If borne out, this week’s reports that the next generation of Google’s TV product could be branded “Nexus TV,” suggest Google may finally be getting both the strategy and the branding right for its TV platform.
Fresh data from ComScore indicates Android and iOS were the only smartphone platforms to see their shares of the U.S. smartphone market increase in November. But those figures paint an incomplete picture, and things could look very different a year from now.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is making headlines for claiming that Windows Phone is less locked-down than Apple’s iOS and more secure than Android. But that kind of positioning doesn’t solve the marketing problems Microsoft and its partners have struggled with.
All the pieces are in place for Windows Phone to finally gain some ground in the cutthroat world of mobile operating systems. But if Microsoft and its partners fail to market the platform effectively, it will continue to struggle.
Universities are in a great position to deliver a mobile platform to their students, but too many are doing it all wrong (if they’re doing anything at all). Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of education technology company Rafter, looks at the roadblocks and the advantages to embracing mobile technology on campus.
Kantar takes a hard look at the mobile OS race in several key markets around the world. Lots of compelling data here.
As someone who regularly blogs about Apple, it’s a bit surprising that the iPhone 4S is the first iPhone I’ve owned. Until now, I’ve been an Android user, so here are my thoughts about the good and bad that come with going all-in on Apple devices.
The premiere mobile event, GigaOM’s Mobilize, is coming to San Francisco on September 26-27, to examine new opportunities presented by the convergence of cloud computing and the mobile Web.
Android and iOS phones lead the world, but Alibaba thinks China can use another smartphone OS. The Aliyun platform is a cloud OS that’s also runs Android apps. China still has massive room for smartphone growth, so the device may actually have a chance to succeed.
The iOS 5 beta pot is still simmering, with Apple today releasing the third edition of its mobile platform, along with a corresponding new beta of iTunes 10.5. Here’s a quick peek at the most notable new fixes, updates and issues in the latest software version.