The latest research report from analytics firm Flurry reveals something that most folks probably won’t find very surprising: app developers prefer coding for iOS than for Android, by a factor of 2 to 1!
Are you an advertiser looking for more bang for your buck from mobile advertising, or a developer considering an ad-supported mobile app? A new study says you’re likely to get a better return on your money and effort from iOS devices than Android phones or tablets.
According to the latest data from comScore, Android growth has hit a 3-year low, leaving the iPhone with the perfect opportunity to catch up.
While it’s no secret that Google’s Android platform is a significant target for malware, the latest findings by Finnish security form F-Secure are nothing short of horrifying: Android malware has nearly quadrupled in only one year!
Shipments of two of HTC’s latest and most popular smartphones are being blocked by U.S. customers over violations of Apple patents. The shipments are being held due to a previous ITC ruling banning the import of HTC’s Android phones.
Just how big is the problem of Android fragmentation? In order to do thorough quality insurance, developers such as Animoco must test their apps on up to 400 separate devices!
Google are working on a clone of Apple’s incredibly popular Game Center feature on iOS, which allows you to go up against your friends in most games available on the iPhone, if an inside source is to be believed.
Apple’s iOS devices continue to dominate Android in areas of actual usage, like web traffic share. According to a new report, Apple is also walloping Android in one other significant area: mobile gaming!
Over the past couple of days two reports have been released showing Android with a healthy hold on the U.S. smartphone market. One small problem with those numbers. Sales data from the three largest U.S. carriers don’t back them up. At all.
This will no doubt not appeal one bit to Android fans, but an article published on Forbes suggests that Android has reached is peak and that the only way it can go is down.
iOS’s superiority in terms of app appearance is down to several factors including fragmentation and developer support, an investigation by Wired reveals.
The folks at Lookout have produced an interesting infographic that maps out the rise of the two smartphone superpowers – Apple and Google – over the past 5 years. Check it out – it’s definitely worth a look!
After Google Drive, it’s now the turn of LG to launch its cloud streaming service. Called the very original LG Cloud it will launch on May 1st and allow users as per usual to upload all their data and then stream it to their many devices, but not iOS!
Apple have axed app search engine Chomp from the Android platform after acquiring it in February. There is now only the option to download the app for iPhone and iPad.
Newly provided documents reveal that Android was originally designed without any sort of touchscreen in mind, and the original “Google phone” concept resembled a Blackberry more than an iPhone.
Amazon, the world’s largest Internet retailer, is set to allow users make in-app purchases within Android apps sold in its online store. This would match a feature already offered by Apple and Google in their respective app stores.