Tag Archive: Android

Google’s Android design guidelines

Jan. 12, ‘12: Solid (if obvious) advice for Android app developers, like “Make important things fast”, and a pretty broad resource. It’s good to see Google doing anything to make the Android Market a better platform for app makers and a better, more … Continue reading →

5 years ahead

Jan. 9, ‘12: Five years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone for the first time, completely changing the mobile industry. (If you haven’t watched his keynote lately, you should. It is his best performance ever, I think.) That means today … Continue reading →

Actually, iPhone users tend to be richer and better educated than Android users

Dec. 16, ‘11: I’m not sure where this fits into M.G. Siegler and Joshua Topolsky‘s “class warfare” argument about Apple’s iPhone and Google Android, but here’s some interesting data from the fine folks at comScore. iPhone subscribers in the U.S. say they belong … Continue reading →

Why Google is bending to Verizon over Google Wallet

Dec. 8, ‘11: Google has complied, so far, with Verizon Wireless’s request to withhold the Google Wallet mobile payments service from the new Galaxy Nexus phone. Why? Because¬†Verizon is a very important partner for Google: Its biggest Android customer in the country and … Continue reading →

Smart! RIM will help enterprise customers manage their iPhones and Androids, too

Nov. 29, ‘11: Here’s RIM’s press release, announcing a new “BlackBerry Mobile Fusion” service. This seems to be RIM’s admission that it’s losing enterprise phone sales to the iPhone and Android — an undeniable truth. (Especially when it comes to employee-owned devices being … Continue reading →

Why Apple’s iPhone market share actually matters

Nov. 15, ‘11: While Google Android’s share of the smartphone market soars, Apple’s is drooping. Last quarter, Android represented 53% of smartphone shipments, according to Gartner — some 60 million devices shipped worldwide. That represented three times more Android shipments than the year-ago … Continue reading →

Sony’s smartphone problem: Software!

Oct. 27, ‘11: Sony just bought its partner Ericsson out of their struggling mobile phone venture, Sony Ericsson. Now Sony is apparently going to try to become a big player in the smartphone business. Ignoring how late this move is, here’s the bigger … Continue reading →

iPad’s dominance of tablet usage, even 1.5 years later, is astounding

Oct. 11, ‘11: How many dozens of Android tablets have been announced? Plus the BlackBerry PlayBook and HP’s TouchPad? And yet, among tablets, Apple’s iPad represented 97.2% of U.S. tablet web traffic in August, according to comScore. That is incredible dominance, given that … Continue reading →

Watch as Apple’s Siri starts to remove Google from the mobile search equation

Oct. 5, ‘11: Perhaps the most interesting part of Apple’s iPhone 4S event yesterday was its demo of Siri, its new mobile assistant technology, which lets you ask your phone questions or give it instructions, which it magically responds to. The best way … Continue reading →

“Tizen” is Intel and Samsung’s answer to Android

Sep. 28, ‘11: Tizen is apparently the combination of MeeGo and LiMo — neither of which have any serious adoption — that I wrote about earlier. It looks like an Intel- and Samsung-led rival to Android — which is selling well, but has … Continue reading →