Archive for the 'Tablets' Category

Google Play Revenue Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s application marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s App Store in Q1, according to a new report from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead” in terms of worldwide revenue“, reports TechCrunch, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. However, Google Play is now narrowing that revenue […]

Windows Phone 8.1

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 2nd, 2014

At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. The new Windows Phone 8.1 features a personal digital assistant named Cortana, and a new Action Center which complements Live Tiles by showing new activities and notifications at a glance, reports NextWeb. Windows Phone 8.1 will ship on devices in “very late April or […]

Amazon’s TV Box: Next Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Amazon’s TV set-top box is coming next week, says Amazon has invited reporters to gather for an “update on our video business” in New York next Wednesday, April 2. Amazon is considering a free (or not), advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime […]

Tablet Ads: $27B by 2020

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 11th, 2014

With over 7 Billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, Mobile advertising promises to drive revenue generation opportunities, says market researcher Currently the market accounts for nearly $17 Billion in annual revenue, but by the end of 2020, tablet based advertising campaigns alone will generate more than $27 Billion in global revenue, according to ReportsnReports. eMarketer estimates […]

Apple Releases IOS 7.1

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 11th, 2014

Apple’s new IOS update, iOS 7.1, adds Apple CarPlay, as well as enabling how long Siri listens and automatically snapping HDR photos on the iPhone 5s. It’s the first major update to IOS 7, which was introduced to iPhones and iPads in June, 2013. CarPlay provides direct access to iPhone/iPad functionality directly via the manufacturers […]

Tablet Growth Slows

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 7th, 2014

Research firm IDC says the tablet market is slowing, with shipments of both tablets and 2-in-1 devices forecast to grow 19.4 percent in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6 percent in 2013. IDC cut its 2014 growth forecast by 3.6 percent, and now thinks there will be shipments of 260.9 million units worldwide […]