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.
The iPhone is still the most popular mobile device in Facebook’s campus and that’s not a good thing for the company when it comes to releasing a flaw-free, or close to it, Facebook app for Android devices.
When a highly rated iOS game appears for Android, it’s always good news. After all, the more good games on Android the better. Now MegaCity, a Tetris-meets-Sim City puzzler has hit Android with its usual high reviews.
With tablet computers being more powerful than ever before, it looks like they’re about to pass a milestone. Reports are that tablets will pass notebook computers in units shipped in 2013, which will be the first time tablets have outsold computers.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has criticized Android for being “wild” and “uncontrolled.” Will fragmentation and malware lead to Android’s demise?
Gartner’s report on Q3 2012 reveals that worldwide smartphones sales are up nearly 50 percent on the same quarter last year. We all know who sold most of them right? Samsung and Apple account for 46.5 percent of the smartphone market and the Android platform claimed a 72.4 percent market share.
Disappointed by iPhone’s map functionality? Then here comes the respite! Nokia has announced its latest strategy pertaining to its trademark Nokia Maps service by re-branding it as “Here” and launching beyond the Windows Phone platform.
One of the reasons why people invest in tablets is to curl up with their device at the end of the day and enjoy some reading. Of course, lugging around a 10-inch tablet isn’t exactly very... comfortable, nor is it very natural to look at. Seven-inch tablets, on the other hand, are a whole lot more subtle and can fit into bags and jacket pockets far more easily.
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Though Steve Jobs is famously known to have disliked the idea of 7-inch tablets, you can’t deny that there is a market for them. A 7-incher, such as the Google Nexus 7 (made by ASUS),... is a whole lot more portable than larger 10-inch tablets and provides the same ebook reading and multimedia consumption experience as larger tablets do. It can easily fit in your hand, in your jacket...
According to Q3 2012 information from research firm Canalys, Apple is no longer considered one of the top five smartphone vendors in China. The Cupertino-based corporation has now dropped down to sixth place, edged out by a local Chinese company called Yulong.