Tag Archives: Android

iMessage available on Android via shady third-party app

Apple’s iMessage has made its way onto Android devices via a third-party app in the Google Play store. The Android app is called iMessage Chat and is free to download. It appears that the app works well and can send both text and picture messages between iOS and Android devices. However, I would advise all users to approach the app with extreme…

New Nestle video promotes Android 4.4 KitKat in Apple parody

If you’re reading the title and thinking “Android 4.4 KitKat? That’s clever, but what’s the real name?”, brace yourself. In case you hadn’t heard yet, Google officially announced today that the next version of Android, version 4.4, will be called KitKat. Seriously. While this may seem like a promotional deal, El Goog claims that neither side is paying for…

iPhone takes 43.4% of US smartphone market, climbs to 31% in the UK

The iPhone’s global market share may not be as impressive as Android’s, but, it’s still doing incredibly well in two of its key markets: The US and Britain. Year on year during the three month period ending in July, Apple’s smartphone operating system took an impressive 43.4% share of the States’ smartphone market. That’s up from 35.6% the year…

$99 Goophone i5C is a 4-inch Android running iPhone 5C clone

We’re used to seeing iPhone clones popping up in China, especially from one company in particular. Goophone has a history of releasing its own, cheap alternatives to the iPhone. Aesthetically, they look fairly similar to the iPhone, it’s when you boot them up that you notice the biggest difference: They’re running Android. Goophone’s latest ‘i5C’ is…

iOS and Android take 92% of US smartphone market, Apple top manufacturer

A few years ago when it became clear that Android was a serious competitor to iOS in the smartphone race, I don’t think anyone would have written off BlackBerry as a platform. At that point, it still had time to improve and make it a true three-horse race. Sadly, that never happened and the latest report from comScore shows the true picture. We are now…

Top 5 Stories This Week: iOS 7 beta 4 release date, iPhone 5S production confirmed, next iPad mini, and more!

This week’s top 5 stories are split pretty evenly between rumors regarding software and rumors regarding hardware. iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks make an appearance, but so do the next-gen iPad mini and the iPhone 5S. This part of the year is one of the only times such a split usually happens, and that’s because we’re stuck in a very in-between time right…