Android Now on More Than 50 Percent of U.S. Smartphones

Android use continues to grow and has now crossed 50 percent market share in the U.S. according to newly released numbers from comScore.

The research firm estimates that just over half of the 104 million smartphones in America run Google’s operating system, up 17 percentage points from a year ago.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich gains, but Gingerbread dominates

Android 4.x “Ice Cream Sandwich” is making gains, though Gingerbread still takes the lion’s share, according to a snapshot of data provided to Android developers.

Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) had about a 2.9 percent share and Honeycomb had more than a 3 percent share, according to Android Developers, which describes the data as “the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform.”

ICS started appearing in devices only toward the end of last year.

The Web site says the data can help developers “understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application features for the devices currently in the hands of users.”

Android 2.x Gingerbread was just a little shy of 70 percent.

5 great-looking apps for your new iPad

The biggest selling point for Apple’s newest iPad is its high-resolution screen, which packs more pixels in a 9.7-inch tablet than you’ve got in that big HDTV in your living room.
But if you ran out and bought the new iPad, you may notice that not all of your apps look as good as you thought they might. That’s because the programs designed to run on the original iPad and the iPad 2 have graphics scaled for the lower-res displays on those tablets.

Android 4.0 Forces Samsung To Delay Galaxy Tablets

Samsung has pushed back the release of it second-generation tablets from the end of March to the end of April. The delay, according to a Samsung spokesperson, is because the company needs more time to work on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s funny, because Samsung has had access to Ice Cream Sandwich longer than any other hardware maker.
Google released Android 4.0 in October. Samsung released the global variant of Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 on board in November, followed by the U.S. Verizon version in December. Other OEMs didn’t gain access to the Ice Cream Sandwich source code until November, about a month after Samsung got its hands on it.

iPhone Top Seller At AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon

Apple’s iPhone 4S is the number-one selling handset at the nation’s three largest network operators, outselling all other smartphones combined.

The Apple iPhone 4S is the undisputed smartphone champ, according to data collected by Canaccord Genuity. The firm examined individual handset sales across the top four wireless network operators in the U.S. between December 2011 and March 2012. The iPhone leads at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, although not at T-Mobile USA, where it isn’t available.

HTC One S shows Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 prowess

With the HTC One series being release this week comes the first time we’re getting to see the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and with it the power and finesse we were promised starting late last year. What you’re about to witness is how good the Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor really is – the video you’re about to see showing the HTC One S (with the S4 inside) playing one game, then another, then another, each time keeping several apps open in the background. Will the device slow down or crash under the pressure?

How to backup your Android data

We encourage everyone to take time to make sure all of your data is backed up, whether you’re the IT manager for a large international company or a grandparent enjoying your first photos of a new baby grandchild. We’ll show you the different software and hardware solutions that exist to keep the data stored on your Android device safe and the different ways use an Android device to back up all of your other important data.

HTC One X: Full Review

In our post, few days back, we have talked about upcoming HTC One X. Here is a full review of released HTC phone.

Over the past 12 months or so, HTC has seen sales dry up, revenue forecasts slashedand the company has been forced to admit that its rapid product development cycle was doing nothing to help the company in a market dominated by two smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II and Apple’s iPhone 4 (and 4S).

Microsoft’s Windows 8: 10 Major Questions Still Unanswered

It’s not often that Microsoft launches a dramatically revised version of Windows. But when the software giant does—as many expect with the launch of Windows 8—it’s big news.
And just about every industry stakeholder—from the company’s consumers to enterprise users to competitors—becomes interested in what the software will ship with and how it’ll fare in an environment so tied to past ideas. Until all that’s determined, however, many folks have questions.