We're used to seeing the iPhone virtually everywhere here in the U.S., but despite its success all around the globe, Apple is falling behind in India, a key market poised to become the world's third largest this year.
Given the massive population size of China, it probably comes as no surprise that the Asian nation has passed the United States in mobile device usage. According to a new report, the U.S. has fallen to a close second in the "smart device" market, with a focus on Android and iOS devices.
300 million users is a milestone worth bragging about for any software developer, but when you're a web browser underdog like Opera, that number comes with at least one forward-thinking change on the way.
Activity and fitness trackers like the Nike Fuelband are using the power of mobile to sync your daily habits with an online system. But if you were holding out, waiting to see the FuelBand make its way to Android, you're out of luck. According to Nike, the company isn't interested in moving beyond iOS.
Apple is still the undisputed king of revenue when it comes to app sales, closing out 2012 with over three-and-a-half times the amount of return in comparison to Google Play. But lest you think the race for your app dollars is over, Android is showing increased signs of life, spurred on by an ever-growing market overseas.
Could the shareholders who slashed Apple's stock price by more than 10 percent following its quarterly earnings report actually be on to something? The Register seems to think so, even if the company's profit and bottom line appear perfectly healthy from where we sit. Before you wrap up for the weekend, kick back and indulge in some other stories you might have missed on Thursday, won't you?
Ever wonder what Siri would be doing if Apple hadn't scooped her up? Apparently, the voice assistant technology would have been bundled with every Verizon Droid handset the carrier sold. (Talk about dodging a bullet!)
While some of us are focused on tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, smartphone makers have more pressing problems -- like how to shake the possibility that they may have their own real apocalypse to worry about.