SONOS ADDS MORE CONTROL AND MORE MUSIC TO WIRELESS HiFi SYSTEM Sonos Now Offering Android Tablet Support, Slacker Radio in US and Canada, and New Spotify Features SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – November 30, 2011 – Sonos, Inc., the leading manufacturer of wireless music systems, today announced Sonos System Software 3.6, an innovative update that adds more control and more music to the Sonos Wireless HiFi experience. This free software is available to all Sonos customers via a one button update to their system. “Today’s feature update reaffirms our commitment to persistently innovate so that Sonos users have the ultimate music experience in every room of the home,” said John MacFarlane, founder and CEO, Sonos, Inc. “Endless music and effortless control are what will keep us as the gold standard for listening out loud in the home.” The free Sonos Controller for Android now supports Android® tablets as well as smartphones, letting you control … [Read more...] about Sonos Controller app lands on Android tablets
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Google will not only continue pushing Android tablets, but it will “double down” on its efforts in 2012, head of Android Andy Rubin said in a meeting with reporters at MWC.While sales of Android phones are booming, tablets are gettiing a lackluster reception from useres. Android tablet sales stood at 12 million in total so far, paling in comparison to 15 million iPads sold in Q4 2011 alone. Sales were "not insignificant, but less than I'd expect it to be if you really want to win,” Rubin agreed.The other part of Android tablets that needed improvement was tablet-optimized apps, or rather the lack of them. Developers have been hesitant to bring tablet-scaled applications to Android mostly because in tablets the platform is not getting traction. It’s a vicious circle - getting traction is also dependant on the apps, but Rubin pointed out the benefits of coding for Android."Android' is unique in that it's a single platform that spans device types. … [Read more...] about Google will “double down” on Android tablets in 2012
The numbers have been studied, and all signs point to the fact that while developers still generate more revenue on iOS in the iTunes App Store than in the Google Play Store for Android devices, the gap is shrinking. We've also seen some pretty impressive new Android tablets on the market and on the way, so why aren't developers working harder to support 10" Android tablets? We've seen the vicious circle of app support a number of times: a platform has trouble gaining traction because of lesser app support, and has lesser app support because it doesn't have enough market traction. It happened early on for Android, and is something that Windows Phone is still struggling with. The strange thing is that it's also been a problem for 10" Android tablets, even though Android has definitely been gaining momentum in the market. The days of the iPad being the de facto choice for a tablet are gone . The last set of numbers showed that Apple 's once dominating lead had fallen … [Read more...] about As the revenue gap to iOS shrinks, why aren’t developers supporting Android tablets?
posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:57 5 1. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) One thing is app piracy. People sideload apps on Android and developers aren't willing to risk that chance. They make more money off iOS so the game is still quite huge. posted on 12 Nov 2012, 10:06 32 5. aahmed215 (Posts: 169; Member since: 18 Jun 2012) There is app piracy on the iPhone too. posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:25 18 29. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012) Wow Mxy, ever heard of Cydia or Installous?? its actually far worse than sideloading apps on Android. I've even used it to download LogMeIn Ignition (a $99.00 app) posted on 12 Nov 2012, 12:43 4 35. JunitoNH (Posts: 1941; Member since: 15 Feb 2012) Yes you're correct, you have to jailbreak the device. Most use Cydia to get all their black market apps. Unlike Android, you can get them, and side load them practically from anywhere. Furthermore, you need not root device to use pirated apps, so the process easier, … [Read more...] about Comments for : As the revenue gap to iOS shrinks, why aren’t developers supporting Android tablets?
Facebook has just released a fresh update for its Android application on mobile devices, a good reason for users to get excited for the new features the developers would bring.Unfortunately, this time Facebook's update not only lacks any new features, but it breaks some of the existing ones. There's one things that kind of limits the disaster, as the update has been pushed to Android tablets, so you won't experience these issues on your smartphone.So, after the update released on December 8, we've noticed that the Search bar doesn't appear anymore. Another major issue is the fact that you can't view comments under Facebook posts. In the meantime, Facebook seems to have solved this bug on some tablets, but we're not sure it works for everyone.There are plenty of reviews in the Google Play store reporting these issues, as well as the fact that after the update Facebook tends to crash quite a lot on Android tablets.Obviously, since the application received so many negative reviews on … [Read more...] about Latest Facebook update breaks Search bar and comments on Android tablets