Posts by David Beren

Samsung Continues To Dominate Android Profits, Global Shipments As Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry

Oh how the mighty have fallen as another piece of bad news surfaces for the BlackBerry crowd as new figures suggest the once giant smartphone OS has dropped to fourth in global shipments. There’s no question that Android at 75% and iOS at 17.3% of the total global smartphone market in the first quarter 2013 have the clear lead. Still, Microsoft saw an… Read more

Samsung Backtracks On Galaxy S 4 Memory, Might Free Up Space Through “Software Optimization”

Samsung is reversing their position of sorts as it pertains to the available memory on the 16GB Galaxy S 4 telling CNET UK: “As one of the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4 uses part of its internal memory to bring our customers its innovative and unique features. We appreciate this issue being raised and we will improve… Read more

(Updated: Now Available) Google Introduces Hangouts, Unified Chat Service Available Later Today

Update: It’s alive! Chrome Extension Google announces what we’ve all been expecting, Hangouts, a unified chat service that allows you to have conversations between iOS, Android and Internet. Hangouts will support multimedia messaging, text, photos and video conversations all synced between mobile, desktop and the web. Hangouts will be available… Read more

Google I/O Keynote Announces Mind-Boggling Stats, Including 900 Million Android Activations

Google’s I/O keynote is underway and they just announced a mind-boggling stat. As of 2013, Android has activated more than 900 million devices. That’s 900 MILLION! That’s up from 100 million in 2011 and 400 million in 2012. That’s not all as Google Play just crossed 48 billion app installs with 2.5 billion coming in the last month. Wrap your head… Read more