May 7, 2011

More Free Android Apps than iPhone Apps

If you’re shopping for a new phone and can’t actually decide on what kind of phone to choose, taking a look at the available applications may just do the trick.  Many mobile phone users are after the applications that can be installed in the device.  For one, the applications take the phone on a whole new level which widens its range and functionality.

Surprisingly, when it comes to available applications, Android phones take the top spot.  More applications were developed using the Android platform and the best part about it is the fact that it is free.   To date, there are 134, 342 applications for Android that can be downloaded from Android Market without charge.

Its competitor iPhone developed by Apple has taken the next spot.  It has 121,845 free applications that can be downloaded from its App Store.

Despite the larger number of free applications offered by Android phones, Apple’s App Store still has the most number of applications (free or paid). In fact, Android’s applications are just a third of Apple’s.  Apple retains such status despite the slow development of its applications as compared to other application stores.

So, if you’re a person looking for more than call and text function in a phone and would love to download applications without worrying about charges, you know what choice to make.

April 29, 2011

Presenting S1 and Dual Screen S2 Tablets from Sony

Another major manufacturer has decided to step in the tablets game. This time, Sony has made it official that they will be releasing their own line of Honeycomb tablets.  However, these are not just the ordinary tablets that are sold today.  It has made itself distinctive in terms of its design and its Qriocity media suite.

The first tablet is called S1. It comes with a 9.4 inch screen presented slate style.  Its power source adds up to its design.  It is through a rolled shape which also contributes to the easy handling of the tablet.  The table is enabled with HD playback.  It is also installed with IR port which enables control for AV.  No further information is released yet.

On the other hand, S2 is a device that comes with 2 5.5 inch screens.  It is 1,024 x 480 in resolution per screen can be used together to browse a single site.  It can both function as web browser.  Check your favorite social site on the top window while check your email on the other.  Multitasking is brought on a whole new level.

Will it be a hit or a miss?  All these will be answered once Sony officially makes S1 and S2 available in shelves.