Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android Open Source Project, AOSP, Blackberry, DeepMind, Google, Google Android, Google Quantum AI Lab, Lenovo, Microsoft Windows Phone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility | Comments Off on Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old
We all thought Google’s 2013 was mammoth, celebrating it’s 13th year of existence the search behemoth ended the year with a purchase – $US3.2 billion for Nest – It began the year by releasing it’s Nexus Tablet range and in between took ownership of the smartphone market, hinted at Glass, dragged it’s stock price over the $US1000 barrier, sold 50 billion apps via Play and stayed well-ontop of search.
That so doesn’t sound impressive enough! Search by Google was astounding in 2013, A billion monthly unique searches, Microsoft’s Bing – the 2nd place getter – managed 290 million a month. Point is, it was good to be Google in 2013, gloating won’t slow the giant, 2014 is likely to be a GREAT year for Google :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Google, Tech-Business News, UPDATED! | Tags: Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, ASUS, Google Android, Samsung, smartphone, Smartphone Sales, Table, Tablet Sales | Comments Off on Taken Control: The Mobile Market Runs on Google’s Android
The uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.
The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.
The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.
The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 24th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Android, Google, Hack!, ONLINE SECURITY | Tags: android, Google, Google Android, Google Apps, Hack, Hacked, Online Security | Comments Off on Android Apps Leaking Bank Details
Tens of millions of people around the world are using vulnerable Android apps that are leaking personal data, including bank account information and webcam access, according to new research. The study tested the 13,500 most popular free apps from the Google Play Store and found that 1074 – almost 10 per cent – used incorrect or inadequate coding. Researchers at the Leibniz University of Hannover and the Philipps University of Marburg, both in Germany, tried to hack a sample of 100 of the vulnerable apps. They were able to exploit almost half the apps, of which there are at least 39.5 million users worldwide, according to the Google Play Store :: Read the full article at Digital Life »»»»
Posted: May 12th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android Smartphone, Google Android, Motorola ATRIX 4G, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Desktop Computer, Ubuntu for Android | Comments Off on Ubuntu for Android: Turns Your Phone Into a Full Ubuntu Desktop Computer
Smartphones and the technology that powers them continue to evolve at an incredible rate. Year after year, phones have continued to close the power gap that separates them with their traditional PC counterparts.
Taking advantage of the latest in mobile processors, Canonical is set to release Ubuntu for Android. The OS effectively turns your phone into a full Ubuntu desktop computer when docked and connected to a monitor, meaning the day your smartphone could act as your primary computer is drawing nearer.
Ubuntu sits alongside the standard Android operating system, as they share the same Linux kernel. Similar to the Motorola ATRIX 4G that becomes the engine for a desktop or laptop PC when slotted into an external dock, docking your Ubuntu for Android device with a USB HDMI dock will see it automatically boot into Ubuntu.
Then it’s just a matter of connecting a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and you’ve got fully functional desktop environment.
From what’s been shown so far, the experience looks to be seamless and responsive, Ubuntu is very lightweight after all, and it seems that today’s standard dual core phone can handle the OS with ease :: Read the full Gizmag article »»»»
Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Android, Apple, iPhone, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Apple iPhone, Google Android, Phablet, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Phablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off on Samsung Phablet: The Galaxy Note Set to Sell 10 Million Units in 2012
Reuters Jeremy Wagstaff describes it as “a piece of toast” it’s wearing labels like “a device for elephants and a throwback to the good old brick of the 1980s” Snickering aside, Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy Note phone/tablets and plans on selling 10 million units this year.
Galaxy Note is much more than a freak hit! Tech-consumer, design experts and gadget analysts reckon the surprise success of the “phablet” marks a much deeper shift in the fast-paced world of mobile devices. Launched in late November 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a standout product. The most obvious thing about the Note is its size. Its 5.3 inch screen is almost as wide as the iPhone’s screen is long.
…then there’s the stylus. Apple’s co-founder, the late great Steve Jobs famously ridiculed the idea of using a pen to interact with a screen, Samsung however has embraced pointy ended accoutrements, they’ve partnered with Japan’s übercool Wacom, the market leader in digital pen technology, to come up with something less clunky than, well chunky!? Granted the stylus or s-pen is still kind of chunkyish, try writing or sketching with your finger!! Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: HTC, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: apple, Galaxy S, Google Android, HTC, HTC ONE, iphone, Mobile World Congress 2012, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Übergadget | Comments Off on HTC One Family 2012
HTC’s new series of flagship smartphones in the form of HTC One X, S and V have overshadowed the competition in their launch at Mobile World Congress 2012. The quad-core smartphone from HTC apparently has almost everything to be the most desirable device on the smartphone market today? Among the three models showcased during the event, HTC One X is absolutely the top model of HTC’s trio of One series. HTC has packed an absolute monster in HTC One X delivering extraordinary performance. But can HTC take on the stalwart behemoths of mobile?
HTC launched the One Series in the hope of taking the fight to Samsung and Apple, the One Series, with it’s überfast graphic chips and advanced music and photography functions is hoped to dent a stitched up market. It’s a fight that HTC has been losing, sales slumped and investors dumped shares late in 2011 on concerns the firm had lost its edge.
The Taiwanese mobile tech maker is confident it’s new models – coming to market in April 2012 – will turn around the ailing fortunes of the world’s No.5 smartphone maker, and help to boost its annual sales volumes above last year’s level. “We are confident this year will be … a much better year,” Florian Seiche, chief of HTC’s European operations said, referring to the number of smartphones sold. “Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right out of the gate in January, which of course we would have preferred, even with that we are very confident,” Seiche told Reuters in an interview on sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Surprisingly the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has jelled well with the phone and improvements to HTC Sense has made it a much cleaner, easier to use experience than the previous version. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Sony, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Experia, Google Android, smartphone, Sony, Sony Experia 2012 | Comments Off on Sony’s New Experia Smartphone Range
Kazuo Hirai is due to formally take over as Sony CEO on April 1, replacing Howard Stringer. Hirai said that while some management changes had already been identified there was still a long way to go to “explain to everybody who’s doing what.” Sony has declared a return to the smartphone business, unveiling its first smartphones under the Sony brand, but warned the group’s painful transition would not be as fast as rebranding.
“People have these lofty expectations that we’re going to have all the answers to all the problems that plague the world on April 1,” Hirai said in an interview at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. “We’re not going to have that.”
The once-stellar consumer electronics brand is heading for what it has warned would be a much bigger-than-expected $2.9 billion annual loss, its fourth in a row. The surge of red ink has put Hirai under intense pressure from investors and ratings agencies to quickly staunch losses at the sprawling electronics group. Read the full article »»»»