More Android than Windows Computing Devices by 2016

Android Expected to Eclipse Windows Devices by 2016
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Mar 29, 2012 8:46 AM Windows will lose its place as the dominant computing platform over the next four years, supplanted by ARM-based devices running Google'sAndroid operating system, according to a report from IDC.

Android to Outpace Windows Devices by 2016
PC Magazine
A separate report from Nielsen, meanwhile, finds that just about half of US mobile subscribers now own smartphones, and the majority of those who purchased a mobile device in the last three months opted for a smartphone over a feature phone.

BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases
In the last three months, only 5% of US smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen. Nielsen compiled data about smartphone buying habits in the three-month period ending in February, and the news isn't good for Research In Motion or ...

Smartphone platform wars: It's an iOS, Android world and stinks to be 'other'
ZDNet (blog)
By Larry Dignan | March 29, 2012, 9:30am PDT Summary: The sad reality in smartphone land for RIM and Microsoft today boils down to this: It's an Android and iOS world. You just live in it. Smartphones are now half of all mobile phones in the US and ...

Nielsen: As U.S. Nears Smartphone Majority, It's A Two-Horse Race Between ...
New numbers out from Nielsen today point to just how close the US is to having more smartphone than feature phone users: the proportion that currently owns asmartphone, as of February 2012, is 49.7 percent, say the analysts, a big leap on the 36 ...


Samsung Galaxy S 4G Blaze is a solid choice at $120 price
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You can check out a few photos of this new Android smartphone in my image gallery. I understand that T-Mobile wants have devices along the entire price spectrum, but does saving $50 to $100 on the initial price of a phone really matter that much?

A Google Nexus tablet? Bad news for Android partners
But the Android tablet is still in its infancy, and Google would be rocking the boat in a big way if it launched its own tablet. Google is already walking a tightrope with its partners over its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. While the acquisition is ...

Android devices will surge past PC sales, lead world in 2016, says IDC
Computerworld (blog)
If you needed any more evidence that the post-PC world will be soon upon us, a new report from IDC says that by 2016, Android devices will surge past Windows PCs to make Android the world's dominant operating system. During that time, Windows will lose ...

Motorola Refuses $300 Million Microsoft Bond to Keep Windows 7 in German Market
Microsoft could lose its rights to distribute in Germany products that use the H.264 video standard and the 802.11 WiFi standard, pending a court ruling on April 17. According to Motorola, those products infringe on its patents.

Dell Ends Smartphone Sales in the US
Ending the Venue sales means Dell has discontinued all its US smartphone brands, after entering the market in August 2010 with the Aero smartphone and Streak 5 combined tablet/smartphone. Its Venue smartphones were offered with Google's Android and ...

Google's Android has generated just $550m since 2008, figures suggest
The Guardian
With roughly 200m Android devices having been activated to the end of 2011, including an estimated 90m during the past two years, it suggests that Google derives slightly more than $10 per Android handset per year. That compares to Google's $38bn total ...

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Sprint's LTE Plans Are Coming Up Short As iPhone 5 Approaches
With the wireless industry moving toward LTE as the two largest US carriers, Verizon and AT&T, roll out their nationwide LTE networks, it seems increasingly likely that the next generation iPhone will come enabled with 4G LTE support.

Nielsen: About half of all Americans have a smartphone
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Smartphone-owning consumers have increased significantly since last February when only 36% had them. The increase is a result of more consumers opting for smartphones when they buy a new device. In the last three months, ...


4G Confusion Reigns: Apple in Hot Water Over iPad Labeling Abroad
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington The iPad is available in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE flavors. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired The iPad's super-speedy 4G LTE capabilities may be a no-go for some international users. New iPad owners in Australia and Europe are finding this ...

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Dell Exiting US Smartphone Market: Report
Dell reportedly is pulling out of the smartphone market in the United States, ending sales of its Venue and Venue Pro smartphones with hopes of focusing on higher margin mobile devices. The move essentially ends the PC maker's two-year dalliance with ...

Sweden looking into Apple iPad 4G complaints
| STOCKHOLM, March 29 (Reuters) - Sweden's consumer protection agency is looking at complaints that Apple Inc does not make it clear that its latest iPad will not work with 4Gnetworks outside the United States and Canada. The move came after Apple ...

Android to oust Windows in connected gadgets (but there's a catch)
Android will rise to dominate connected devices by 2016, ousting Windows and outpacing iOS according to analyst predictions, though hardware manufacturers and app developers will still struggle to make money on Android devices.


iPad Refunds; EU Roaming Caps; Facebook Password Amendment Rejected
PC Magazine
The new iPad is not compatible with existing Australian 4G LTE and WiMax networks and therefore defaults to 3G speeds. The updated tablet, however, is still advertised as a "Wi-Fi + 4G" device in the country, which prompted a complaint from the ...

Apple's iPad hits snag over 4G claims overseas
Washington Post
Following allegations by an Australian agency that Apple's advertising deceived people into thinking its new iPad could run on all 4G networks, the company has said that it will offer refunds to any iPad buyers who believe they have been misled.

Dell hanging up on US smartphone market?
A company representative says the PC maker has discontinued sales of its Venue and Venue Pro, and no replacements are in the offing. by Steven Musil March 28, 2012 10:51 PM PDT Follow @stevenmusil Dell is putting its US smartphone effort on hold.

Android: Is it even a real platform?
ZDNet (blog)
By James Kendrick | March 29, 2012, 5:55am PDT Summary: Android devices are so different and include so many variants of the system software it's not accurate to call Android a platform. Talk about Android fragmentation and you kick off a rousing...

ZDNet (blog)

Windows PCs to decline as Android, Apple devices rise
Windows is going to be eclipsed by Android in 2016, according to market researcher IDC. Expect Apple's iOS to see an uptick too. by Brooke Crothers March 28, 2012 9:54 PM PDT Follow @mbrookec The PC will become a much less popular device by 2016 ...

Android and ARM are going FTW
TG Daily
Concurrently, the number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs will increase from a 29.4% share in 2011 to an impressive market-leading 31.1% share in 2016. iOS-based devices are also pegged to experience an increase in market share, ...

TG Daily

Microsoft posts $300 million bond in Motorola Mobility spat
Company says the bond guarantees payback of Motorola's loss of revenue in the event Microsoft loses a patent-infringement case against the mobile company. by Don Reisinger March 29, 2012 5:03 AM PDT Microsoft and Motorola Mobility are nearing two key ...

Apple's iPad 4G advertisements may create legal stir in more countries
Washington Post
Both Sweden and the UK indicated that they have received numerous consumer complaints about the iPad, which is advertised as a 4G tablet in both countries despite not working on LTE in either. "One may rightfully ask if the marketing of the new iPad is ...

Run Android Apps on a PC With BlueStacks: Here's How
PCWorld (blog)
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Mar 28, 2012 12:11 PM BlueStacksIf you're dying to run Androidapplications on your Windows machine, then you'll want to check out the recently released BlueStacks App Player beta, an Android app emulator for Windows XP, Vista, ...

New General Motors smartphone app could mean the end of car navigation systems
Washington Post
DETROIT — General Motors soon will sell a $50 smartphone application that could replace your dashboard navigation system. The company said Wednesday that the app, called GoGo Link, will project smartphone navigation systems onto a dashboard touch ...

Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
... media tablets, and smartphones--Microsoft led the pack with a market share of 35.9%, at the end of 2011. Google Android held the second spot with a share of 29.4%, while Apple's iOS, which powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, was third at 14.6%.

Sprint washes hands of WiMax phones
With LTE around the corner, it's no surprise that Sprint is calling curtains for future WiMaxdevices. by Jessica Dolcourt March 29, 2012 9:46 AM PDT Follow @jdolcourt The days of Sprint as WiMax's champion are officially over.

Android 4.0.4 ICS rolling out for Nexus S, Xoom, and Galaxy Nexus ...
By Cory Gunther
The update to Android 4.0.4 ICS is rolling our right now, as we speak to multiple devices. Those include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM), Nexus S, and the Motorola Xoom WiFi. Looks like Verizon users of the Gnex and Xoom will have to ...
Android Community

Handcircus set to return to iOS with free game based on Okabu ...
By Mike Schramm
After Rolando 2 sort of sputtered out into the marketplace, hamstrung by Ngmoco's own strategy, Oliver and his company strayed away from iOS and created a game called Okabu for the PlayStation Network. Oliver is coming back to iOS, ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Android 4.0.4 rolls out to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus and GSM Nexus S ...
By Brad Molen
Are the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Nexus S 4G being considered second-class citizens, demoted to as lengthy a wait as the droves of other Gingerbread devices? We're reaching out for word on when (or if) we can expect the refresh to ...

World News - Global smartphone boom poses huge Internet fraud ...
By Michele Neubert, NBC News, and Alastair Jamieson,
LONDON - Rapidly increasing global ownership of smartphones and tablets will expose consumers and governments to much higher risks of Internet fraud and hacking, according to an expert. Martin Sadler, director of the Cloud and Security ...
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Android Overload: Nvidia CEO Hints At $200 Tablet, Galaxy S III ...
By Chris Chavez
It's time for the Android Overload. These are all the stories that we've gathered up from throughout our day that didn't manage to find their way to our front page. We put them here as a midnight snack, early morning treat or afternoon delight, ...
Android Phone Fans

Portabliss: Chaos Rings 2 (iOS) | Joystiq
By Heidi Kemps
In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androiddevice, DSi, 3DS, PSP, etc. Today: Chaos Rings 2. During GDC this year, Cave Vice-President Mikio Watanabe implored smartphone and tablet game developers to price their products appropriately: a high-quality game should come with a higher pricetag. Square Enix's Chaos Rings 2 certainly follows Watanabe's advice. At $18 on iPhone and $20 on iPad, it's among the higher-priced ...

Google Makes Four Times More Money From iOS Than Android
By Mario Aguilar
Back in October, Larry Page proudly declared that Google's mobile products would generate $2.5 billion in 2011. The Guardian reports, reports that Android accounts for a just a tiny fraction of that number. Google's iOS products contribute way ...

Sprint Epic 4G Touch receives FCC teardown | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Just in case you were wondering how come the Samsung Epic 4G Touch looks so familiar, that is because this is the Samsung Galaxy S2 version that was specially made for Sprint. I frankly do not like the idea of [...]

Android 4.0.4 Build IMM76D Hitting AOSP Right Now – Droid Life
By Kellex
The Android Dev team just announced that Android 4.0.4 Build IMM76D is being pushed into AOSP this very minute. This would be the same (or very similar) build to what was released to the Motorola XOOM WiFi this morning. This doesn't ...
Droid Life

Android 4.0.4 OTA coming to some Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and the ...
By Adrian Diaconescu
Select Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S models, as well as Motorola's Wi-Fi only Xoom tablet have been starting to update to Android 4.0.4. ... Touch me, tease me, think me – How will you control your future smartphone? sprint evo one htc one x ...
Android Authority

Dell may end all smartphone sales in the US
By Kelly Hodgkins
An unamed Dell spokesman said that it's time for Dell to get out of the smartphone business.” Mobility products have shorter life cycles than laptops and desktops,” he said. ... but wouldn't confirm whether these devices will include smartphones. This report doesn't come as a big surprise, Dell has been on the sidelines of the smartphone market for a long time. [Via PC World] ... Android user wins the "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge ... 4G LTE showdown: AT&T vs. Verizon ...

Google rolling out Android 4.0.4 to non-CDMA flagship devices
Earlier, we wrote that not only was the Motorola XOOM WiFi starting to get the update to Android4.0.4, but also Google released the source code for the update into the Android Open Source Project repository...
Phone Arena - Latest News

Android - Google+ - We've started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice ...
1510 shares - Alexandr Provotorov, Andi Seiffi, Android and Me, Austin ... Divyesh Doddapaneni - Wait, does this mean that the Galaxy Nexus LTE ... Chad Stiemke - Hopefully the Nexus S 4Gsees the LOVE soon, too! .... like you need to go back to a flip phone, Cause know smartphoneis perfect, Including the Iphone ...

Android Devices - Google Groups
Participate in Android user experience studies! Paul, 3/26/12. Navigation does not give fastest directions, Adamnyc, 7:18 PM. Nexus S ICS 4.0.3 Battery won't ...

Wi-Fi is evolving, should you keep up? What 802.11ac means for ...
News: Wi-Fi has become an essential part of our lives. For most of us, it's second nature to tap into wireless Internet from our homes and offices, and we're all too ...

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