Good news for Android! Millenial Media recently released its June report, revealing significant gains of Android in the market (at least in Millenial’s ad network). For the seventh consecutive month, Android ranks as the top mobile OS, with 16 out of the top 20 devices running on it.
While Apple remains to be the top device manufacturer, it can’t be denied that the cumulative percentage of manufacturers using Android for their devices greatly outnumber that of Apple. It is interesting to note, however, that Research in Motion (RIM) still has 11% share over device manufacturing, and that three out of the top 20 devices are RIM phones running on Blackberry [...]
The HTC Thunderbolt may not be the most revolutionary device on the planet, but sure enough, it is one of the top smartphones of its generation. However, there are a lot of critics that question the Thunderbolt’s true potential.
“Immense power. Scorching speed.” That is the Thunderbolt. Perhaps you have seen HTC’s Thunderbolt Rooftop Advertisement thus far, and perhaps you still still have doubts about its speed. The advertisement claims quite explicitly that its speed is something you should take quite seriously. But if you are not really convinced, the fact that the Thunderbolt was overclocked to 1.8GHz should explain it all. Undeniably, it was impressive and [...]
Sprint has been known to be the 4G king. However most recently, Sprint has been dethroned. Based on the research conducted by BTIG, Sprint’s WiMAX network is no longer the country’s fastest mobile internet. Sprint’s speeds have been topped by Verizon’s LTE network.
The recently launched LTE network of Verizon out-performed the WiMAX network of Sprint during a series of 1000 speed tests that took place in New York City. Using HTC’s EVO 4G for Sprint and Thunderbolt for Verizon, internet speed tests were matched and surprisingly, Verizon’s LTE network surpassed Sprint’s WiMAX by significant margins. It’s also worth noting that Verizon’s LTE network also provided [...]
Hindsight is 20/20 is what they say. Now I’m starting to see the picture a little clearer now. Rolling back to January, when Verizon was announcing all their contract/policy changes, I heard a lot of people thinking that Verizon’s change in return policy from 30 days down to 15 days was due to Apples meddling and it had something to do with the rumored iPhone launch that was imminent. But after looking at Verizon’s Android phones announced at CES (HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid Bionic, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge) and more recently the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Incredible 2, and HTC Merge, it all makes sense now. They have way too [...]