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!

Is This Google’s Next Nexus Smartphone?

A picture that has been leaked, asserting to be Google’s next Nexus Smartphone, has actually surfaced, showcasing a design that is lacking behind the recognizable Android buttons.
The sources state that apparently Google’s employee from the Android development team, for now Google is considering both LG and HTC manufacturing this particular Nexus 3. Whatever they come up with, the gadget would be targeted for a release in December along with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich itself.

Though this particular picture does not give us a lot more to go on, it certainly is lacking behind the Android navigation buttons that are extremely popular. This images is not depicting what the ultimate Nexus 3 gadget is going to be like; however, it does demonstrates a prototype which is at its initial stages as Google is still choosing the appropriate and accurate hardware’s. The end results could be two different models; one for Sprint and the other one for T-Mobile that are to be launched simultaneously.

Let’s Wait and Watch! 🙂

 

PayPal VS Google – Legal Claim Filed Against Mobile Wallet Technology

PayPal is anticipated to take legal action against the Internet giant Google and according to this; it claims that Google has stolen their revolutionary technology for spinning the Android smart phones into digital wallets. The claim further states that Osama Bedier, who was a former PayPal executive, acquired all the trade secrets for Google as now he is working as vice president of Google for payments.

The charge derived hours after Google revealed its plans to enable populaces to pay for their shopping via their mobile phones.

Google states that as yet there has been no complaints. Google’s Spokesperson stated that we have not received a copy of complaint and until we have not reviewed it, we will not be able to comment on it. Google is planning to release its mobile wallet technology in summers in the USA.

It is intending to offer the service on the smart phones that would be supported by its Android operating system.

PayPal – A complete payment processor is basically owned by eBay which is an online auction site and it also claimed in its complaint that Mr Bedier has been into an employment discussion with Google at the same time when he was actually leading sessions to make PayPal as one of the payment options on the Android OS.

The technology that enables the mobile phone consumers to pay off via their phones in shops is named as NFC or near field communications. This technology is already being utilized in Japan and is considered to become popular and commonly used everywhere around the globe.

PayPal has stated that it spent around three years to come up with a secure and reliable deal under that it would be making an NFC system for the Android Operating system particularly for smart phones and gadgets, just for Google to end the arguments.

It its court filing, PayPal said that by hiring Mr Bedier, with all his trade secrets and PayPal plans along with understanding the weaknesses of Google as viewed by the industry leader, Google opted for one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive assessment of its own problems that is presently available.

Google of its entire mobile payment business put Bedier in charge, which was useful in virtually guaranteeing that he is going to embezzle PayPal’s trade secrets especially would regarding planning and competitive assessments in the mobile payment technology. Google appointed Bedier in January of this year.

 

 

From $1 to $1.25M: Google’s Schmidt Gets a Huge Salary Increase

Sometimes people are being paid to be demoted. Eric Schmidt became the CEO of Google after Larry Page; he became the executive chairperson of the company earlier this month. Moreover, this change positively reflected in his pocket. Being the CEO, he was getting a salary of $1 yearly which is an extremely popular figure when it comes to CEOs; however, now SEC Filling from Google stated that he will be getting $1.25 million yearly with the probability of a target bonus of 400% his base salary. 

Eric has already been receiving an extremely generous compensation as he has stepped down as Google’s CEO: $100 million in stock and different stock options. In addition, he also announced that in January he is anticipated to sell 534,000 Google shares in the coming year that would be at the Google’s current stock price, which would net him around $280 million.

The increased salary and generous compensation by Google does not reflect much on the day-to-day spending habits of Schmidt, however. Frobes has stated that all this is just a pocket change for Schmidt; his net worth is around $6.3 billion.

 

 

Google Android Smart phones are No.1 Choice of U.S. Consumers

With the continuous release of innovative smart phones, mobile devices and PC tablets, they are directly associated to the mounting innovation in these particular niches. Technological advancements and developments are creating a need for modern and compact mobile products.

Nielsen, one of the leading research based companies has lately confirmed it after they have conducted a research. The data being collected highlighted that the Smartphone market is exceptionally competitive and this makes the consumers take a new challenge when they are considering opting for their new Smartphone.

There are three leading manufacturers when it comes to the Smartphone market; however, Google’s Android Smartphone has finally taken the lead. According to the new data, the USA consumers prefer buying Android phones as compared to any other Smartphone model on the market. Both the iPhone and Blackberry have been sharing 27 percent market share for the past year whereas Google’s Android presently is holding around 29 percent of the entire U.S. based Smartphone market.

Android is offering its users with a lot more choices; this is something far away from the fairly low-tech Samsung Intercept to the high-end with Motorola Droid Pro. Android offers a large variety of manufacturers as the Operating System can be modified so that the models, features along with the overall user experience completely varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nielsen explains this point that when it is about the producers then Apple winners and RIM, ever since they are the only ones that are creating and selling Smartphones with their respective OS. The company has further added that the HTC’s consumer base has 12% a HTC Android device and 7% own a HTC device running Microsoft OS. At Motorola, it is 10% and 1% of consumers who have Android and Microsoft OS.

 

 

iPhone – Marketing Strategies

When it is about Apple Marketing, the marketing strategies related to iPhone are extremely simple, clear, yet clever. With a simple and plain Apple Icon, Apple is focusing on an extremely innovative style when it comes to their products. The iPhone by Apple was launched back in June year 2007. The outstanding and innovative design of the iPhone was being touted for various months before it was originally launched. Later after its release, it was rated as one of the best when it comes to all the cell and smart phone market over the past few years. Before the official release of the iPhone, Apple came up with four television commercials that was to promote this gadget to the masses.

One of the commercial portrayed that the upcoming iPhone gadget is the additional step from the most popular iPod. The iPod was rated to be the leader until this point of time, but later with the release of the iPhone it has been named as the next generation iPod along with being a phone as well. The advert shows that the iPhone has all the enhanced features that are presently available in the iPod; however, it is an enhanced and improved version with better features.

You can do anything with your iPhone gadget, you can watch movies; and with touch of your finger, you can get back to the main screen. Then again, with the menu, you can figure out the Maps app which will enable you to find the best seafood location that is closest to you. With your gadget, you will be able to find a location which is also going to be highlighted which is the nearest. You are going to get the phone number and then you can dial via your iPhone dial.

The initial four iPhone adverts were useful in promoting the usefulness, innovation, and convenience all integrated into a single product which his not only a phone but also a music device that enables an individual to view maps, browse the web, check e-mail, make conference calls, view photos, and watch videos. Apple does not only make use of the television medium as a component of your marketing strategy; nevertheless, they are also making use of their web portal and they have been publishing informative press releases and videos that would have been developed into a single document. Apple also makes use of such tactics and techniques that are useful in building up the hype and then leaving the consumers wanting more and more.

When Apple comes up with brief press releases, it provides its targeted audience with a little to go off. To make it more precise, as soon as any information is released related to the products, all those who care and are Apple product fanatics will be grasping them whatever comes their way. As a result, Apple probably would publicly disavow all such kinds of rumors related to such scraps mentioned related to company plans; on the other hand, their entire marketing department secretly would be feeling delighted. It would be costing a lot to make use of such kind of web based advertising otherwise.

iPhone’s official web portal offers a lot more to its consumers than just information related to the products. The web site is also providing various tricks and tips which would be helpful in making use of the iPhone gadget along with focusing the apps to a great extent. You are even going to find “App of the Week” at the main page which is also providing detailed info related to that particular application. Moreover, the website also includes a section which has been titled as ‘Top Apps’ and ‘Apps for Everything’. For all the current iPhone users and consumers that have a great interest in buying the gadget, Apple has such a web portal which is offering outstanding marketing tools. The Apps are useful in creating a stronger and functional source of generate a large stream of revenues for Apple Corporation. As the consumers see the top rated and latest iPhone applications, they are intended to further downloading the application instead of searching via 25,000+ apps that would have been of a significant value to them.

Youngsters are the targeted audience that Apple has primarily focused on this particular as group. Apple with only this particular audience has hopped with the fact that with this 48% audience did not own the iPod that have been launched previously by Apple. At the end of year 2008, Apple had forecasted to reach more than 10 million sales only related to the iPhone.

One month before the iPhone’ release, the Solutions Research Group provided a cross-section of all those who have been aware of the gadget. The forecasted buyers for the day the gadget was to be released were rated as a majority of T-Mobile consumers, AT&T’s only GSM-based product competitor that was around 15%. AT&T’s existing customer base was rated to be one of the second largest groups that were anticipated to make the iPhone purchase and it was approximately 12%. Moreover, the Solutions Research Group also figure out that 72% of males against 28% of women were more interested in investigating about the gadget with its minimal price of $499. The obvious and present target audience for iPhone mainly includes a group of young people ranging between the ages of 20 and 35, mobile employees, jet setters and affluent teenagers.

The Apple Corporation is primarily renowned for their simply yet catchy advertisements. In some of the latest Television adverts focusing the Apple’s iPhone, the new catch is ‘There’s an App for that’ that certainly is helpful in placing a strong and well-built focus related to different applications that have been made available by Apple at the App store. Applications or the Apps are available in all categories ranging from social networking to productivity, fitness, and health to finance, entertainment to education, and business to games. These applications turn out to be a useful tool while you are making use of the iPhone gadget as it is offering a large number of features that simply could be enhanced while you make use of these applications. Apple in the present times is claiming to have more than 25000+ applications that available and the number is still growing with every passing day.

The targeted audience is greatly on focus with all these apps that are being offered to them. Primarily, there is an application for everyone. There have been few adverts related to various iPhone apps that you are certainly going to find one which could be of a great significance. Only few have been promoted by the commercials. The Apps concerning the iPhone are offering utmost functionality and practicality that an individual could even think of. Moreover, Apple has also offered its consumers to build their own applications and they can even submit to the Apple Store as well. This has made things a lot more convenient and easier as people being a third party design different applications that could be of a great help to them and others as well. As soon as the application becomes functional, they can submit it to the App Store for free or even they can put a fee for its usage.

 

 

 

iPad 2: Buggy

The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!

People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.

 

 

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IPad vs IPad 2 – What is the difference?

iPad 1G by the Apple Corporation had a record breaking success and lately the company has launched iPad 2 and gadget lovers are anticipating it to be as successful as its prior model. After March 11th, 2011, IPad 2 is available at all the leading stores all across the USA; however, even before, everything is pretty clear about the newly launched gadget. It is quite evident that iPad 2 is much more enhanced, powerful, and robust as its previous model.

However, you are provided with a comparison chart which will enable you to check out the differences and similarities right away while you are thinking about iPad and iPad 2.

iPAD iPAD 2
DISPLAY 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
RESOLUTION 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
PROCESSOR

GRAPHICS

MEMORY

STORAGE

FRONT CAMERA

REAR CAMERA

CELLULAR RADIO

Wi-FI

BLUETOOTH

ACCELEROMETER

GYROSCOPE

THICKNESS

WEIGHT

NAVIGATION KEY

BATTERY LIFE

PLATFORM/ OS

1 GHz Apple A4

Power VR SGX 535

256 MB RAM

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

None

None

EDGE plus triband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

None

13.4mm

680g (WiFi), 7300g (WiFi + 3G)

 

Multi- touch

Li – Polymer

Apple OS 4.0

1 GHz Dual-Core Apple A5

SGX543 dual core Technology

65536 MB in-built

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

VGA

720 p

EDGE plus quadband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

3-axis

8.8mm

601g (WiFi), 607g (Version), 613g (AT&T)

Accelerometer sensor,  proximity sensor

25Wh

Apple IOS 4.3

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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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