A quick test of Google’s newly released voice search app for iOS reveals its superior performance over the native Siri. Even though limited to web based searches, Google voice search renders quicker and more accurate results compared to Siri. Anyone surprised?
The latest comScore report on the mobile subscriber market share in the U.S. is out. Collected from over 30,000 mobile subscribers in the country, the trends haven’t changed much in the past months, so we’re seeing the same faces on top of the lists (hint: Samsung and Android).
Advertisements on the web is something we all need to get used to. Thankfully, Facebook may be making it a little easier with a new targeting strategy that lets mobile app and accessory dealers choose which markets to target. Once implemented, Facebook advertisers can choose what mobile operating systems to include in their advertising campaign. Those not selected won’t see the ads.
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 2012.
With Google’s latest update to its iOS Search application, it might pose a more serious challenge to Siri on its iOS home turf. Google’s latest Search app for the iPhone and iPad may not be Google Now, but is “still a big step forward.”
In the heat of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, a judge in one of the international court cases ruled that Samsung’s Android products were not as cool as the Apple iPad, and hence the Korean company could not have succeeded in copying the iPad’s iconic design. Well, we now have data from consumer research, and it seems that Android, as a platform, is now considered the new cool kid on the block.
It took 16 years since the first smart phone came out, but the number of smartphones in use has recently exceeded one billion. According to Strategy Analytics, that equals about 1 out of every 7 people who now own a smartphone. With major smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola raking in billions of dollars a year, it’s not surprise they’re being so competitive.
According to an ABI Research study, both iOS and Android average app sizes have been growing at an alarming pace of late, reaching some numbers we never thought possible. iOS games, for example, are now 60 MB in average, up 42% from back March.
Adobe Reader has received a much needed update for its mobile platform. Among the various other features, the big feature is cloud storage. It uses Google Drive to sync documents between your phone, tablet, and computer to allow for easy reading, editing, and sharing.
Skype has had an exciting nine years of life. They’ve been acquired twice. Once by eBay and once by Microsoft. Even so, the video chatting giant has reached a memorable plateau of 45 million users online at the same time. Despite a lot of competition in the video chatting market, Skype’s numbers are trending upward.