The gadget industry seems to be busy enough lately, especially with the start of a new year that makes all the gadget manufacturers ready to produce new products and compete with each other. Well, a bit of news from the world of Android. It appears that the Android operating system managed to outnumber those seen by Apple’s consumer ads, according to a December report by Millennial Media. Android got 46% of the favor, while Apple got 32%. In third place is BlackBerry RIM with 16%, followed by Nokia Symbia with 2% and Microsoft Windows Mobile with 1%. Millennial Media predicted that in 2011, Android, RIM, and even Symbian will be tough competitors for Apple. So Apple should be careful and watch its back.
In the meantime, there’s bad news for Samsung Galaxy tablet owners hoping their device will run Android 3.0: Honeycomb. The tablet will not have the proper hardware that allows the operating system to work well. So if you are one of the tablet owners, don’t expect that your device can be upgraded to Honeycomb OS. But there are several other devices that already use the ARM Cortex-A9 processor and can use the Honeycomb operating system. This is very disappointing news for tablet owners because who wants to buy a tablet that doesn’t perform as well? You could probably buy the iPad instead as well, especially with the new iPad coming soon, which is said to come with beefed-up technology and performance.
Well, enough of the sad news and let’s continue with another news. Hopefully, the following news can offer some comfort to those who are disappointed with Honeycomb. Google is also trying to develop Android 2.4, the Ice Cream, and it is said to be released in May. But they are still rumors without clarification or statements from Google. It looks like Google wants to slow things down after releasing Android 2.3, the gingerbread, in December. However, if Google is really going to release Ice Cream in May, it seems that the company has decided to have two branches of Android usage: Android 3.0 is meant for tablet devices, while Android 2.x is meant for phones. cell phones. and smaller portable devices. I guess we just have to wait and see.