May 6, 2011
On the heels of Apple reporting record profits last week, the news this week belonged to Android. Although iOS is still the favorite, Android is beginning to look like a primary target for innovative developers as the better platform. Predictions also saw Android leapfrogging the Apple App store in size by this August.
Articles based around mobile behavior also made their way around the web this week. The iPad is still king of all tablets and Forrester mobile Analyst Thomas Husson argued that the mobile app versus mobile web debate is irrelevant because heavy apps users are also heavy mobile web users.
Finally, Microsoft Bing was announced as the default search engine for Research in Motion’s (RIM) tablet, the Blackberry Playbook.
Android grows as primary target for innovative developers – GigaOM
Android is seeing a lot of innovative and cutting edge apps as developers take advantage of the open platform, advanced hardware features and shorter approval process time.
Android to surpass Apple’s App Store in size in August 2011 – TechCrunch
The Android market is growing at a very fast rate and is predicted to surpass Apple’s App store by August 2011.
Mobile Web versus Apps Debate is dead – MediaPost
The mobile web versus apps debate is dead as heavy smartphone users utilize both in their smartphone habits.
Tablets change media behavior, iPad still king – MediaPost
The iPad and other tablets are changing the way people consume media. 35% of those surveyed said that they are using their desktop computer less and less.
Microsoft’s Bing to be Default Search Engine on RIM’s Blackberry Playbook – Bloomberg
Microsoft announced that the default search engine on the Blackberry Playbook would be Bing.