Tablets have been around for years, and while there was a lot of interest in what the platform could do, they never really caught on. It wasn’t until Apple released the iPad that tablets became a popular device.
Fusion Garage, the company behind the ill-fated JooJoo tablet, is back again. This time the company has unveiled two new products – the Grid 4 and Grid 10 – a smartphone and tablet, respectively.
Unless Google’s partners are completely stupid, they spent most of the day figuring out which mobile operating system they will use next.
BGR.com: “We are supportive of Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility as this is a positive development to the Android ecosystem, which we believe is beneficial to HTC’s promotion of Android phones,” an HTC spokesperson told BGR on Monday. “The partnership … Continued
The Next Web: Motorola Mobility spun off as an independent company from Motorola back in January, and at that time it announced it had over 24,000 patents ‘granted and pending’, though it’s thought its actual existing portfolio is around the … Continued
Dan Frommer: Jumptap, a mobile ad network, just published its latest monthly metrics dump, including this map, which highlights the dominant smartphone platform in each state. In particular, it seems that the south and west are Google Android country, while … Continued
Brian S. Hall: If you have a monopoly business and generate monopoly profits and take those monopoly profits to another industry and *gave away* what your competitors (must) charge for, which led you to quickly capture the *dominant* maret share, … Continued
Adobe’s John Nack: Using an Android tablet for creative work? Let’s talk. If you use an Android tablet and use it (or would like to use it) for creative imaging, photography, etc., please drop me a line. We can’t let … Continued
A new study released by market research firm Nielsen on Thursday shows that more people are buying smartphones and Apple is seeing growth in the market.
With everything that’s been happening with RIM in the past little while, I thought this infographic was kind of cool. It was put together by the folks at Geekaphone and used with permission.
A new report from Millennial Media on Tuesday shows that Apple is doing very well in mobile ad revenue — in fact, it’s leading all manufacturers.
Millennial “reports key advertising trends with a focus on mobile manufacturers, devices, operating systems, connected devices and more.” So, to be clear, we are looking only at advertising market share in this report.
Verizon Wireless announced Tuesday that it will offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the first North American cell phone carrier to do so. The “PlayStation phone,” as it has become known, makes its debut on May 26 for $199 (with … Continued
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gave his analysis of the Android tablet market in a recent interview with CNet. As far as he’s concerned, it’s everyone’s fault except Nvidia’s.
There is a lot of talk recently about how Android is winning the hearts and minds of users, but according to a new study released on Thursday, those users aren’t professional business people.
The study done by Intermedia, a company that manages 320,000 hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, says that 61 percent of customers activating ActiveSync-based smartphones are choosing the iPhone. Only 17 percent chose Android device.
It’s a big news day for Google, but it’s not all good news for the search and mobile operating system company.
In a new global mobile threat report released on Tuesday, Juniper Networks said cyber criminals are turning to smartphones instead of PCs. Along with that shift is a widening gap between hacker capabilities and an organization’s defenses.
When you think of an “open” company, you don’t often associate using a club to get people to do what you want, but that’s how a Google employee sees it.
A Massachusetts court released email messages from Google last week as the company battles Skyhook Wireless in court. One of the emails is garnering quite a bit of attention.
Apple’s iPhone 4 is selling very well, but a new report suggests that even its older iPhone 3GS and first generation iPad often outsells newer devices running Android.
Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley said the iPhone 4 is by far the top selling device at AT&T and Verizon, according to a report on AppleInsider. For instance, checks at AT&T retail locations found that the $49 iPhone 3GS outsold the newer HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.
Android users regularly lord the “openness” of their phone’s operating system over iPhone users, but the truth is far more complicated. The latest example of that came this week when Android phone users found themselves unable to download “tethering” apps … Continued
Barnes & Noble announced Monday that it has enhanced its Nook Color e-reader with support for applications, improved Web browsing and new rich content. It’s still $249. The new features are available to existing Nook Color users through a v1.2 … Continued
The International Game Developers Association’s (IGDA’s) Board of Directors have issued a strong warning to its members about putting software up for sale on Amazon’s new Android-based Appstore. The organization says that Amazon’s terms may ultimately have a “negative impact…on the game development community.”
Amazon’s Appstore has appeared recently as an alternative to the Android Market. It provides users of Android-based smartphones and tablets a way to purchase and download software for their devices, using their existing Amazon.com account information.
Everyone seems to be debating the benefits of Google’s Android OS versus Apple’s iOS and which mobile operating system is better.
There are reasons that both sides contend make their operating system the best one to use, but for the most part it’s a personal choice to allow you to get things done. At least that’s what I thought.
I got a call from a friend of mine the other night and we talked for a while before the conversation turned to Google and why he thought it they made a better operating system. I’m paraphrasing, but the conversation went something like this.
I used to buy a new phone every couple of months. As soon as the newest cool thing came out, I had to have it. For the past four years, I haven’t found anything that could outdo my iPhone, but … Continued
IDC on Tuesday posted the results of its new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. Among IDC’s prognostications is that Windows Phone 7 will overtake iOS, thanks to Nokia.
It’s not fair that The Publisher gets to have all the fun poking holes in the trial balloons of our favorite Canadian punching bag, Research in Motion. Canadians are an unfailingly polite people so, when we get cranked up enough … Continued
Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime is giving the shrug off to part-time developers – the bread and butter of Apple’s vast App Store and a driving force behind Google’s Android Market. He dismisses them as “hobbyists” and says they have no place … Continued
Motorola Mobility on Wednesday announced the forthcoming release of a Wi-Fi-only version of its Xoom tablet. The tablet is expected to be released in the United States on March 27 and will cost $599.
If I were to give a stupid award, today’s would easily go to the Wall Street Journal’s Brett Arends for his latest iPad article.
Square is the service that enables anyone to accept credit card payments using iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone. The company announced Tuesday that they are reducing their credit card swipe fee, eliminating a 15 cent per fee transaction.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced Tuesday that Motorola’s Xoom tablet will ship through Verizon Wireless beginning Feb. 24, 2011. The device will cost $800 unsubsidized, though Verizon Wireless customers can get the tablet for $600 if they agree to … Continued
Late last week Nokia and Microsoft formed a partnership, but Microsoft wasn’t the only company Nokia spoke with — they were also in talks with RIM and Google.