I guess that's a nice way of putting it. Motorola has released a snippet of their upcoming Superbowl ad, and were you a savvy media consumer, you might recognize the gist of it. Just as everyone wants to copy Cupertino's now-legendary tablet, it seems Motorola decided the sincerest form of flattery was how they'd run their ad copy too.
If you caught a glimpse of Google's live Android Honeycomb presentation this morning, you know that the company touted the latest iteration of its mobile OS as quite a game changer, one that they hope will set the standard for how tablets will better serve the end user. But I feel like everything I heard today are things that Apple's already doing so well with iOS.
Only yesterday, MacLife.com reported on a story circulating that appeared to show Android-based tablets were becoming a real threat to the iPad’s market dominance. Unfortunately, the sales figures for the dominant Android tablet thus far, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, were not quite accurate.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
It’s certainly not time just yet for Apple to start waving the white flag, but Google’s Android is definitely starting to chip away at Cupertino’s dominance in the tablet market, with the iPad slipping to 77 percent, while Android is up to 22 percent.
One of the most horrifying statistics for any wireless company is the “churn rate” -- that is, how many customers jump ship and move their service to a competitor. While it’s widely believed that Sprint and T-Mobile have suffered mercilessly from the iPhone onslaught, the reality may be it’s not so bad after all.
Apple seems to be doing a boffo job of pushing iPhone users toward their latest and greatest version of iOS, if new data is any indication -- nearly 90 percent of all iPhone users are on some form of iOS 4, with more than 50 percent of those rockin’ on the latest, 4.2.1.
Online editor and snowboarding fanatic Robbie Baldwin got a chance to check out the Recon Instruments Transcend goggles. These shades do more than protect your eyes from the sun and cold; they're the world's first alpine goggles with GPS data integrated into the head mounted display. The googles give real-time feedback to you with a micro LCD display on the inside that shows speed, coordinates, altitude, how much you've traveled and more. The Goggles use Google's Android platform and they're compatible with your Mac. There are two models currently available for $399 and $499. Check out the video after the cut for a quick look.
Wish you could control your automobile from your smartphone? Yes, now there’s finally an app for that, assuming your car is from Ford and it’s one of the latest and greatest electric models that haven’t even been officially announced yet.
Google has released a load of information about their tablet-centric Android OS they've dubbed Honeycomb. Geared towards tablet users and refined for the purpose of multitasking, it looks like it could make Google something of a contender in the tablet wars. But does it have what it takes? When paired with the right hardware, maybe.