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Android Dominates Mobile OS Market

The OS war between different mobile operating system vendors is not new. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM are some of the major contenders.

However, a study that was conducted recently states that Google dominates this pool of contenders with its Android OS. A research firm named Canalys recently carried out this survey which indicated that almost half of the world’s smartphones run Android while there is a major gap between iOS and Android. About 48 percent of the OS market belongs to Android while mere 19 percent is owned by iOS.

New Snapdragon-Powered Sharp Smartphone- LEAKED!

It looks like Sharp is working on another Android smartphone, with the model number SH8188U representing it. No clue on how large the screen is on this slate, and it will be running Android 2.2 Froyo, telling us that we don’t deserve Gingerbread? But what about the holidays?

In either case, it will have WiFi, HDMI output, and HD video recording via the 5MP camera. The device will be fueled by a roaring 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

The Pantech Vega Racer: World’s Fastest Phone

Pantech, a Korean based company, offers many impressive handheld cellphones, the newest of which is called the Vega Racer, claimed to be the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. The Vega Racer uses Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU. The device carries a large 4.3″ LCD screen giving users the simultaneous enjoyment of beauty and brains.

The piece of hardware weighs to be about 4.23 ounces and is 9mm thin. The smartphone features an advanced 8MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and seems to be quite a contender against next-generation smartphones.