Android

The Android update process is broken

Quick, grab all of your devices and check what release of Android they are using. Are they all the same? If so, consider yourself one in a million. The Android platform is plagued with numerous releases on numerous devices -- even the same devices from different carriers can suffer from different iterations of Android! Because… Continue reading The Android update process is broken

Android

Will Android grab half of Smartphone market in 2012?

As shipments of Android phones reached 206 million in 2011, Google's mobile OS captured 46 percent of the global market, easily making it the largest Smartphone platform, according to Taiwan'sMarket Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC). Such growth paves the way for Android to carve out a 50 percent slice of the market in 2012, says… Continue reading Will Android grab half of Smartphone market in 2012?

Android, Mobile

Will Google-Motorola deal drive Microsoft toward HTC or Nokia?

Google buying Motorola Mobility is destined to cause a major shake-up in the Android ecosystem, but it’s also going to reverberate across the entire mobile space. In light of Apple’s success in vertical integration and Hewlett-Packard buying Palm, the Google-Motorola deal could now force Microsoft to buy out one of its hardware partners in order… Continue reading Will Google-Motorola deal drive Microsoft toward HTC or Nokia?

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Whose lunch does Android eat?

Not so long ago no one was sure if Android would ever be relevant. It made its debut in the fall of 2007, and for the first 2 years of its existence Android had a tough time making first steps. It got its big break last November with the release of the Motorola Droid on… Continue reading Whose lunch does Android eat?