Windows Phone 7

Google engineer tells us why iOS will remain more fluid than Android OS

We may be die-hard Android fans here at Android Community, but we've all at least given iOS a chance to shine its light. One of its best features is handling UI actions perfectly, thus leaving the user willing to wait for longer page loads. Over on Google+, Google engineering intern Andrew Munn explained to us precisely why Android OS will never be as fluid as iOS or Windows Phone 7 devices.

Microsoft lets Android users try Windows Phone 7 — sort of

I know many of you loyal readers and Android enthusiasts would never even dream of switching to Windows Phone 7, nor would I. Today we have learned that Microsoft thinks showing off their phone user interface for everyone to see and try themselves might help their chances. I must admit this is actually an awesome idea. Android phone users can now get a little taste of Windows Phone 7 right on their device -- in a matter of seconds. More details are available after my awesomely confusing image below.

Android gets more IT developer interest than iOS and Windows Phone 7

Even the most ardent of iOS evangelists can't argue with Android's worldwide success, to the tune of a full 50% sales market share as of last quarter. It looks like developers, specifically in the IT area, are taking notice. When IBM gave a survey to IT pros on which platform they were more interested in, Android won by a landslide, beating out both Apple and Microsoft in their relevant areas.

Lenovo LePhone S2 prototype runs Android and Windows Phone 7

We still haven't gotten a proper look at the original LePhone over here in les States, but the successor to Lenovo's smartphone is already in the works. In a curious bit of software engineering, it looks like the phone can run Android and Windows Phone 7 in a dual-boot configuration. This isn't any sort of super feat - modders do this sort of thing for kicks all the time - but it's odd to see two competing platforms running on the same hardware even before an official release.

Microsoft grabs for Android developers with kit for making Android to Windows Phone app development easier

Today the bulk of the developers out there tend to focus on the major platforms like Android and iOS. There are other smartphone platforms that devs work on and Microsoft wants to woo Android developers to develop their apps for Windows Phone 7 as well. To make the development process for Android to WinPo 7 easier and smoother for devs Microsoft has announced a new software kit for Android devs.

Android Market offers more freebies [study]

According to a new study, the Android Market has passed Apple iTunes in offering more free applications for smartphones and tablets. Google's Android Market offers 134,342 free applications while Apple has about 13,000 fewer. The study also predicts that within five months, the Android Market will be the largest applications store, period, followed by iTunes and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. What's interesting is that Blackberry, which once dominated the smartphone category is now a distance 4th, only beating out Nokia's Ovi Store.

Nielsen – Users want more Android

According to a recent survey done by AC Nielsen, smartphone users are hungry for more Android. The survey found that users preferred the Bot over both iOS and RIM phones, representing a dramatic shift from a similar survey just ten months ago. The latest figures show that 31 percent of consumers plan to purchase a new Android Smartphone, while 30 percent are looking to get an iPhone. RIM was a distant third with just 11 percent saying they preferred the business oriented handset.

Gartner’s revises predictions on Android’s meteroic rise

It's easy to predict a meteoric rise half way through, but analysts Gartner has done just that, revising it's prediction on the Android's dominance in the marketplace. Back in 2009, Gartner was absolutely convinced that there would be a three way tie between Android, the iPhone, and RIM for smart phone market share. Clearly that didn't happen as Android exploded, and now Gartner expects that by next year, Android will control a full 49% of the smartphone market. While the iPhone is quickly surpassed by the Robot (old news) Gartner's predictions now show modest growth, but nowhere near being able to keep pace.

Dell 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet Now Aimed at Fall 2011

All the way back in February of this year, 2011, that being basically 2 months ago already - man how the time flies, we were told by Dell that they'd be releasing a lovely 10-inch tablet that'd feature Windows 7. The release date was not given at the time, but now a "company source" has spoken with Forbes on the matter and has noted that a Fall 2011 release is basically a sure shot.
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