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Windows 8 Could Help Bring Down the Entire Windows Domination

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I remember when years ago people were hoping that Linux would end Windows’ domination in the market place, especially with a crippled Apple at the beginning of last decade. Linux, an open source OS, was our last chance for that happening, at least back then. But Microsoft made sure nothing would be threatening their monopoly, and over the years they made deals in such a way that manufacturers were compelled to use Windows anyway. Add to that the fact that they’d rather turn a blind eye to the piracy in Asia and other poor countries, and have Windows on every machine…

Is 2012 The Year That Android Completes Its Invasion?

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Remember back on September 20, 2008, when Android was first released? At the time, no one owned a single Android device. Now, Google says that over 550,000 new Android devices are activated every single day. Furthermore, a grand total of 200M+ Android devices exist in 137 countries, and in August of 2011, Canalys estimated that Android holds 48% of the smart phone market share. But that was just the beginning for Google. By June of 2011, 6 billion applications were downloaded from the Market. In addition, “Android applications run in a sandbox, an isolated area of the operating system that…

Android and iOS Dominate Portable Gaming. Your Move, Nintendo

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  One characteristic of the disruptive technologies, is that the old leaders of a market usually don’t even see them coming, because they are too focused on their own business, on how they’ve always done things, and they hate the idea of a dramatic change in their business. Over the past few years, it became clear that people enjoy more and more spending time playing games on their smartphones, as better games became available, and even people who were using portable game devices like PSP or Nintedo DS, started feeling less of a need to buy those kinds of devices,…

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Surpasses the iPad in Demand

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Just a week ago Apple was saying that Kindle Fire is no threat to them, but according to this survey and initial pre-orders for the Kindle Fire, I think it will be. The potential growth for tablets is pretty huge – maybe not as huge as the one for smartphones, where most phones will become a smartphone, so like over 5 billion people will need one, but it’s still pretty big. This means that Apple’s iPad would’ve had a lot of room to keep growing and dominating this market. But not anymore. Regular Android tablets have already started to put…

Android Less Secure? Ha! iOS 5 Seems to Be Full of Security Flaws

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A few months ago there was a small trend for news regarding Android security breaches that I thought was way overhyped, but of course all those little non-news stories ran on all Apple related sites and some major tech news sites. If there’s a security flaw, I don’t mind it being uncovered. I think that’s actually great. There shouldn’t be security by obscurity. But I just thought they were making it seem much more dangerous than it really was, and were trying hard to push this image that Android is a less secure OS – than iOS of course (because…

Android Could Bust iOS, Says Acer

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Undoubtedly gaining market share fast, Android will likely overtake its other competitors soon, especially Apple’s iOS platform.  This is a belief and expectation that many people share–especially Acer. Speaking to Chinese newspaper United Daily News, Acer founder Stan Shih said that Android would soon prevail over iOS (Apple’s mobile platform). The Apple iPhone, which runs iOS, is one of the most popular devices both in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, Android has started to eat into market shares that iOS used to hold. Shih expects that Apple would soon lose this intense battle of operating systems (OS) in the industry. Shih…

HTC Amaze vs iPhone 4S – Superphone Skirmish

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HTC’s latest Android Superphone – the HTC Amaze is, in our opinion, a bit of an unknown device, but it’s packing specs that demand it be taken very seriously. In this piece, we compare it to Apple’s latest – the iPhone 4S. Which one will come out on top? Overview Amaze 4G After posing for a nice little press shot back in late September, the HTC Amaze 4G is now the star of a “Silent Video Walkthrough” created by the Youtube user Ktwist311. The voice-less video shows off both the hardware and the operating system. T-Mobile recently confirmed that the Amaze…

Android is Taking Over the World – Buyers Search For the Green Robot

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Back in March of 2008, Android held only 8% of the smartphone marketshare. The clear majority was under the control of Apple with their iOS. By Q4 of 2010, Android, iOS, and RIM had a 3-way tie for first place in that same market. Now, the little green robot has turned the tables and flipped the smartphone OS market shares upside down. Just 3 days ago, Nielsen released a blog post containing a survey taken from August of this year. The data shows that 43% of all smartphones are powered by Android. Although that is a clear majority, the even…

Android Market Growing, But Still Needs Improvement

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According to Ovum, Android app downloads are poised to surpass those of iPhone apps this year for the very first time. It’s the result both of people becoming more comfortable with using and downloading mobile apps as well as the growth provided by GetJar, Amazon Appstore and other third-party app marketplaces. The research firm forecasted that Apple will have a hefty 6.1 billion downloads by year end but this won’t surpass the predicted 8.1 billion surge for Android apps. What’s more, by 2016 it seems that Android downloads will be a little less than double that of the iPhone: 21.8…