British tabloid newspaper The Sun has decided to head down the digital route, with the arrival of its very own subscription-based Android application.
The premise is quite promising if you’re a regular Sun reader. All the “news”, less of the paper. The first month’s subscription will set you back just £0.69, which is low enough to tempt those more sceptical readers to give it a whirl. After this, though, the [Read More...]
NPD Group has joined the chorus of research firms stating the obvious: Android leads the pack in the smartphone OS wars. Though to be fair, it’s not much of a war in the U.S. anymore. Android grew to a 53 percent market share between January and October 2011. It’s closest competition, Apple’s iOS, grew to 29 percent. So it’s really more of a smartphone [Read More...]
Comscore released a report earlier this week which covered mobile traffic over the last few months. One of the more interesting facts in this report is that although Android owns the majority of the smartphone market, iOS has a considerably larger share of internet traffic (measured in browser-based page views). When considering the platforms as a whole, Apple’s iOS commands 58.5 percent of the market whereas Android pulls in 31.9 percent. [Read More...]
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Well, how about that. What you see in the video above apparently is CyanogenMod 7 booting onto an HP TouchPad. Of course, booting is just the first step in a long line of things that have to happen before we get a working port. Notably, the touchscreen doesn’t yet work. That’s kind of a big one. But booting CM7 is a big step, no doubt. The plan now, apparently, is to work up [Read More...]
Way back on October 8th, 2010, my colleague Wiley picked up on sources reporting from Europe that Spotify – the hugely popular online music service – was inching ever closer to finally launching in the US, a development that would put the streaming service in head-to-head competition with Apple’s iTunes.
Nine months later, this “imminent” arrival has finally taken place – or at least, it’s forthcoming arrival has now been confirmed at long last. On Wednesday, Spotify [Read More...]