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Android U.S. market share slides in March quarter as iPhone gains

June 21st, 2011

Google’s share of the U.S. smartphone market dipped for the first time since 2009 according to Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf. Needham says Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to …

Huawei announces 7-inch MediaPad Android Honeycomb tablet

June 20th, 2011

On Monday, Huawei officially announced the MediaPad, a 7-inch tablet powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). The MediaPad sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chats, support for HSPA+ and 802.11n Wi-Fi networks, HDMI-out, and a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of storage. Huawei also says …

Android tablet makers shifting focus back to cell phones, report claims

June 17th, 2011

Cell phone makers that have entered the emerging consumer tablet market over the past year are now backing off according to a report from DigiTimes on Friday. Thus far only Samsung has been able to make a real dent in Apple’s stronghold on this new market, capturing a 10% share with its Galaxy Tab Android-powered …

HTC EVO View 4G review

June 15th, 2011

Sprint took the wraps off of its EVO View 4G tablet during CTIA 2011 in March — the device is nearly identical to the HTC Flyer, save for its support for Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. As an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet, the View 4G is a bit less versatile than Honeycomb products from Asus, LG, …

Amazon plans to stream movies to own-branded tablets, researchers claim

June 13th, 2011

Amazon has plans to offer a streaming movie service tied to its forthcoming own-branded tablets, researchers at Detwiler Fenton claim. According to the research team, Amazon’s streaming movie service will be available to early adopters of Amazon’s tablet for free. The revelation seems obvious, but the Boston-based research firm’s claim could be the first well-sourced …

How Apple stole notifications from Android and beat them with iOS 5

June 13th, 2011

If you haven’t seen the pattern before, well, you just haven’t been looking — Apple might not be the first with a feature all of the time, but the company almost always has the last laugh. Remember what happened with copy and paste? It’s almost unimaginable to think that the iPhone didn’t have this feature …

ASUS says EeePad Transformer beats all tablets in June, besides iPad

June 10th, 2011

According to Taiwan Economic News, ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen said that the company is poised to ship 300,000 units of its EeePad Transformer Android tablet this month. Those shipment figures, Shen argues, will exceed shipments of all other tablets, besides Apple’s iPad. ASUS took the wraps off of the EeePad Transformer in March, and it …

ASUS Eee Pad Slider appears on German Amazon site

June 9th, 2011

More than 100 tablets were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show this past January, but only a few of them really caught our attention. Among those select few were the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer — a tablet that saw high demand at launch, though it may now be waning — and the ASUS Eee Pad …

PC sales will slow in 2011 due in part to iPad, other tablets

June 9th, 2011

Market research firm Gartner on Wednesday said that growth of PC sales would slow to 9.3% in 2011 as consumers reduce spending and hold onto their PCs longer. Gartner had previously projected that PC sales would grow 10.5% this year. Beyond belt tightening, Gartner notes that the slowed PC growth is due in part to …