iPad will lose market dominance to Android next year, says analyst

iPad will lose market dominance to Android next year, says analyst
Based on past results, iPad shipments should have risen by 10 to 15 percent last quarter. Instead, they fell by 18 percent. Android tablet shipments grew from the first quarter to the third quarter. And that growth will increase next year, according to ...

HTC Droid DNA Takes On Smartphone Rivals
There are no other 1080p HD smartphones available in the U.S; the Droid DNA is the first to offer such a high-resolution screen. Though it measures 5 inches, don't call it a phablet. HTC insists that the DNA is a smartphone, not a smartphone/tablet hybrid.

Android 4.2 multiuser support: Hands-on impressions and gallery
Computerworld (blog)
I've been playing with the feature since last night, and I've gotta say: This may be one of the most significant additions Android has ever seen. The feature is exactly what you'd think: As of Android4.2, any tablet can be configured to allow multiple ...

Apple, HTC settle smartphone patent lawsuit
Apple has simply closed a front against one of its weaker competitors, say observers. That allows Apple to concentrate on fighting more formidable opponents who threaten its smartphone and tablet market shares — Samsung and Google's Motorola Mobility.


Samsung Galaxy Camera: Android Comes To Internet Of Things
The mobile operating systems evolved into phone-centric devices because that is what the consumer market wanted. Yet to think that iOS, Android, Windows Phone orBlackBerry are limited to smartphones and tablets gives them short shrift. They clearly...


Aakash 2 Android tablet priced at $20
TG Daily
Considering how cheap the Android tablet was, it might be no surprise to learn that it had rather meager specifications: a chip that operated at a paltry 366 MHz and a separate HD video coprocessor. The original tablet was also equipped with 256 MB of ...

RIM announced BlackBerry 10 operating system launch to occur January 30, 2013
Reasarch in Motion (RIM) is the Canadian company that pioneered the smartphone by inventing the first BlackBerry in 1999. BlackBerry phones are known for their outstanding data security controls and excellent keyboards. The US Pentagon recently...


Microsoft-Motorola trial set to begin, with royalty payments to Google at issue
San Jose Mercury News
Microsoft and Google's (GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit are set to square off on Tuesday at a trial with strategic implications for the smartphone patent wars and which could reveal financial information the two companies usually keep under wraps. The ...

Android catching up to Apple for developer payout
San Jose Mercury News
Just three years after Google and partners from Samsung to HTC launched a frontal assault on the iPhone, Android is coming into its own with an improved built-in payment system, a growing fleet of high-end devices and a redesigned app store. That ...

Why Microsoft May Be Making a Smartphone for China Phil Muncaster
MIT Technology Review (blog)
Apple's iOS came in second with 26 million units (14.9 percent), and Windows Phone shipments totalled 3.6 million units and just 2 percent of the market. It's still early days for Microsoft, but withHTC and Samsung both more committed to Android than ...

Google's Nexus 4 Smartphone Sells Out In U.K. Within Hours Of ...
By Natasha Lomas
The Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet were both due to be available today on the Play store, alongside the refreshed Nexus 7 tablet. But it appears that the newest Nexus hardware is selling out fast. Both versions of Nexus 4 are now ...
TechCrunch » Gadgets

Android 4.2 reaches some Galaxy Nexus phones early, grab the ...
By Mat Smith
A new Android 4.2 file for the Galaxy Nexus over at XDA-Developers matches reports we've had from users who have already been gifted the latest version of Jelly Bean over-the-air. Now, this is the 'takju' version, meaning it's meant for GSM ...

Google's Nexus 4 smartphone sells out in the US in 50 minutes ...
By Matthew Panzarino
The Google Nexus 4 smartphone has sold out in the US Google Play store in both 8GB and 16GB variants. The sellout ... It has the best Google Now experience on Android so far and shows some promise for the platform. But is crippled in ...
The Next Web

HTC Deal With Apple May Be a Blueprint for Other Android Makers ...
By John Paczkowski
Something like $6 to $8 per smartphone sounds about right. ... In a note to clients Monday, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said he's hearing that Apple will collect between $6 and $8 in licensing fees for each smartphone HTC ships in 2013. While I can't confirm the ... “With both Samsung andMotorola still under litigation with Apple, the big question is whether they are closer to a settlement,” Wu wrote. “We think the ... RIM Sees an Up Day After Setting BlackBerry 10 Launch Date ...

Google releases Android 4.2 for Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus (download ...
By Brad Linder
Google has started pushing out over-the-air software updates for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Google Nexus 7 tablet. If you have one of these devices and you haven't installed a custom ROM, you should be prompted to install ...

Project To Build Dual-Booting Linux, Android Tablet For $100 ...
SternisheFan sends this quote from Ars: "It likely won't be as sleek or fast as a Nexus 7 or Nexus10, but a new tablet running both Android and Linux is in the ...

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