Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones globally in Q4, topping Samsung in the smartphone market for the first time. And while Apple dominates where it matters most (see: profits), it still has a long way to go before surpassing the greater collection of Android smartphones in market share. Today’s graphic looks at smartphone market share by vendor in Q3 and Q4 of 2014.
This weekend, Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones. Today’s graphic compares a selection of flagship smartphones from major manufacturers.
The creation of supermassive black holes remains an open topic of research. However, many scientists have long believed the growth rate of black holes was limited. That is until they discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Today’s graphic diagrams how black holes form.
India’s cotton production and exports have jumped since the country adopted genetically modified cotton in 2002. Bt cotton, which produces its own pesticide, is the country’s only GM crop and covers 95% of India’s cotton cultivation of 11.6 million hectares (28.7 million acres). Today’s graphic tracks India’s cotton production, exports and price.
Record-breaking winter weather has put much of the U.S. Northeast in a deep freeze this month. Boston broke its own record last week for the snowiest February in the city’s history. Today’s graphic tracks the recent snowfall across the United States.
As the Nasdaq closes in on the all-time high it reached in March of 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the one seen 15 years ago. Today’s graphic compares the present day Nasdaq’s top 10 companies by market cap to that of 15 years ago.
Over 150 people across the United States have been diagnosed with measles. Many of the cases are believed to be linked to the wave of illness that began when an infected person from out of the country visited Disneyland in late December. Today’s graphic shows how the virus spreads through the body’s cells.
Today’s graphic shows an analysis by Mobidia that compared the amount of time users spent on six messaging apps (Tencent’s WeChat, Naver’s Line, Daum Kakao’s Kakao Talk, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) in ten major countries. The mobile analytics firm compared the time spent in each app last month versus a year earlier.