Fragmentation in the Android market

September 15, 2010
Android 2.x Grabs 70% Of Android Market Share
The VAR Guy
Dave Courbanou writes about fragmentation in the Android market.

“The big issue with Android, versus an mobile OS like Apple iOS, is lack of control over which Android releases hardware companies choose to embrace. Apple has clearly set guidelines on what versions of their phones get which version of their operating system, but Google doesn’t dictate that way in the Android market. So the result is fragmentation among Android devices and OS versions.”

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MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D launching in North America on September 20
ZD Net
Rachel King writes about a new all-in-one 3D PC from MSI.

“First announced in February, MSI has a big announcement as the Wind Top AE2420 3D, self-dubbed as the ‘world’s first’ all-in-one 3D multi-touch PC, is set to launch in the United States and Canada next week. The Wind Top AE2420 3D aims to be a quality entertainment machine with THX TruStudio sound, up to 7.1 channel surround sound and support to upgrade 2D content into ‘realistic’ 3D, which can be seen through a pair of rechargeable wireless 3D active shutter glasses. You can also expect to some speedy transfer rates, even for extra large files like HD videos, thanks to the inclusion of USB 3.0 technology.”

Bing passes Yahoo, now a distant second behind Google
Ars Technica
Emil Protalinski writes about the leading companies in the search engine market.

“Microsoft’s Bing has passed Yahoo to become the number two search engine in the US, according to the latest data from The Nielsen Company. In August, Bing grew from 13.6 per cent to 13.9 per cent of the US search market while Yahoo shrunk from 14.3 per cent to 13.1 per cent. Meanwhile, Google’s share was up from 64.2 per cent in July to 65.0 per cent. Combined, Bing and Yahoo had a search share of 27.0 per cent, still less than half of Google’s.”

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