It’s always been the accepted belief that Apple’s iOS platform was the best way for developers to monetize apps by far. Now, that’s all changing thanks to the greater diversity of app monetization strategies.
Apple releases it’s new iPhone 5 on Friday, and while its huge base of current customers will certainly be looking to upgrade, analysts are saying a good amount of the new iPhone 5 owners will be converts from the Blackberry and Android camps.
Steve Jobs said that a 7″ tablet wouldn’t yield a good experience. While the allure of the smaller, 7″ Nexus 7 tablet is very tempting, Android continues to be the biggest flaw for iPad competitors.
With the iPhone 5, Apple has addressed most of the issues where its Android competitors were believed to hold an advantage: a larger display, 4G LTE, a better camera? It’s all there for you now. But as Apple has worked to improve the iPhone, their competitors haven’t exactly been standing still.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to grab all kinds of love from current Android users if a survey by Techbargains.com is accurate. More than 20 percent surveyed that said they were current Android users are ready to dump their current phone in order to grab a shiny new iPhone 5.
More numbers from ComScore today gives us another look into the US smartphone market, as they are out with July 2012 numbers, showing market share across the mobile platforms from April 2012 to July 2012.
At least one resale site is seeing a flood of customers dumping their Samsung devices, as the resale value for Android-based smartphones is reportedly taking a hit after Apple’s $1.05 billion patent win on Friday.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone is one of the most anticipated electronic gadgets of all time, and will almost certainly fly off shelves faster than Apple can keep them stocked. In fact, it has already inspired its first cheap Chinese knockoff!
Following Apple’s $1 billion victory against Samsung in the recent patent case, Google has now released a statement on the verdict, attempting to distance the Samsung verdict from its own Android platform, which runs on all of Samsung’s devices.
Mobile analytics firm Flurry has published a new report that says iOS and Android devices have experienced such quick adoption, that their growth rate is faster than any consumer technology in history.
In a move that has to tick Google off just a little, new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has said “iPhones for everyone!” by giving her entire staff new iPhones. By ignoring Android, could Mayer be making sure everyone knows that her loyalties are truly no longer with Google?
As of yesterday, the Android Flash app can no longer be downloaded from the Google Play store, confirming what many people said from the very beginning: that Flash is bloat, slow, and unsuitable for mobile devices!
Gartner is out with new numbers showing just what kind of toll the wait for the iPhone 5 is having on worldwide phone sales.
In much the same way your parents warned you about “hanging out with the wrong people,” Apple tried to warn Samsung that Android “encouraged” others to use Apple’s patented technology in their phones.
Google may be keeping it’s head down during the clashes between their Android partners and Apple, but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned them either. They’ve been working behind the scenes with Samsung while it fights the company from Cupertino.
New data from IDC casts light on just how much impact Android and iOS are having on the smartphone market. As is turns out, iOS and Android combined accounted for a massive 85% of all smartphone shipments worldwide last quarter!