Android To Own 45 Percent Of Market By 2016

Android To Own 45 Percent Of Market By 2016

Android To Own 45 Percent Of Market By 2016
According to a new report from ABI Research, Google's Android, which shipped 69 million units in 2010, is expected to own 45 percent of the smart phone market by 2016. Apple's iPhone iOS platform, which held 15 percent of the market in 2010, is expected to have 19 percent by 2016, followed by Research in Motion's BlackBerry (14 percent), Samsung's Bada (10 percent), and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 (7 percent). Overall, 302 million smart phones were shipped in 2010, a 71 percent increase compared to 2009, and ABI Research expects a 19 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016. (4/1)

Live Nation Places Bid For Warner Music
Following a recent report on bids placed for Warner Music Group's Warner/Chappell publishing division, Live Nation Entertainment has placed a bid for WMG's recorded music division, according to a Billboard.biz report. Live Nation joins previous bidders Access Industries, BMG Rights Management, Guggenheim Partners, Platinum Equity, Permira, Sony Music Entertainment, Tamares, and the Yucaipa Companies. According to the report, a deal for WMG could come in April. (4/1)

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