Dec 3, 2010

Recent statistics on Android's Success - Neilsen

Android has made further inroads into the market should be no surprise to anyone who has been following recent smartphone trends, but the sheer scale of Android's growth, and the speed of that growth, are mind blowing.
At the start of this year Android held just 9% of the U.S. smartphone market, not even double digits. That has now rocketed up to a 22.7% share of the smartphone market. In less than a year. Hit the read more link to see the comparison with iPhone and Blackberry.

Google Editions - Google's Foray into the online book business!

Google likes to have its fingers in a lot of pies and the latest would appear to be the online book business. The Wall Street Journal are reporting that Google will have an online ebook store up and running in the U.S. by the end of the year with an international launch in Q1 of 2011.

The store, to be called Google Editions, will seemingly rely on independent book sellers as the basis of its sales the WSJ reports "Users will be able to buy books directly from Google or from multiple online retailers—including independent bookstores—and add them to an online library tied to a Google account. They will be able to access their Google accounts on most devices with a Web browser, including personal computers, smartphones and tablets."


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