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?
The fact that a Smartphone could act as a card is an inconsequential change. You still have to carry a wallet, and as long as that's the case, a simple plastic card remains easier to use, given that the technology for reading them is universal and all the proposed mobile alternatives require new, often separate,… Continue reading Mobile payments – almost in the past. Mobile wallet – the next step.
We know that Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Both are real blockbusters, and we don’t need to find any reason why they can't simultaneously thrive for years to come. At the moment, with WebOS undergoing an open-source reboot and RIM's next-generation BlackBerry OS apparently nowhere near completion, only one other phone platform has an immediate… Continue reading iOS and Android: Is there any possibility for a Windows Phone to be third major player?
Not so long ago we discussed that HTML5 will replace Silverlight in Windows8. And now new triumph of HTML5. Adobe decided to kill Flash for mobile and focus its attention on HTML5. Think most of you have heard about it as Adobe`s message triggered hot discussions on different techforums and in Ln. To my mind,… Continue reading Wanted: serial killer. Nickname: HTML5. Victims: Silverlight, Flash….What`s next?
Apple's iPad will have overwhelming majority of 2011 sales, but by end of 2015, Android expected to run on 36 percent of tablets. Apple created the modern tablet market, and its iPad has become the undisputed king of tablet computers. The iPad promises to hold that dominance for years to come, research firm Gartner said.… Continue reading Tablet market: Apple vs. Android vs. Microsoft. Which one will be on top?