A new study released today by comScore shows that the iPad continues to dominate the tablet industry, and that iOS devices still take the lead in the total installed market base (43.1%), with Android in second place at 34.1%.
A project from the Myriad Group called Alien Dalvik 2.0 may soon allow Android apps to run on iOS devices. Myriad hopes that by doing so, the industry will move closer to a single standard for mobile applications.
Research firm Gartner refreshed its tablet market estimates today, noting a significantly lack of momentum from competing products. The report also suggests that the iPad, due to its lack of competition and focus on the user experience, is poised to enjoy a free run during the holiday shopping season.
There haven’t been too many iOS vs Android stats circulating lately, so I was delighted to stumble across this cool infographic from WebPageFX comparing the various mobile app stores, and providing a timeline of events so far.
A third-party web browser app called Dolphin Browser has been extremely popular on Android, having been downloaded over 10 million times, and having just raised $10 in investment capital – and now it’s available on the iPhone as well!
Rumors have been surfacing about a possible Amazon tablet for some time, but until now, there has been very little to go on. The New York Post is now reporting, however, that Amazon is set to enter the tablet market with a $299 Android tablet.
A fascinating report from Electronista shares the results of a study performed by McAfee: Android has become the most targeted platform for malware attacks, having increased by 76% this past spring to reach 44 percent.
The folks over at Hunch provided a broad survey to over 15,000 smartphone users, with questions ranging from gender, politics, television preferences, and so forth, and put together a clever infographic showing what they found.
Google has purchased mobile company Motorola for $12.5 billion. This move brings Google closer to producing Smart Phones instead of just powering the OS through Android. Google’s Larry Page released a statement stating that they intend to “supercharge the entire Android ecosystem”.
Nokia, apparently not satisfied with having tried to claim the iPhone 4 as their own device, is now discrediting iOS, claiming that it’s based on ideas that are quite simply outdated.
According to a report from BGR, Google is apparently putting the rush on their latest version of Android, deliciously named “Ice Cream Sandwich”, in order to better compete with the iPhone 5.
Now that the iPhone and Android share many common apps, and particularly games, it’d be nice for us iPhone users to be able to challenge our Android fellows with some wireless multiplayer action. If a new Austin, TX-based startup is successful, we may see just that.
It’s another sad day for Fandroids (Android fanboys) today as a new report from security researchers at Lookout Mobile security suggest that the platform is plagued with malware and security risks galore.
Have you ever wondered just what it is that puts the iPad so far ahead of its competition? iSupply decided to investigate and analyze 10 of the top tablets on the market to find out. The results? Apple’s control over both the hardware and software, which grant Apple remarkable “design efficiencies” that the competition simply cannot match.
Although the next-gen iPhone hasn’t yet been announced, demand is sure to be extremely high. A new report suggests that nearly half of Android users might switch to the iPhone 5, which would boost Apple’s market share tremendously!
Despite the fact that Android handsets are currently experiencing more activations than the iPhone, it appears that Android’s consumer satisfaction is far, far lower, as 30-40 percent of buyers are returning their Droids due to lack of satisfaction, usually because they find them too complicated to use.