal introduction of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's share in the U.S, essentially held steady, up a fraction to 2.9 percent for the 12-week period, and saw a slightly larger rise in Britain to 4.2 percent, The shares for Microsoft, RIM, and Symbian showed roughly blush, payne's gray and gold metallic abstract iphone case similar patterns in the other countries surveyed, And in its initial findings from China, Kantar puts the smartphone OS rankings this way: Android (65 percent), iOS (19 percent), Symbian (8 percent), Windows (6 percent), RIM (0.1 percent), and other (under 3 percent)..
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech derives its findings from consumer panels in 12 countries: the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. The momentum is with Apple and the iPhone 5, at least in the U.S. and Britain. In other markets, though, iOS slipped in the final weeks before the new iPhone's arrival. The Android operating system has largely held its own against Apple's iOS in the latest lap of the smartphone races. Figures released today from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show Android continuing to make market share gains across Europe in the 12 weeks of sales that ended September 30. In that region, Google's mobile OS rose to a 67 percent share, compared with 51 percent for the same stretch a year ago, while iOS edged down slightly to 16.5 percent.
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Barnes & Noble has been struggling as more consumers opt to buy books digitally instead of through brick-and-mortar stores. It has its own digital reading operations, but it also faces tough competition from Amazon, Apple, and others. The bookstore operator has been exploring the options for its tablet and e-reader business, including possibly spinning off the operations. It also formed a partnership with Microsoft earlier this year, creating a subsidiary called Nook Media LLC to focus on digital reading.