Even though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks the company is still innovative despite criticism of staleness, he did surprise a recent interviewer with one way he thinks the company could innovate – production of an Android powered smartphone. According to Wozniak, who made what amounts to an heretical statement for Apple fans, he thinks iAndroid “could compete very well.
Rather than push a dedicated ebook reader, Australian bookseller Dymocks has chosen to follow the tablet route. The company has begun selling the Acer Iconia tablet at selected stores, and offers a free Android app for buying and reading ebooks from its catalogue.
Australian app developers keen to integrate speech recognition into their apps for iOS 4.0 or Android 2.1 devices are the target for the local expansion of Nuance’s Mobile Developer Programme which from today is providing support for Australian English in all its glory.
As I own some shares in both Google and Apple stocks, I have been noticing that my gains from owning Google shares has been wiped out because of the poor performance in the Apple stock. Basically, before the launch of the iPhone 5 where Apple finally managed to (at least temporarily) stop the bleeding, Apple continued losing market share to Android globally.
There really isn’t much of a silver lining when looking at last week’s verdict that cost Samsung $12 billion in market value, but it could actually help Google. Google is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for antitrust violations when it comes to locking down search on Android smartphones and other applications.
In the latest bit of interesting information about the history of the development of Android, as is being revealed during the current Apple v. Samsung trial, we get confirmation that Android was originally designed for phones with a physical keyboard.