q4-2011

Despite the fact that the US smartphone market is thickly populated by Android, Apple’s own iOS platform was able to regain some of its losses in the recently concluded quarter. Based on data... collected by statistical firm Nielsen, the 44.5% of consumers who bought a smartphone between October and December chose an iPhone. Prior to the iPhone 4S launch in October, iPhone only had a ranking of...

chinese android

In lieu of the patent infringement lawsuits filed by Apple, a strong number of Chinese handset manufacturers have formed an alliance to counter the attack. This group includes key players in... Chinese handset vendors such as Lenovo, ZTE, Coolpad, TCL and Konka. Apart from Apple, this union also serves as preparation for any future lawsuit that will be presented against them by other interna...

bendy

Recently, manufacturers have been starting rumors about creating bendable phones. However, rumors and proof-of-concepts were the closest that anyone has gotten, so far. Contour displays are... starting to gain a bit of a foothold in the market, but this takes contour-ability to a whole new level.

Thankfully, Nokia has come to our rescue, and demonstrated that we shouldn’t coun...

samsung-smartphone-leader

Apple had a short victory last quarter, when they surpassed Nokia (they were already ahead of Samsung in smartphones), but it looks like nothing will be able to stop Samsung’s skyrocketing... growth. Samsung sold 27 million smartphones in Q3 this year, and it’s looking at selling around 35 million next quarter, now that Galaxy S II is on 3 carriers in USA, Galaxy Nexus will be able soon...

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The continuous advancements of smartphones and tablets have led some to say that we are now in a post-PC era. Just like in the popular debates about which desktop or laptop computer operating system... was better, the same question is being asked by users about mobile devices today.

Nokia and Blackberry jump started mobile industry advancements around a decade ago but Apple’s introduction o...

Android-OS-VS-Symbian-OS

If you still don’t think Android is the future not only of most high-end smartphones, but also of most low-end ones, where Nokia has historically dominated, then this should throw some... cold water on you. A new research shows Android is now on 47% of all new smartphones in UK, where Symbian has only 7.2% left, which is down 19 points from last year’s 26% market share. One fifth...

via fortune.cnn

The Technology Fortune blog from CNN is reporting that the Android OS will out-weigh Symbian in 2012. The information comes via an analyst company named... ‘informa’. According to principal analyst Malik Kamal-Saadi, Nokia will suffer most from this trend. This is in part because they have the most to lose.

“Informa expects that t...

Android 2.2 on Nokia N900

It seems as though the development community for Android is growing and achieving great things almost weekly now. We just announced that Android... 2.1 has successfully ported to the HTC HD2, which is a wonderful achievement. Now, Android 2.2, aka Froyo, has found its way over to the Nokia N900. Another fantastic feat of accomplishment. As it stands...

A guy running a blog site called “Brandon’s Posterous” has recently released a video of the Nokia N900 dual booting Maemo 5 and Android. Maemo 5 is a Linux based operating system that is both... useable and great to develop for. Nokia develops it in collaboration with many open source projects such as Debian, GNOM, among others. However, it does not receive the same kind of attention Android...

Responding to Google’s recent updates to the Android platform that brought a free version of their turn-by-turn navigation software to the Motorola Droid in the USA, Nokia have responded by releasing... a free version of Ovi Maps for users in several countries.

Usually, navigation software for smartphones comes with a flat fee or sometimes a monthly charge. Google’s free offering actually cause...