Tag Archives: Android
It’s quite possible that main competitors Google and Apple will cause smartphone development to be tied up, at least in starts and fits. Both have entered the patent war with Apple winning the latest battle by getting rights over the “capacitive multi-touch interface” – opening up, possibly, more suits and stinging delays. Recent articles have [...]
I recently announced to the world that I finally dumped BlackBerry and opted for an Android, a Thunderbolt by Verizon to be exact. I went on and on about how much cooler than BlackBerry this phone is and I even did a little BlackBerry bashing—what a way to treat an ex? Now, the “newness” of [...]
Yesterday Amazon launched two programs that are set to transform the way that digital music is stored and played. Amazon is now offering what is called a music locker. The music locker is comprised of Cloud Drive. Cloud Drive is being marketed as a hard drive that allows users to store uploaded music along with [...]
With the release of the iPad2 last week in San Francisco, many competitors are getting worried. Just one year before, Apple introduced the iPad on the market and has seen unprecedented growth, selling over 15 million units. It is not even a question of whether iPad dominates the tablet market. This is obvious, being that [...]
Yes Blackberry users, it is true. Research In Motion is planning to develop it’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Google’s Android and possibly Apple’s devices. BBM was recently named “App of the Year on the BlackBerry App World Platform” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to Techland “By extending the BBM service to [...]
We all suspected it would be coming sooner or later. Well, as of today, heavy rumors have begun to circulate that the iPhone 5 is well on its way. If any of you have kept up with Apple and their releases in the recent past you would recall that the iPhone 4 was just released [...]
On February 1st, The Neilson Company released statistical data that displayed the smartphone preferences of consumers based on race. About a third of Americans use a smarthphone. The study found that in the United States, minority groups comprise the largest proportion of smartphone users. Neilson used four racial groupings: White, Hispanic, African American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Surprisingly, White consumers reported the lowest percentage of smartphone ownership at 27%. Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics tie with 45% of each group reporting to own a smartphone. African Americans fall below with 33% reporting ownership of a smartphone. These statistics are even higher when accounting for recent phone purchases. The minority groups outrank Whites in this category as well by up to eighteen percentage points.
Have we really almost run out of space on the internet? These are the types of possibilities that never occur to us common folk as we acquire more and more electronic devices from handhelds, to routers, to desktops, laptops, printers, modems, smartphone’s, Androids, IPads, and all other technological devices used so than we can keep track of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (if you’re still into that sort of thing) for minute by minute updates on the happenings of our colleagues. We never stopped to think that “hey, since I have thousands (pardon the exaggeration) of electronic devices then Suzie Q may have around the same amount. At this rate maybe one of these days we’ll exhaust our resources?” No, we never stop to think that at all. In fact, we’ve been groomed to believe quite the contrary. We’re groomed to think that the internet offers an infinite supply of information accessed by an infinite array of mediums and we’ll have access to it all forever and ever. Well, the joke just may be on us.
It’s finally here. Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that they will carry the iPhone 4 as of February 10. It will cost consumers $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB version. It will be available from the Apple store as well as at Verizon Wireless locations.
There are a bevy of incredible new electronic products being shown off at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and the thing many of them have in common is Android. Despite the notable absence of a Google booth at the CES and the fact that Chrome looks dead on arrival, Google’s technology is still stealing the show.