A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
While you were sleeping, Microsoft was making big moves. Perhaps spurred by the seeming success of the Moto X, Microsoft has announced it aims to acquire Nokia, the largest producer of Windows Phone devices. Microsoft is set to shell out $4.99 billion (3.79 billion euros) for the company and $2.18 billion (1.65 billion euros) for ... Read More »
Everyone knows this is a blog dedicated to all things Android, but some might be surprised to learn that the majority of our visitors come from Windows devices. Over the last 30 days, we have seen 52% visits from Windows, 30% from Android, 8% from Mac, and 5% from iOS. For this very reason, we ... Read More »
I fear the next time I write you, it will be to say goodbye.
I’ve noticed you’ve run into a bit of trouble lately with your handset business. It seems as though you could use some advice from someone who cares. Allow me to start from the beginning.
You had one clear message ... Read More »
If millions of people are buying 7-inch tablets for $199, how many 10-inch tablets would they buy for the same $199 price? We might find out soon because Engadget editor Tim Stevens is reporting that an “inside source” told him Microsoft will launch their 10-inch Surface tablet for $199 on October ... Read More »
ComScore has just released their latest quarterly mobile phone report, revealing the leaders in both platform and manufacturer market share in the US. Not much has changed since ComScore’s last report, which means Android and Samsung are still well in the lead.
According to ComScore, Android controls 50.9% of the smartphone ... Read More »
Ever since Microsoft’s My Xbox Live app first arrived on iOS, I was dying to get my hands on a version of the app for Android. Today, the good folks from Redmond have made that dream come true.
The launch of the Android version of the My Xbox Live app is bittersweet. While it is ... Read More »
Hot on the heels of US customs imposing an International Trade Commission ban on select HTC devices we have yet another exclusion order from the ITC, but this time around it’s Microsoft winning their patent claim against Motorola.
The patent in question dates back to 1998 and relates to scheduling a meeting with ... Read More »
Sahas Katta, a blogger for Skatter Tech, recently took his Galaxy Nexus into a Microsoft Store to partake in the “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge. Smoked by Windows Phone is Microsoft’s marketing campaign launched at CES that claims Windows Phone can do many basic things faster than its iOS and Android counterparts. Microsoft ... Read More »
The Apple iPad has a dominating market share lead over its Android tablet competition and things aren’t expected to change much this year with the introduction of the iPad 3. While most of us favor Android powered devices, it’s hard to deny that no Android manufacturer has been able to produce a tablet which can ... Read More »