The Guardian has the story (more like a tragedy) of Research In Motion’s situation. I won’t go into details here, you can use the link and read for yourselves, but I’ll tell you this: almost all the graphics look like this. I wonder how long until someone buys RIM for the patents and puts them out of their misery.
Chitika found that a whopping 95% of tablet Web traffic came from a version of Apple’s iPad, mainly the newest iPad, and 72% of smartphone traffic also belongs to Apple, compared to 26% for Android devices.
Do Android users know that their phones can browse the web? This is such a weird thing. Report after report says that despite Android selling more and more devices every day, with hundreds of models from so many manufacturers, still iOS dominates web browsing. I’ve heard some speculate that most Android buyers really don’t know what they are buying, and that they just get what the store employee tells them and then basically just play games and use it as a phone (as they did with a feature phone, not a smartphone). Whatever it is, it’s really weird, so many freaking phones and not using them to their potential, especially with bigger screens like the ridiculous Galaxy Note. It just doesn’t add up.
So just download the app for iPhone or Android, then go to bu.mp and allow location services on your browser. When you bump your phone and computer (don’t over do it) then your photos appear on the web page, ready to download. Of course, if you have iCloud you don’t really need this, but for those who don’t, this is pretty cool.
I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone.
Larry Page, CEO
Now, if they could get working on updates for their phones. Also, now that they’re officially in the hardware business, how long before Google becomes self aware and goes Terminator on us?