iOS and Android Near 15% of All Web Purchases

Forbes - 7 Nov, 2011
Apple's iOS and Google's Android are nearing 15% of the web purchase market. No, that's not that the two operating systems are 15% of all things purchased, rather than 15% of purchases are being done by hardware running those two. ...

Rogue app posing as MSN app found in Android market

GMANews.TV - ‎Nov 6, 2011‎
A new rogue app posing as a communication app from Microsoft has been found in Google's Android Market, attempting to fool users of Android devices into installing it. Enthusiast site AndroidPolice.com urged users to flag the app “MSN 2012" as ...

Google lawyer: Why the patent system is broken

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Nov 5, 2011‎
Google stands at the center of the escalating mobile patent wars, as the developer of the Android operating system that triggered scores of lawsuits and countersuits. Depending on whom you ask, the company is either the high-minded adult in the debate ...

iOS vs. Android Battle Repeats Mac vs. PC Clash: What's Next?

PCWorld (blog) - ‎Nov 5, 2011‎
Smartphones and tablets are becoming the PCs of our time, and there are two major players in the game. Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate smartphones, with RIM and Microsoft being niche players. ...

The week Google really 'messed up'

CNN - ‎Nov 4, 2011‎
Google says it "messed up" by releasing a Gmail app for iOS that barely functioned. "The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications," the company wrote Wednesday on Twitter. "We have pulled the app to fix the problem. ...

iPhone Has 4% of Mobile Marketâ€"But 52% of Profit

Newser - 7 Nov, 2011
(Newser) â€" Apple is officially making ridiculous money on the iPhone. How ridiculous? Well, the phone now generated a whopping 52% of all mobile phone profits worldwide last quarterâ€"despite controlling just 4.2% of that ...

The Daily App: GoDocs for iPad

CRN (blog) - 7 Nov, 2011
Apple and Google have had a very uneasy relationship with mobility platforms, not surprisingly since Apple's iOS platform is now in a death match against Android, which Google created and open sourced. ...

Gmail App Falters in iPhone 4S and Other Apple Devices

International Business Times AU - 7 Nov, 2011
The new Gmail app is not working properly in various Apple devices such as the iPhone 4S, prompting Google Inc. to pull out the app. Internet giant Google introduced its new app for Gmail last week ...

APP OF THE DAY: realestateVIEW.com.au

ARNnet - 7 Nov, 2011
With the RBA cutting home interest rates, experts hope that the dwindling number of home sales will soon pick up. realestateVIEW.com.au is an app for those of you who need to keep on top of the property market - on the move. The app enables you to plan ...

Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S â€" Apple's and Google's Android Flagship Phones Compared

International Business Times AU - 7 Nov, 2011
By Gadget Mania | November 7, 2011 11:42 AM EST Apple has finally released the much awaited next model of the iPhone, and it disappointed a lot of people with it - the new iPhone 4S is just a small improvement over the previous iPhone 4. ...

App Week: SkyGo for Android, Gmail's disastrous iOS app

T3 - 7 Nov, 2011
It's been an epic week in the appsphere, with big news from popular titles like SkyGo, GarageBand, Angry Birds and Gmail. We've also got reviews of LOVEFiLM for iPad and the Korg iKaossilator for iPhone. SkyGo will definitely launch on Android, ...

iPhone 4S signals ends of Android growth; carriers restore the balance

Beatweek Magazine - 7 Nov, 2011
by Bill Palmer The Android platform gained marketshare ahead of the release of the iPhone 4S, a fact which Android aficionados will be tempted to celebrate. Not so fast. That Android growth came in the form of a single percentage point, meaning that ...

iPhone 4S (iOS 5) not yet counted: Google Android growing fast

PopHerald.com - ‎Nov 6, 2011‎
Google's popular mobile operating system growing fast, but Apple's new smartphone market share contribution not yet counted. RIM and Microsoft shares decline. A new quarterly report from comScore has been released, revealing the unstoppable growth of ...

Android Approaches 45% Share Before iPhone 4S Effect

eWeek - ‎Nov 6, 2011‎
Google's Android operating system jumped a percentage point from August to September, while Apple iOS remained mostly flat, waiting for the iPhone 4S lift-off, according to comScore. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone took 27.4 percent share, ...

With iPhone 4S Now On Top, Apple Grabs 52% Of Industry Profits

Seeking Alpha - ‎Nov 6, 2011‎
As you've likely heard, there's been a lot of upside that's been reported of late when it comes to Android's mobile OS. Thanks to Nielsen, we know that, yet again, Android is leader among mobile OSes, now accounting for 43 percent of US ...

Interesting links (weekly)

SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog) - ‎Nov 5, 2011‎
Highlights the perils of android being an open platform with very little control over the hardware & end user experience. And it's not just the users getting affected in this case. Platform fragmentation: It's shorthand for saying that multiple devices ...

Here Comes Apple's Real Thermonuclear War Against Google

Cult of Mac - ‎Nov 5, 2011‎
A few years ago, everything was peaceful in the Valley of Silicon. The relationship between Apple and Google was cozy and friendly. The two rising and dominant superpowers pursued compatible, non-overlapping businesses, ...

Plex Launches App for Google TV

ITProPortal - ‎Nov 5, 2011‎
Multi-platform media streaming service Plex has launched an app for Google's struggling Google TV platform. Plex Media server is capable of allowing users to upload and stream their entire media collection on a number of devices which carry its apps. ...

Google's Stock Good for $630 as Nexus Anticipation Grows

Trefis (subscription) - ‎Nov 4, 2011‎
With anticipation over the Samsung Google Nexus phone rising, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is inching back to post Q2 stock levels. The stock was helped further as Greece decided to scrap the referendum on austerity measures, [1] which had pulled down markets ...

How Andy Rubin kept Android open-source at its heart

Wired.co.uk - ‎Nov 4, 2011‎
This article was taken from the December 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. ...

iOS vs. Android Battle repeats Mac vs. PC clash: What's next?

ARNnet - 7 Nov, 2011
The smartphone and tablet war is similar to the old Mac vs. PC war. Will the outcome be the same? Smartphones and tablets are becoming the PCs of our time, and there are two major players in the game. Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate ...

The Week Google Really 'Messed Up'

KXLY Spokane - ‎Nov 3, 2011‎
By John D. SutterCNN A photo of the Google Inc. logo on a computer screen in San Francisco, Calif., on July 16, 2009. "The iOS app we launched today contained a bug with notifications," the company wrote Wednesday on Twitter. "We have pulled the app to ...

 

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