Android trounces rival mobile platforms in China

Android was the best selling mobile operating system in China last year as its share of the market doubled to 68.4% by the end of Q4 due to a booming demand for low to medium quality handsets.

As the price of smartphones comes down, the popularity of handsets from local manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE, running the Android OS, has led to the impressive growth.

According to the Beijing-based Analysis International, Google’s operating system trounced the competition, with Apple gaining less than 2%...

By Matthew Henkes, 10 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Mobile.

uTest Infographic: Which Android Devices Rock Apps

Do you play games on your SEMC Xperia Play? Are you a news junkie with an LG Optimus 2X? How do sports apps work on your Samsung Infuse 4G? Ever get frustrated with the music app on your HTC Thunderbolt?

In our newest uTest Infographic we let the Android Market app reviews do the talking to find out which devices reign supreme (and which fall flat) in the  major app categories.

By Mike Brown, 30 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Mobile Analytics.

Infographic: Making it big with Android Apps

Most app makers are really interested in making a lot of money fast, and unfortunately, as the market gets more and more saturated with apps, getting rich quickly is becoming more and more difficult. Even making a reasonable profit from an app is getting more complicated. Take heart, though. There is also an upside.

Inneractive explains it very well in this infographic, which first appeared on GigaOm on March 28, 2012.

So here’s...

By Leah Goodman, 29 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Mobile.

Android tablets to overtake iPads by 2015

Google Android could take over Apple iOS in market shares for tablets by 2015, according to new research.

Market analysis firm IDC found that Android shipped 44.6% of tablets during the fourth quarter of 2011. The Apple iPad accounted for 54.6%, dropping from 61.5% in the previous quarter.

However, with Apple selling 15.4 million tablets purely in the last quarter, Apple doesn’t need to worry too much about its competitors, such as Microsoft, Amazon and RIM.

Tablet sales in general have significantly...

By Dani Millward, 15 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Mobile Analytics, Tablet.

Google Play replaces Android Market

Google has rebranded its Android Market app store as ‘Google Play’, an entertainment hub where users can get access to music, films, books and apps.

The cloud-based platform allows Android users to search and share content that is stored online, enabling access wherever you are and on any Android device.

Up to 20,000 tracks can be stored in Google Play and more than 450,000 Android apps and games are currently available to download. However, apps have been given a step back from the limelight,...

By Dani Millward, 07 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores.