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One software developer, James Englert, 26, had just released his first application for Android, ’s operating system for cellphones. When asked, he tossed out an estimate for his take from sales of the app, a simple program that shows train schedules: “$1 to $2 per day.” The room erupted with laughter. “That’s pretty good money,” he protested over the clamor. The others could relate to Mr. Android Market Is Attracting More App Developers
If you live in the Silicon Valley echo chamber, nothing has been hotter lately than the Android/iPhone smackdown. Letter From Silicon Valley: Doing the Math on Android vs. Apple | Epicenter
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Data out from Admob’s regular report on mobile web activity derived from data on where their ads are shown shows that 10% of smartphone web requests now come from Android devices (see the chart below). This is up from nothing a short while ago and comes before much hyped devices like the HTC Hero and Motorola Droid have had a chance to make much of an impact. The iPhone is still way out in front but it’s USPs are on the wane. A year ago it was the only touch screen handset in the top ten and now there are five and six have mobile application stores. Admob data – Android making great progress | The Equity Kicker
iPhone games that charge to keep playing | The Equity Kicker iPhone game download prices have been steadily decreasing over the last year and since Apple allowed developers to charge for in-game transactions on free to download apps the trend towards free has accelerated. Free as a business model demands innovation from companies that will keep making money and Ngmoco has come up with a good one in Eliminate Pro it’s new multi-player shooter. In a hark back to the arcade players can pay to keep playing.
So, the hype got to me. Yesterday I headed to Verizon and bought a Motorola Droid, which runs Google’s Android operating system. Last night my friend Luke Kilpatrick came over and we compared the Droid to the Palm Pre and iPhone. The Droid fails AS A PRODUCT when compared to Palm Pre and iPhon
Verizon Droid Sells 100,000 Units At Launch As with anything else, the proof will be in the numbers. How well did the Droid sell its first weekend out? Bloomberg reports that analysts are estimating that 100,000 units went out the door.According to the report, that means that about half of the 200,000 phones that Verizon stocked in its stores and authorized retailers were sold over the weekend.
While Rivals Jockey For Market Share, Apple Bathes In Profits Market share is probably the easiest and most often used point of comparison between competing products. It makes sense: If something has a large share of the market, it’s probably doing well. But that doesn’t always mean that it’s doing better than something with less market share, especially from a business perspective.
Mike Arrington, founder of the famous and influential TechCrunch blog, and I totally disagree about the Motorola Droid and whether or not it’s a great product or not. To be fair to the Droid I’ve been using it all week to see if my opinion changes (I left my iPhone at home when I went to Denver this week). My opinion of the Droid has not improved after using it. Why I disagree with @Arrington about Droid
Will Apple’s History Repeat? As a teenager, I was a die-hard Apple fanboy. The boy part is obvious. The fan part was the result of having and hacking an Apple II. Will Apple's History Repeat? - Continuations
Ray Ozzie is wrong about smartphone apps Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie, at a lunchtime session with bloggers at its PDC conference told the bloggers that apps won’t be a differentiating factor on smart phones. He is wrong. Totally wrong. Why is Mike Arrington so passionate about his Droid (we argued about it for 39 minutes on the Gillmor Gang last week and then we went to the beach together on Sunday and argued about it some more in private).
The debate over Droid v. iPhone rages on, but lots more Android surprises are on the way. Get ready for the Google Phone. The Google Phone Is Very Real. And It’s Coming Soon
Mobile operators get closer to their destiny as simple ISPs | Th Reading this morning on Techcrunch that Google’s rumoured ‘phone’ may be a data only device and that AT&T has confirmed they will sell data only plans to customers who bring in Blackberry and Windows mobile devices has me thinking that the day when operators recognise their destiny and accept their future as simple ISPs is getting close. There is nothing wrong with being a simple ISP (also known as a dumb pipe) of course, except maybe the name.
The Droid Might Be Getting All The Love, But The iPhone Has All Clicky, a real-time analytics service, recently updated their global dashboard stats (aggregate data from nearly 150,000+ web sites) that includes a special report on the Motorola Droid.
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