Mobile

Android now tops mobile advertising traffic and revenue for Q1 2015

The State of Mobile Advertising Report from Opera Mediaworks has been released, and it looks like Android is the platform to beat in terms of both traffic and revenue for the 1st quarter of this year. This is the first time that it has beaten archrival iOS in these categories, although in terms of the ratio of revenue to impressions, the latter still tops the charts. Social networking has also reached a milestone as they're now the top revenue earner for mobile advertising.

T-Mobile targets Verizon subscribers in new campaign

Expect to see and hear T-Mobile become more aggressive in marketing and in luring new customers as it is now focusing its attention on Verizon. This is after targeting AT&T the past couple of years and the mobile carrier is more than ready to take on the Big Red. These three major carriers are already on top but looks like the competition will even be tighter.

Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge Review

The first question you should be asking yourself - after you've decided on a Samsung Galaxy S6 - is whether or not you want to go with the Edge. Your choice will influence the rest of your life in the smartphone environment. While the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a LOT of the same elements, they present ever-so-slightly different aims for Samsung in the smartphone universe. Samsung presents you with two options and a question: do you want the best of today, or a glimpse of tomorrow?

Google discussing plans with Three to bring cheap overseas calls

You'd think that with the advent of the Internet, mobile networks, and instant messaging platforms, people would no longer need to make expensive overseas calls. It may be hard to believe but not everyone has or can afford a mobile phone in other parts of world. Google wants to help by bringing cheaper overseas calls. One of Google's goals is to build a global network that will offer cheap voice calls to communicate overseas with the same cost as local texts, calls, and mobile data.

IDC says Android dominated the market in 2014

The newest IDC numbers are in, and they show that the mobile world has been swept up by Android and iOS, with the former of those two being able to boast as last year's mobile platform victor. Both Android and iOS have nearly consumed the entire digital world, claiming a place on 96.3-percent of the world's smartphones (Windows Phone takes up most of the remaining percentage). Android was clearly the champ among them all, with over a billion units shipped over the course of the year and the majority of the market share.

Google Inbox to dabble with Google Apps for Work users

Google introduced "Inbox" back in October 2014, and it has been chugging along nicely since then, with those who have been using it generally giving favorable reviews. As promised when Google first introduced it, Inbox takes one's email to the next level, and soon it'll be doing that for business users, as well. The Internet giant recently announced that it'll be rolling out Inbox for a limited number of Google Apps users, and though it plans to keep a tight grip on things for now, Google promises to open up Inbox to a wider array of users "in the coming months".

AT&T announces 7GB mobile share data plan

So many great new devices, promos, and data plans are being announced. The more mobile technology is improving, the greater network coverage, the faster connection, and the better data plan deals will be. AT&T is always quick to upgrade its systems and plans. Just last month, it started offering unlimited calling in Mexico and rollover data plans for shared subscribers. AT&T isn't the only carrier offering new plans though. Verizon was earlier tipped to slash $10 off most data plans last week. AT&T's prepaid carrier has also unveiled a new All-in Prepaid Plan while Verizon announced more data plan options for prepaid subscribers.

Research says mobile use may affect kids’ problem-solving skills

It is already an accepted fact that the best way to distract kids or to keep them from getting bored is to plop a mobile device in front of them. In fact, you probably will not be able to separate them from the smartphone or tablet when you actually need them to pay attention. Much has been said about the effect of heavy mobile device use on the young ones, but there are still no hard facts to support our theories and speculations.

Cablevision to offer mobile phone service through WiFi

As more and more people are using data more than SMS or calls on their mobile phone subscriptions, carriers will become even more competitive, but on a different frontier. But it looks like some Internet providers are also getting in on the action, but this time offering mobile phone services through their WiFi. One of the earliest to jump on this wagon is Cablevision with their new low-cost service called Freewheel.
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