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Android Dominates Mobile OS Market

The OS war between different mobile operating system vendors is not new. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM are some of the major contenders.

However, a study that was conducted recently states that Google dominates this pool of contenders with its Android OS. A research firm named Canalys recently carried out this survey which indicated that almost half of the world’s smartphones run Android while there is a major gap between iOS and Android. About 48 percent of the OS market belongs to Android while mere 19 percent is owned by iOS.

Survey Depicts Popularity Of iPhone 5

So far, Apple has not given any clue regarding the release of its new iPhone 5 except what we have from anonymous resources. Even at the Worldwide Developers Conference held in June, Apple remained silent regarding the rumors about the new device.

However, this new iPhone is widely anticipated by the US as well as international consumers. A survey was conducted by PriceGrabbar recently, which showed people’s interest in the new i-device. According to a CNET report, 35% of US consumers are willing to buy the new iPhone after its release. The study in which about 2852 people participated, was conducted in early July.

Nintendo Takes 40% Off 3DS Price Tag

Nintendo is already going down the success slope because of poor sales of its recently released 3D gaming console, Nintendo 3DS. This has put Nintendo in some serious trouble. In order to manage the company so that it doesn’t become bankrupt, Nintendo is forced to cut the price of its gaming console in two of the major regions of its availability.

Nintendo 3DS was initially sold for 25000 yen in Japan and for $249-99 in US. It seems that in order to cover the manufacturing costs, Nintendo has reduced the price of their console by as much as 40%. The same console which was sold for 25000 yen would now be available for 15000 yen in Japan and for approximately $150 in US.

Adiós, Fake Apple Stores!

The Chinese government and the investigating authorities have been involved in a big hustle over the past few weeks involving the fake Chinese Apple Stores in Kunming. The fake stores were the lime light of the city and the people behind it were reported when someone blogged about two apple stores in the city when there was no Apple store providing services in that area.

The Land of the Dragons is known for its counterfeit market and copyright infringement all over the globe more than it is known for Dragon remains and Emperors. The accused owner has even said that they were doing it for the good of the people and that they were doing Apple a favor and the employees claim that they were made to believe that this is an official Apple store.

Adobe Aiming To Move Up In The App Market

Adobe, the digital media and web developing company will close Adobe inMarket and Adobe Airplace.

The company is aiming to pass the privilege to multiple platforms, as this would be more profitable and will help the firm develop an even better image in front of the world in the coming future. Both of the above mentioned stores are announced to close in August.

Survey Says: People Prefer WP7 To Android

If You thought Android was the best after Apple`s IOS-based iPhone, you got it wrong. Microsoft has made promises to add a dazzling 500 more features in there new Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’.

According to a survey by Change Wave the old users of Windows phone are more than satisfied with the performance and features of the smart phone, than the Android users.

People at Change Wave report “the higher Windows Phone 7 rating has yet to produce a sustained momentum boost for Microsoft in term of buyer preferences.”

SF Startup Copious Is A Social Marketplace

A San Francisco startup called Copious has built an online marketplace that allows all buyers and sellers to link their Facebook identities. The idea is to make the online marketplace feel safer and allowing buyers and sellers to see how many degrees of separation the other party is in their network.

The user will also be able to see if anyone in their networks has purchased, shared, or commented on an item from the seller. Not only can Facebook identities be linked, but also Twitter accounts and blogs too, giving you a fairly well drawn picture that you aren’t dealing with a Nigerian scammer.

New Starbucks App For Android

Starbucks has just launched the Starbucks for Android app, giving consumers a fast way to pay and manage their Starbucks Card-on-the-go. The new app will soon support Starbucks located inside Safeways and VONS throughout the country.

Users will be able to pay with their phone, reload a Starbucks card balance, check rewards, and find nearby coffee shops for their morning fix. The app requires Android 2.1 (Eclair) or later and is a great way to speed up your morning routine.

Taiwan’s E-paper And What This Means For The Future

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has developed e-paper technology which it expects to be used for digital signage. ITRI demonstrated prototypes of the e-paper (not pictured) that it hopes will be commercialized within the next two years.

The e-paper can print red, green, and blue in different parts of the paper and utilizes a roll-to-roll printing process that is currently used in newspaper presses. One example the ITRI demonstrated was an e-paper clock that refreshes electronically with each second. The research institute also noted other uses, such as e-wallpaper and e-tickets, which could be recycled and reprinted for hundred of events.

Tegra 2 Processors Handle LTE Just Fine

There have been a lot of rumors going around that Nvidia’s new Tegra 2 chips do not support LTE devices that have been arriving on the market. I suppose Nvidia was tired of all the hear-say and made a statement, specifically on the phone with Droid-Life.

Nvidia stated that Tegra has no compatibility issues with Long Term Evolution, and that the Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G LTE tablet runes on Verizon’s LTE network, making it a perfect example of the happy compatibility between the two platforms.