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Apple Lower Themselves

The Apple iPad 2 announcement was preceded by a long video which exalted its benefit to society and more pathetically, spent time digging into the competition. One slide branded 2011 as the ‘year of the copycat’ and another mocked the Android app store figures. Apple are doing themselves a disservice here. It is bad enough […]

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Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) Update for Nexus One

After a very long wait, Google have finally started distributing the over the air update for the Nexus One, upgrading the Android OS version to 2.3.3 – a.k.a. Gingerbread. I’m happy to say I received mine this evening, which is good because I was starting to become tempted to spend more money on a new […]

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Some Android Stats

Some up-to-date Android statistics announced by Eric Schmidt at Mobile World Congress yesterday: 350,000 smartphone & tablet activations per day 170 unique devices running Android 27 OEMs (but not Nokia!) 169 mobile carriers 69 countries 150,000 Android applications The momentum behind Android continues to build. It would appear that only Apple could stop this train […]

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43% of Smartphones Are Now Android

As I and many others predicted, Android continues its march upward to become the biggest smartphone OS in the world. 33 million Android smartphones were shipped in the 4th quarter of 2010, larger than any other platform – even Nokia. This has sparked Nokia to review their strategy and I would not be surprised if […]

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Facebook Smartphone

Rumours have resurfaced that in February one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers, HTC, is due to unveil two Facebook-branded handsets. These will run a modified version of the Android operating system and be fully branded in line with Facebook’s look & feel (blue, grey & white). Supposedly due to be announced at the 2011 […]

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