AdMob, a mobile advertising network, which has been releasing mobile metrics for a while now. After iPhone, it has come out with their Android report.
The report has some interesting facts about Android and gives a rough breakdown on the success of various different Android devices. As always, the data from AdMob which serves display and text ads on 15,000 mobile websites and applications, is limited in scope but is broad enough to be a barometer for the larger market trends.
- HTC has taken an early lead, thanks to availability of three different devices.
- Motorola Droid launched on November 6 already represented 24 percent of all Android requests in AdMob’s network worldwide even though the device is available only in the US.
- Worldwide requests from Android devices increased 5.8 times since April 2009 in the AdMob network.
- In the US, Android has 20 percent share of smartphone traffic versus 7 percent in April 2009.
- The Motorola CLIQ generated 6% of Android traffic worldwide as on November 18th 2009.
- Worldwide requests from RIM devices increased 44 percent over the last six months in the AdMob network.
ArcherMind, a Chinese software development firm, in collaboration with Chinese hardware makers has developed the first in-car navigation system based on the Android operating system. Embedded with Marvell Technology Group Ltd’s ARM core processor, this system was exhibited at the Embedded Technology 2009 in Japan.
System comes with a 7-inch monitor with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and is intended to be attached to the dashboard of a low-priced vehicle.
The car navigation system also features functions to browse Websites, play music, receive news, use SMS (short message service), play audio books, etc. And it has a hard disk drive, an SD card slot and wireless communication capabilities such as 3G (W-CDMA) and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.
Seesmic now offers the Twitter client you’ve been waiting for! A powerful feature-rich application that’s simple and easy to use. Share photos with your choice of image service, post videos to YouTube, share links connected with your Bit.ly account, fully configure your notifications and view your Direct Messages in a simple threaded view.
Although Android market has several Twitter Clients like Twidroid, but Seesmic has certainly brought a new twitter experience on Android. The application features 4 tabs: Timeline, @Replies, Direct Messages, and Profile:
When it was released earlier this month, the retail price for the Motorola Droid was $200 for new activations on Verizon. But now, If you want to buy Verizon Droid smartphone, Dell is offering it for just around USD 120.
While Amazon has it for USD 150 only but the official price of the device remains at USD 200 from Verizon.
The news comes just one day after news broke of price cuts by online retailers on other devices not named iPhone: the Palm Pre and Pixi. It is not clear whether Dell and Amazon are selling it at a discount because of lower than expected sales.
Slowly but surely, the Motorola Motus is coming into focus — sort of. Hot on the heels of that super blurry shot we saw yesterday, According to BGR, this handset would be hitting AT&T. It seems that this one’s not much more than an AT&T-oriented variant of the Motorola Cliq.
We’ve just received a full specifications list for the Motorola Motus and it’s pretty interesting. Here are the full specifications for the Motorola Motus:
* Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
* Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
* 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
* 256MB RAM
* 3.1? capacitive 480×320 display
* Bluetooth 2.0
* Weight: 133g
* 1400mAh battery
* microSD slot
* Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU
For all the Android fans in Canada, Rogers have dropped the price of HTC Dream to $50 with a three year contract. After the release of so many other Android handsets, if you are still game for HTC Dream, here is the offer.
French mobile phone games company Gameloft said it and other software developers were cutting back investment in developing games and other applications for Google’s Android platform.
Android has won attention in the mobile industry lately, with Motorola and Sony Ericsson choosing it for their new top models.
“We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like … many others,” Gameloft finance director Alexandre de Rochefort said at an investor conference.
Rochefort said the company has cut back on investment mostly due to weaknesses of Android’s application store.
“It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone. Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue,” Rochefort said.
Games for iPhone generated 13 percent of Gameloft’s revenue in the last quarter. “We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android,” Rochefort said.
Those of you are still waitng to buy Samsung Moment, Amazon is having a really nice offer for you. Amazon is selling Samsung Moment for $79.99 only with a two year contract for new customers.
Google just created history and the history will be visible just one year later in the form of Netbook before us. Till then we this video and several pictures to keep you happy.
Images are coming.. just wait for them.