Gingerbread to Get Video Calling via Android 2.3.4 Update

Google today announced its plans to update Android 2.3 Gingerbread to version 2.3.4. But, that's not the only thing we have for you. Well, this update will bring the much awaited video calling feature to Gingerbread via Google Talk. To make video calls, the user on the other end needs to have either a Gingerbread device or a Honeycomb tablet or a desktop version of GTalk. You will be able to make video calls on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G networks considering that your carrier supports it. To start off a … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Will Soon Overtake BlackBerry OS: Experts

With Android and iOS almost going neck to neck, in terms of popularity at least, where do OS' like BlackBerry and WP7 stand? Some of us would have picked the BB over the WP7 while some would have gone the other way. But according to the participants of AppNation, the Windows Phone 7 platform will soon be the number three platform after Android and iOS instead of BlackBerry OS. AppNation is a panel on mobile platforms mostly consisting of developers, app marketers, chip makers, notable industry … [Read more...]

Android Users Can Now Opt Out of Ad Targeting via Market

If you are annoyed by Google's ad targeting, worry no more because there is a way you can remove that feature. Apparently, Google will now let users change the Market settings and see to it that they don't get targeted ads. Its a very bold move by Google where they want to provide users with more random ads rather than targeted ones. But the fact that Google still doesn't allow cookie blocking for the Chrome browser is still very surprising. And since Android's high rate of success is due to … [Read more...]

Over 350,000 Android Devices are Activated Each Day

Google have given out their first quarter earnings call and we must say that we're thoroughly impressed. The growth Android has seen over the years is remarkable to say the least. Google's Jeff Huber gave out these numbers. Apparently, around 350,000 Android devices are activated each day. And as a result of the daily activations, the number of app installs have increased by around 50% in Q1of this year as compared to the final quarter of 2010, and a total of 3 billion Android apps have been … [Read more...]

Intel Could Make Honeycomb Tablets in the Future

We've seen or heard a lot about dual-core tablets making their way into the market, but haven't you wondered that amidst all these ARM based processors, where is one of the giants of the business Intel? Maybe we were too carried away with the existing devices to remember Intel. But now according to Digitimes, Intel has struck a deal with Google after an year and a half's talks and will be bringing a strategy known as the PRC Plus which basically aims at bringing forward Intel processors based … [Read more...]

Froyo still on top, running on 63.9 Android devices

Latest stats for the versions of Android are out. And we must say, nothing has changed since last month. Froyo is still leading the pack with about 63.9 devices running on Android 2.2, seeing a slight increase from last month’s 61.3 percent. Android 2.3 and 2.3.3 make up about 0.8 and 1.7 percent of the Android devices respectively. It is still early days for Gingerbread, with only Nexus One and Nexus S officially sporting Gingerbread, many other devices will follow this year. Android 3.0 … [Read more...]

Google tightening the screws on Android

According to Bloomberg, Google is tightening the screws on companies who use their OS, Android. They will apparently change the way they handle things with other companies and get all info on the extent of customization these companies intend to do with the OS. From now on, companies will have to take approval from Google about how they want to customize Honeycomb and the approval will be made by Google's Andy Rubin. Google apparently wants to enforce "non-fragmentation clauses" which would … [Read more...]

Google starts internal testing Google Music for Android

According to some sources based in the cellphone biz, Google has started internal testing for its long awaited Google Music Service. This will apparently go head on with iTunes and has anticipated since some time, with a Motorola rep very recently revealing that Honeycomb 3.0 would launch this service. Some said it would launch during Christmas, and some also claimed that Motorola XOOM will sport the said function, but that didn’t happen. Sources suggest that Google have a very vital problem … [Read more...]

Google Instant Previews for Android and iOS

Google's Instant Preview feature has been officially launched for Android and iOS devices. If you're unaware of how it works, Instant Preview is a feature which makes search results more accurate by giving you visual results of the webpage, through which you can scroll your way and finally find the website you searched for. Now, a Google search on you Android or iOS device will give you the same thing - when the results appear, click on the magnifying glass icon next to the title. This will … [Read more...]

Android Tablet Market Share to beat Apple iPad by 2014

Despite the success of the original iPad and the recent announcement of the iPad 2, it's widely expected that Android tables will catch up and overtake Apple's dominance in tablet market share. Analyst Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital Markets recently predicted that a flood of Android tablets of varying quality will hit the market in the next 18 months.  Most of these will be in the budget price range but higher quality tablets from Samsung, HTC and Motorola will take hold eventually if they can … [Read more...]