This morning, Google announced that its Android Google Play store has surpassed 25 billion app installations. That is a big, round number but the surprise behind the announcement is the velocity at which the Android ecosystem is growing. Android’s 25 billion mark comes just 10 months after Google announced 10 billion app downloads. It [...]
The iPhone 5 will lands in many consumers’ hands on Friday but not in everyone’s who wants one. You can still get a taste of the iPhone 5 by upgrading your iPad or iPhone to Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, due out today.
Once upon a time, nothing was more stressful than losing your wallet. But these days, losing your smartphone can be even more traumatic – and even more expensive and risky. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to track and hopefully recover lost or stolen mobile devices.
What happens when one of the most secretive companies in the technology industry goes to court to battle its largest competitor? It is forced to reveal what it does not want to reveal, which has created a feeding frenzy in the tech press over every little detail that surfaces. But what’s old news and what is really paining Apple to dis [...]
Lawsuits between multi-billion dollar corporations are dramatic affairs. When the world’s top smartphone manufacturers duke it out in court, it’s an outright soap opera. Savor the melodrama as Apple and Samsung wrap up the first week of their latest battle over patents.
It is the ultimate test: What would your mother think? Usually that question arises around questionable behavior, like dating a stripper or kicking a puppy. I had a more tangible question. If my mother used the brand-new Android Nexus 7 tablet, would she love it or hate it? Targeting the Perfect Consumer Mother un-boxing the Nexus 7 [...]
The battle for smartphone supremacy has become a two-horse race, with Samsung taking the lead from Apple and its vaunted iPhone. Now Apple is trying to wrest it back by pummeling Samsung over alleged patent infringement. Here’s a peek into Apple’s patent-litigation playbook – and prospects.
AT&T and Verizon both nailed big numbers in their earnings reports this week, driven by smartphone sales. But new reports suggest a bleaker future for smartphone growth, which has dipped to its slowest growth rate since the fall of 2009. Could the smartphone market finally be hitting a saturation point – or is this just more fallo [...]