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The next round of smartphone wars has started: iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus fight for the throne

Apple presented the iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, and Google followed by announcing the Galaxy Nexus device made by Samsung. There were many rumours about an iPhone 5 and therefore some people were initially disappointed by the lack of a completely new iPhone. Nonetheless the iPhone 4S is a very solid device with greatly […]

Google acquires Motorola Mobility

Today Google announced that Motorola Mobility will soon be a part of the Google empire. At first this might seem very surprising as Google always said that they are not interested getting into the hardware business, but looking at all those recent patent issues Google has to handle it makes a lot of sense for […]

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 better than most Android apps. His answer was: “Why are Sicilians more handsome than other […]

10 misconceptions about Android fragmentation

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just closed it’s doors, and while there weren’t any big surprises, we got to see quite a large number of new Android devices. Looking into the technical specs of those phones makes one of the biggest problems Android currently faces obvious: fragmentation. A variety of devices sporting Android 2.2 […]