The volume of Android application downloads is set to overtake iPhone for the first time this year, predicted Ovum on Thursday. The analyst firm said Google’s smartphone platform will take a significant lead in 2011, with the number of downloads worldwide reaching 8.1 billion compared to Apple’s 6 billion. Ovum expects Android to dominate for the foreseeable future and forecasts that by 2016 the number of Android application downloads will be almost double those of Apple, at 21.8 billion and 11.6 billion respectively.
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Sep 09 2011
Sep 02 2011
Samsung Electronics Co. continued to dominate the U.S. market for mobile subscribers in the three months ended in July, while Apple Inc. preserved its lead over Blackberry-maker Research in Motion Ltd., according to market researcher comScore Inc. The results of comScore’s survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers come amid stiff competition among makers of mobile phones and software.
Sep 01 2011
Revo Technologies injects a slick, contemporary feel to the often traditional or retro-inspired high-end table radio sector, with the release of its towering K2 digital radio device. K2 is a stunning column of aluminium and rubber, capable of delivering reception of a wide variety of radio formats including DAB, DAB+, FM and internet radio. K2 also offers full audio and video playback from iPod, iPhone and iPad, access to online music service Last.fm and the ability to wirelessly stream music files from any connected PC or Mac.
Aug 25 2011
A Dutch court Wednesday banned certain Dutch subsidiaries of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from selling three of its smartphones in most of Europe saying they violate a patent of iPhone producer Apple Inc, forcing the South Korean handset maker to rework its logistics in Europe. The court, based in The Hague, ruled that Samsung and three of the company’s Dutch subsidiaries violated Apple’s patent on the scrolling method and the browsing gallery used in its smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace, but rejected all Apple’s other claims against its South-Korean competitor, including violating registered designs, copyrights and style imitation.
Aug 25 2011
Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.
Aug 20 2011
Apple is working with component suppliers and its assembler in Asia for the trial production of its next generation iPad from October, people familiar with the situation say, as it looks to stay ahead of the competition in the fast-growing tablet computer market. The Cupertino, Calif., company has ordered key components such as display panels and chips for a new iPad it is aiming to launch in early 2012, said the people, who declined to be named.
Aug 18 2011
A number of high-profile technology companies will do battle for control of InterDigital in the coming weeks, it emerged on Wednesday, but with Google’s participation uncertain the industry is questioning whether the company will raise as much as earlier estimates suggested, or indeed, whether it will sell at all. Apple, Nokia and Qualcomm will all take part in the sale, which is slated to take sometime after 5 September, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. The report did not mention Samsung, which was invited to bid earlier this month, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
Aug 18 2011
Round-up of the latest rumours over Apple’s forthcoming products, including LTE device and cloud-specific phonePosted by: Phat^Trance in Operator News, Press releases, iPhone News, iPod
Amidst endless rumours surrounding the launch of the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5, a report this week that AT&T is installing LTE network equipment in one of Apple’s U.S. retail outlets reignited talk of an LTE version of the handset. Engadget reported on Tuesday that it had received from an unnamed source a photo of LTE equipment newly-installed in a major Apple store. The kit in question supports the 700 MHz and AWS (3G) spectrum bands; AT&T plans to use those bands for its LTE rollout, following the closure of its T-Mobile USA acquisition.