iPhoneRoot.com       

News tagged ‘Android’


The History of the Smartphone Market From 2005-2012 [Chart]





Check out these charts that visualize the rise and fall of key players in the smartphone market since 2005. The data is from comScore's 2013 Mobile Future in Focus whitepaper.

While Android and iOS might appear poised to lock up the smartphone market for good, it is worth looking at the history of the smartphone market to understand just how quickly fortunes can change. In 2005, the market was dominated by Palm, Symbian and BlackBerry. However, by the following year all three had ceded control to Microsoft as the new market share leader. 2008-2010 saw BlackBerry stage a comeback to assume the #1 position before eventually giving way to the upstart Android platform in 2011. The only key player in the current smartphone market never to have owned the market share lead, interestingly enough, is iOS.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by admin

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 17:12

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Benchmarks at Nearly Twice the Speed of the iPhone 5



Primate Labs has posted benchmarks scores for the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 revealing that the device is nearly twice as fast as the iPhone 5.

I've charted the Geekbench 2 scores for the Samsung Galaxy S4 along with several Android phones, the iPhone 5, and the BlackBerry Z10. If you're not familiar with Geekbench 2, higher scores are better.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by admin

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. 19:58

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed



Samsung Galaxy S 4 looks a lot like last year's Galaxy S III model. But there are of course some differences, most notably on the inside. Let's compare some specs:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by admin

Friday, March 15th, 2013. 16:35

Google Now video was accidentally appeared on YouTube



Google Now is available only on Android devices, aimed at giving users “the right information, at the right time", appears on iOS, unless a leaked video is to be believed. Google reportedly released a promo video on YouTube accidentally. The record was quickly removed, but not before an Engadget made a copy of  it.

 


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, March 15th, 2013. 0:36

IDC Estimates Android Will Overtake Apple In Worldwide Tablet Market In 2013



Research firm IDC today published updated 2013 estimates for worldwide tablet shipments. The company increased its estimates from 172.4 million to 190.9 million units for the year and claims that shipments of Android-based tablets will continue to rise and eat into Apple’s marketshare. IDC notes that Android will take 48.8 percent of the worldwide tablet market by the end of this year, compared to 41.5% in its previous forecast, while Apple is predicted to capture 46.0%, down from 51% in 2012.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. 21:34

Major League Baseball Is Expanding Support For Passbook App



According to a report from GigaOM, Major League Baseball is expanding support for mobile ticketing via Apple’s Passbook app, announcing that this season mobile tickets will be accepted at 13 stadiums, up from four last season.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 22:39

Apple plans to sell more iPhones in India



The Wall Street Journal reports on recent Apple’s operations to increase sales in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The company recently launched iTunes and Apple TV there. There also were rumors that Apple was planning to open retail stores in India.

 


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:43

France Telecom CEO shared his point of view about Apple



AllThingsD reports that CEO of France Telecom-Orange, Stephane Richard at an event with journalists said that Apple had become "more flexible" beginning "to focus more on everyone else" and has become "less arrogant than in the past.

 


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:42

Armband MYO allows to control Mac with gestures



Thalmic Labs has presented the audience a $149 bandage called MYO. It monitors the movement and muscle contractions which allows control user’s Mac, PC or other device using gestures (via The Next Web).


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. 8:39

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

Google Glass Can Tether To iPhone Via Bluetooth



Joshua Topolsky from The Verge has written a lengthy report about his experiences using on-face computer Google Glass.

Google Glass is a small computer mounting to an eyeglass frame that has a display visible only to the user. The device includes GPS, a built-in camera, which can record what the wearer sees, and Bluetooth and Wi-FI connections. The wearable device can handle many of the tasks performed on smartphones, including sending text messages, showing weather reports, giving driving directions and more.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 0:53

Sony announces PlayStation 4 and new PlayStation app for iOS



At an event, which was held in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, new next-generation video game console. The new console will allow gamers to try out new games before buying, share video games with friends, as well as to watch friends play in a spectator mode.
Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Company Owning ‘IPHONE’ Trademark In Brazil Wiling To Sell It To Apple



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA that owns the 'IPHONE' trademark in Brazil said it is willing to negotiate selling its rights to the trademark to Apple following the release of a line of Android phones under the name 'IPHONE' in that country.  Bloomberg reports:


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. 2:02

iPhone For The First Time Took Top Spot For Mobile Web Usage



Analytics company StatCounter today published the result of the new research on mobile Internet usage in January 2013. Last month iPhone users held the number one position, while Nokia experienced a considerable decline in 2012.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Monday, February 4th, 2013. 20:46

RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


Read the rest of this entry »




|
   

Leave a comment