According to an annual study, consumer satisfaction for the Apple iPhone is dropping at the gain of Samsung and Google subsidiary Motorola. The Apple iPhone is seeing a slowdown in sales due to the constant release of new competitive products by Samsung and Motorola.
Finland based mobile company Jolla has announced their first smartphone. We first wrote about Jolla in July 2012 when a group of former Nokia engineers decided to develop MeeGo-based devices. The first smartphone made by Jolla was developed by Jolla and is based on the Sailfish OS. The device sports a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core processor, 16GB of internal memory, and 4G LTE connectivity. It also has an 8-megapixel camera. The operating system has a home screen that shows notifications for application updates, calendars, call activity, Facebook photos, and more.
Earlier this week at the I/O 2013 conference, Google discussed with developers how to make money on the Android. According to TechCrunch, Google announced some of the stats around Google Play revenues. Google revealed that in-app purchase revenues through Google Play is up 700% since the same time last year. This is evident in the highest grossing rankings section in Google Play.
Google said today that there are now 900 million Android devices that have been activated. In 2011, there were 100 million activations and 400 million the year after. Hugo Barra said that the company paid out as much to developers in the first four months of 2013 as they did for all of 2012.
The Archos ChefPad is an Android-powered tablet that has a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 9.7″ display with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, quad-core graphics, front and rear camera, 1080p video playback, and Google Play compatibility.
Gartner has released some stats about Q1 mobile handset sales. Gartner has revealed that Android was the smartphone of choice for that quarter with Samsung retaining the dominant position for global marketshare. Global mobile phone shipments hit around 426 million in Q1 2013, which is a marginal increase year-on-year of 0.7%. Worldwide smartphone sales totaled 210 million in Q1 2013, which is up 42.9% based on the same quarter last year.
On Saturday, Android Police published details about a leaked document they received regarding Google Play Games. Google Play Games would make Android games more social. It will have functions that are similar to Apple’s Game Center.