Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Android market share rising .... as of Oct 2011 (US only)

Topic : US Android market share rising , US iOS market share , US RIM market share

Article summary, as of October 2011 (US only) :
a. Android market share = 53%
b. iOS market share = 29%
c. RIM Blackberry market share = 10%

I am happy ....... because ANDROID RULEZZZ !!! Smiley

Refer to below link for details :

Engadget : Android leads US market share, iOS may have stopped growing, RIM is still falling


Monday, December 12, 2011

Tango video call software (move over Skype !)

Topic : Tango video call software, Tango mobile, Tango desktop, Tango for Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830

My father-in-law introduced me a very cool video call software for smartphones. It is called Tango. It is available in the Android Marketplace , and also for IPhones.

The way it works is similar to Skype, but :
a. It depends on phone numbers to register users in the Tango contact list ( future email ID suppport is in the works )
b. It uses your Internet connection (3G, WIFI, etc) to make video calls
c. It supports a lot more Android phone models compared to Skype. Skype does not support video calls on my Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 (only voice calls), but Tango does support video calls , via my rear camera. Have to use a mirror to see the screen as this phone has no front screen camera. In fact Tango runs on any Android smartphones with camera(s).

I really love this software. It is very user friendly and works on my Samsung well. I am planning to use it on a regular basis, as my video calls are not restricted to my laptop !
The Tango software now also comes for Windows desktop PC & laptops with cameras.

Check the links below for details !

TANGO website

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Facebook app for Android - new version 1.8

Topic : Facebook for Android app update - v1.7.2 to v1.8

As of yesterday , the Facebook for Android has been updated with the following features :
a. new user interface , similar to Facebook Touch (
b. sidebar links on the left , frequent links on top.
c. New layout allows checking messages & notifications without interruption to current news feed reading.

As far as I am concerned , the new updates are cool, and it gives more flexibility to the content without interrupting my current read. I always liked the Facebook mobile touch site ( , so this is a welcome addition for me !

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trying Windows Phone OS on your phone .... free !

Topic : Try Windows Phone OS on your Android or IPHONE phones

Here is a interesting way to see how Windows Phone OS 7.5 looks like in your phone .. using your browser !
No need to install any software, your browser will open the site and the page consisting of the Windows Phone GUI will show as if you are using a Windows Phone !

In short, just go to "" and see the magic , as long as your browser support HTML5. Take note that the demo site is designed for touchscreen phones.

See link below for more details :

Video: Windows Phone on iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy SII. Try Windows Phone on your browser!