Interesting article on Android here:
“Where are these Android phones? How many of them are used for little more than phone calls and texting?” – Daring Fireball, in GOGO Inflight WI-FI Usage Numbers.
That’s the real question: how many of them are used as smartphones?
The answer, I think, is “Not many“.
“…perhaps surprisingly, it’s relatively clear from the evidence that Google is the major gatekeeper between OEMs and the market — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve gone through the entire stack of documents and pulled out all the information we can, so clear your schedule and let’s dive in.”
“As of today, four HTC model phones (the Incredible, EVO 4G, G2, Nexus One) and the Samsung Nexus S are the only devices capable of running the app.
We tried sideloading the app onto our Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as onto an LG G2X smartphone; No dice. The G2X wouldn’t even open the app. We were able to access Netflix’s web store through the Galaxy Tab, but we weren’t allowed to stream movies on the unsupported device.”
Want to improve battery life and reduce Safari crashes and slow downs? Here’s how:
“Whether you wish to conserve electricity, silence overactive cooling fans, boost the security of your browsing experience or protest against the use of media plug-ins, you can easily remove Adobe Flash from your Mac. “
Though they’ve been surpassed in design and perfomance by their successors, Apple’s iPhone 3Gs and iPad 1 are still quite popular–so popular, in fact, that they outsell some of their newer Android rivals.
Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says his retail checks show continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, even as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 continue to fly off the shelves. At AT&T, for example, the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer Android phones like the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.
Juniper Networks today released a study concerned with potential threats to mobile technology, revealing a 400 percent increase in Android malware. The study also found that both enterprise and consumer mobile devices are being exposed to a record number of security threats, including highly targeted Wi-Fi attacks.
“A new survey by Manhattan Research reveals that 75 percent of physicians in the United States have purchased an Apple mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod.
The firm has completed its “Taking the Pulse U.S. 11.0″ survey, an annual report that examines how physicians are using technology. It studies physicians’ use of the Web, mobile devices and other technology tools.
For the survey, Manhattan Research interviewed 2,041 U.S. doctors in the first quarter of 2011 on the phone or online. The company organized data among specialists such as primary care physicians, cardiologists, oncologists and pediatricians. Researchers used back-end software to avoid overlap and ensure unique responses.”
Full article here: http://bit.ly/docslikeiphone