The fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run Facebook’s new “Home” experience. At launch, only 6 Android phone models will be set to run the new feature.
Apple continues to reign as the top smartphone maker in the United States, as comScore released its survey for the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple padded its lead nicely, while Samsung, the global smartphone leader, also showed slight growth in its share of the market.
Following numerous rumors that Facebook would announce a new Android-based operating system, or even a Facebook-branded phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg today announced something completely different: Facebook Home – a fancy social lock screen replacement for Android devices.
The BikeSpike is a GPS tracker that automatically reports a crash to key contacts, alerts you if your bike is tampered with, works with IOS/Android/web, and for your programmer types, it even has an open API.
A recent report from Citrix says the iOS continues to be the preferred mobile platform in the business world.
Facebook has invited members of the press to an Android-related event on April 4th. It is believed that the event is for the debut of the long-rumored Facebook phone. Reports say that the device would be an HTC handset running a Facebook-modified version of Android.
BlackBerry has announced that it will offer a solution to separate and secure both work and personal data on the two most dominant mobile platforms available today: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
In an interview published mere hours before Apple’s chief rival is expected to reveal its new flagship handset, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller took potshots at Android, and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with “an OS that is nearly a year old.”
2013 will be the year that shipments of Android tablets surpass those of Apple’s iPad, says a new analysis from IDC.
In a surprising memo posted on Google’s blog, Google EO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin has officially stepped down as head of Android operations. Rubin was a co-founder of the Android platform, and is widely considered to be the “father” of Android. He will be replaced by the current Senior VP of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai.
Web video provider Ooyala reports that two-thirds of all mobile-based traffic seen on its network originates from iOS devices, Android devices account for roughly half that much.
Apple’s iPad mini seems to have stemmed the rising tide of competitors which were eating into the company’s massive lead in the tablet market.
comScore has released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the period covering November – January, and it shows Apple’s smartphone market share rose 3.5 percentage points between October and January, with 37.8% of U.S. platform and hardware sales.
Tweetdeck, the Twitter client acquired by Twitter in 2011, will soon exist as a mostly web-based only service. The company is shutting down the AIR-based version for the desktop, and will remove the iPhone and Android versions from app stores in May.
China’s technology ministry has published a document in which it says Google’s Android operating system has too much control over the Chinese market. Could this be an indication the government plans to impose extra regulations on the OS?
For decades, Microsoft Windows has been the platform of choice for malware creators. As the dominant operating platform on PCs it was a lucrative target for many kinds of malware. However, with the transition to mobile computing there’s a new target for the bad guys. Android.