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Month: July 2011

Android Android news Miscellaneous

Matias Duarte (Director User Experience Android) speaks about Android versus iOS UI

Techcrunch just published some tidbits about their recently held Mobile First CrunchUp. During the talks Matias Duarte (who switched from Palms webOS design lead to Google and became Director of User Experience for Android) was asked why iOS apps look…

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Beta 2 – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Integration

On my Windows Phone 7.5 Mango review i mentioned how social media services will be integrated tightly into the peoples hub. The first Mango beta already provided the Facebook sync but Twitter and LinkedIn were not yet available. Recently Microsoft…

Android marketshare in US reaches 39%

The latest data from Nielsen indicates that Android currently takes the crown regarding mobile OS market share with 39%. Apple and RIM follow with 28% and 20% respectively. Windows Phone 7 has about 9%, while webOS and Symbian basically have…

Android Android news Miscellaneous

Motorola Xoom to finally get Android 3.1 update in August

Motorola confirmed that european Motorola Xoom users can expect to receive the Android 3.1 update on the 9th of august. “Android™ 3.1 for Motorola XOOM™ will soon be available over the air to all Motorola XOOM users in Europe. We…

Miscellaneous Windows Phone Windows Phone news

Windows Phone 7.5 – Mango has been released to manufacturing

Microsoft just announced on the official WP7 blog, that the Mango update has archieved RTM status. So Windows Phone 7 users should see the first devices updated by fall. This is great news because the mango update is introducing about…

Review: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Beta – Microsoft strikes back

Microsoft got a lot of praise for their new Windows Phone operating system, and rightfully so because WP7 represents a fresh, innovative and unique mobile OS approach that is easy to understand while still being effective. Most people didn’t expect…

Android Android Hardware Android reviews Featured

Review: HTC Sensation Hardware Impressions

Everybody has been waiting for HTC to release it’s first dual core CPU smartphone. While other manufacturers offer dual core devices for quite some time now, HTC hesitated to push the envelope on their phones hardware specs until now. The…