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PingDom: Android is the leading OS only in South Korea





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As you may know, today's StatCounter published its fresh report based on web analytics about mobile users. Unfortunately, StatCounter can monitor only web traffic, but not the way the smartphones are being used. However, the results of such research can offer many different data that can be organized in different ways.

For example, a vendor of network server monitoring tools Pingdom also took the Statcounter's results but analyzed only mobile OS usage, including the stats for iPod touch (iPad wasn't included). It was found that though the sales of Android-based smartphones have overtaken the sales of the iPhone in the US, such a statement does not take into account the fact that iPod touch is the most popular portable media player, and it is also based on iOS, which makes the latter the most popular mobile OS in the country.

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RIM's BlackBerry Overtook Apple's iPhone Back in the US



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Today's StatCounter published its fresh report based on web analytics about mobile users, where it is said that 34.3% of all American users generate web traffic from RIM's smartphones, while 33% browse the Internet with their iPhones. Two years ago Apple beated RIM in this stats, as iPhone users generate three times more traffic than those who have BlackBerry.

StatCounter reveals that a year ago Apple's iOS had 52.9% share in terms of mobile web usage, so such a drop is pretty huge. To make such conclusion the company analyzed 3 million websites with 15 billion page views per month.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. 4:21

Verizon's ad got an iPhone instead of Droid X



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Verizon is good at Photoshop. But their dream of getting an iPhone is too big. This ended up to a funny misstake. Their Motorola Droid X ad actually has an iPhone screen display with Google Maps running. Motorola is not going to be pleased about this :)




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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. 17:38

10 iPad Killers That Will Be Released In 2011



Yesterday BusinessInsider revealed a top-10 list of tablet PCs that will compete with iPad in 2011. Here it is:

  1. RIM's BlackBerry Playbook
  2. Release Date: early 2011.

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    A 7-inch tablet is reported to be faster that iPad with its $500 price tag.

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Acer revealed its plans on competing with Apple on tablets market



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This week Acer revealed that it's going to ship two Android-based tablets in April 2011, and one Windows 7 tablet in February 2011.

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Every third non-AT&T client would like to have an iPhone



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According to a new survey, released this Friday by ChangeWave, every third U.S. smartphone buyer on carriers other than AT&T wishes he could have bought Apple's iPhone.

The aim of the survey was to study what exactly smartphone the customers want to buy next time. As it have been revealed many times before, most of the iPhone's owners are happier than any other group of smartphone users as they are "very satisfied" with their purchase.

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Angry Birds maker apologized for the game's poor performance on Android devices



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This week CNET reported that the developer of Angry Birds Rovio Mobile had apologized for poor performance of its game on some Android devices. The company told that it was too hard to deliver optimal performance for such a great variety of different devices, which can be explained by Android's platform fragmentation.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 20:53

Google Docs editing comes to Apple's iOS



The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users now got opportunity to edit Google Docs directly on their devices. Yesterday Google announced that they will roll out Google Docs editing for mobile devices (both iOS and Android) in the next few days. All you have to do to edit a document is to visit docs.google.com in the Mobile Safari Web browser and press the Edit button in Google Docs. The feature will be English-only during the initial rollout, but support for other languages will be coming in the future.




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Thursday, November 18th, 2010. 12:40

Grilled smartphone: Android vs WinPho7 vs iPhone4



iPhone and other smartphones can be cooked in many different ways. We have already seen blending and microwaving. But what about grill? Which one has a better taste? Let's watch the video:




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Saturday, November 13th, 2010. 18:56

iPhone 4 became the most fragile smartphone



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This week third-party warranty provider SquareTrade posted the results of the study of more than 50,000 smartphones, which include Apple's iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4, Motorola's Cliq, Droid and Droid X, HTC's Nexus One, Droid Incredible and Evo, RIM's Blackberry Curve, Storm and Bold.

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CNet Video: Top 5 reasons Android is better than iPhone



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CNet published new Top5 video. They talk about Android vs iPhone, top 5 reasons why the first one is better. Let's watch:


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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. 19:04

5.5 million iPhones were sold in the third quarter of 2010



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Today Canalys released new data on US smartphones shipments which shows that Apple became the №1 smartphone vendor in the USA with its 26.2% share. Its main competitor is now Research In Motion with its 24.2% share.

But besides that Canalys also found that Google's Android mobile OS represented 43.6% of the market in the last quarter, which means it’s the best-selling operating system.

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Apple answered Motorola with a counter suit



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As you remember, recently Motorola filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing some of the company's products in violating of patents, which are related to a range of wireless technologies, including antenna design, GPRS, 3G, 802.11 wireless. And as it was expected, Apple has now responded on that by accusing Motorola in infringing 6 patents related to multi-touch features that were first implemented in iPhone.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 31st, 2010. 15:06

Google founders considered hiring Jobs as their company's CEO



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New episode from the "Bloomberg Game Changers" (which is a Bloomberg documentary series) revealed an interesting moment in the history of relationship between Google and Apple. When Sergey Brin and Larry Page were looking for Google's first CEO, they considered hiring their personal "hero" Steve Jobs. They even asked their investor John Doerr:

"Why can't he be our CEO?"

Eventually in 2001 Eric Shmidt was hired as the CEO by Brin and Page. Later Schmidt was also serving on Apple's board of directors until he resigned in 2009 because of the increased competition between Apple and Google, as the latter entered the mobile operating systems market by introducing Android.

The whole episode of the Bloomberg series about Brin and Page is available here.




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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, October 30th, 2010. 17:59

Apple loses interest in Java for Mac OS X



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This week Apple released "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 3" and "Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8", which brought bundled support for Java SE 6 up to version 1.6.0_22 in Snow Leopard and Leopard respectively. Along with that company noted that the version of Java that initially ships with Mac OS X is now deprecated.

"This means that the Apple-produced runtime will not be maintained at the same level, and may be removed from future versions of Mac OS X. The Java runtime shipping in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, will continue to be supported and maintained through the standard support cycles of those products."


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