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Ars’ Jon Stokes hails Chrome OS as the second coming of the PC

Daniel Eran Dilger

In his latest effort to cram most of a thesaurus into an Ars Technica article, Jon Stokes has written a glowing tribute to the web search emperor’s new clothes: Chrome OS, and outlines why Google will save the PC from itself. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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November 25, 2009   51 Comments

Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally

Android and iPhone share of sales and mobile data

Apple’s slice of mobile data traffic has grown to now exceed 50% share in the US, UK and in global figures, according to the latest monthly mobile data traffic report by AdMob.

Apple iphone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally
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November 23, 2009   15 Comments

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing

Google Yahoo Bing global market share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Following a press release from ComScore indicating that Microsoft has approached 10% market share with Bing, more comprehensive search statistics indicate that Bing’s growth and share of web search is being wildly overstated.

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing
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November 19, 2009   13 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology

iPhone OS vs Android releases

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android supplies smartphone makers with the core software they can use to sell devices that compete against the iPhone. This article is the third in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, looking particularly how core system and bundled software is delivered, updated, and maintained.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 11, 2009   24 Comments

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival

Mobile phone marketshare

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Samsung, the world’s second largest phone maker globally after Nokia, has announced Bada as its own new smartphone platform which it hopes to use to gain entry into the sophisticated phone market.

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival
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November 10, 2009   12 Comments

AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks

AT&T vs Verizon 3G coverage

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As Verizon has stepped up its efforts to portray AT&T’s data network as sparse and largely unavailable, AT&T has published information that shows Verizon isn’t telling the whole story.

AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks
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November 10, 2009   2 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms

Android, iPhone OS, Symbian, JVM

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new batch of smartphones based upon Google’s Android platform have started to arrive, finally fleshing out what users can really expect of the platform. This article is the first in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 6, 2009   6 Comments

Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A site focused on Near Field Communications has reported that Apple has built new iPhone prototypes with hardware support for sensing RFID chips.

Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes
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November 5, 2009   7 Comments

Bell, Telus provide new iPhone competition in Canada

CDMA iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Rogers Wireless, Apple’s exclusive iPhone partner in Canada, is gaining new competition from its formerly CDMA-only rivals in a move that could foreshadow changes in the US market affecting AT&T and Verizon.

Bell, Telus provide new iPhone competition in Canada

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November 4, 2009   14 Comments

Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market

Canalys market share Q3 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The latest Q3 2009 smartphone market figures from Canalys show RIM and Apple gobbling up the smartphone market as overall growth in the segment begins to slow.

Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market
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November 3, 2009   21 Comments

Why Apple’s iPhone is still not coming to Verizon

Daniel Eran Dilger

A number of pundits and other wags keep insisting that Apple desperately needs to sell the iPhone through Verizon, and will likely do so sometime really soon now, providing AT&T haters and Verizon family plan users with empty hope. They’re still wrong, here’s why.
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October 30, 2009   59 Comments

TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld insists Google wrote the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Wrting for TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld channeled Glenn Beck to blend righteous outrage, over-the-top moralism, and boldly presented misinformation to insist that Google wrote Apple’s iPhone apps and that it “should” now force Apple to beg to use Google’s open APIs. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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October 29, 2009   20 Comments

Why Microsoft chose Family Guy to sell Windows 7

Daniel Eran Dilger

Remember when Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million to lend some credibility to Bill Gates as a regular person? That was a decade after Seinfeld went off the air, after a decade of seasons that regularly featured Macs in the background. Clearly, Seinfeld as a character was not a Windows user. This explains why Microsoft went after “Family Guy” …the company is not a quick study, and clearly doesn’t watch these shows.

October 27, 2009   20 Comments

Google fans fail to contemplate why Android is free

Daniel Eran Dilger

Supporters of Google’s Android platform studiously ignore all its potential problems. Now they’re refusing to acknowledge why it is free. This is a bad omen for anyone who hopes that Android has a future.

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October 26, 2009   45 Comments

Gartner’s presumptuous coronation of Android as the Windows of smartphones

Itanium forecasts

Daniel Eran Dilger

A variety of people seem to think that Google’s Android is quickly shaping up to be the “Windows 95 Macintosh-killer” to Apple’s iPhone, with some of the most vocal proponents of this idea being analysts and bloggers associated with Gartner. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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October 21, 2009   32 Comments