Google’s Android mobile platform just stepped ahead of Apple’s iPhone among smartphone subscribers. That’s what the latest figures from from comScore‘s mobile phone trending research are showing for November 2010. Although both platforms trail BlackBerry’s 33.5% market share, Android jumped more than 6% to secure 26% of the market while the iPhone grew just 0.8% [...]
Nathan Becker from the Dow Jones Newswires reports that for the three-month period ended in October, Blackberry-maker RIM again had the biggest market share at 35.8%, according to comScore Inc. But that was down 3.5 percentage points from the prior three-month period. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone operating system remained at No. 2, gaining 0.8 point to [...]
Many people don’t give a second thought to the idea that you can upgrade your laptop or desktop computer to a newer operating system, even an OS from a different vendor, down the road. It’s a completely different story for mobiles. The roots of the problem are in the specialized hardware that mobiles have. The [...]
Could Apple bet on the App Store revenues and licensing revenues and give away the iPhone OS to third parties? Will we ever see a Motorola or HTC built phone running the iPhone OS? Will we ever see inexpensive chinese phones running it?… Let’s see what that would mean to Apple.
What is the best cross-platform mobile framework out there? Let’s take a look at the main three competitors. First of all, cross-platform compatibility is all about compromising on the native look, feel and features of devices. Therefore, if you’re looking into creating a 3D game or an interactive, multimedia, animated app, you’re looking in the [...]
Offshore software developer position using Ruby on Rails and web technologies to build web applications for desktop browsers and targeting mobile devices. Also using Rhomobile to make native mobile applications. Candidate should be a remote worker, must use an Intel Mac running OSX 10.5 or 10.6, should have strong communications skills, good written and spoken English. Availability [...]
Apple’s iPhone held onto a 13.7% share of global smartphone unit sales in Q2 2009, outpacing Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, which now claims just 9% of the market, according to Canalys. Canalys specialises in delivering high quality market data, analysis and advice to the world’s leading technology vendors. The results of their research can be summarized [...]