according to Nielsen. While 62% of first-time smartphone buyers chose Android in October, by December only 47% did.
Pocket Lint, Nokia's director of Portfolio, Product Marketing & Sales Niels Munksgaard claimed that Android phones don't sit well with young people on account of its complexity. He went on to say that they don't want the iPhone, because everyone already has one. I'll give you ten points if you can find the error in that statement.
Research firm NPD says that Android runs on 53% of the smartphones being used in the US. No other OS comes close, with iOS in a distant second at 29%. If mobile operating systems were horses, Android would lead by about two and a half lengths.
Sega's blue hedgehog is post-Dreamcast, you can stop reading now - this story isn't for you. If, however, you've been patiently awaiting the Android arrival of one of the most celebrated 2D platformers of all time, prepare to be disappointed. Though the Sega CD classic Sonic CD will see a release on the iPhone tomorrow, December 14th, it won't be hitting Android until early next year. We'd blame Dr. Robotnik, but you'd think that he'd be on board with Android all the way. Android fans should be used to waiting by now (cough cough, Verizon).
Android's voice input to the Enterprise's computer on Star Trek? Someone in Mountain View took that analogy quite literally. Android and Me quotes insiders that say Google is preparing a natural language update to Android's Voice Actions feature, and they've codenamed it Majel, after the late great Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.
Facebook application for Android has the same features but a completely revamped UI. If you've ever used Facebook for iOS, then you may find it nearly identical. They completely did away with the home screen from the previous version, and replaced it with the slidebar pictured below. It's more fluid, and I found it much more responsive when navigating through pages.
highlighted by Nielsen last month, and comScore backs up their numbers with the latest reports on the US mobile market. According to comScore's math, 41.6 million Americans now use Android-powered smartphones.