As the workforce became increasingly mobile, developers hustled to ensure their phones, tablets, and notebooks were the products of choice for these increasingly dispersed employees. The smartphone wars heated up, as Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Microsoft battled for dominance. In addition to facing-off over hardware features and capabilities, many phone operating system developers competed over retail outlets and handset manufacturers. They also lured developers to build applic
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Android sales continue to snowball. In early December, Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted that Google is now activating about 300,000 Android handsets per day, compared with 60,000 a day at the beginning of the year. Two reasons for Android's ongoing success: Cameras that range between 5 and 8 megapixels and recorders capable of capturing video at 720p HD resolution. In addition, Google has attracted a growing stable of developers to its App Market. In March, there were more than 30,000 apps for Android; in December 2009, there were 16,000, Google said. Of these, about 39% of applications are paid for and 61% of applications are free, according to AndroLib estimates.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?