By now, it’s pretty obvious that Google is working hard to catch Facebook on the social media front. Even more important to them is that they can catch up with having one profile per human. They’re catching up quickly.
But this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, some new statistics are coming out. In reviewing them, it’s obvious that Google is not going to miss out on the mobile front. Their ability to take over market share has been staggering these last few years, especially when you think of Apple’s early start.
For example, this chart shows the dominance of Android…(more…)
I spent the last few weeks in Florida. Much of that time was with my wife’s sister and her family as my new niece was born. (Did I tell you she’s adorable? She is!)
At any rate, when we got there my sister-in-law had bought my wife and I a Kindle Fire as a gift for coming to help the family. (Very generous of her, don’t you think?) Being the kind husband I am (if I do say so mself), I let my wife put her Amazon account on it. But then I took it from her and played with it every day for a week or two.
(That’s what I do with new gadgets. When I got my first iPad, I took two days off to use it. I actually got a headache from using it for 6-8 hours straight for those first two days. I’m a geek, I know.)
So this is my first 7″ tablet. I’ve owned a smartphone since before they called them that. I’ve also owned an iPad since the first generation. But this thing is different. I knew it would be and mentioned it in my predictions for 2012.