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Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but reports from Taiwan are now confirming what I’ve said since the beginning of this year. Windows 8 tablets will not be price... competitive with Android tablets and the iPad, even for the ARM version, so expect the Intel tablets to cost even more.

ARM situation is very bad

Manufacturers from Taiw...

It is likely that you have some Adobe software installed on your PC or Mac. It could be Adobe Acrobat Reader, it could be Adobe Air, or it could be Adobe Flash Player.

Flash is so popular... that Google ships it as a built-in plugin for its Chrome web browser. It is also likely that you have some Adobe software on your Android device, and it would be one (or all) of the same three listed...

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You might be asking yourself if you read the headline to this post correctly. A 2200% growth in the number of malicious Android apps, can that be right? Unfortunately it is. According to the Mobile... Threat Report Q1 2012 (PDF) released by security company F-Secure, the number of malicious Android application package files (APKs) they received in the first three months of the year grew from 139 in 2...

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Reports are saying that carriers and Nokia’s board are becoming restless with WP7, and they are pushing for alternatives to WP7, to slow down the fast decline of the company, and the consumer... rejection of WP7 smartphones. It seems that WP7 might have been another critical mistake for Nokia and this time it might be an endgame scenario.

I still believe that Nokia made a huge mistake by not...

Tablets

This is a follow-up to my article, from a couple of months ago,¬†analyzing¬†the¬†segmentation trends in the tablet market. Since I wrote that article, we have seen some more data on the market... share trends of the iPad and Android tablets, including some very interesting data on the Kindle Fire. Now, let’s have a look at how the data stacks up against my predicted trends.

iPad vs. An...
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A few months ago, the American mobile phone service provider MetroPCS launched, together with ZTE Рthe Chinese handset manufacturer Рan affordable, entry level Android phone called... the ZTE Score M. This Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) comes with a variety of features like a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 600MHz CPU, a 3.2-megapixel camera,  Wi-Fi, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD slot...

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Android. We know the name but do we truly understand the ideals behind it?

A few points to mull over before we begin this piece:

Android is Google’s brainchild. Android is... property of the public. Android is, and has been, a boon to mobile manufacturers, app developers, and retail outlets.

Think about the above for a moment. Imagine a world without Android. Would we...

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Nearly every Android smartphone user has suffered the irritation of knowing that a new version of Android has been released by Google, and they haven’t received it yet. Sometimes they... never do. ¬†Updates can often ¬†take around six months to come, if they do at all. Why does this happen, and why does Google let it happen time and time again?

The bloatware process

Br...

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook‚Äôs founder and one of the youngest billionaires in the world, shocked us all when he announced that Facebook would purchase Instagram for $1 billion. The deal went... through immediately, and, while most industry pundits saw it as the action of an eccentric, wealthy young man, the acquisition might have been part of a well-thought ‚Äústrategy‚ÄĚ after all.

A...

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In recent days, there have been many reports¬†stating that numerous Android handset manufacturers are working on launching smartphones with their own forked versions of Android.¬†Recent comments¬†by... Skyhook CEO, Ted Morgan, and the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, seem to have fanned these flames even more. But ignoring Skyhook’s¬†stormy relationship¬†with Google for a second – is this...