Mobile analytics firm Zokem just published a new study comparing mobile application usage on smartphones and tablet computers to the time spent Web browsing. The results are not surprising - application use is far more popular than using the Web browser on these devices, the firm found.
Also of interest, especially to mobile application developers, are the differences in app and Web usage between tablets and phones. On smartphones, apps are 6 times more popular than Web browsing, while on tablets, the difference is not as significant.Continue
Google's yearly developer conference, Google I/O, begins today in San Francisco and we're live at the event to bring you the opening keynote. The speculation thus far has been that Google will finally unveil the long-awaited Google Music offering, which has indeed just gone live on the Web.
Stay tuned for more details as they arrive. The keynote begins at 9 a.m. PST.Continue
At Google IO today, Google announced the availability of the Android Open Accessory Development Kit, a new way to extend the Android platform so that other devices can be controlled via phones or tablets. Similar to the SDK, the ADK will allow hardware developers to take advantage of Android so that the OS can control or monitor external devices.Continue