Tag Archives: Android

Smartphones on the rise: What this means for feature phone users

As of the writing of this blog, about half of the mobile phones owned in the US are smartphones. For those who believed the smartphone revolution to be just hype, this new statistic should cause them to rethink. According to the latest figures from Nelson, 49.9 percent of mobile owners had smartphones as of February

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Steady movement expected in Android and Smartphone market

In a recent Nielsen report, the mobile operating environment has stabilized over the past several months. Although Androids enjoyed steady growth as the market leader in 2010, Apple and Blackberry are holding on to their market at 26% and 23% of the market share respectively. The study also reveals that Android users consume the most

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44 Billion downloads of smartphone apps by 2016 – study estimates

A new study from ABI Research estimates that by 2016 smartphone apps industry will achieve 44 billion downloads. Currently there are about 350,000 apps in Apple’s App Store and more than 330,000 apps in Android Market. On top of this Nokia’s Ovi Store has about 54,000 apps, RIM’s App World 16,000 smartphone applications and Windows

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Google Commands Smartphone Market Share

According to the April 1 blog at blogs.forbes.com, Google is now in command of approximately one third of the smartphone market. According to new data from ComScore, phones based on Google Android accounted for 33% of the U.S. smart phone market, as of the end of February. Other contenders include Apple, with a market share

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Android is the Top Smartphone Platform Worldwide

Android is currently the top smartphone platform worldwide, according to new data from Canalys analysts. Android has taken the top spot from Nokia. In the fourth quarter of 2010, there were nearly 33 million shipments of Android-based smartphones, versus 31 million shipments of phones running Nokia’s Symbian platform. However, these rankings are based on handset

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Steve Wozniak about iPhone and Android

Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) in an interview with the Dutch-language De Telegraaf newspaper (in The Netherlands) said that even if iPhone “Has very few weak points” and “There aren’t any real complaints and problems. In terms of quality, the iPhone is leading”, “Android phones have more features,” and this qualified this phone to be in

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Flash for mobile devices

Website Developers and web designers use Flash to build an online content, Web games and show videos on web. However, recently Flash came under attack from Apple, which blocked Flash from iPhones and iPads, calling it an archaic technology. Adobe is punching back and it is launching a full version of Flash for mobile devices,

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Google Music

A few weeks ago Google announced a web-based iTunes competitor that will be a new section of the Android Market. That is how would that work – a user would go to the Market on the web, then find a song, click the download button, and the song would be downloaded to Android devices.

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HP is buying Palm for $1.2 Billion

Hewlett-Packard is going to buy phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion. Even though Palm last year released a new operating system, WebOS, which is running on two phone models, the company is recently straggling to sell the phones. It is mainly because of a strong competition from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android phones

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Android 2.2 Will Support Flash

That the upcoming version of the Android mobile operating system 2.2 will fully support Flash technology. According to Comscore Android currently has 9 percent smartphones market share in the United States.

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