HP has lately declared that it is not going to produce tablets or smartphones any more because of poor sales as well as low profit margin. HP is now going to fully concentrate on cloud-based solutions and business software and has recently acquired the U.S. software Company Autonomy for $ 10.3 billion.
HP tried really hard to get a part of the smartphones and tablets market by even acquiring of Palm and development of WebOS with their smartphones and tablets, and even few months back, HP was planning to input the WebOS feature even on their PCs. On the other hand, all these efforts were of no-good productivity for the firm, and as a result they have decided to close it for further production.
Various smartphone and tablet manufacturers like Apple and others are now counting one less rival after HP has withdrawn from the market. Therefore, the number of rivals drops down to four of them including RIM’s BlackBerry, Microsoft’s Windows 7 Phone, Google Android and Apple iOS. HP happened to be one of the primary hardware manufacturers; various others such as Asus and Acer are suffering a lot more under the ‘tablet effect’ as compared to HP, and it is truly anticipated that some of the great players would be throwing in the towel in the coming year.
A large number of studies being done until now have concluded that Google, Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other social networking portals are as addictive as drugs. While people were not provided with an access to any of the electronic mediums or even the Internet, they reacted just as twitchy addicts who have denied to take their drugs while they are forced to give up access to them.
Furthermore, just as a Boozer who completely inclines on bourbon as a social media lubricant, these online addicts truly believe that people who are not hooked on the information expressway, instant messaging and text messaging tend to be big time bores; this fact has been lately reported by the New York Post.
The research firm Intersperience concluded at the end of the study which was useful in depriving the behaviors of people and their online habits that some people truly considered giving up the Web based technology as hard as quitting the habit drinking or smoking.
The study states that approximately 53% out of 1000 people who were being surveys reported feeling ‘upset’ while there were deprived of their Internet connectivity. Moreover, it was also indicated that more than 40% people consider themselves lonely when they are just not able to access these portals.
Making use of social media portals is certainly helpful but getting it over you definitely isn’t the idea. These portals although have been truly useful for a large number of people all around the globe but still they are making people get addicted to themselves and as a result their productivity and efficacy is being affected to a great extent.
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!
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!
Google has lately launched an application web store for its entire Android Market. It is specifically for the Androidworld, the market or the store has already been preinstalled on most of the Android devices, enabling users to easily download and browse through the apps even published by third-party developers and are hosted by the Android Market. The web portal, instead of the Market app is providing consumers with most of the available apps details, in particular which are termed as ‘Top Free’, ‘Top Paid’ and ‘top Featured’.
As soon as you enter into the web store, you will be coming across all the top paid, top free and top featured applications. The installation procedure is extremely simple as you just need to install the install button and the further process proceeds automatically. The web store also enable users to download free applications and also buy some if you have a Google account and you can then install them directly with the most suitable phone right away from your web browser. As soon you verify, the download will start automatically in your Androidphone. All the apps can be easily managed.
The App permissions mainly include;
- Accessing the Web
- Sending SMS and making phone calls
- writing and reading to the installed memory card
- Accessing the user’s address book data
Now onwards, you need not to search for the Android apps on any other web portals. In view of the fact that most of the web portals offer the developer’s based Android apps & programs. After the Webstore has been launched, it is highly advised that you make use of the Google web store while you are looking for Android based applications. It is one of the smartest and easiest means to access all your Android’s cell phone apps.
We all know that Apple is always way ahead of the entire competition; At least when it is about creating the buzz over the World Wide Web in terms of its unique and latest products.
This is something which the list of some particular keywords has shown us, these are the words that ascended the fastest in the Google search engine request throughout year 2010 for the consumer electronics, gadgets and products.
Leading this particular category of Google’s most recent Zeitgeist is the Apple’s iPad. It is a multimedia touch screen tablet manufactured by Apple and it is standing out as the trendiest hi-tech gadget of the modern times. One other gadget from the Steve Jobs’ firm that stands second on the listing is the iPhone 4; it is the latest and hottest addition to the Apple’s range of smartphones.
The gadget that ranks third is the Nokia “5530 XpressMusic; thus confirming that consumers around the world are still interested in such mobile phones; however, they are losing the ground…
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.
The Intel Corporation is considering making some enhancements and this is by getting their chips into their manufactured smart phones and tablet computers using them as processors. The gadgets will be available for sale in the year 2011 as it is rushing catching up the quickly growing and changing mobile market.
Intel claims that their new chips will be available for shipping by the next year and it will be revitalizing its smart phone businesses that have resisted getting off the ground among immense and substantial sales of Apple’s Smartphone’s and iPad tablets that are making use of the Google’s Android OS.Paul Otellini, Chief Executive Intel Corp stated that the consumer based products and gadgets will be rolling out in the markets by the first half of year 2011. He further stated that the manufacturer and firms have settled to make use of the Intel Chips in their 35 tablet models, and some of them are now already available in the market. The prominent names of different brands include; Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus and Dell.
Intel’s Atom chips ruled all kinds of netbooks; however, tablet and smartphone makers then neglected them as different companies such as Marvell and Qualcomm offered them with superior quality chips.
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.
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.