Gartner Inc. predicts Andr(av)oid will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012 ahead of the iPhone, as well as Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones.
In 2012 market will be
Symbian: 203 million handsets, 39 percent of the market; Google Android: 76 million handsets, 14.5 percent of the market; Apple iPhone OS: 71.5 million handsets, 13.7 percent of the market; Windows Mobile: 66.8 million handsets, 12.8 percent of the market; RIM BlackBerry OS: 65.25 million handsets, 12.5 percent of the market; Linux variants: 28 million handsets, 5.4 percent of the market; Palm webOS: 11 million handsets, 2.1 percent of the market.
Database giant Oracle has launched a legal action against Google, alleging that the company infringes seven patents it owns related to Java.
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, was formerly a chief technical officer for Sun Microsystems. Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle.
The move is interesting because when Sun Microsystems was a separate entity it promoted Java as an open source option.
Google never formally took out a licence from Sun Microsystems, while Java is widely used in a large number of applications created by other vendors. The law suit will cause other manufacturers to wonder whether Oracle will start a patent hunt against them.
The move prompted the Wall Street Journal to remind its readers that Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is a friend of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple.
Apple considers Android to be a considerable threat to the iPhone and the Google OS continues to grow its market share as an OS for smartphones.
Java deal between IBM and Oracle is threatening to damage the Android
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please tell me how to upgrade OS of HTC desire.. Android OS,v2.1(Eclair),to Android 2.2(Froyo)? I need help.
I love the HTC Desire and I know it can be updated to the new Froyo 2.2 OS. My question is after installing Froyo, can you have the option to run the Sense UI. Reason being is that I love the appearance of 2.1 OS, and I have seen some footage of Froyo and it isn't exactly to my liking. Also if it can be done, is it a relatively straight forward process? I mean ideally I do not want to have to "hack" or jump through hopps. I'm just wondering if HTC offer the Sense UI option along with the installation of Froyo?
The Desire Freak, 21 Oct 2010howz your desire battery life?I am running wifi whole day, with all the widgets (except for weather) ... its giving me a day and a half.... without wifi 2 days tops....
Currently using htc desire a8181. the phone hangs up automatically and a white screen with htc logo appears which stays.. it does not allow to shut down the phone...and have to unplug the battery and then replug it several times to make the phone working....how can i fix this problem ?
Wish Desire had at least 8GB Internal Memory,true HD video recording and a 1500 maH Battery , a la Samsung Galaxy S.
But then the Galaxy S doesn't have Sense UI, does it?
Guess u can't have everything...
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2010Not dreamer, just smart users.
By turning off WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, changing most widgets t... moreAlso don't have the weather widget constantly updating.
Its good to update once in the morning before you get up, but during the day??????? Look out the window
prince, 22 Oct 201010 hours damnn with texting and using phone i only get maybe half the day if im lucky first 30... moreNot dreamer, just smart users.
By turning off WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, changing most widgets to manual refresh and turning off Mobile Data Always On (Makes no difference to email, SMS, Browsing etc) you can get those sorts of figures.
Just add toggle widgets to the front screen to turn the above on and off easily when needed.
Oh and don't use an App Killer, big no no.....Google it!!!!
raunaq, 21 Oct 2010guys htc desire is an awesome phone...mindblowing display and colours..i got it updated to fro... more10 hours damnn with texting and using phone i only get maybe half the day if im lucky first 30 min of using phone batter bar already went down a notch. just gona order the 3200 battery and see if it makes that much of a diff that everyone is saying.. not sure it will make that much since some ppl are already saying they are getting 10 or more hours on the stock batter !! they are dreamers forsure!
Adrian, 21 Oct 2010There is no difference between those 2 phones ;Only one difference is the name I think , i hav... moreok umm. i have the ip4 and the desire, theres no way the quality of youtube vids is better on the desire..
both r awesome phones, and i probably couldnt choose one over the other... wait ok... if my ip4 wasnt jailbroken i would prob pick the desire.. just!..err maybe
both are slick phones.. its win win
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2010When you say 10 Hours, have you turned off things you don't need all the time i.e. GPS, WiFi, ... moreDont worry about the battery issue. Just buy a 3200 MAH battery which will last you about 3 days until you need to charge it again. This is with intense use. Go to youtube and type in HTC Desire extended battery. Also google it. They are amazing and are the solution as all smart phones have poor batteries only lasting about half a day. The only small downfall is that a little bumb on the back is produced. Who cares when you can use it for three, maybe four days until it needs refueling. They are other extended batteries but the 3200 MAH is the strongest and produces the smallest bump. I think they are shipped from Dallas, Texas so I will get mine when I go the US and get it delievered to my cousins address in Las Vegas to avoid expensive postage costs.
Nukey, 21 Oct 2010I have just read that the display on HTC Desire can be AMOLED or S-LCD due to component shorta... moreIf you've just ordered it, it will be SLCD.
If the box says 3.7" Touch Sensitive Screen in't SLCD it's only AMOLED if it says AMOLED on the box.
I wouldn't worry too much about it.
I have just read that the display on HTC Desire can be AMOLED or S-LCD due to component shortage from Samsung. I'm not sure how to tell the difference between the displays but I hope that the one I ordered have AMOLED.
ahm, 20 Oct 2010Any one help me who is the best HTC Dsire or Iphone 4
plz advise meThere is no difference between those 2 phones ;Only one difference is the name I think , i have "desire", my sister have "iphone 4" , on youtube mine is better , about quality of videos i'm talking about , about lifetime of battery , are about the same !
I prefer desire ,*cause of operating system , and facilities of applications that are free of charge rather Iphoen , where u have to buy about 90% applications , anyway Good luck on both sides !