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According to Strategy Analytics, a ┬ámarket research company, Android managed to capture a whooping 39% market share in Q4 last year, or to be more exact – 10.5 million Android tablets... were sold in Q4. Apple maintained its lead at 58% market share, but for how long?

So what helped Android tablets surge so much? The biggest factor in this rise is definitely the Amazon Kindle...

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Owners of Galaxy S devices and their cousin devices like the Epic 4G haven’t been too lucky, with the updates in US being so slow to arrive. I doubt any of you will ever see the full Android... 4.0 update on your devices, and if Samsung does decide to bring their “value pack” to it, it will still take many more months to do it.┬áSo why not get the best next thing – CyanogenMod 9...

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LaptopMag has a pretty insightful interview with┬áRyan Bidan, product marketing manager for Samsung, and we can see what Samsung thinks about the Android ecosystem right now, and a bit about... where they are going in 2012. One of the more interesting quote’s I saw from him was when he said that Android 4.0 implemented some features that were in TouchWiz first:

So what role does...

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WebGL is already supported on more tan 50% of the PC’s thanks to every browser out there – except IE. And very soon we’re going to see WebGL implemented in Android, too. My... guess is Google will (finally) port Chrome to Android ┬á5.0, and they will showcase it at Google I/O this year (an event that covers both Android and Chrome).┬áBut even if they don’t do that, I&...

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Nokia has just announced that since 1999 they managed to sell 1.5 billion S40 mobile devices. That is an impressive number in a world that was starting to use a mobile phone for the first time... and that grew up with Nokia. I’m not going to argue whether Nokia was or was not a great company in the past. It clearly was, and I’ve owned several Nokia phones myself.┬áThe question is how...

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Remember Raspberry Pi, the tiny $25 computer that’s launching very soon, and promises to revolutionize the world? It seems its GPU comprehensively beats the Tegra 2 GPU and is even twice... as powerful as the iPhone 4S GPU. At the heart of the device it’s a┬áBroadcom BCM2835 chip that comes with a 700 Mhz CPU, and this ultra-powerful GPU. A Broadcom employee had this to say about it:...

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About a month ago, there was a post from a former Google intern who worked on Android, where he tried to give his opinion on how the UI works on Android and how it works on iOS. His post became... viral because it seemed like a pretty elaborate technical post, and for non-developers especially it seemed like what he’s saying made sense. The intern also said that because the way (he thinks) t...

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Android has had a very tough uphill battle with Apple over developers. This has been because of 2 reasons. One reason is that Apple had the headstart in both iPhone units and customer base,... but also in the ecosystem. This made it so most new mobile developers would be naturally inclined to go with the iPhone ecosystem first. The more developers there were working for the iOS platform an...

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Last year, LG started pushing the idea that smartphones should have 3D screens, and they were the first to do it well with the parallax barrier technology, which basically shows you animations... in 3D on the screen without having to wear 3D glasses. If you ask me I think this whole 3D thing is mostly a gimmick, whether we’re talking about 3D movies or 3D screens, but it can certainly impr...

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Later this year, there will be a new industry standard called WiFi Display, that will start appearing in both mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, but also smart TV’s. Both... TI and Qualcomm are pushing for this standard in 2012 and we should expect at least a few devices to have it by the end of the year.

Samsung and Nvidia haven’t announced anything related...