We thought the Nokia Normandy was a remnant of the past. A device built before the Microsoft takeover, we assumed it was cancelled and locked in a dark warehouse. We thought the Android-powered device would never see the light of day. But if this newest rumor ends up being true, we were very wrong. The ... Read More »
Because Android phones are all about Google and its services, Microsoft has come up with a clever new way to entice people to use Bing for Android – daily wallpapers. Bing for Android has received a design refresh, but the main reason you’ll want to download the app is the ability to use the Bing ... Read More »
As you may know, Microsoft Windows Phone has not been doing well in regards to user adoption. And HTC has not been doing well with sales… or profitability in general. Combining a failing company and a failing operating system is either the best or the worst idea ever, but Microsoft seems intent on it. According ... Read More »
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Xbox Music is taking a page from Spotify’s book. The service is now free for all users over the web, and mobile apps launched for both iOS and Android today.
Windows 8 users have enjoyed free streaming for some time now, but with this new move Microsoft hopes to reign in paid customers. Similar to ... Read More »
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 »