wow. an android camera. that is badass. i want one.
Over the past 6 months we’ve been logging the new devices that download OpenSignalMaps, we’ve based this study on 681,900 of these devices. We’ve looked at model, brand, API level (i.e. the version of Android) and screen size and we’ve tried to present this in the clearest form we can.
Wow. 3997 different devices from 599 brands have downloaded the OpenSignalMaps app in the last 6 months. Interesting post with a lot of graphs showing the fragmentation of Android and with thoughts on the ups and downs of being a developer for such a platform.
Many people including me are disappointed with Apple for not having released a redesigned Iphone. Reasons why they should have done so: -
Apple will continue to lose steam now that there is no Iphone5. It was important for them to have a new design to gain momentum back from Android powered phones. That being said, I dont think android will continue the momentum as companies like HTC and Samsung start migrating to Windows from Android, given the fact that their competitor, Motorola and the Android platform belong to the same company, Google.
Slicing an Apple
APPLE doesn’t make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. The “teardown” graphic below, based on data from iSuppli, a market-research firm, shows who makes what inside the iPhone, and how much the various bits cost.
Full Story: The Economist