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Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Android News, Mobile | 0 comments

Google Plays First Annual Player Choice Awards

Google Plays First Annual Player Choice Awards

Google for the first time has decided to have a ‘players choice awards’ on their platform for the most popular games and apps on the Android market. According to Google, the Players Choice Awards are being held to recognize the outstanding games and apps on the service. As many know, Google Play is the primary store for Android devices. Below is a list of the winners, where customers had to vote to determine the most addictive title, best movie-licensed title, and more. Most addictive game: Knights & Dragons (Gree) Best franchise game: Bejeweled Blitz (Electronic Arts) Best game based on a movie: The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth (Kabam) Best app for enhancing the everyday: Duolingo: Learn Languages Free (Duolingo) Best app for booking and buying: Flixster (Flixster, Inc.) Best Google app: YouTube (Google) If you’re unfamiliar with the aforementioned apps, here’s a little bit of info on each of them. Knights & Dragons is a F2P (free-to-play) action role-playing game. Players go on quests to defeat enemies and collect...

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Android News, Apps, Mobile | 0 comments

Samsung Claims 63% of Android Market with their ‘Phablets’ – App Economy Middle Class Also on the Rise

Samsung Claims 63% of Android Market with their ‘Phablets’ – App Economy Middle Class Also on the Rise

Phablets. Fonblets. Same thing. What’s important for you to know is that when it comes to the Android Market – Samsung is king. No really. Take a look at the graph below, and tell me that they don’t dominate the other OEM’s. 63.3% vs HTC which is nearly 9/10’s behind them at 6.5%, LG at 5.9%, Sony at 5.6%, and Motorola at 5.0%.   I mean, even if you add all the stats together and multiple them BY 3, they would still not represent the same percentage that Samsung have has. So now that you know by just HOW MUCH Samsung leads among its competitors, you may be thinking.. “Well, how does it fare as far as actual devices are concerned?” Smartphones, Tablets, let’s take a look. As can be seen in the chart above, Samsung represents 8/10 of the top Android Smartphone devices. The only two exceptions in the mix at 7 and 8 are HTC and Droid, respectively.   When we look at tablets, things are a...

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Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Android News, Apple, iOS Updates, Mobile | 0 comments

10 Days After iPhone 5S and 5C launch Apple claims 40% of U.S. Smartphone Market

10 Days After iPhone 5S and 5C launch Apple claims 40% of U.S. Smartphone Market

This is at least according to the latest data from comScore. Over-all, Apple’s quarterly gain is up 0.7% from 39.9% in Q3 to 40.6% in Q4. Android Market share only declined by .2%, while the other OS’s in the market don’t even represent 8% of the market cumulatively. Together Android and Apple account for 92.4% of the market, leaving 7.9% taken by: Blackberry (3.8%), Microsoft (3.3%) and Symbian (0.3%). When it comes to OEM’s Apple still leads the pack with 40.6% market share up from 39.9% in Q3. Samsung roughly 15% behind at 24.9% up from 23.7% in Q3. While HTC and Motorola saw declines in usage from 8.5% to 7.1%, and 7.2% to 6.8%, respectively. LG held its ground at 6.6% for both Q3 and Q4. Looking at the global smartphone market, Cellular News has reported 44% growth this year, with Apple and Samsung still owning the market as the most popular handsets with 15% and 34% market share, respectively. This is again, Global. The fastest growing countries...

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Android News, Apple, Apps, Mobile | 0 comments

The Fastest Growing Apps of 2013 and Tablet Growth to Equal PC’s by 2014

The Fastest Growing Apps of 2013 and Tablet Growth to Equal PC’s by 2014

Before we jump into this, I want to first of all say that something really important happened recently.  Actually, it’s not that important – but in-case you haven’t already heard; Instagram will be making its way to Windows sometime in the near future. In more important news, as expected Gartner confirms PC sales continuing to decline YOY, and tablets will amount to the same amount of PC sales by just 2014 (next year).  Indeed, tablet shipment grew by 53.4% this year while the PC market went down another 4.5%.  Needless to say, Android OS dominance will not be overtaken by Apple anytime soon. According to Gartner  desktops shipped 303 million units worldwide this year vs tablets 184 million.  Next year Gartner anticipates that only 282 million PC’s will be shipped (note: shipped does not mean sold, in fact the actual number of units sold could be substantially less). Tablets are expected to ship 263 million units.  When it comes to SALES of PC’s vs Tablet’s next year, I am leaning...

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