Google has kicked off I/O with some stats on Android, sharing just how impressive growth has been for the platform as a whole, and for Google Play, Android’s app store.
As of this year, Android has reached 900 millions activations. That’s up from 100 million Android activations in 2011, and 400 million activations in 2012. ... Read More »
Only two months ago, Andy Rubin stepped down from his position with Android, and head of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, took the reigns. Since then Pichai has been quiet, undoubtedly hard at work organizing Google’s upcoming developer conference, Google I/O. Not too busy, though, to sit down with Wired for his first interview since taking the ... Read More »
We all knew it was coming, and now Google has made it official. Starting July 1, 2013, Google will finally power down Google Reader. It’s not a very popular product, but Google Reader is still one of the most used RSS readers on Android devices. Google has said that users have four months ... Read More »
Google CEO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin, the godfather of Android, will no longer lead the project as he moves on to start another project at Google. Taking over Android will be Sundar Pichai, who was the senior vice president of Chrome the last couple years.
If you had any doubts about Android’s dominate position in the marketplace over the last year, you can put them to bed now. According to a new report out of Strategy Analytics, 152.1 million Android phones were shipped in Q4 of 2012 alone last year, leaving Android with a whopping 70 percent global marketshare.
The ... Read More »
One of the biggest CES announcements so far this year has been the Nvidia Project Shield. Our friends at Nvidia are looking to shake up the gaming industry just a little with their very first portable gaming system. We stopped by the Nvidia booth today to get a closer look at the device, but they ... Read More »
Despite how badly countless numbers of smartphone users want one, and how much sense it makes to produce one, Nokia has been firm on their commitment to Windows Phone, making it clear they have no interest in manufacturing an Android phone. We’ve been over this before here at Android and Me, but we’re bringing it ... Read More »
Over the past few years, the video game market has changed dramatically. In the past, the market was dominated by players like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, but the proliferation of smartphones has turned the industry on its heels. While there are still millions of consumers who are willing to buy $60 games for a traditional ... Read More »
HTC has produced a handful of incredible Android-powered smartphones in 2012, but competition from Samsung and Apple has taken its toll on the struggling manufacturer. While the company’s financial situation has been slipping over the past year, HTC has managed to remain profitable and is hoping to turn things around in the first ... Read More »
Having just crossed the 30 million mark some three days ago, Samsung’s Galaxy S III is making headlines again today as it was just named the best selling smartphone across the globe in Q3 2013, beating out the iPhone by nearly two million units.
If you had any doubts about Samsung’s commanding position ... Read More »