IDC: Android continues to rule the smartphone world in Q2 2012

Android remains at 68.1 percent with iOS at 16.9 percent, according to IDC, while Canalys had these figures at 68.1 percent and 16.4 percent. BlackBerry follows closely in third with Symbian right on their heels. Windows Phone is trending up, but figures still show 3.5 percent with some Windows Mobile sales still included in this figure.

Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share

It is pretty incredible to read that Samsung contributed to 44 percent of Android’s success while seven other vendors took up the rest of the 24.1 percent. I wrote yesterday about HTC and how they aren’t helping out that much with this figure. It is also impressive that iOS still showed double digit growth, 27.5 percent, given that the iPhone 4S is nearly a year old now. BlackBerry is down 40.9 percent while Symbian is way down 62.9% to just 4.4% of the market.

Source: ZDNet

HTC ‘Endeavor C2’ rumored to be a spec-bumped One X for late 2012

HTC’s flagship One X may be set to receive a minor specification bump before the end of 2012, according to reports from ​Stuff​. The re-vamped model is known only by its codename “HTC Endeavor C2” — note that the original One X was “Endeavor”. It’ll allegedly ship with a souped-up 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, along with an “improved” battery, new color options and urBeats earphones included in the box. ​Stuff​ also claims that the new “Endeavor C2” will be compatible with all existing One X accessories, which to us implies that the chassis design will remain identical.

Essentially, the C2 could be to the One X what the Sensation XE was to the original Sensation last year — the same design, with slightly upgraded internals. The news also converges nicely with rumors we’ve heard from T-Mobile USA, suggesting an “HTC One X+” may be arriving on that network later in the year.

Some software enhancements are reported too, including ClearVoice tech for improved voice call quality, in addition to “HTC Watch 2,” a new version of the HTC movie streaming service. Though not confirmed in today’s leak, we suspect Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4.1 may also be on the cards, depending on the timing of the eventual release.

Speaking of which, the Endeavor C2 is said to be slated for a UK release around Oct. 1, with on-contract prices reportedly around £5 more per month than the original One X. HTC isn’t expected to have a big showing at this year’s IFA event, but if this release date turns out to be accurate, it’s possible we might see an official announcement sooner rather than later.

Source: Stuff

NFL Pro 2012 v1.1.1

Current Version: 1.1.1
Requires Android: 2.1 and up
Category: Sports Games

V1.1.1 update:

Get hyped for an awesome NFL season you can play for FREE!

You’ve never played football like this before: FREE! Get hyped for an amazing 2011/2012 as you level-up and unlock tons of new features on your road to become a gridiron champion.

Thanks to the official NFL and NFL Players License, you can choose to play and manage any of the 32 NFL teams with over 2,000 real players.

Play matches to earn points you can use to unlock new stadiums, playbooks, stat boosts and much more.

Thanks to motion capture technology, enjoy stunning graphics and an impressive level of detailed player animations that include running, tackling, celebrating touchdowns and more.

– The improved AI promises a challenging game every time. You can also take on the advanced AI if you think you’re ready for the greatest challenge.
– Choose from over 200 plays to beat your opponents or use the Playbook Editor to create your own tactics to outwit the opposition.
– An assistant to help you make the right choices depending on time left, team skills and more!

Finely tuned gameplay will give you unmatched control when running, tackling or passing.

Get all the news about your favorite teams thanks to the official NFL RSS feed integrated into directly into the game!

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Developed and published by Gameloft

Details For The Big Android BBQ 2012 Have Been Announced


If you have been curious about when the next Big Android BBQ will be, wonder no more. Official announcements have been made for the Big Android BBQ 2012, which will take place October 19th through the 21st in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. Those hosting the shindig are remaining fairly mum on what all to expect at the event, but promise that more information will be revealed later. Regardless of what all will be there, this should be a good chance to have some great Texas BBQ and talk Android with fans and developers alike. There’s a handy countdown widget you can download for you to keep track of how many days remain until the Big Android BBQ 2012.

HTC’s 2012 Q1 Earnings Are Out and They Aren’t What HTC Wanted


Taiwanese manufacturer HTC released their  unaudited earnings for the Q1 of 2012. HTC earned a total revenue of NT$67,790 million, which is a decrease on their year-on-year of 34.92%. January 2012 was a bad month for HTC compared to January 2011. They had a 52.55% decrease from year-on-year(YoY). Things are looking up for HTC though. Even though they reported loses in February and March. The decline is slowing and looks to be turning around for HTC. The YoY for February was just under -37% and the YoY for March was just under -17%. It does look as if HTC is righting their ship and with the new HTC One line releasing, things can only get better from here. What do you think? Can HTC turn it around and post some earnings this year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.