Q2 of 2014 is in the books and that means it’s time to look back at the app stats and see how well the Google Play Store did over the last three months. More importantly, we’ll take a look and see how it fared against the rival iOS in terms of downloads and revenue.
Data collected by Kantar Worldpanel reveals that global Android smartphone sales continue to grow, whileiPhone sales fall in China and the US.
The misconception that Apple’s products are somehow more secure has carried from Macbooks to iPhones. Is this really the case? Reports prove the opposite.
In this week’s Google Play Weekly we talk about iOS apps on Android, OEM skin apps anywhere, Portal, Half-Life 2, and some Android apps you shouldn’t miss!
Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices. Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on the Android kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel
Previously iOS-exclusive, the intense and addictive action game Impossible Road has finally arrived on Android. The game hit the Google Play Store last Monday and can be bought for $1.99.
Browser bookmarks enable us to save our favorite Web links for access later. If you think of the Web as a supersized digital book, Web bookmarks work like real-life bookmarks by allowing us to mark a location on the Web that we intend to go back to later. Other browser programs aptly use the term “Favorites” for such collections of links. If you use an iPhone and you’re planning to use an Android phone in addition to it, or if you intend to switch over entirely to Android, you will most likely also want to bring over your iPhone bookmarks…
The ridiculously popular game Flappy Bird saw fame come quickly and, apparently, go just as quickly as the game is slated to be taken down completely. That is not the last we’ll hear from the developer, though!
While the outlook for Android in general is positive, there is less impressive news for some handset manufacturers.
Research firm Gartner says there will be over 1.1 billion Android devices shipped this year, of the total 2.5 billion of combined phones, PCs, tablets and ultramobiles.