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Apple Mobile App Downloads Overtaken By Android

Posted: October 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Mobile App Downloads Overtaken By Android

​The growth of Googles Android platform has been stratospheric over the past 12 months, at October 2010 Android held 19 percent of the U.S. smartphone market – with Apples iPhone iOS at 24 percent. Fast forward 12 months to October 2011 and Android was holding 38 percent of the smartphone market, an increase of almost 20 percent, against Apples 26 percent market share, an increase of only 2 percent. Androids big big numbers are also reflected in it’s massive increase of available apps to 500,000. Android has also overtaken iOS in app downloads, becoming the market leader in mobile application downloads. The market shares of Android and iOS were 44% and 31%, respectively in Q2 2011. Note worthy in all these numbers is Samsungs strangle hold on the smartphone market. Our favorite semiconductor behemoth has consistently outperformed Apple in sales. Samsung smartphones make up almost 25 percent of the U.S. market, while the much lauded Apple iPhone has consistently sat below 9 percent. This explains Apples aggression toward Samsung [check the litigation links]  84.5 million smartphone handsets in the U.S. equates to 21 million Samsung handsets to Apples 8 million iPhones, ouch! M★C  READ MORE

Sorry Macaddicts, No iPhone 5? Say Hello to iPhone 4S!

Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sorry Macaddicts, No iPhone 5? Say Hello to iPhone 4S!

In his first step-up to the product stage, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has announced a new version of the iPhone. Meet iPhone 4S. Apple’s new iPhone 4S runs on the new iOS 5 platform and it’s powered by Apple’s new dual-core A5 chip – twice as fast as A4.  The new smartphone’s battery life is claimed to offer either 8 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours of browsing, 9 hours on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 40 hours of music. The iPhone 4S holds on to the ground-breaking Retina display technology and glass back of its predecessor, but has undergone something of a gutsy revamping. Apple’s latest smartphone gets a brand new dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera capable of also shooting full high definition video, and a new personal assistant application that uses voice recognition. Mobile gamers will no doubt be pleased to hear that the included dual-core graphics are up to seven times faster than before. A new 8 megapixel camera sensor – 3264 x 2448 –  backside illuminated CMOS sensor. A hybrid IR filter for more accurate colors and a five element f/2.4 aperture lens for 30 percent sharper images. The sensor also caters for full 1080p high definition video recording with image stabilization and noise reduction. Users can line up a shot using optional onscreen grid lines, and the new Photo app allows for simple in-device editing – such as crop, rotate, enhance and red-eye removal. Access to the camera has been simplified – users just need to double-tap on the home screen to activate the new camera app, and use the volume up button as a shutter release. A new Apple-designed Image Signal Processor caters for face detection, improved white balance, and it sees the camera ready for its first shot in just 1.1 seconds (in only 0.5 seconds, the next one can be captured. The 4S also promises up to double the previous download speeds and will be available on over 100 carriers worldwide. In all it’s WOW all-round!  M★C READ MORE

Samsungs Sumo Move

Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Samsungs Sumo Move

Seems the war betwixt behemoths, Apple and Samsung is just getting warmed up. According to sources Choi Gee-Sung’s Samsung Electronics is considering legal action in an attempt to halt the sale of Apples new iPhone. We have long cogitated that Apples core intention was to squeeze the mighty Samsung into submission, with it’s halting of sales on the Samsung Galaxy S Tablets and smartphones, it looked as though Apple may win the war by commercial default. NO manufacturer wants to hang on to 10’s of thousands of aging technology, hold hold up production lines while legalese wander in and out of courts. In a clever twist, it looks like the sleepy giant from Samsung Town has woken to what could be its strongest defense against patent and plagiarism claims. The two tech giants have been locked in an intensifying legal battles in nine countries – with 23 separate lawsuits –  over their flagship technologies – Smartphone and Tablets. The move comes after Apple successfully blocked Samsung from selling its latest tablets in Germany, some smartphone models in the Netherlands, as well as forcing a stall on release in several other nations. Apples legal victory in Germany looked to have stumped the Korean corner, this comeback is both timely and well thought out. The last thing any new CEO – Apple’s Mr Cook – is a forced slump in sales! Trumped? M★S READ MORE