This year, I’m asking Santa to build me a mutant smartphone, a Frankenstein Smartphone if you will, one that crams together all the best specs currently available in the Android ecosystem! Sounds interesting? Oh, we’re just getting started!
A new research note reveals that Apple’s iPhone 5 sales helped the company overtake Google when it comes to smartphone OS marketshare in the U.S., for the 12-week period ending on October 28, 2012.
The Android platform is completely dominating the smartphone market. Is it because Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services? We take a look at Android’s rise as Google improves the platform while Apple sticks with the same old tried and tested combination.
Once you’ve used Android widgets on the expansive screen of a tablet, is it possible to be satisfied with the same widgets on a phone screen?
Time and again, a rumored Facebook phone is leaked, although these turn out to be a dud — or sometimes these just turn out to be smartphones released with special Facebook functionalities integrated. But we need not be messianic about the Facebook phone. If you’re reading this article on a mobile device right now, chances are your smartphone may already be the Facebook phone we’ve been waiting for.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company would love to open retail stores in the country, but that it would have to offer something “uniquely Amazon.”
HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.
Google’s perpetual beta philosophy is beneficial for innovation, and that is great. But sometimes important things are neglected, and users end up getting screwed. That happened yesterday, with the world launch of the new Nexus 4, Nexus 7 with 3G, and Nexus 10.
Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.
Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app update allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not... only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these feature...