Tag : iOS 5

Google’s Android Phone OS Has 43.7% Of US Marketshare

Google’s Android platform has climbed to 43.7 percent market share in the U.S., with Apple iOS notching up a few ticks to 27.3 percent. It gained almost 2 percentage points from comScore’s last count of 41.8 percent in July. Verizon Wireless meanwhile is expected to begin selling the Samsung Nexus Prime Android 2.4 handset and Google introduces it next week at CTIA in San Diego.

Apple’s iOS share rose modestly to 27.3 percent from 27 percent in July and 26.6 percent in June.  The iPhone should see  a much bigger boost through November and December after Apple launches the iPhone 4S Oct. 14.  The new iPhone features a faster A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, iOS 5 and iCloud integration, as well as the Siri virtual assistant application.

Apple to Reveal iCloud and iOS 5

I read today that Apple will deliver the keynote on June 6th announcing some exciting news.  The annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is held in San Francisco and has become a cult event almost.  This year they are not letting anyone down, with some exciting leaks news involving the next-generation versions of Apple’s software platforms, namely iOS 5, the Mac OS X Lion (new operating system), and the cloud service called iCloud.  The iCloud will directly compete with many other services now in production.  Unconfirmed reports appear to indicate iPhone 5 won’t be revealed until late summer, and won’t be in stores until fall.  Apple’s iCloud allow consumers to mirror their music libraries online for playback anywhere, on any PC or iOS device. Apple obtained the domain icloud.com in early 2009 and have been rumored to try to tap the commercial market but looks like they are simply targeting the residential for their service offerings.  Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) is the eighth major release of of the OS X operating system.