Android Leads OS Market With Apple Being Top Manufacturer – Nielsen

Nielsen has lately released a report and according to that Android, the Operating system from Google happens to be the prevalent piece of the U.S based consumer Smartphone market acquiring 39% of it. The iOS by Apple stands second with 28% whereas the RIM’s Blackberry OS has dropped down to almost 20%.

The graph provided by Nielsen in this regard shows that Apple has been still able to grasp the position of ‘Top Manufacturing Unit’ as they all along with RIM are the only manufacturers of their respective operating systems. On the other hand, Android Operating system is featured on hardware from various companies.

The popularity rate concerning Android has even exceeded its previous protrusions. In the last report by Nielsen, the month surveys concerning U.S. mobile-based consumers showed that there had been a progressively more variable change in the popularity and preferred of mobile operating systems. 31% of the consumers who were planning to opt for a Smartphone said that they would be going for Google’s Android as this is the platform they preferred. On the other hand, iOS by Apple has dropped a little to 30%. RIM Blackberry which was once a leader has only 11% interest whereas 20% were unclear and vague – though it seems that most of them would be going to Android!

Facebook vs Google+ – Some Comparisons [Infographic]

You have been one of those who have been the die hard fans of Facebook and you recently have switched to Google+, you certainly would be looking for comprehensive comparisons regarding What Google+ and Facebook services.

Infographic has done a great job here by comparing these two leading social networking platforms and it would be helpful in figuring out what both of these are offering.

All these services as well as the comparison is going to make you opt for a better choice of portals in case you are consdiering opting for one of them as an option.

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird!!

You must have heard about flying robots and as a matter of fact technological advancements have led to a large number of robots that can fly but just none of them can even fly like a real bird. This could never happen until Markus Fischer along his team at Festo came up with a SmartBird which is actually a light weighted but large robot primarily modeled as a seagull and it flies by flapping its wings. The demo was being given from TEDGlobal in year 2011.

TEDTalks happens to be a daily video podcast of the best performances and talks from the TED Conference, and they have world leading doers and thinkers giving the talk of their lives just in 18 minutes time. There have featured speakers as well and it included JJ Abrams “Lost” producer on the allure of mystery, Bill Gates on mosquitoes and malaria, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke,Philippe Starck on design, and Al Gore on climate change.

TED actually is abbreviation for Technology, Entertainment, Design and basically TEDTalks is the one which covers all of these topics as well as arts, development, business, and science.

Check Out this Video and You will be amazed by the technology and how man has been able to make such robots that not only fly but fly like a real bird!! Enjoy Watching!! 🙂

 

 

Google+ – Get To Know More About It

Google+ is everywhere now!

I t can be termed as Fun, Bold and Social networking medium. A large number of people have been using this portal and until now it has more than 10 million users. Even after this demand and response, some people are yet not able to understand How Google+ works. Ishtihari is  being helpful to such people and following are some of the videos that would be useful in making you guys understand about how it really works.

Google+ – A Quick Look

Google+ – Circles

Google+ – Sparks

Google+ – Hangouts

Google+ – Instant Uploads

Google+ – Hurdles

As most of us are already a part of Google+, we are enjoying all these exciting features. What do you think about these? Do share with Ishtihari! 🙂

Google+ is Here There & Everywhere

Google+ has more than 10 million users at present. WOW! It certainly shows that each and every Internet user is truly excited about it and there are people who find themselves too cool while they are using Google+ among their friends. It’s pretty obvious that whenever Google launches something, it comprises of such things that people never think of using and this makes them really excited about using it. There have been numerous blogs that are focusing Google+ these days; one of the most prominent reviews I came across was ‘Google+ is just another form of Facebook but with No Friends!”google+

Since the release of this service, it demand has been elevated to a great extent and the popular figures are already followed by tens of thousands of people. Although, Google+ is coming across various criticisms, yet it has created a buzz over the World Wide Web and people are  switching to it just to see how this new social networking medium works and it has become a rival to social media giant Facebook.

Google is already working on the criticism that is posted by its users and they should be expecting the changes in the coming week. Google’s senior vice-president Vic Gondotra has stated this.

We all are aware of the fact that Google is somewhat behind via its social networking rivals. Facebook last week announced that it has more than 750 million users and on the other hand, Twitter holds more than 300 million users.

Let’s see if Google+ can break all the records and if Internet users really stick to it! Good Luck Google+ !!

Google Plus Vs Facebook

I know everyone is excited about using Google+ and most of us are dying to use it. Certainly when Google launches something, it has many things which you really never thought of.  I was reading different reviews about Google + and I agree to one of the comments that Google + is just like facebook with no friends

Some of the Pros : More or less, the interface is the same except Google’s traditional White background everywhere.  You will see the interface is very user-friendly and doesnt look like a clutter ( which new users experience when they start using Facebook). The most killer feature of Google+ is Hangout which is video conferencing feature with atmost 10 people at one time. I havent tried this feature yet but thats what it says.  Other than that, terminologies are different like Friends are called ‘Circles’ and the categorization is very easy as you just need to drag and drop friends in a group. Sparks is a decent feature where you can tag the keywords to followup with the latest happenings and news.

Now comes to the Cons – First of all, No Wall, No message inbox and I am still figuring out how to do it.  The interface is friendly yet very basic indeed. I am sure Google must be working on this as well because there is alot to done in terms of adding things.

Recommendations to Google : Add and integrate Google other products where user can check email while working on Google Plus. There are no gadgets at all so its more like Twitter’s upgraded version with some additional and flashy features. Google can do a lot better than this because in order to increase the stay time on Google plus, they need to do something other than people just come and updating their statuses on a new website. Google’s webstore is a very good option which should be integrated in Google Plus where people can play games, add other apps to their Google interface just like we have high level of customization on Android. Google has beaten Iphone who has ruled the world for many years and I am sure, Facebook is just another piece of cake if they do well.

All the best to Google!

Facebook Video Chat – Get Started!

You must have read about the announcement that has been made that Skype and Facebook together are offering video chat feature within Facebook.
You can learn about how you can make your first video call via Facebook chat.
Open your browser to the point of Facebook Video calling and click on the ‘Get Started’ button to initiate it. The image below shows you the exact illustration.facebook video call

You will be prompted to download and run a java based file and are required to follow the on-screen instructions. It is only a matter of few seconds. As soon as you are done, you can select any particular online contact, there it is going to be a green circle right next to the name on the Facebook Chat, click on it and you will be able to make a video call via Facebook.

Try out and Share your Experiences with Ishtihari 🙂

Google+ Project – Is It Going to Leave Facebook Behind?

Do you remember Orkut, Google Buzz, or Google Wave? Without acquiring much of the success, now it is considering obtaining Facebook – the social networking giant. This happens to be one of its largest efforts yet.

Lately, Google has launched the Google+ project which happens to be a social networking service which is more or less like Facebook. The service presently is available to selected Google users, they will be able to invite people, and this way they will discuss and share status updates, links, and photos pretty much as they do on Facebook.

On the other hand, Google+ project will be different in a noteworthy manner, which Google anticipates will be adequate to convince people around to make use yet another social networking portal.

It is primarily focusing sharing with groups such as hiking friends, roommates, or colleagues and not with all of one’s peers or the entire World Wide Web. It is also offering video chat and group text messaging feature.

Vice president for product management at Google, Bradley Horowitz stated that we have windows and walls in real life and we can speak to them knowing that they are in the room but when it comes to the online world, you are required to have a ‘share’ box with which you can easily share anything with the while world. Senior vice president for engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra states that Google+ project is actually a different model.google+ ishtihari

Google is unable to rank itself especially when it comes to social networking; it is for the reason that the competitor know all too well and their services are fully dominating the market.

Initially, Google+ will be testing if it can easily overcome its prior stumbles concerning this particular area and dealing with one of the most critical challenges that the company is facing. Right now, Google’s status is at stake as one of the most popular entry point to the entire Web. While people are posting on Facebook, it is normally off-limits when it comes to search engines; Google has been losing valuable information that could be benefiting its advertising, Web search and various other products.

On the other hand, Google+ may perhaps already be too late. comScore states that this year, in the month of May, around 180 million people browsed through different Google portals which included YouTube, comparing with 157.2 million on Facebook. However, Facebook users have been browsing through 103 billion pages spending 375 minutes on an average on the websites whereas Google users viewed only 46.3 billion pages spending 231 minutes.

These figures have been truly imperative for the advertisers and to the fact that people have been increasingly turning to Facebook and various other social networking portals such as Twitter and ask question which they used to ask from Google like asking for a recommendation to a doctor or a restaurant.

Analysts’ states that Facebook users are most likely going to duplicate their friend’s network on Google+ and will be posting on both these portals; however they can make use of both for different forms of communication.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra state that knowing more about Google users individually would be truly helpful in improving the overall Google product experience which includes maps, YouTube, search, and ads, for the reason that Google will be learning about what actually people like to have and how they eventually personalize Google products.

On the other hand, Google has been greatly criticized for failing to fully understand the significance related to social information on the World Wide Web until competitors such as Twitter and Facebook had already leapt ahead. Google’s co-founder, Larry Page regrets that Google has been a failure in this regard.

Google Buzz has been a sharing tool particularly for the Gmail users. It included user’s emails automatically to their Buzz network, which had been facing huge criticism that Google has been invading users’ privacy and have failed to understand this vital point that everyone is the email list or contact list are not necessarily their friends. Google altered this service so now it doesn’t connect people automatically.

Unlike Google Buzz, its employees have tested Google+ before making it public. It has been called as Google+ a project that is useful in emphasizing on the fact that it is not a finished product. Google states that it will be undergoing various modifications to introducing new feature and fixing problems. However, it happens to be a new web portal, plus.google.com and is a fully formed social networking portal by Google as yet.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra stated that they took great pains to mimic people relationships in real life and tried to bring down the social awkwardness such as over-sharing and friend requests normally lead to on other networking portals. Google+ users will be able to easily select people from the Gmail list or any other services. They can easily drag and drop friends into different groups and name them accordingly. They can even share updates with their friends as well as on these groups. Contrasting Facebook, users are not required to be in each other’s friend list; they can easily receive and share updates without sharing their own.

Google+ is offering various other features such as group video chats, which are called as Hangouts which means that each and every member of the group can easily join as it is happening. Another section called as Sparks provide videos and articles from all across the Web on particular topics. They can be easily shared with certain groups of friends.

When it comes to Google+ mobile app for iPhone and Android phones, people can easily have group chats with the feature known as Huddle. Videos or photos can be easily uploaded via cell phones to the user albums and Google+ users can easily post and view them from their systems or smartphones.

Google is just trying to bring in a million of users to in a manner that happens to be a great challenge as a start up. I don’t think people are much willing to let go off Facebook but exciting and amazing feature could be grabbing their attention, making Google+ most preferred networking medium.

 

New IPhone 5 Coming This Fall?

Rumors have been spreading around that the next-gen iPhone which has been truly been credible could appear poised to offer up both an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 later this year. Chris Whitmore – a Deutsche Bank analyst stated to the investors that Apple is going to release two iPhone models this coming September. Breaking it further; Apple will be coming up with an iPhone 4S that would be unlocked and would be priced nearly $349.iphone 4S

This is going to be a lower price model and it has already been rumored before and also it will be including a pre-paid voice plan that will be enticing consumers to jump right away on the Apple bandwagon. Because of this low priced model, it is being believed by Whitmore that Apple Corporation will also be introducing iPhone 5 – The next generation model which has been eagerly anticipated by everyone.

So Just stay tuned and see what’s coming!

 

Twitter Eliminating the Older Version Permanently

Twitter finally is all set to eliminate its older version all in all and to bring in the new design. Nine months since the new version of Twitter has been launched – the social media company is enabling users to get use to the new version as the older one will be eliminated completely pretty soon and everyone would be switched to the latest version automatically.twitter old version

Twitter has been asking its users to switch to the latest version throughout this period however now it is spreading an urgent and serious message which states that users will be upgraded automatically to the New Twitter version very soon. Even the top bar is showing an alert message to users and have been altered to Yellow color. It simply cannot be anticipated how soon Twitter is going to upgrade to the latest version. It could be taking a few days or weeks however; it is pretty much evident that Twitter is ready to finally eliminate the older version altogether and bringing everyone to a new design.

People have been coming up with mixed reviews about Twitter’s new version. Some of them do not like the change nevertheless; it still happens to be a small number of people out of Twitters 100+ million users. On the other hand, the latest version was being launched nine months until now but still it is taking too long to persuade people for the newer Twitter design.