Eye-Tracking Study Finds iPhone, iPad Draw More Attention Than Android Devices

Forbes - 29 Oct, 2011
There is plenty of financial evidence of the iPhone and iPad's popularity in Apple's earnings and those of its carrier partners. Now there is biometric proof of the Apple devices' allure, as well. EyeTrackshop's heatmap shows the iPhone and iPad (upper ...

Android Owners Left Behind

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
Android owners often have the feeling their smartphones are not quite as up-to-date as they could be. It turns out this is more than a feeling. They really are being left behind. For his blog, The Understatement, Michael Degusta looked ...

Android fragmentation? It's Amazon, not handsets, that's the problem

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds the new Amazon Kindle Fire. Is this the real risk to Android? Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The hard-working Michael DeGusta caused a stir in the Twittersphere on Thursday by announcing the results of a study in ...

Spotty Software Updates Keep Android Users Stuck in the Past

Wired News - ‎Oct 27, 2011‎
We've known the Android platform was fractured for some time. Stop a handful of Android owners on the street, and odds are at least one of them will be running an out-of-date version of the OS. But we didn't know it was this bad. ...

Consumer content

CNET (blog) - ‎Oct 27, 2011‎
The bidding process for Yahoo has been stalled by the company's decision to ban potential suitors from talking with each other, sources familiar with the situation tell Reuters. The daily-deals arm of the search giant announced 14 new deal partners and ...

What Android Fragmentation Looks Like

PC Magazine - ‎Oct 27, 2011‎
Android devotees were up in arms over news that Google wasn't planning to update its two-year-old smartphone, the Nexus One, with Ice Cream Sandwich. But an independent study on Android fragmentation might make them feel....grateful. ...

An Ice Cream Sandwich would make me happier than an Apple

AsiaOne - ‎Oct 25, 2011‎
As I was playing with the iPhone 4S one evening (I'd rather not say whose), I quickly put Siri through a series of tests, but sadly, I was not as impressed as what was demo-ed by Siri users in the States. After a good 30 minutes of running Siri through ...

HP Windows 8 Tablets Plans for 2012 Could Give Rivals a Run for their Money

DeviceMAG - 29 Oct, 2011
All the tablet manufacturers from around the world are working hard to bring out new tablets which could become strong rivals to the Apple iPad. And definitely Apple is not unassailable when it comes to selling devices since Samsung's Android handsets ...

16GB Samsung Galaxy Nexus confirmed to arrive on November 17

TechShout! - 29 Oct, 2011
By News Editor - For those fans patiently waiting to get an early scoop of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not only up for pre-order on Amazon UK, but also confirmed to ship starting November 17. ...

Why Android Needs To Pick Up The Update Pace, And Why The Time Is Right

MocoNews - 29 Oct, 2011
There should be no doubt at this point: the world of Android is a turbulent, noisy, and at-times inscrutable tangle of interests. But the basics have stabilized quite a bit over the last year, and the Android community"if it can hang together"has a ...

NUTS: Apple Loads Up on Patents, Battles a Stronger Samsung

Mobiledia - 29 Oct, 2011
Apple won a key patent that heralds further lawsuits against Android and Windows competitors, while Samsung shot ahead in sales but still struggles in the courtroom. News Under the Sun is a weekly column ...

LG Optimus 2X will not be getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

GSMArena.com - 29 Oct, 2011
This one is surely much tougher to get over than in the case of Google Nexus One, folks. After all, the latter is almost two years old now. It appears that LG Optimus 2X - officially the first smartphone to feature a dual-core CPU, will not be getting ...

LG Optimus 2X Denied Ice Cream Sandwich Future [LG Confirms It Will Not Update ...

TFTS (blog) - 29 Oct, 2011
The LG Optimus 2X, unveiled back at CES 2011, is the first dual-core smartphone in the world, although it only beat the competition by a few minutes as other devices with dual-core processors have been announced during the same event. ...

iPhone & iPad Get More Attention Than Android [Study Tracking Eye Movements ...

TFTS (blog) - 29 Oct, 2011
Apple's iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad get more attention than Android devices, based on a study that tracks eye movements. Most analytics companies take carrier traffic and market share to determine a platform's performance against others. ...

European Galaxy Nexus Release Date Partners Revealed [Plenty of European ...

TFTS (blog) - 29 Oct, 2011
We have no idea what carriers will launch the Galaxy Nexus in the USA, besides Verizon, but we have a pretty nice list of European mobile operators that will have the phone in stock on launch date. The European version of Samsung's first Ice Cream ...

Samsung Galaxy S2, Note to get Android Ice Cream Sandwich: Report

PopHerald.com - 29 Oct, 2011
New reports have confirmed Android 4.0 upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note tabphone and some Samsung Android tablets. New reports, quoting a Samsung Italy statement, have confirmed that Samsung tablets and smartphones are ...

Ice Cream Sandwich Release Date: Will Samsung Galaxy S2 Run ICS by Second ...

Christian Post - 29 Oct, 2011
Samsung Italy reports that the Samsung Galaxy S2 will receive an update to Android 4.0, the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, by the second quarter of 2012, as will many other Android-powered Samsung ...

Samsung Galaxy S II, Note & some Tabs Updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

Wireless and Mobile News - 29 Oct, 2011
Current top of the line Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets are expected to be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2012. Samsung Italy confirmed that Samsung will update the Samsung Galaxy S II , Samsung Galaxy Note and some Tab tablets to ...

LG says no to Ice Cream Sandwich update

Afterdawn.com - 29 Oct, 2011
LG has posted today that they will not be updating the Optimus 2X to Ice Cream Sandwich. "We will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus 2X P990. Keep watching this space for further updates. ...

Majority of Android Phones Are SoL When It Comes To OS Updates

Hot Hardware - 29 Oct, 2011
When it comes to Android vs. Apple iOS comparisons, fans of the small green machine have a lot of ammunition they can lob at Apple. Devices tend to be more expensive, other phones often offer more advanced features late in the iPhone's upgrade cycle, ...

OS Watch: Samsung Scores on Smartphones

Light Reading - 29 Oct, 2011
Samsung's solid third quarter: Samusung earned a profit of 2.5 trillion won (US $2.2 billion) in the third quarter, more than double results from a year ago, and the South Korean company expects the good times to continue into the fourth quarter. ...

Android updates: a vendor lottery

The H - 29 Oct, 2011
According to a well-illustrated report by Michael Degusta, very few Android phones are well-supported when it comes to upgrading the phone's operating system. The report was inspired by news that Nexus One users will not be getting an upgrade to the ...

Sad Comparison of iPhone and Android's Update History

Minyanville.com - 29 Oct, 2011
It was only a few years ago that a cell phone was locked in at its purchased state until we replaced it. Clamshell devices ran the same vintage OS and sported the same, non-updatable features for as long as ...

Here's what Android fragmentation looks like - it ain't pretty

IntoMobile - 29 Oct, 2011
The graphic heading created by Michael DeGusta at the Understatement.com, seems to be grabbing everyone's attention around the Internet. The graphic (down below) illustrates Android's serious problem with the way it updates its devices. ...

Study: Most Android smartphones run outdated OS versions

Fiercemobilecontent - 29 Oct, 2011
Close to half of all US smartphones powered by Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system have never run a current version of the platform, and the overwhelming majority will never run the new Android 4.0 (aka "Ice Cream Sandwich"), ...

Lack of Android software support, visualized

Geek.com - 29 Oct, 2011
If you have ever owned an Android phone, you may have experienced a disturbing trend. It appears that, in the race to produce a phone that's bigger, better, and faster than the previous, long-term software support often goes by the wayside. ...

Ode to Fragmentation: Which Android Version is it Anyway?

Google Watch (blog) - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
Here's a quick rundown: The company has pumped out Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread for smartphones, forked the platform with Honeycomb 3.0-3.2 earlier this year to make a tablet-friendly OS, only to merge the two branches with the new ...

Report Slates Android Software

Sell My Mobile - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
A report published by an organisation called 'The Understatement' is advising people that if they want up to date software for their mobile phone then they should avoid Android. The major reason for making this comment was the fragmentation of the ...

Android triumphs over iPhone app store

Zimbabwe Guardian - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
Thе endless war between Apple аnԁ Android hаѕ seen a decisive victory, fοr thе Android app store аt Ɩеаѕt. In thе second quarter οf 2011, more Android apps wеrе downloaded thаn iPhone apps, according tο a recent report. ...

Android fragmentation? It's Amazon, not handsets, that's the problem

Zimbabwe Guardian - ‎Oct 28, 2011‎
Thе hard-working Michael DeGusta caused a stir іn thе Twittersphere οn Thursday bу announcing thе results οf a study іn whісh hе demonstrates thаt іt's very hard tο find аn Android device thаt's running аn up-tο-date version οf thе OS. ...

 

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