Archive for the 'Android' Category

CSS Tablet Forecasts

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

CSS Insight have some interesting forecasts for tablet shipments. They claim that tablet sales will double over the next four years as more first-time users appear and existing owners replace older models.

They also say Windows will claim a larger market share. I think this might even happen. People in our ‘IT world’, most of which […]

Thoughts on Android Studio

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If you follow Android you will probably already know Google deprecated Eclipse and Android Studio is now the recommended IDE for Android development. I migrated all of my current clients’ projects last December. I hadn’t previously migrated them as I have a policy of not using beta tools on client projects - more to conserve […]

Some Android Apps Going Backwards

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I have recently been disappointed with the changes the BBC made to the BBC News app. I used to use this app every day until, very recently, they updated it to use Material Design. Along the way, they removed the easy-access single screen of stacked scrolling, themed news items and instead you now have to […]

Where Enterprise Mobility is Headed

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Globo have a new infographic that gives some insights into enterprise mobility. 40% of employees now BYOD, double that in 2012. Blackberry is now irrelevant and Windows Mobile has failed to gain much traction in the Enterprise.
1 in 4 Android phones have software that hasn’t been updated since 2012 that gives companies a potential security […]

Android Paid Apps

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

All the projects I have worked on over the last few years haven’t been for paid apps. My clients have tended to give them away as part of some other service. Hence, it was with interest I read Russell Ivanovic’s post on "How New Versions of Android Work". He sells Pocket Casts for Android and […]

29% of Android is Forked (AOSP) Android

Friday, January 30th, 2015

It seems to be research release season and ABI has also reported numbers for smartphone shipments. However, this time we have a breakdown of what proportion of Android is forked (AOSP). That is, Android devices that aren’t sanctioned by Google, haven’t passed compatibility testing and don’t have Google Apps and Google Play Services (at least […]

Latest Mobile Market Research

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Strategy Analytics has latest research that shows about 1.3 billion smartphones were shipped in 2014. Of these, about 1 billion were Android. Meanwhile, IDC released numbers that agree with the 1.3 billion smartphones being shipped.
I continue to regularly update my market research site with these and other free mobile market research releases.

Cryptographic Vulnerabilities in Android Applications

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

FireEye has some new research that has found that of the free apps with over a million downloads, 88% use some cryptographic functionality provided by the Android platform and 62% of these have cryptographic vulnerabilities. What this means is that while the authors and the end users of these apps might think data is secure, […]