Android Hacks iOS

To help identify and plug out security holes in their products, big software companies are sponsoring a number of hacking events, handing out cash prizes that motivate many white-hat hackers... to reveal their hacking arsenal. One would say that the $60,000-each that Google offered in one such recent competition to those who managed to hack the Google Chrome web browser is actually a lot of...

Android Market Share

 

The next time you are caught in a heated debate with your non-Android buddies over which platform is on top, you may want to quote the latest quarterly data on key trends in the... US mobile phone industry, which was just released by comScore MobiLens for the period ending January 2012.

The survey reveals that, in U.S., Android OS still holds a commanding lead over other m...

android privacy

There are few things more personal that the pictures you snap with your mobile phone. While SSNs, bank accounts numbers, or street addresses are critical for our safety, pictures and videos take the... meaning of privacy to a whole new level.

We snap pics of our dear ones, of our kids, and our friends, sometimes in situations that are meant to remain private. Now imagine how you would feel if...

Android World

Android’s success has been phenomenal over the past 2 years, and we all know it. It grew from a few percentage points market share to 30% in a year, and now it’s over 50% globally,... which means out of 2 new smartphone sales, one of them is an Android device. But at some point this has to stop, right? It’s not like Android can keep growing forever. Or can it?

Well, obvi...

target-share-great-britain

Kantar WorldPanel ComTech has recently unveiled the results of a survey they conducted. According to them, more than half the population of Great Britain is now a proud owner of a smartphone.... And, on that topic, the logical question to ask is: which mobile OS is preferred, iOS or Android? Yep, you guessed it – the winner is Android.

The statistical company surveyed a total of 1...

apple-android

Before buying your own smartphone, what criteria do you use for choosing the right phone? Does it include having a wider screen and higher resolution? Does it include having the fastest processor... on the market? Or what about battery power that lasts for more than a day? Most consumers focus their gaze on the phone’s specs but neglect to consider a very crucial and important criterion: security fe...

building_blocks_landing

Android has had a very tough uphill battle with Apple over developers. This has been because of 2 reasons. One reason is that Apple had the headstart in both iPhone units and customer base,... but also in the ecosystem. This made it so most new mobile developers would be naturally inclined to go with the iPhone ecosystem first. The more developers there were working for the iOS platform an...

net marketshare misleading stats

I’m getting really tired of arguing against Net Marketshare stats. Every month they post the same type of hugely misleading stats. But this month they’ve really surpassed themselves... in how much they are misleading people. There are so many things wrong with their stats, I barely know where to start.

Let’s start with the misleading tactic they keep using over and over ag...

ericschmidt

In a recent interview at Le Web Paris 2011, Eric Schmidt was asked why applications often release on iOS and then make their way into the Android Market. His answer? Complete smack talk. “My... prediction is that six months from now, you’ll say the opposite,” Schimdt was quoted as saying. And, like any good debater, Schmidt did not just speak his mind and not give any background reason...

currents

Google has been taking over and expanding in many different ways recently. Google Offers, Books, and Reader have become very popular recently. However, all but Google Reader has truly come to... the mobile platform. Therefore, Google has made it a goal to fix that. The recent rumors about a Flipboard competitor have finally come true. On Thursday, Google Currents went live in both the Android...