We’ve taken a long hard look at other mobile operating systems and picked out the features that we wish could make their way into Android.
It seems as though Samsung, one of the biggest names associated with the budding Tizen operating system, is planning to release phones with Japanese carrier DoCoMo in early 2013.
Christmas Day is obviously the biggest day of the year when it comes to smartphone activations. However, this year, we saw an enormous increase in activations compared to last year.
We are all aware that the desktop business is coming to an end. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are the wave of the future and with that comes new operating systems to accommodate them. Apparently, Windows isn’t it.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Google’s former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt talked about the company’s Android mobile operating system especially in comparison with its main competitor, Apple’s iOS, a rival that Google is apparently “clearly” beating.
According to the official announcement posted by Mayer on Yahoo!’s corporate blog Yodel Anecdotal, the new Yahoo! e-mail client was redesigned with speed in mind. And if you try it out for yourself, you’ll find that it is indeed faster than the version that was available before the update. Also, there is now consistency in the look and feel of the e-mail client across all devices and platforms. So if you’ve already used it in the past but didn’t quite like the overall user experience, perhaps you will now.
A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that many of the apps which are designed for children collect data about the devices the kids are using without informing parents. The apps, which are available for Android via Google’s Play Store and for iOS via Apple’s iTunes app store, send information from the mobile device to ad networks, analytics companies, or other third parties.
The post apocalypse zombie game has been done. A whole bunch of times and on a variety of consoles. So for a game to come out with that premise and still be considered unique is a treat. Video game publishers DeNA have announced a new game coming to mobile devices soon called The Drowning, which fits into that unique category. DeNA’s game is set in a post apocalyptic world haunted by the undead. Thankfully, this isn’t just another zombie mash and shoot game. Featured in the game is not only high end graphics and awesome cinematic scenes, but also a…
While it’s fun to predict market shares for years in advance, there’s really no telling what will happen six months from now, and four year predictions are pretty much useless in the tech world. But trends do matter and they are worth analyzing. With this necessary caveat out of our way, here’s what IDC says it’s happening in the tablet market, this year and beyond.
Android engagement paradox explained: why the low engagement rates don’t necessarily mean Android is a bad platform
Android devices are on the rise, but engagement and commerce seems to have plateaued. Here are a few explanations on why iOS still leads in user engagement.