Apple is indeed after diversifying its iPhone offering with a cheaper version of its flagship handset. Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have confirmed Digitimes’ earlier report citing anonymous supply chain sources.
Ever since I started receiving cases for review, Speck’s have been among my favorites. In other words, the Speck Pixelskin was one of my favorite cases among others like the Otterbox Defender. Now, I have a slick black Speck Candyshell on my iPod, and it is without doubt one of
According to a new uglified graph by NetMartketShare, the iPad has topped both the iPod Touch and all versions of the Android. Keep in mind, there are 20 times more iPod Touches in use than iPads. In addition, the iPad web usage is double the usage of Android 2.1 devices, and is higher than all versions of Android combined.
In other news, AT&T claims the majority of iPad users only need 200MB of data per month.
Since I've posted on the subject twice before already, I swear this will be the last post on Android... at least for the week! Below is a quick overview of how to take a screenshot on a PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android. Very helpful.
I mentioned earlier how great the method for adding music to an Android phone was, then I find this useful tip from HTC on how to extend the battery life on their new "iPhone Killer" Evo 4G.
No one can argue that Google hasn't done an amazing job of catching up to the iPhone. A year after the release of the iPhone, Apple looked unstoppable. Then T-Mobile launches the G1 — which was a horrible device — and it didn't look like Google could come up with anything any better than Blackberry or Palm. Despite a rough start, Google has done a lot of things right. But for everything Android has done right, they've managed to do as many things wrong.
The ever-popular classic game Tetris has been at the center of legal battles since it was created by Alexey Pazhitnov in the USSR way back in 1984. Today, Google pulled all the "Tetris-type" games off the Android market in response to a DCMA notice from Tetris Company, LLC, the owners of the Tetris IP rights. However, "Tetris-type" seems to mean "A game with blocks" and apparently there are many games on the takedown notice that do not infringe on the "Tetris" trademark and only feature block-puzzle activities — a tenuous link to Tetris, at best. There don't seem to be any DCMA takedown notices filed with any other game marketplaces (AppStore anyone?) and Android developers who have a "Tetris-type" game are understandably upset.
According to NetMarketshare the iPhone grew in usage, and gained more global share than Android in May. The iPhone share grew from 30.3% in April to 32.8 in May, while Android grew slower, 5.3% to 6.2%. Not surprising, most of the gains from both Apple and Android came at the expense of Java ME.
Late last week PC World published a story highlighting seven ways Android 2.2 is superior to the iPhone. From the seven posted reasons, we get the distinct impression the author has never used an iPhone. As if their lack of iPhone experience isn't bad enough, they are comparing a year old OS to an unavailable OS. If they wanted to compare unreleased operating systems, perhaps they should have compared Android 2.2 to iPhone OS 4.
The New York Times is reporting that Google is reportedly preparing to launch its own Android-based entrant into the field as Nokia, HP and Microsoft also move forward on their own plans for devices in the emerging industry segment.
Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system. People with direct knowledge of the project -- who did not want to be named because they said they were unauthorized to speak publicly about the device -- said the company had been experimenting in "stealth mode" with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.