Augusto Cereto

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Nearly 80 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter ran Android, says IDC

The smartphone market continues to explode, and the Android ecosystem has been the biggest beneficiary of that growth. According to the latest smartphone OS marketshare numbers from IDC, shipments of Android phones increased a whopping 73.5 percent to reach over 187 million units in the second …

Jelly Bean Passes 40% Android Adoption

Last month was a significant one for the Android ecosystem since it marked the first time the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1/4.2) build overtook Gingerbread as the most used version of the operating system.<p>Google just released its figures for July, and there’s further growth for Jelly Bean, which has …

Motorola unveils Moto X with 2,000 variations, including wood cover

After teasing it for weeks, Motorola finally unveiled its American-manufactured, customizable smartphone: the Moto X.<p>The Google-owned company said users will be able to customize a number of the parts on the Moto X, including various colors and materials such as wood. In total, more than 2,000 …

BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment)

Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-free, it appears a select few Androids are finally getting to beta test the app. <i>Blackberry OS</i> …

Google Fiber Gets $10/Month Sports Package with 12 Networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 per month Sports Plus package that includes 12 TV networks.<p>Google says the networks bundled in the package will vary depending on which fiber city you live in.<p>Kansas …

Where You Buy The Moto X Highlights A Weakness In Google's Approach To Mobile

With the announcement of the Moto X from Google, the new tech toys are taking the headlines – the natural language processing, customised shells, the always listening microphone, and the contextual awareness processor grabbing many of the headlines. But there are some points to note about the …