New app stats available for developers in the Android Market

By on February 29, 2012 at 11:05 PM.

New app stats available for developers in the Android Market

Google on Tuesday announced on the company’s developer blog that it has updated its Android Application Statistics tool in an effort to provide more detailed information to developers. The tool originally provided apps’ performance throughout various countries, system versions and device models, among other data. The update brings a new way to analyze data as well as a redesigned user interface and new installation metrics that can measure unique user and device stats. Developers can view active installs, total installs and daily installs of their applications along with unique user and device data, and they have access to uninstall data as well. Additionally, developers will be able to monitor which carrier customers are on and which version of each app customers are using. More →

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Apple tops Google in corporate reputation, study shows

By on February 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM.

Apple tops Google in corporate reputation, study shows

Apple has edged out Google to become the most reputable company of 2012, according to a study from marketing research firm Harris Interactive. The firm’s 13th annual Reputation Quotient (RQ) survey had Apple coming ahead of Google, which held the top spot in 2011’s poll. Coca-Cola, Amazon and Kraft Foods rounding out the top five. “We are seeing the emergence of a group of companies that garner reputation equity by being positively associated with multiple industries,” said Robert Fronk, executive vice president of Harris Interactive. “Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon.com combine innovation and leadership across multiple business areas, giving them true competitive advantage.” Apple recorded an RQ score of 85.62, the highest in the survey’s history, and was the top ranked in four of the six key dimensions of reputation — financial performance, products and services, vision and leadership and workplace environment. The Cupertino-based company was topped by Whole Foods in social responsibility, and by Amazon in emotional appeal. More →

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Google+ is a sausage fest according to third-party user stats

By on July 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

Google+ is a sausage fest according to third-party user stats

Google’s latest social networking effort may finally be the winner the Internet giant has so desperately been looking for. The invite-only beta service launched late last month and as per the company’s statements made during its earnings call on Thursday, it has already amassed more than 10 million users in just over two weeks. According to user statistics supplied by third-party social monitors SocialStatistics and FindPeopleOnPlus, the overwhelming majority of people using Google+ so far are male. FindPeopleOnPlus tracks nearly a million Google+ profiles and it shows that about three quarters of Plus users are male. SocialStatistics uses a significantly smaller sample of about 30,000 user profiles, but it suggests that 87% of Google+ profiles belong to men. There’s no question that Google+ is the talk of the Web right now, but those looking for a network with a decent sized female population should probably look elsewhere — mySpace, perhaps? More →

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Facebook closing in on 700 million friends

By on June 1, 2011 at 6:18 AM.

Facebook closing in on 700 million friends

Facebook continues to be an overwhelmingly dominant force in the social space and according to Facebook stat tracker Socialbreaker, the massive social network is rapidly approaching 700,000,000 users worldwide. Emerging markets are showing the most growth by far, lead by Brazil, which grew by 11.4% in May of this year alone as it added nearly 2 million users. Indonesia added 1.5 million users, the Philippines added 1.3 million and Mexico and Argentina closed out the top-5, adding 1.1 million users each. The U.S. is still the top country in terms of volume of Facebook users with a staggering 149.4 million users, and Indonesia sits at a distant second with 37.9 million according to Socialbreaker. Turkey, the U.K. and India round out the top-5 with 28.9 million, 28.6 million and 26.6 million users, respectively. More →

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Full specifications of Galaxy S 2, Desire HD2, Desire 2, Wildfire 2 leak?

By on February 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM.

Full specifications of Galaxy S 2, Desire HD2, Desire 2, Wildfire 2 leak?

Global online mobile retailer Expansys has published a handful of specifications for a quartet of unreleased handsets. With a large trade-show right around the corner, it’s only natural to have a little corporate leakage — this particular leak involves the Samsung Galaxy S 2, HTC Desire HD2, HTC Wildfire 2, and  Desire 2. Let’s get right into it and start listing specs, shall we? Follow the jump to check out the goods. More →

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Samsung Omnia 7 surfaces hours before Windows Phone 7 launch

By on October 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM.

Samsung Omnia 7 surfaces hours before Windows Phone 7 launch

Microsoft is set to officially debut Windows Phone 7 today at 9:30AM ET in New York City, but that hasen’t stopped Samsung Russia from publishing info about the company’s Omnia 7 WP7 handset a few hours early. The device has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 800 x 480 resolution, 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 processor, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, aGPS, 5 megapixel camera capable of 720p video at 25fps, tri-band HSDPA/HSUPA radio, quad-band GSM radio, 8GB internal memory, and a built-in FM radio. Pretty snazzy looking spec sheet. The device will weigh a very reasonable 138 grams (10 grams heavier than the Captivate) and should be released fairly soon. We’ve got a screen grab of the specs after the break in case our friends in Eastern Europe realize that the phone’s operating system hasn’t actually launched yet. Enjoy! More →

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4G spec sheet emerges

By on July 26, 2010 at 11:45 PM.

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G spec sheet emerges

Excited about the Sprint Epic 4G? Want to know more official specifications? Great, because the folks over at sdx-developers.com got their hands on the spec sheet for the Epic 4G. Here is what you can look forward to: Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen display with multitouch, 5 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom, LED flash, and 720p video recording, front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, Rev. A 3G, 4G, 1500 mAh battery, GPS, six-axis motion sensor, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro-SD card slot (takes up to 32 GB cards), and Android 2.1. We’ve got the full sheet after the break for those of you want, nay, need to know more. More →

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