Seems as though IDC projects android tablets such as the kindle and kindle fire to over take iPad sales in the year 2015. Check out the number and projections at http://www.android.gs/android-tablet-sales-will-only-overtake-the-ipad-after-2015/
This years mobile world congress elected samsungs galaxy sII as the best smartphone all around for last year, also awarded was angry birds, google maps and others, check out the article At bgr.com
iPhone sales are outnumbering births at this point. This means more apps in “potentia”. looks like mobile development is just going to continue to grow at blistering speeds.
Nice little article explaining how fragmentation will not be a problem for android as compared to other platforms . Talking about how updates will keep older versions of android current and compatible with new technologies, and how the open nature of the android market will kill off the oldest versions systematically. very interesting.
According to crittercism.com, iPhones are crashing a a higher rate than android phones. from November to December crittercism reported that iPhones crash at about 3.7% while android apps crash about 3% of the time. iOS 5 seems to be the worse culprit accounting for 25% of all crashes. Heres the article about the stats
and a link to crittercism is hyper-linked in the article.
VP of developer relations Alec Saunders tweeted that Android app developers who submit an app to BlackBerry’s App World by February 13 could get a free PlayBook. His tweet included a link to BlackBerry’s developer tools page, where interested parties can learn how to convert their apps for PlayBook. Check out the link.
Jail Break just released in the past hour, might be interesting to see some apps that take advantage of these devices full capabilities. check out the two links I found for the story and download.
Things seem to going well for Google’s android market. At this point there are 250 million android activations with and estimated 700,000 new activations everyday, and 11 billion apps downloaded by the end of the fourth quarter in the last fiscal year Google reported. check out the link from AKASCOPE.com
Microsoft has made a site specifically for students like us to make and distribute apps for windows on mobile devices.http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/findyourcolony/default.aspx. interactive guides and tools allow for easy creation and refienment. intresting site, seems very useful
Android has lanch a new sitehttp://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/01/introducing-android-design-site.html that allows for easy and efficent app design with ice cream sandwhich 4.0. there is a place now that contains multiple reasourcesto help developers called Android Design: the place to learn about principles, building blocks, and patterns for creating world-class Android user interfaces. In addtion to the online resources there is also a blog section for the newst information on all things android so you can stay on the front edge of android app design.