Google’s baffling product line-up

Sometimes, I sit back in awe at some of the incredible things Google is capable of.  They innovate, refine and deliver some of the best services out there.  At other times, I can’t help but wonder if there’s anyone with a clear vision for the company and the various product groups operating within.  To underline […]

Samsung has lost it

It’s been an interesting week for Samsung. First, we learn that Apple is growing marketshare significantly faster than Samsung: Apple and Samsung both continue to increase their share of the United States’ smartphone market, but according to new data, Apple is growing at a faster clip and extended its lead over rival Samsung as iPhone […]

Skirting the issue

Dan Rowinski at RearWriteWeb reporting on some data released by analytics firm Flurry on the current state of the mobile market: Flurry positions the battle as App Share versus Device Share. Apple leads in App Share while Android leads in Device Share. Ok.  The article goes on to look at app share vs device share […]

Smart or desperate?

Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Googles Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is indeed a stock Android 4.2.2 version of the flagship device One coming, and it will be fully unlocked for T-Mobile and AT&T at […]

Acer: Cornering the market in crap

The Verge covered the recent Acer touch event, and put together a nice little video I’ve embedded below.  Is there anything in this video that doesn’t look like utter crap? The R7 has the weirdest design, and not in a good way.  Will it ever be possible to use the trackpad without either cramping your […]

BadNews for Android security

This is frightening… Lookout has discovered BadNews, a new malware family, in 32 apps across four different developer accounts in Google Play. According to Google Play statistics, the combined affected applications have been downloaded between 2,000,000 – 9,000,000 times. That’s nine million potential installations. Nine. Million. It appears that this is delayed attack, with the perpetrator pitching this […]

Is Android the bread maker of smartphones?

A few years ago it seemed like everyone was getting a bread maker.  Most were given as gifts, some were bought.  Few were used more than a handful of times. Looking at the recent article by Time Magazine that collates multiple data points for the smartphone market, I can’t shake the feeling that Android is […]

People in glass houses…

Microsoft’s top executive for mobile phones took shots at both iOS and Android today, calling Apple’s operating system “boring” and claiming Google’s is “a mess.” via Microsoft exec talks mobile smack, trashes iOS as ‘boring,’ Android as ‘a mess’ – Computerworld. Perhaps Microsoft, and specifically Terry Myerson, should focus more on getting their own house […]


This just seems absolutely mad to me: After months of speculation, Samsung has finally revealed its latest oversized smartphones, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3. Larger than even Samsung’s enormous 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, both phones are low- to mid-range in terms of specifications. Who the hell are these things for? People with massive hands […]

Microsoft is staring in to the abyss

It’s difficult to overstate the challenges facing Microsoft at the moment. A Gartner report out this week: Traditional PC Market Predicted to Decline 7.6 Percent as Change in Consumers’ Behavior Drives Transition to Tablets and Ultramobiles (Am I the only person who finds Gartner referring to themselves in the third person highly amusing?  Like that […]