Google has revealed new numbers for the state of the Android ecosystem in early March: Jelly Bean is a 16.5%, Ice Cream Sandwich at 28.6% while GIngerbread is still the predominant Android version with 44%.
If YouTube can leverage its offerings versus what is available on the Play Store for purchase, Google has effectively found a way to bridge the gap between radio and purchased content. You could listen or watch on YouTube, then purchase that song or album on the Play Store.
China claims Google has too much control over the smartphone industry
A very small number of people are actually affected by malware, meaning our mobile security is inherently good. In a world where mobile is becoming the method of choice for just about everything, you can expect those malware developers to adjust their game plan accordingly. We're comfortable in our mobile world, but that could change.
In the ongoing war for your money, Google is reported to have been subtly building an alternative to Amazon Prime. Reportedly named "Google Shopping Express", the service will be offered at $64-69 annually, making it about $15 cheaper than Amazon Prime. So far, so good!
The reduced price of recent Chromebooks, like the offerings from Samsung and Acer, make it a palatable option for consumers. The study also notes that Acer president Jim Wong mentioned their Chromebook offerings accounted for 5-10% of overall US shipments since November. This is indicative of Chromebooks, and Chrome OS, is beginning to gain the attention of a wider audience.
Facebook adds VoIP support to its Android Messenger app for Canadians