That was fast. It’s no big secret that Google was planning to launch a Google Wallet Credit Card, and a lot of folks expected to see it released at Google I/O next week. Today we’ve learned that Larry Page has abruptly cancelled plans to launch to card although Google Wallet will be receiving a bit of an update.
The well known tech giant Sony just announced the first profits for the last 5 years of activity, courtesy of its very lucrative Sony Mobile division, which manufactures Android based smartphones.
If Android is the crowned king when it comes to smartphones and OS market share, iOS still reigns in web traffic data, according to analyst from Piper Jaffrey, Mr. Gene Munster.
Since the sales of regular computer monitors are in steep decline, the industry is looking forward to a new kind of device: a 21 inches wide touchscreen computer display equipped with an ARM CPU and running on Android. Yes, we may start seeing an Android powered monitor soon.
Amazon may still be behind Google Play in terms of content, but over the weekend the Amazon Appstore made the jump to China. Yup, Amazon has beaten Google to the punch as they’ll be the first to offer paid Android apps in China.
Android OS continues to be the most important operating system for smartphones in the US with 52% market share in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest numbers released by comScore. Android is still reigning, even if the percents dropped a little bit from December of 2012, when the market share for Android OS was slightly above 53.4 %, yet the difference is minimal.
NASA’s “Phone Sat” network of Android based satellites released the first pictures of Earth taken from orbit. The network consists of three satellites which are basically Android running Nexus One smartphones. After this first success, NASA decided to extend the program.
We’ve heard a lot about flexible displays over the past year, and it looks like LG is going to beat everyone to the punch as they’re set to release the first Flexible OLED display later this year.