Android and iOS is now the two giant smart phone and tablet system which are all the main stream system in the world.
A new report detailing how big a share of the market each Android tablet had in February just came out, and one tablet is standing head and shoulders above the competition.
We have called this the “Android vs Apple iPhone: Users argument saga”, and no doubt comments will prove what we are saying here. All the users here would have their opinion about the Smartphone. Is the iPhone better than the Samsung Galaxy serials or Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is better than iPad?
Obviously there is a huge following of both iOS and Android and at times they will clash over differences, which at times get played out in an argument saga on social networks such a Google+ and Facebook, and although we have to stay out of such user arguments and remain impartial, we too at times have a difference of opinion, as personally I prefer Android while a couple of my colleagues prefer iOS, and the debate sometimes gets a bit heated.
Android vs. Apple
Android stills lags behind Apple, which owned nearly 60% of the total tablet market in Q4 2011, even though that number was down around 10% from the same quarter the year before. Apple sold 15.4 million units in that quarter, compared to 10.5 for all Android tablets combined.
Amazon is clearly the preferred Android tablet at the moment, but it might have some extra competition soon, as reports are coming out about a possible Google tablet being launched this summer. Whether a Google tablet would boost the overall Android market, or just cut into sales from Amazon, remains to be seen.
The comScore report also notes that tablets with the largest screens have the most page views and that AT&T is the preferred choice in three of the top five states, with Verizon holding on to the other two.
Recently, Google gradually changed its search algorithm to fight spam and improved its search results to become cleaner, more informative and more relevant. “Overly optimized”-Google defined it as keyword stuffing and link schemes. Although Google update its search algorithm to make its searchbot smarter, more people doubted that the revolution result is better or worse.
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Viagra: Missing Official Site & Many Other Problems
One of the first queries I did to check on the new algorithm’s impact was for “viagra,” because that search is a natural magnet for the type of spam that Google seeks to wipeout with this update. If that was the goal, Google had a big miss here:
Most glaringly, Google fails to list the official Viagra site in the top results, something that Bing gets right.
Overdose Advice? Bing Beats Google
Another example from a comment on our original story was about “how many pills does it take to overdose,” where Google is taken to task for featuring Q&A sites, places like Yahoo Answers, where anyone rather than an actual expert can give advice.
Here’s the side-by-side, Google on the left, Bing on the right. Again, I spaced things out a bit, but the ranking order is the same:
As you can see, both Google and Bing favor Q&A sites. I’d agree, that’s not optimal for this type of search. You’d rather get information from respected medical web sites, and not information on how to commit an overdose but what to do if you suspect you’ve accidentally done that. Neither deliver.
One of the biggest reasons for this failure is probably that the medical web sites simple don’t have content written in this type of plain language. If there’s nothing but garbage out there, garbage is what you’re going to get back.
Still, Bing gets the edge because Google has three completely irrelevant answers coming up, pages with nothing to do with the search topic. It was also disappointing not to see Google kick in the special suicide prevention information that it does offer for some searches.
April 25, Apple released second quarter earnings by March 31, 2012. In this period, Apple achieves the revenue of $39.186 billion with increase 59% year growth; as well as realize net profit of $11.622 billion, an increase of 94% year growth. Those all shows that Apple’s revenue hit a record high in China which is 20% in worldwide.
The explosion boom in China market is beyond Apple CEO Cook imagination in earnings conference. Last month, he visited Apple store in XIDAN JOYCITY as Apple CEO, visit China Mobile, China union, met China officials, which are all regards as making up for ignoring attitude for China market before. In the mean time, he will increase the investment in China market.
All the status and figure all show that Apple would have more space in China market.
"We note that iPhone product cycles appear to be getting increasingly pronounced, with fiscal first quarter and second quarter benefiting from very strong iPhone 4S product cycles in the US and China respectively," said Toni Sacconaghi, analyst with Bernstein Research, adding he expected the next couple of quarters
Cook revealed some of that passion at the February conference. Toward the end of the talk, he said there was "no better thrill" for him than going to a gym or to Starbucks and seeing people using their iPhones or iPads.
"These are the things that bring a smile to my face, and there is no replacement or substitute for that," Cook said.
iPad, iPhone is gradually become a necessary digital device in China.
After unveiling a marginally improved iPhone 4S in 2011 in stead of a radically different iPhone 5, Apple has returned to its development labs to cook up (no pun intended) the next iteration of its popular phone. In 2012, rumor about iPhone 5 is flying all over the world. What scene you can imagine? iPhone fans are standing in a never end queue to wait for the new iPhone.
Despite what critics were quick to call a “modest upgrade”, the iPhone 4S burst out of the gate this past October and quickly became Apple’s most popular iPhone ever. But as with all things Apple, the focus isn’t on what they’ve done, but tends to fall on what they’re going to do.
That said, and pushing aside rumors of an Apple HDTV for a second, Apple’s next big product launch will likely be the iPhone 5, though depending on who you ask, it may simply be called “The new iPhone” a’la the recently released iPad.
Addressing the issue, the Maeil Business Newspaper, based out of South Korea, recently published an article wherein they asked the head of human resources at one of Fox Conn’s plants about the iPhone 5 release dates, to which the HR honcho reportedly said, “We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October.”
It’s hard to take any of this at face value, given that it is April, but reports of hiring ramping up have been making the rounds as of late.
But more importantly, it makes more business sense for Apple to give the iPhone 4S a full 12-month life cycle, thereby making October a good bet for the iPhone 5 launch.