The Google+ app for iOS-running devices including the iPhone and the iPad is now officially available in 48 new countries and territories.
The availability was announced by Google’s Vic Gundotra appropriately through his Google+ profile.
The countries and territories where the Google+ iOS app is now available are:
Papua New Guinea
Lao People’s Democratic …
The popular Grand Theft Auto franchise officially comes to iOS and Android on December 6 with the launch of a 10th Anniversary Edition of the GTA: Vice City game.
According to Rockstar Games, the GTA: Vice City game app for iOS and Android will be sold for $4.99.
Smartphones have come a long way as when it was released in 2002 for Sony PlayStation 2, the GTA: Vice City game had cutting-edge graphics.
It was later released for Xbox in 2003 and has the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time, …
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a recent interview has let loose criticisms against Windows Phone rivals Android and iOS.
The remarks were made by Ballmer in an interview on Wednesday in Santa Clara, California, TechCrunch reports.
According to the Microsoft CEO, the Android mobile operating system and its ecosystem is “wild”.
Furthermore, he says it is “uncontrolled” and susceptible to malware.
On the other end of the spectrum, he says that the iOS mobile operating system is too …
Gartner says smart device consumerism is a force to reckon with in the IT industry, as it estimates that 821 million smartphones and tablets will be sold in the global market, which will account for 70 percent of all electronic device sales in 2012. The analytics firm expects the sales figure to reach 1.2 billion next year.
On Tuesday, November 6, Gartner analysts gathered at its Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Barcelona and talked about key trends in smart devices and its effect on the PC market. The …
Apple and Google will have such a dominant year in 2012 in the smartphone market that the market share of the two companies combined will leave almost nothing to rivals.
The prediction comes from Trip Chowdhry, an analyst at the financial research company Global Equities Research.
In an interview with eWeek, the analyst said that Apple and Google will be so prevailing in the smartphone market that there will not be a third place left in market share standings this year.
“There will not be any …
Google has released a full-fledged YouTube app for iOS 6 nearly a month after Apple pulled out the app from its mobile operating system.
The online video streaming app was somewhat removed quickly from iOS 6 beta 4 version during its release early last month.
Apple said the app’s license term had run out, but added that YouTube could still be visited thru the iOS 6 native web browser, Safari.
“Our license to include the YouTube app in IOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the …
After the launch of its new iPhone 5 smartphone, Apple quickly announced that it will gradually roll out iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to older iPhone models starting 19 September.
This the tech giant’s indirect way of saying that iOS 6 is backward compatible to the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, along with the second- and third-generation Apple iPads.
Announced at its WWDC back in June, iOS 6 brings more than 200 new features to Apple devices.
One of the most …
A new front opens in the smartphones war between the ICT giants – Google and Apple – this week, with the launch of the new operating system iOS, which will no longer include maps of the service engine, reports BBC.
This release is a blow to Google, the leading provider of digital maps for mobile devices.
Android, operating system made by Google, and iOS, Apple’s OS, are used in about 85% of smartphones shipped worldwide and on a higher percentage in tablets.
Google has launched the …
The two dominant mobile operating platforms today, Android and iOS, are continuing to gain market share in the US at the expense of the BlackBerry platform.
New data from comScore reveals that Google’s and Apple’s mobile operating systems gained more market share in the US for the May to July quarter.
Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS continues to slide in market share.
BlackBerry Declines as Android, iOS Continue Growth
According to comScore, for the months of May, June and …
Google’s Android operating system (OS) has proven once again sheer dominance in the smartphone market as its lead extended away from Apple’s iOS, according to the latest report from IT research company Gartner. Customers are apparently intent to hold off upgrades until the iPhone 5 comes out.
According to Gartner’s new “Market Share: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 2Q12” report, Android OS grabbed 64.1 percent of smartphone sales worldwide in the second quarter this year, which is 20 …