Android global presence

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Android is crushing the competition and now owns over 50% of the global smartphone market (52.5% to be precise) – double from this time last year.  The growth comes largely at the expense of every non-iOS mobile platform, although Apple did fall slightly to 15% of the world-wide market in Q3.   Continue reading

Watch the Apple iPhone event – live!

Watch the Apple iPhone event – live! || “Apple iPhone 4S / 5 event live blog LIVE” http://ow.ly/6NdKH

In a two-hour event this morning at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters many people had expected the tech giant to unveil a completely new version of its adored iPhone.  The company spent the first 55 minutes recapping their overwhelming success over the past several months and years, as well as unveiling several new features that will be in the new version of their mobile operating system (iOS).  Critics and fans alike halfheartedly clapped their way through these announcements as most of them had been unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.  When the moment had finally arrived to unveil the new iPhone it was not the iPhone 5 but rather a 4S that was revealed. Continue reading

Apple wants its iPhone 5 back. Now.

As most of the Internet-connected world no doubt knows an Apple employee has lost another iPhone prototype in what can only be called a quasi-clever marketing plot stunning coincidence.  The folks over at Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco have “been handed” a copy of the new ad created by the Apple marketing department to help motivate the individual currently in possession of the missing iPhone to return the priceless device. Continue reading

Apple employees should take it easy on the drinks

Apple employees should take it easy on the drinks || “Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype at a Bar, Says Report” http://ow.ly/6j2g1

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iPhone next?

Forget about am ultra-thin design, extended battery life or even near field communication (NFC).  The folks at Aatma Studio have produced a slick little video of the features they think should appear in a future generation of iPhones and I tend to agree that these would certainly pique my curiosity.

Whether it is the laser keyboard, the impossibly thin design, or the holographic display I think we can all comfortably agree that these features would be significantly more than the next evolutionary step in the iPhone family tree.  That said they do represent the “art of the possible” for what’s to come.

The march of war between Android and iOS continues

The march of war between Android and iOS continues || “Android share balloons to 61% in July, iOS usage declines” http://ow.ly/6byaG

    Over 50% of all mobile media consumption comes from Android users

    Over 50% of all mobile media consumption comes from Android users || “Android keeps lead over Apple on mobile networkhttp://ow.ly/5Hhky

    It looks like the next iPhone will be available later this year

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    It looks like the next iPhone will be available later this year – “iPhone 5: 20 most-wanted features (updated)” http://ow.ly/5e0cl

    Android data use far outstrips all other platforms, is this a good thing?

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    Android data use far outstrips all other platforms, is this a good thing? – “Android users download the most data” http://ow.ly/57GWc

    Android is on pace to have nearly 130 MM activations annually

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    Android is on pace to have nearly 130 MM activations annually – “By the Numbers: A History of the Android Invasion” http://ow.ly/4CrJJ