The focus of the mobile world has turned to HTML5. Right now, HTML5 is positioning itself to be the No. 3 mobile platform behind Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android and we will see that evolution take place over the next couple of years. HTML5 runs besides these platforms through the mobile browser. That begs the question: which major mobile platform has the best toolset for HTML5 integration?
Apple has apparently acquired a company called C3 Technologies that has sophisticated processing technology that can build 3D maps. Here’s why: If there’s one thing Apple hates, it’s having to rely on technology from a competitor. And when you navigate or get directions on Apple iOS devices, such as the iPhone, you’re using an application from Google Maps — because Apple has nothing else. That’s a big sore spot for Apple. And because it concerns Google, it’s a very big one.
Android Apps vs. iPhone Apps: Which Do Users Prefer?
On Monday, marketing firm ABI Research released a study which showed that Android app downloads have overtaken those of iOS. Of all mobile apps downloaded in the second quarter of 2011, 44 percent were Android while only 31 percent were iOS. In a press release, an ABI research associate chalked this up to to the fact that Android platform is open, allowing any developer to create and distribute any app: Being a free platform has expanded the Android device install base, which in turn has driven growth in the number of third party multi-platform and mobile operator app stores. These…
ABI Research’s latest app stats show that both Apple and Google are winning in the race for developer affections
The intense competition between iOS and Android means any statistics that seem to shed light on the two platforms’ respective performances are quickly seized on by journalists and bloggers, especially if they lend themselves to claims about who’s “winning” in the smartphone and tablet wars.
The truth is that both Apple and Google are winning if judged on momentum, with BlackBerry sliding - admittedly from a high market-share starting point - and Microsoft still awaiting a sales surge from its new Mango software and the first Windows Phone handsets from Nokia.
Even so, analyst firm ABI Research’s latest report fuels the debate around iOS versus Android, claiming that Google’s platform overtook Apple’s for mobile app downloads in the third quarter of this year. The company estimates that Android accounted for 44% of overall downloads, while iOS took a 31% share.
The company has hailed Google’s strategy of making Android free for manufacturers to use (well, free as long as you don’t count the patent-related payments a number of manufacturers are making to Microsoft). …
iOS 5 is set to launch this Wednesday and the beta testers I’ve talked to say it’s a monumental leap forward. iOS 5 adds over 200 features to an already polished mobile operating system, which is arguably the best on the planet.
iOS’s Internet market share hits a record 54.65%
And where is Android? Still trailing Java ME, according to Net Applications
According to Nielsen new buyers are choosing Android over iOS. Android is still the cheaper choice. I would love to know how many would abandon iOS, for Android. My guess would be - none. After the Verizon deal with Apple, we will see different figures on these charts.
The Android market is too scattered. Real satisfaction only comes from choosing the right phone, and I know more unhappy Android users than happy ones. Choosing the wrong phone is what makes you think twice about iOS.
Would love to see Blackberry grab back some market share.