Jason McDermott

bit of a stretch, that

Daring Fireball, quoting Amit Runchal on android activations; The last time Rubin talked about Android activations was back in June, when he said that 500,000 devices were being activated daily, and that they were seeing week-to-week activation growth of 4.4%. There’ve been about 25 weeks between the two tweets. Some quick math reveals that week-to-week […]

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  • December 24, 2011

hungry dragon

An increasingly frustrated lizard plays a game called Ant Crusher on an Android phone. Via Kottke

  • Jason,
  • December 22, 2011

losing market share to Android

Losing market share is like the 90′s rearing its ugly head all over again. Market share is meaningful in some contexts, like when you’re competing with a monopoly like Microsoft, or struggling to sell burgers in an environment dominated by cheap and cheerful franchisees. According to new numbers from the NPD Group, the iPhone 4S […]

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  • December 21, 2011

But it's open, right?

Jamie Lendino at PCMag.com; With Android, it seems to depend on the phone vendor, the specific model, the wireless carrier, the Android version itself, and whether Google sent the carrier an inflatable plastic food product as a token of its appreciation that week. Worse—and much to our chagrin—sometimes vendors make promises to customers before the […]

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  • December 17, 2011

Why torture yourself?

John Gruber doesn’t buy the argument that Android 4.0 will force developers to build software for it, “like it or not”: “Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform” sounds a little arrogant, but maybe that’s just me. But it got me thinking. Maybe “whether you like Android or not” is exactly […]

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  • December 8, 2011

No sign of inflection, just yet

The numbers just keep adding up. Horace gives us the update on the US mobile phone market: The growth of smartphones reached 38.5%. The penetration should reach 50% by September 2012, with about 1.2% converting each month 50% by Q3 next year? Now is the time to be releasing that killer app, that great mobile […]

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  • December 7, 2011

Let's pick a phone

Sebastiaan de With (author of the marvelous cocoia blog) recently made a small poster visualising the many flavours of android available in the US. Consumer choice is appallingly complex, with so many variables and trade-offs it’s hard to decide where you should draw the line. I’ve been considering a new Android phone recently, for a […]

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  • December 4, 2011
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