While other manufacturers are facing waning sales and a decline in year on year growth, Xiaomi is breaking its own sales records. Earlier today, co-founder Bin Lin announced on Facebook that Xiaomi sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, which amounts to a 271 percent increase from the same period last year.
Google this week expanded the number of countries offering its Play Books and Play Movies apps and services. The former picks up nearly a dozen new markets while the latter gets almost twice as many new areas. There are quite a few countries left for each property however we’re glad to see Google pushing forward with these. Below is a breakdown of the new markets.
Deciding which Android smartphone to buy can often be a difficult decision, with many different manufacturers offering varying specs, hardware combinations, and screen sizes.
If you’re undecided about just which Android smartphone you would like to purchase, then check out our handy comparison chart below. We’ve ranked the latest and greatest Android smartphones from ratings calculated by you to reveal just which devices are topping [Read More...]
IDC posted their quarterly numbers of the international tablet market. They’re showing a slight dip in iPad dominance and growth from Samsung. Apple dropped from 40.2% of market share in the first quarter of 2013 to 32.5% in Q1 2014, compared to Samsung who went up from 17.5% to 22.3%. According to IDC, Amazon, Asus, and Lenovo each occupy 5% or less of the current global market share, with the remaining 34% claimed by other manufacturers. [Read More...]
While increasing market saturation and fierce competition in the smartphone space may be a concern, the latest market share stats from IDC show no evidence of Samsung’s global lead evaporating anytime soon. Numbers published for the first quarter of the year show the Korean electronics giant with a clear lead over its biggest rivals, having shipped 85 million devices in the first three months of 2014.
The new U.S. smartphone market share numbers for February 2014 from comScore show Android made a slight gain since last November. Android grew from 51.9 percent to 52.1, while Apple gained 0.1 percentage points to hit 41.3 percent. BlackBerry saw a dip, while Microsoft climbed ever so slightly to hit 3.4 percent market share.
ZTE has announced its latest Android-powered smartphone, the massive 6.44-inch Nubia X6. With a price of roughly $ 640 (US), the handset boasts a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 4250mAh battery. In addition to being big and powerful this one is able to snap 13-megapixel images on front or back. Indeed, the front-facing camera features a f/2.2 aperture and the backside offers optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. Unfortunately, it does not look [Read More...]
Do you love watching soccer, I mean football? I’ve never been a huge fan, but I’ll always tune into the World Cup. Earlier today I said that Gameloft had not release an Android game in awhile, but I was quickly corrected when someone told me that Real Soccer 2012 just launched.
The game is available for free and Gameloft is supporting a wide variety of devices, including the new Galaxy Nexus. Real Soccer [Read More...]
Planning to watch the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday? The NFL just released their official Super Bowl XLVI Guide to the Android Market where it’s free to download. It appears the app has a lot of features geared towards those lucky enough to be in Indianapolis this weekend, but there are plenty of other goodies for those watching from home.
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Valve didn’t release an official Steam app for Android devices until last week, so some folks have been relying on third-party apps to get their fix of checking the stores, [Read More...]