Posted by: Viki ZabalaMarch 27, 2012
It’s official – more than 100 million Americans now play games on their mobile devices, according to a newly released report. In tablet news, a display expert has discovered that the new iPad has proven to be quite a fibber. And BusinessInsider has released a presentation from last month’s Mobile World Congress which reveals some interesting stats on the growth of Google’s Android platform. Read on for more…
VentureBeat is highlighting a new report from international market research firm Newzoo that reveals more than 100 million Americans now play video games on their smartphone (69 percent), tablet (21 percent) or iPod Touch (18 percent). According to the study, 13 percent of all time spent on games worldwide last year was on a device, totaling more than 130 million hours a day.
Last week we reported on the decreased battery life of the new iPad, and new reports show that the iPad’s battery meter is, in fact, inaccurate. According to Mashable, a display expert recently discovered that that new iPad continues to charge the battery even after the screen says it’s at 100 percent. Further testing showed that the misleading indicator could cost users as much as 1.2 hours of run time.
Apple, without a doubt, kicked-off the smartphone revolution, but Google’s Android platform has spread farther and faster. BusinessInsider has posted some interesting stats on the mobile landscape and trends from mobility analyst Lars Kamp’s presentation from the recent Mobile World Congress. Check out the nine charts Kamp used to illustrate the remarkable growth of Android.
And in Fiksu news, we are pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Northampton, Mass. MassHighTech reported on the opening which is a result of our rapid growth—our staff has tripled in less than a year, and we expect to double again in the coming year. In fact, we are actively hiring for our new Northampton location and our Boston headquarters—so software developers and engineers, please apply!