Net Applications published a report on Friday, saying the web presence of Android devices peaked in November at 28% and has been drifting down ever since. Apple’s iOS however, has been rising since October, following the company’s launch of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
Mobile ecosystems analysts VisionMobile has released its fourth Developer Economics report. The 2013 report looked at developer opinions in order to chart which platforms have the highest mindshare among developers, as well as which platforms make the most money for developers.
Strategy Analytics has released their numbers that measure global smartphone operating system shipments and marketshare for Q4 of 2012, and they say that iOS and Android together accounted for 92 percent of all shipments.
You have a crush on a girl, and you have big plans for your future together. You’re ready to make your move… Then someone else catches her eye, wins her heart, and takes her away to fame and fortune. Welcome to Verizon’s world.
Apple held on to its lead in the U.S. smartphone market, as iOS was the top selling smartphone platform during the 3 month period ending December 23rd. It grabbed 51.2% of sales, while Google’s Android OS captured 44.2%.
Google CEO Larry Page had a few things to say about Steve Jobs’ ‘thermonuclear war’ against Android. When asked to respond to reports about the ‘war’, Page simply replied: “How well is that working?”
The little green thing that represents Android today could have been yellow (or blue, or red) with weird eyes – and downright scary. Android engineer Dan Morrill posted some pretty horrific early concept art of the Android logo to his Google+ account.
I ran into Atlas President and Co-Founder Michel Bayan while at CES 2013 today, and he was kind enough to show my an intriguing time management platform his company is working on.
A new survey of U.S. mobile subscribers has been released, and it shows that Apple’s iPhone continues to grab a bigger share of the market, up 1.4 percentage points to 18.5%.
The Angry Birds just keep soaring! Out of the 17.4 million iOS and Android activations on Christmas Day, it seems almost half of those users almost immediately downloaded an Angry Birds game!
Flurry released stats today for app downloads worldwide for the 2012 holiday season, and the numbers are pretty amazing. The stats cover the time period of Christmas Day to New Years Day 2012.
Earlier this year, we wrote about a new virtualization app called BlueStacks, which allows users to run Android apps on a Mac. The initial alpha released in June only featured support for 17 apps – but as VentureBeat notes, the app has now entered beta, and includes support for every current app on the Google Play store.
Google’s new Maps app for iOS has certaily caused a great deal of excitement, providing users with a solid alternative to Apple’s own iOS 6 mapping app. Google has really done a great job on the app – and according to Google, it’s actually even better than the Android version!
According to a new report from the Taiwan Economic News, Amazon is ready to compete in the mobile phone market with its own Android based offering.
Whenever I make a visit to my local Gamestop or Best Buy, I wander through the aisles, checking out the latest in video gaming hardware and software. Sure, I’m tempted by the Sony PlayStation Vita, and the Nintendo 3DS, I even fondle them a bit. But I always come back to one thought. “What the hell do I need these for when I have my iPhone and iPad?”
We’ve heard statements from various developers in the past about how much more difficult it is to develop on Android than iOS, but the latest testimony to come forward is the perhaps the most significant yet. The head of the BBC iPlayer app Daniel Danker has given some interesting explanations as to why Android is just so damn hard for devs to master.