A recent Nielsen report says that iPhones are still number one in the USA with iOS occupying 28.6% of the market, the advantage is only a few points ahead of its now arch rival Google Android. While Apple currently has the lead, 40% of those who bought a smartphone in the past 6 months chose Android. In other news, Google is developing a digital newsstand that would bring electronic versions of popular publications to devices running the Android OS. Not surprisingly, Google is going directly after Apple which already sells many major publications through iTunes. Google plans on taking a smaller cut on publication sales than Apple as an incentive to drive publishers to the platform. And finally, Do you want a tablet, but don’t want to shell out $600? Taiwanese manufacturer ACO is releasing a $200 8-inch Android tablet at this years CES. While the price may make this device attractive, you often get what you pay for.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 4, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).