If you’re a hardcore iOS user, there’s a fair chance you’re not spending much time reading Android blogs like TalkAndroid. However! There are still plenty of iOS users that mix and match with Android, particularly in the tablet sector. Personally, I know tons of Android phone users that won’t touch an Android tablet, opting instead for Apple’s flagship.
Given the fact that Android hold a whole lot of market share and the massive amount of Android phones there are, it shouldn’t shock anyone that Google Play sees a whole hell of a lot more download activity than that of the App Store. You would think that because of this massive amounts of downloads the revenue would be greater, that’s were we would be wrong. It appears that revenue generated from the App Store far exceeds that of Google Play by more than 60 percent.
For anyone looking to pick up a Nexus 6 on T-Mobile, don’t forget the carrier has cut the price of both the 32GB and 64GB handset in the Midnight Blue colorway by $48. This brings the price of the smaller Gigabyte model down to $601, and the larger to $651.
With the G3 being heralded as one of the best Android phones of 2014, LG is feeling the pressure to make the G4 that much more exciting. That said, LG feels that it is up to the task as it’s continuing to push to boundaries and test different design aspects. According to reports out of Korea, an LG representative said the company will differentiate the G4′s design. Exactly how, is another question though. Could they be adding the G Flex 2‘s self healing factor? Should we expect better materials and thinner bezels? What about LG’s software? But wait, there’s more.
A few weeks ago we reported that Samsung was forcing TouchWiz to take a crash diet, purportedly bringing the Android overlay to near-Nexus levels of simplicity and vanillaness. Well now we have a few more details on the Korean giant’s plans.
Microsoft has been previewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets to beta testers since last November, and today they are officially available in Google Play for all to use.
The preview generated more than 250,000 downloads in 110 countries, and it was tested on over 3,000 device variants. Microsoft says they designed these apps to be just as familiar to users of the desktop versions. Users will find the familiar Office ribbon and there are large touch points.
With all the talk of the Galaxy S 6 getting delayed because of the Snapdragon 810 debacle. Samsung’s head of IR, Robert Yi, is easing everyone’s stress by letting us know that everything is on track. Some people believed that the flagship would be delayed not only because of the Snapdragon 810, but also from possible production issues with the metal chassis.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Samsung is dropping the 810 so that delay was nixed, but the metal production was the other piece. Reports indicate that there will be no production issues.
Rolling Stone magazine has been a cultural force for years, but only last year did the company realize that online mobile distribution can be a potential money-maker.
Google’s hardworking Chrome team has officially completed Chrome 41 Beta and is prepping it for release.