While things may not be looking so good in the US market for Android, dropping 5% in market share compared to the last quarter, Canalys is reporting that Android has a very healthy global growth rate, reaching 68% in Q2 2012. This is compared to a year ago when Android only had 47% of the global market. Apple dropped from 18.9% a year ago to 16.4% globally in Q2 of this year.
What’s even more impressive is that Android grew in China from 70% in Q1 to 81% in Q2, which once again shows that pretty much everywhere outside North America people are more interested in buying affordable unlocked devices, than in paying expensive monthly fees for subsidized [...]
The Nexus 7 may rule the Android tablet world for now, but we haven’t forgotten about a Lenovo gem that was just released a week ago. Packing better specs than most, the Lenovo IdeaPad S2110 also comes with an optional keyboard dock – making the combo a more than able replacement for a laptop. And just look at the price that Lenovo is currently selling the tablet for – someone’s clearly want to impress its customers.
You have been wowed by the specs and price tag, now let’s top off the excitement with some unboxing video of the IdeaPad S2110, done by the folks at Lenovo themselves.
Don’t be fooled by the ultra-minimalist packaging, because what counts the [...]
Usually, when we first hear about an unreleased smartphone or tablet that is “set to come soon”, it happens through leaks that unveil at least part of the gadget’s spec sheet, while leaving its official branding and ETA to mystery.
Lenovo has decided to break this “tradition”, however, and has made three of its future gadgets official, way ahead of their public release, without letting much slip about their spec sheets. The IdeaTab A2105, A2107 and A2109 form an intriguing tablet trio that will hit the market sometime in September. Let’s see what we know about each of these gadgets and why you should be interested in them.Lenovo IdeaTab A2105
Joining the drove of Honeycomb tablets that were released in 2011, Lenovo’s IdeaPad K1 became the company’s first foray in the Android tablet market. A year later, it looks like Lenovo is ready to drop support for the K1, but not without first giving away some parting gift.
Lenovo is releasing a basic and non-customized Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the IdeaPad K1, which won’t come with the company’s launcher, pre-installed apps, and even Google Play Store. This might sound like music to the ears of developers and tweakers, but casual customers may not find the idea too thrilling.
Installing the provided ICS firwmare on the IdeaPad K1 will also [...]