Archive for the 'Android' Category

Same Origin Bypass and Android Apps

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

There has recently been a high profile ‘Same Origin Bypass’ security issue regarding the Android browser, prior to Android 4.4 KitKat, that allows a session on one site to affect a session on another. TrendLabs have just posted some information that shows that this vulnerability has wider reach than first thought. Like me, you might […]

Permissionless Innovation

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Steve Cheney Technologist, thinker and doer and co-founder of Estimote, has an interesting, pro iOS, post on The Future of Apple and Google. In his summary he says…

"It’s provocative to think about where Apple and Google each go next. In mobile there’s a term called ‘permissionless innovation’, the basic  premise of which is you don’t need […]

Android vs iOS Development and Ageing Apps

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

I came a cross an article today comparing the development of the same app, across iOS and Android, by a programmer not experienced in either platform. There are some useful insights such as both platforms took approximately the same time, needed a similar number of lines of code and that neither platform outshone the other.
One […]

Collaborative Battery Use Analysis

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

There’s an interesting free app for iOS and Android called Carat created as a research project by UC Berkeley and the University of Helsinki that performs collaborative analysis of battery use as well as personal recommendations for your particular device.
The statistics page shows some pretty, interactive the results from the 760,000 people who have […]

Comprehensive Mobile Device Usage Report (and data)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Scientiamobile has a MOVR report for April to July 2014. It’s a free report (pdf) based on WURFL and WIT usage data. It gives information on smartphone and tablet use across manufacturers, devices, operating systems, screens size and countries. 

The report covers only a small subset of the raw data that’s also available as […]

Emerging vs Mature Market Smartphone Growth

Friday, August 29th, 2014

I have often mentioned how smartphone growth is mainly in emerging markets. Well, now we have information from IDC that puts some numbers on current and forecasted smartphone growth…

I am amused with the way IDC classifies very low end Android devices as "borderline junk" - something that Google is hoping to change with Android One. […]

Shuttle Mini Android PC

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Shuttle, the Mini PC maker has a new ARM-based Android PC. It runs Android 4.2.2 on a ARM Cortex-A9 Freescale i.MX 6 DualLite processor with two 1GHz cores and uses only 4-watts when in idle.

 

 
Shuttle are under-selling it as a ‘digital signage player’ when in fact it’s suitable for a large range of […]

Android Growth

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

IDC has a great chart and table that shows how Android smartphone shipments have increased over time. You can also see how iOS shipments oscillate as new devices become available…

Will Android continue to increase in market share? At the moment the only threat is that Chinese OEMs are outpacing the market coupled with the news […]