The argument that Android is popular because it’s cheap rather than because it is good has been bouncing around the interwebs for years now. Is the platform’s success based on price?
Distimo have released a fascinating report into the performance of Apple and Google’s app stores throughout 2012. We dissect some of the data and find out what the most popular apps are, which country download the most stuff and importantly who makes the most money.
Google CEO Larry Page sat down with Forbes to discuss the future of Google and shed some light on the company’s future strategy. He also talked about competition from Apple and about Android.
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.
Is Google’s Nexus 4 better than Apple’s iPhone 5? We take a look and compare the display, design, speed, storage, cameras, value for money, and a whole lot more. Find out who wins the Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5 battle right here.
The iPad mini is not a “budget” tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
Every time a new version of the iPhone hits the market we get a slew of articles from tech writers explaining why they are switching to Apple’s latest wonderphone and leaving the fractured hell that is Android behind. Obviously this kind of article is classic clickbait and fair enough, writers want people to read their articles and it’s their job to deliver eyeballs. The fact that most of them are full of fatuous reasoning and lack any real substance is what tends to aggravate the reading public.
So what does Google think of Samsung’s court loss against Apple? According to its statement the patent war will go on, the validity of Apple’s patents will be challenged, and Android will prevail (reading between the lines a bit on that last one).
As Apple strips Google services out of iOS and adopts more third-party options, Google continues to integrate its own services more on Android. Does it make sense for us, or is petty squabbling getting in the way of the best user experience?
Apple is engaged in a number of lawsuits and countersuits with Android device manufacturers, but so far there has been no direct clash with Google. Is Google helping its partners behind the scenes?