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The Android mobile device community in pMD is up .09 percent this week. This increase comes on the heels of OpenSignal's latest fragmentation report released Wednesday, identifying 18,796 unique Android devices!


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.70%
Android: 9.30%
This week Apple took back .04 percent of the mobile device pie from Android. The rumors are flying around the iPhone 6, with more and more articles adding credibility to those rumors. With more screen real estate, a more durable display, and an improved camera, it's no surprise that Apple is ahead this week.

Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.79%
Android: 9.21%
Android gained a solid 0.10 percent of the mobile devices from our health care providers this past week. Coincidentally, the release date of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 6 was announced this week for Sept. 9.

Are health care providers holding out for Sept. 9 to get their hands on an iPhone 6?

Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.75%
Android: 9.25%

iOS 8, Apple’s newest operating system to be released with the iPhone 6 this fall, contains some exciting and unprecedented features in the password department. With the introduction of iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S, we oohed and awed over the TouchID password feature. We no longer had to enter in a 4+ digit pin every time to keep our iPhones secure - the phone simply scanned our thumbprint and verified our identity. Pretty innovative technology.

Now, Apple will take TouchID to the next level with iOS 8 extensions and could allow third-party applications, like pMD, to take advantage of this powerful feature. What does this mean for health care providers who are increasingly using their iPhones in their work? For one thing, it’ll help cut down on their extensive list of passwords to remember for both work and personal applications. We hear from our doctors using mobile charge capture about the constant hassle of keeping track of numerous passwords among their various health care systems and the time spent having to retrieve forgotten passwords. It’s even common for some systems to require a password change every couple of months! The iOS 8 password features will also be a huge benefit for health care companies who are developing mobile software faster than you can remember your EHR password.

If iOS 8 can simplify the password process and make them even more secure, then that’s a win for both doctors and health care software companies alike.

Source: The Verge
Android took away a slim .02 percent of the mobile device pie this week. Such a small net change leaves room for speculation - will Android continue this trend into next week, or will Apple defend its dominance in mobile health care?


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.85%
Android: 9.15%
It's no surprise that Apple went up this week by 0.05 percent in light of their postive Q3 earnings report Wednesday. I predict we'll see Apple continue to dominate the mobile device scene among health care providers this year, especially with the iPhone 6 on the horizon.


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.87%
Android: 9.13%

Today is a special day, a marvelous day, a miraculous day… Well, it is if you enjoy numbers, charts, and everything about Apple. July 22 marks the end of Apple's third quarter, meaning that it's time for their much anticipated Q3 Earnings Report.

As a mobile charge capture company, we have to stay informed on the latest smartphone developments and their manufacturers. Our very own Señor Goat has been reporting on pMD’s mobile market share every Friday, and it’s our quarterly opportunity to see how our biggest slice of the pie is doing. Let's take a look at pMD's mobile device breakdown between Apple’s last earnings call in April and today. Perhaps we may have a correlation between Apple’s numbers and pMD’s.

Although, before we get to the numbers, which I know you're super anxious to find out, let’s consider some rumors that have been flying around Apple lately. First off, it’s expected that the iPhone 6 will take the stage in September of this year, with a larger screen, new form factor, and a variety of new functionality. Also expected is the iWatch, possibly announced within the coming months. Currently, the iWatch is a rather mysterious and elusive device, but it could prove to be a game changer in the mobile sphere.

Now to the numbers from today:

Looking at the charts, Android took away 0.3 percent from iOS market share among doctors and other health care providers using pMD. Given these numbers, the Q3 story looks uncertain for Apple. But let’s look at this from another angle: considering that the market is expecting Apple to lose market share, our numbers show that Apple is, in fact, still holding steady. So, given our logic, this should indicate that we’ll see an upside surprise during Apple’s earnings report. Will our numbers correlate with Apple? We’ll find out at 2 p.m. PDT.
This week Android ate up 0.07 percent of the mobile device pie among our health care providers. Considering the Galaxy S5's torture-proof capabilities, Android is proving it's here to stay!


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.82%
Android: 9.18%
In one week, Apple crushed Android with a whopping 0.18 percent surge in total devices. This is the largest weekly net change to date! How do you like them Apples?


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.89%
Android: 9.11%
After a three week skid, Apple finally showed positive growth in the iOS-Android wars among our health care providers! This week, Apple took back .02 percent of the mobile device pie from Android.


Señor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

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iOS: 90.71%
Android: 9.29%