Samsung has sold over 600,000 Galaxy Tabs in just a month. The number shows a world-wide data, and also shows how influential Google’s Android has become. The device is now clearly a direct competitor of Apple’s iPad.
Very soon your Facebook account may have its own email service, all integrated. Which means you could have an email account like email@example.com. However, this “Gmail killer” is unofficial and yet to take a concrete course. Honestly, this was expected. After all, the social networking giant has over 500 million registered users, so why not put that to a good use?
Google as we all know is one of the top tech companies on Earth. With a house full of the smartest developers, analysts, managers and computer scientists, the company has consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for by several leading magazines. Google recently announced that it will raise employees’ salary by 10% from 2011. Wow, that’s a real good way to start your year.
Well…this was inevitable. Gartner’s smartphone stats for the third quarter shows that Android accounts for 25.5% of worldwide smartphone sales. This makes it the second most popular mobile OS worldwide, ahead of iOS, Blackberry OS and others. So I guess it is just a matter of time when this powerful OS takes over the no. 1 spot.
If you keep yourself updated on the telecommunication world, you would probably know that there’s a whole bunch of ongoing lawsuits currently active. Just to make things simpler, David McCandless and James Key has this beautiful explanation called “Who is suing whom”, in one large chart. As you can see it shows the list of companies involved in the lawsuits.
Every employee of Microsoft will get a new Windows Mobile 7 phone. That’s a real good way to show appreciation, as well ensure that employees stay focused on the new mobile OS. Does this mean any MS employee who is a fan of Android or the iPhone, will abandon their current phone? Well…probably not.
Google is usually very tight-lipped when it comes in discussing revenues from its non-core businesses like Youtube or Android. However, during the financial earnings conference call today, the company revealed a few interesting facts. Apparently Android (and its mobile advertisements) is bringing in a whopping $1 billion a year. Google’s third-quarter results has been very impressive. With a net come of $2.2 billion and a revenue of $5.5 billion, Google surprised all investors and analysts.
Making money was probably not the primary object behind Android. When Google released the mobile OS in October 2008, the idea was simply to bring openness of the Internet to the mobile platform. Google was already making billions then, so its focus was more to come up with a robust mobile OS, that would be open source, free to license, and easy to develop apps for. Needless to mention, their plans worked well…very well.