google-wallet

We’ve heard rumors about Verizon blocking Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus a while ago, and while this is as anti-competitive as it gets, especially after the new open spectrum and net neutrality... rules that Google helped push, they manage to pull this off by having Google not make the app available in the first place. If the app is not available, it means they are off the hook.

There are 2 reas...

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The Android Market has reached 10 billion total downloads since its launch, and it looks like the number of downloads per month are already as many as the iOS (1 billion), which means it will... soon surpass the Apple app store in downloads per month.

There’s still the issue if developers make as much money on Android as they do on iOS, and there have been many reasons in the past...

CyanogenMod

I’m not too surprised by this as it wouldn’t even cross my mind that CyanogenMod would ever use data monitoring tools like CarrierIQ, but in case anyone was worried, fear not –... the team has just confirmed that they will never use it in their software.

Everybody with access to a web browser over the last week or so has undoubtedly seen the recent upheaval about Carrier IQ...

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BusinessInsider have gotten their hands on an Asus Transformer Prime and so far they are very impressed with how it looks, how thin it is and how fast it performs. They say that unlike other tablets... out there who are made out of flimsy plastic, the Transformer is made out of solid aluminum, while being even thinner and lighter than an iPad 2, with a 8.3 mm (vs 8.8mm) thinness and 586g (vs 601g) we...

Windows-8-Start-Menu

I remember when years ago people were hoping that Linux would end Windows’ domination in the market place, especially with a crippled Apple at the beginning of last decade. Linux, an open... source OS, was our last chance for that happening, at least back then. But Microsoft made sure nothing would be threatening their monopoly, and over the years they made deals in such a way that manufactu...

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The Asus Transformer Prime is by far the most hotly anticipated tablet this holiday season, and while it remains to be seen if it will have Android 4.0 on time for Christmas, it should still... be highly impressive, especially from a hardware point of view. As you’ll see in the video below, both the tablet part and the keyboard look extremely thin but also durable, thanks to the full a...

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Sony is promising to update their whole Xperia line-up to Android 4.0 next year, and also LG says they will update at least 4 of the Optimus phones to ICS: LG Optimus 2X, 3D, Black and LTE.... Out of the 4 the LG Optimus Black is the only single core one, so this gives us confirmation that Android 4.0 will work on single core phones, too, in case you were worried – with the whole Nex...

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I don’t think HTC has had a very clear strategy of where they are going for the past 6-12 months. They seem more focused on incremental improvements, releasing more products into the market... and using the same type of processor. This choice of strategy has started reflecting in their revenues, and it seems next quarter’s growth will be flat at best:

“Fourth-quarter revenue w...

piper-jaffray-flawed-analysis

Up until last year Android revenue for app developers used to be pretty abysmal, and in some cases it was even 50 times smaller than iOS revenue. This was in part because of Apple’s huge... lead with the iPhone in user base, when Android was still just in the growing period.

So I saw a report yesterday saying that Android apps get only 7% of the revenue of iOS, I immediately thought...

lg-tv

Yes, Logitech is giving up on Google TV. But Logitech is only an accessories company anyway, and a company that isn’t that big in the TV market. LG on the other hand, is the 2nd biggest... TV manufacturer, and them joining the Google TV ecosystem could be a huge deal for Google TV and it could jumpstart its market. Rumors say that LG will announce a new device that’s running Google...