This is a pretty cool news for me, my LinkedIn profile was in the top 5% most viewed profile in 2012!
So the deal is done, Google purchased Morotola Mobility.
Now Google can make phones with their own OS, Android. Looks like that a direct competitor to Apple is born and that frangmentation of the Android OS might be lower over time.
Via EngadgetMobile, looks like mobile application usage is exploding since over the holidays there were more than 1 Billion downloads on the various mobile application stores.
These are impressive numbers but also pose a challange for developers. On one side is a great opportunity but on the other is a very difficult business to be in.
AIR 3 and Flash 11 are available for your PC but also for your Android device. Just downloaded and installed on my Nexus One and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Here are the information on all AIR 3 changes which are quite a lot !
Via IntoMobile, yestarday Google has its quaterly earnings and showed some interesting statistics about Android:
550000 activated devices per day
250000 apps in Android Market
Also here some more infos:
The official number of Android applications in the market is 250,000 – this doesn’t include third-party app stores
There have been over 6 billion application downloads from the Android Market [...]
Today I installed the 3rd App Store on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Amazon Appstore (this is why it might make sense)
Will try to make a video on the last 2 app stores.
Why would you want to have 3 app stores on your device? Well many times app store have promotions on premium contnet [...]
If you are publishing content to the Android Market make sure to watch this video from Google I/O.
Yestarday and today is Google I/O conference days. There are a lot of news from the conference and many updates to the Android ecosystem.
Here some stats from yestaday keynote:
400k Android devices activated daily
200k apps in Android Market
3.5 Billion apps downloads
Also there were many more news like the Android Accessories APIs which look very cool to [...]
Via Adobe blog, the Flash Player 10.2 is now available for download from Android Market.
The GA release is available for Android 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Android 3.0.1+,
Performance enhancements to take advantage of new hardware in both Android 3.0.1+ tablets, as well as [...]
Adobe AIR 2.6 for Android is now available in the Google Market.
Here some information from Adobe about the release:
Adobe is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Adobe AIR 2.6 for Android smartphones and tablets. AIR 2.6 for Android adds support for Android 3.0 and the latest Android tablet devices – including the [...]
Came back from Barcelona yesterday while I was attending the Mobile World Congress 2011, here some pictures:
It was a great event with more than 60000 attendees. I went to several developers related events from Nokia, RIM, Windows Mobile, Intel and HP. Got couple of gifts, Nokia E7 and an Intel MeeGo tablet ! Will post [...]
Via ReadWriteWeb Mobile, some information about mobile application stores with Flash Mobile apps statistics:
Via afterdawn.com, an interesting data about global smartphone market:
Looks like Apple reversed ban on content created with 3rd party tools which includes Flash.
“We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our [...]
Here some upcoming Flash Mobile related events:
Nokia World 2010 in London
Samsung bada Developer Day in Sunnyvale
Nokia Developer Day in San Francisco
DROID does Flash meetup in San Francisco
FITC Mobile 2010 conference in Canada
Adobe MAX 2010 in October Los Angeles
SEE 2010 in Amsterdam
Samsung Bada Developer
Yes you read right, the Mobile Application Store revenue share should be 90%. Japanese OEM/Operators are the best example to follow on this and soon or later it will happen elsewhere.
But why not sooner then later? Why not Nokia or Samsung just on this and beat everyone else on competing in the Application Store revenue [...]