Apple and Google have taken about 8 percent of the overall video game market, according to an analysis by Flurry. And when it comes to portable games, Apple and Google now have about 34 percent of the market revenue.
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Reviews for Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet finally hit the Web last night, and the consensus seems to be that it’s a solid entry in terms of hardware and software, but it’s surprisingly dependent on BlackBerry phones.
If you want to see what real multitasking is like on a tablet, take a gander at HP’s new TouchPad demo video below, which shows off the WebOS-powered slate’s ability to juggle multiple apps with ease.
Apple’s iPad will maintain its lead against tablet competitors through 2015 but will steadily lose market share to Android tablets, according to a Gartner report.
Intel is taking on arch rival ARM today with the launch of new Intel Atom chips for tablet computers.
“Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits?” Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Laziridis asked the New York Times in an interview.
Video games are the No. 1 activity for users of tablet computers, according to a survey by Google’s AdMob division.
Raise your hand if you thought Motorola’s Xoom tablet was selling like gangbusters. I didn’t think so.
Sony has confirmed its plans to release a tablet running Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” — quite possibly the unique-looking S1 Playstation tablet — by the end of the year.
If you’ve ever dreamed of leaving your desk job and starting anew as a DJ (which isn’t unheard of these days), Shapemix for the iPad will get you started.
How open is open? Google is reportedly tightening access to its open source Android mobile operating system and restricting the sort of tweaks manufacturers can make to the OS, multiple executives tell Businessweek.
Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie isn’t afraid to go against the grain when it comes to tablets.
Tired of Android tablets that all look the same? Cornerstone, an upcoming Android tablet profile from mobile solutions company Onskreen, aims to fix that by offering tablet makers a unique multi-tasking interface.
Even though Barnes & Noble hasn’t been pushing the Nook Color as an iPad competitor, its low price and slick hardware seem to have made it one.
Following in the footsteps of Google’s Nexus One and Nexus S flagship smartphones, it appears that the company may also be planning for a Nexus tablet device — and this time around, it may be tapping LG to be its manufacturing partner, CrunchGear reports.
Apple announced this morning that it will be holding its next annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 6 – 10 in San Francisco, teasing that it will reveal the future of iOS and Mac OS at the event.
Apple apparently ran out of its iPad 2 supplies by Saturday afternoon in most of the 25 countries where it launched the new tablet computer on Friday.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories that VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Barnes and Noble confirmed growing rumors this morning that it would bring apps, email, and other tablet features to the Nook Color.
Despite what you may think, the iPad 2’s thinner glass screen doesn’t make it more fragile than the iPad 1’s. In fact, its thinness offers a level of flexibility that soundly trumps its predecessor, according to a stress test by repair site iFixyouri.
Google’s Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” update won’t be making its way to smaller developers anytime soon. The company has decided to delay the release of Android 3.0’s source code to the community, Bloomberg reported yesterday.
Research in Motion has finally unveiled the launch details for its long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet: It will hit stores on April 19 and start at $499 for the 16 gigabyte version, the same price as the iPad 2.
Intel said that one of its most important executives of the past decade, Anand Chandrasekher, has resigned from the company. He led the company’s efforts in creating the low-cost Atom microprocessor and in creating the Centrino mobile chip platform for laptops.
In its first two weeks on the market, the Verizon iPhone accounted for 4.5 percent of all iPhone ad impressions in the U.S. on Millennial Media’s mobile ad network, according to the company’s February Mobile Mix report.
Apple is rushing to get the iPad 2 to customers quickly after it was announced but is running into problems. Now, online orders for the iPad 2 are facing shipping delays of four to five weeks — an unprecedented delay for a new Apple product.
Forget the sales estimates of 600,000, Apple’s iPad 2 may have sold closer to 1 million units in its launch weekend, Reuters reports.
The iPad 2 has sold out, and 70 percent of purchasers were new to the iPad, according to a survey by analyst Gene Munster and his team at Piper Jaffray.
The next major update for Flash on Android mobile devices, version 10.2, will hit the Android Market on March 18, Adobe announced today.
Apple may sell 600,000 iPad 2s this weekend, Bloomberg reports based on information from several analysts.
Apple likely expected a bigger crowd forming at its South by Southwest 2011 popup store in downtown Austin today.
When it comes to iPad 2 reviews, there aren’t many surprises. It’s thinner, faster, and lighter, just like Apple claimed when it was unveiled last week.
Market research firm Forrester isn’t putting too much stock in the hype surrounding upcoming Android 3.0 tablets. Instead, the company believes that Amazon is best suited to take on the iPad when it decides to enter the tablet arena.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet won’t be without tunes when it launches. The company announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with 7digital to pre-install its online music store on the PlayBook, bringing with it some 13 million songs, Reuters reports.
Sprint may be gearing up to take the upcoming CTIA wireless trade show by storm: The company is supposedly planning to launch a 4G version of the Nexus S, a 3D version of the EVO 4G, and a tablet dubbed the EVO View, Engadget reports.
This probably isn’t the way Research in Motion wanted to prepare for its long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet launch: The company announced Friday that chief marketing officer Keith Pardy is leaving the company for “personal reasons,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Guest Post Apple announced its iPad 2 to much fanfare a few days ago. Most of the details were already know through leaks and informed speculation: a faster dual core processor with better graphics, a sleeker, lighter design, a better browser experience, dual cameras and the same 10 hour battery life. All of which will appeal to users wanting a compelling tablet experience.
Microsoft won’t be ready to deliver its first operating system built with tablets in mind, Windows 8, until late 2012, Bloomberg reports.