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!

Lenovo’s new LePad Tablet – Release dates

Lenovo is all set to release its ‘LePad Tablet’. it was initially unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show held in the month of January, though the prior version was being announced earlier in the last year. The gadget is not anticipated to be released in the month of March in 2011 in China and worldwide in June.

The specifications and exact price for this tablet by Lenovo is unknown; however, this tablet is running on Android OS which is an operating system supported by Google. Nevertheless, last time when the specs were disclosed the gadget was having a  10.1 inch display,  1280 x 800 resolution, Snapdragon’s 1.3 GHz processor and Android 2.2 Operating System with an anticipated price of $ 500.

Now, everyone is wondering if it is going to have its customized ‘LeOS’ skin or is it going to be Honeycomb?

All We have to do is to Wait & Watch!

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Android – A Source of Inspiration for Apple?

One of the fastest and most rapidly growing Operating System is Android which has been launched from Google. It has approximately agitated the entire Smartphone industry in just a period of one year. Lately, it has been in news that apparently Apple has also started making use of the Android’s technology.

There have been different Screenshots that have been received, which shows that Apple is currently making use of the iOS version of Locking system which more likely resembles the ones with the Android based phones. However, no official claims have been made by either of the firms; neither Apple nor Google. According to the resources, Apple Corporation has by now incorporated this new lock screen feature which is being utilized by the employees only. No official remarks have been made; thus, it makes the claims of the resources tough to believe though. One of the Apple’s retail store worker recently claimed that Apple is planning to make use of the Screen lock system in their Internet apps and devices. This is a new gesture, which is soon to be introduced by Apple, and it is based on the same features that are being used by Android. The patterns are more or less the same.

Only due to the Password system that has been launched by Google, it is relatively easy and convenient for the developers to discriminate both the devices that are running on the same Operating system platform. Just wait & watch what we get to know more about the facts relating Android & Apple matching features.


All We have to do is to Wait & Watch!

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Windows New Operating System for SmartPhones

After Apple and Google, Now it is Microsoft Corporation which is planning introducing its latest Windows 7 mobile applications for Smart Phones. According to the media reports, Microsoft Corporation is anticipated to work on this latest version of its core Windows OS for gadgets like tablets. It has been confirmed by the Microsoft sources that Windows Phone 7 software application is soon projected to hit the global Smart Phones market.

Smart Phones, it is one of the most booming sectors in the telephony world. And now, Microsoft is considering establishing its hold in the Smartphone’s market. The analysts assume that Apple and Google have made the market extremely competitive that this latest addition is not going to attract the consumers on huge basis. We already know that Apple’s sales have been remarkable and Google is also expecting to drive the force beyond with its Android based phones. Google recently has associated with Acer and Samsung for the sales of Android applications.

Microsoft, on the same lines is considering unveiling its latest operating system software application that is designed by the ARM Holdings; it is a UK based firm. The OS is running the first time on processor. Microsoft is intending to announce its latest Operating system version that runs on the ARM chip and the chip runs its operations on Intel’s “x86” design. Some of the players say that this US based Software giant is not in a condition to lose the Smart Phones market share.

Microsoft even does not want to lose its Smartphone’s market share at this point where its rivals are planning series of launches. In the next few years, the Smart Phones market is going to be a leading platform for Operating system software makes; as a large number of people are switching from laptop to iPhone and iPad.

Google 3D Maps accessible offline with Android

You need to get ready for one other Innovation in Google’s Android, it is simply moving ahead one after the other. This one is particularly different and is enriched when compared to the prior ones. Google Map 5.0 application is now available for Android and it is simply going to make your life more vibrant and easier. It offers reliability, well orientation, and extreme accuracy while any specific operation is being conducted. The best part is that you can even access it while you are offline.

The application is rated to be much faster and quicker when compared to the prior versions. 3D buildings are also visible at street-level view with which you can easily tilt it and check out all the surroundings virtually. As you move, you will be able to adjust the map, which is directed by a compass, or you can also rotate the map on your own, in case, you want to check out some other views. The most bountiful feature the integrated feature offering offline support. Firstly, while you are running an application and then connecting it to the Internet, it is itself an innovation. All the credit goes to the Android’s team and Google Map engineers.

The application is not available to public as yet, nevertheless, it will be requiring Android 1.6 (Donut) or superior versions of the Android OS.

Now it is time that we should all keep our fingers crossed until this application is launched publically. This application is certainly going to double the Android’s sale and it will be becoming a tough competition particularly the offline support feature as just Android is offering such an awesome application.

iDect iHome Phone – Android based Land-line Phone

Binatone is seriously considering bringing unique and innovative products to the market and now it is here with the iDECT iHome Phone. It is about revolutionizing our home based phones.

This new phone named as iDECT iHome is supported by Android cordless phone which has a 2.8inches resistive touch-screen.

This phone will be supporting all the conventional Android functionalities such as email, Internet radio, alarm clock, YouTube/video player, picture gallery, mp3 player, Internet browser, and many others. However, unfortunately, it will not be having any access to the Android Market where actually the apps are available.

The list of features is as under; it is black in color, Auto-screen rotation between landscape and portrait orientation. Micro SD card can be accessed. Email client, contact manager, YouTube, and Internet browser, internet radio, calendar Picture viewer and MP3 music player. Widgets for stock, weather, news, and RSS are also available. It has an in-built memory of 256MB and it is running Android OS 1.6.

The telephonic features include; Ringer volume control, 200 number and name memories, 100 call log, 20 ringtones, Caller display, Call timer, Call waiting, Speaker volume control, Mute function, Last number redial, talk time up to 8 hours, standby time up to 80 hours. Indoor range is up to 50m and the outdoor range is up to 300m. Wi-Fi connectivity is up to 30m.  2.8inches touch display with Keypads lock on handset, supporting DECT radio technology, answering machine utilities, personalized recording facility as well.

Google adding more countries to Android sellers and buyers list

It’s pretty evident that Google’s Android has earned a pretty decent market share when it comes to Smartphone business industry. It is however making all the significant efforts to keep it growing. The most interesting part in it is it has already been done by barely taking its Market worldwide. The fact is that only few days back there were only 14 countries from which users could easily purchase the apps from the market which were only sold by developers from only 9 countries.

Escalating the list, Google has now expanded its Android’s Market to another 18 different countries from where consumers can easily buy the apps. Now, 20 more developers have been added to the selling list so that they can submit the apps easily for sale. The new buyers and sellers list will be accessing the market in the coming two weeks.

Extending the list means having more and more potential buyers and capturing larger market base, which is extremely useful in attracting Java developers as they will be contributing to the Android developers’ community. Google states that approximately 200,000 and more Android devices are being registered on daily basis. This is the point, where they are actually outpacing iPhones, however, the Android Market needs to grow as it will be gathering more and more developers who prefer opting for Apple App Store as they know that it has a strong consumer base.

Following is the New Seller’s list, which includes; Taiwan, Argentina, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, South Korea, Brazil, Singapore, Canada, Russia, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Ireland , Mexico and Israel.

The buyers list includes the names of various countries which are; Argentina, Taiwan, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Singapore, Czech Republic, Russia, Denmark, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Hong Kong, Norway, India, Mexico, Israel and Ireland.

Top Android Phones in Year 2010

Due to the open source nature of Android, the market is now flooded with many android phones other than HTC so before buying the best one, you need to evaluate different options based on a certain criteria. However, getting the best one is a little difficult; I am just mentioning some of them which have been rated as the best Android phones during 2010.

The mobile phone market is changing extremely fast; each day when you wake up you find that there are multiple products with most modern technology. Smart phones market has moved to a different level with the Android phones. Different products are being launched on daily basis that are simply increasing the options for the buyers. And for this reason, purchasing a phone has become extremely challenging job to do. Choosing the best Android handset would be extremely great only if you have appropriate information related to the products.

You need to consider few tips while you are buying Android Phones; you need to make sure that you are opting for a higher Operating System version so that you can have improved performance. Consider enhanced processor versions and 1 GHz and above are safest. Make sure that the keys are spaced out and easy to handle.

Some of the best Android Phones in year 2010 are as under;

  1. Google Nexus One: it only weighs 130 gms, the lightest phone launched by Google which is loaded with Android 2.1 OS, giving iPhone a perfect run for its money. It holds 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7 “AMOLED touch screen, 800 X 480 pixel, digital compass, Wi-Fi connectivity, accelerometer, and 5 megapixel camera.
  2. HTC EVO 4G: this is a killer gadget which offers 4G speed and is loaded with HD camcorders. It has 2 cameras, one at the front which is 1.3 megapixel and the other one at the back is 8 megapixel. Other than these, it supports Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4.3 “touch screen.

Google Tablet-the forthcoming gadget

The upcoming Google gadget is extremely sophisticated. Furthermore, it is simply too hard to wait. When Apple released the Ipad, it was written at most of the blogs that ‘do we need to have this gadget from Apple?’ it was discussed a lot that does this gadget is of any value or worth as a business tool. The result was merely an overwhelming no; it was just a toy, which was of no worth to the business industry.

Now the actual contender has arrived, yes it is the new Google tablet. It is that Google is nipping at Apples heels now, and this tablet is almost ready to be launched. This tablet by Google has not yet given a formal and official name until now.

This device will function as an e-reader, and it work just like a computer. The foremost features are:

The slate shaped computer will be running the Android operating system. Android is extremely soundly developed, moreover, before now has all the attributes, capabilities and features that Apple’s iPad is offering. This tablet will simply surpass the Apple Ipad, because, this is an open-system platform and anyone can develop softwares, unlike the closed system of Apple. This is surely exciting for the software developers. One of the other characteristics this tablet has is that it will be able to run through Google Cloud Computing. All the Google services will be available in this Google tablet such as Google Voice, Google Reader, Google books, and Google has purchased Skype.

Google, however, is not the primary corporation to come forward with the objective of overhauling the iPad. It has been announced by Wireless Nokia that soon it will also be releasing a tablet that would be running Windows 7.