Archives for December 2011

Android Market Hits 10 Billion Downloads

The graph below shows the speed at which Android users are downloading apps on the Android Market. Just by looking at the graph you’ll see that there has been a tremendous amount of growth this past year. In March there were 3 billion total downloads followed by another 1.5 billion by May and another 1.5 billion to July. In December this number has just hit 10 billion total downloads.

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Steve Jobs Biography Best Selling Book of 2011 at Amazon

The Steve Jobs biography was launched in October and since then, it has become the best selling book of 2011. The book is by Walter Isaacson who managed to get a lot of access to Steve Jobs to create the content.

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Why the Galaxy Nexus Doesn’t Support Google Wallet on Verizon

We have been informed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the Verizon network will not support Google Wallet. At first it was belived to be an issue with Verizon blocking it due to their own contactless payment system, but in a statement released today Verizon [VZ] has confirmed that this isn’t the case.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Release Date Could be Friday

An authorised Verizon retailer has indicated that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date will be Friday December 9. According to an email with a PDF attached, authorised Verizon retailers will be getting the Galaxy Nexus shipped today ready to be put on sale this coming Friday.

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iOS Version Code-Names Detailed

When Apple [AAPL] releases a new version of the iOS operating system the only names that we get are iOS 5.X for example. Developers see a little more which includes the build number which currently is 9B5117b for the latest beta.

What we see today though is that Apple actually use code-names just like Google does with Android versions. Google also uses a numbering system but is also open with code-names like Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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