One Developer Manages to Flood BlackBerry App Store with 47,000 Apps
BlackBerry
With only 120,000 apps in its catalogue, BlackBerry is desperate to gather interests from the software development community. One developer seems to be keen to take advantage this situation and it has single handedly responsible for delivering 47,000 BlackBerry OS apps; or about a third of all apps currently available for the software platform. Unfortunately, most of them have disappointing …
Android OS Grabs 80 Percent Share in the Global Smartphone Market
Android
The smartphone industry continues to expand and it appears, Android device manufacturers are the biggest beneficiaries of this trend. According to latest figures released by the UDC, shipments of Android smartphones reached nearly 190 million units in Q2 2013, giving the platform 79.3 percent market share. With over 72 million smartphones shipped last quarter, Samsung benefitted the most in the …
BlackBerry Will Stop Selling Its Smartphones in Japan
BlackBerry
Nikkei reported recently that BlackBerry decided that they couldn’t justify the projected cost of translating the entire BlackBerry 10 OS into Japanese. This result in a complete pull out of the country and BB10 devices won’t be available for Japanese buyers. The all-touch BlackBerry Z10 has been available in Canada and the United Kingdom. BlackBerry only has a 0.3 percent market share …
BlackBerry Z10 May Be Better Than Apple iPhone 5
Apple
A video was recently released showing a side by side comparison between RIM’s BlackBerry Z10 and Apple iPhone 5. It gives us a glimpse on how potentially competitive the Z10 compared to popular devices in the market. The BlackBerry Z10 offers 4.2” display with 356ppi, compared to the iPhone with only 4” display at 326ppi. Apple’s latest flagship has non …
Android Now Owns 75 Percent of Market Share
Android
Recent reports released by IDC, a technology research firm, showed that Android OS now represents about 75 percent for about 75 percent of the worldwide smartphone industry. Apple may have huge success in the United States and many developed countries, but it only grabs 15 percent of share in the global phone market. Apple is still on the top in …