Six clicks: Revolutionary advances in mobile from Android

Six clicks: Revolutionary advances in mobile from Android

Summary: When we think of mobile tech, minds invariably jump to Apple. The iPhone and the iPad have been such a success that many see them as spearheading the post-PC revolution. But let us not forget Android, the platform commands some 80 percent of shipments and sees some 1.5 million new devices being activated daily.

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  • Android – Big player with a massive install base

    When we think of mobile tech, minds invariably jump to Apple. The iPhone and the iPad have been such a success that many see them as spearheading the post-PC revolution. But let us not forget Android, the platform commands some 80 percent of shipments and sees some 1.5 million new devices being activated daily.

    And with players such as Samsung innovating like crazy, coming out with new devices what feels like daily, what we end up with is a healthy and vibrant ecosystem, and over the coming months and years we're going to see a lot of new stuff filtering into the Android ecosystem.

    This is the first installment in a series of daily Six Clicks galleries that are designed to celebrate revolutionary hardware and software advances that we'll be seeing in the near future. Let the 4th of July fireworks begin.

    Previously on Six Clicks:

  • Sensors

    Smartphones were the first devices to really bring sensors into the mainstream, with positioning via GPS being one of the earliest and most widely used.

    But sensors are expanding into new territory. Sensors that detect location and ambient light are being augmented by heart rate monitors and fitness sensors on handsets such as Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5, and these sensors will not only spark a new wave of third-party accessory devices and apps, but also make their way into cheaper devices.

    (Image: Samsung)

Topics: Mobility, Android, Hardware

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  • Adrian, I know you've drunk deep of rthe koolaid...

    But it's clear *most* of the world, when they think mobile, actually think Google and Android. You essentially admit it when you note that they own 80% of the market (well, unless you honestly believe all those people are buying an Android device while wistfully slapping their foreheads thinking "I could have had an iPhone").

    I think what you REALLY meant was "When techbloggers and media types think of mobile tech, our minds invariably jump to Apple." which is both true and kind of a problem with tech blogs...
    TheWerewolf
    • it'd be more accurate to suggest

      That when the majority of the world thinks smartphone they think Samsung and they think iPhone. They don't think Android and iOS until after they have already had one of the devices - and largely don't care - 'oh I love my android phone' said almost no one ever (who wasn't a fan boy) - where as 'i love my Galaxy S(insert number here)' or 'i love my iPhone' and yes even some people 'i love my Lumia (insert number here)'.

      The whole OS thing is a techy of fan boy/girl thing - the rest of the users (the majority) don't think that way I would suggest.
      aesonaus
      • Android != Samsung

        Samsung are high end Android device, the majority of the world is not buying high end devices. Hence Android != Samsung. Even in the developed world, Samsung accounts for less than half of all Android mobile devices. Droids, Nexus, HTC, etc.
        Rann Xeroxx
  • Sounds Familiar to Another Article by JK

    Six clicks: Revolutionary advances in mobile from Apple
    http://www.zdnet.com/six-clicks-revolutionary-advances-in-mobile-from-apple-7000030895/

    Is this a competition to see who can write the most click bait article ?
    5735guy
    • The fact that is was presented as a Gallery, tells you ...

      that is was click bait. I have pretty much stopped reading all Galleries. I come back to articles a little later and read the comments. If any insightful comments are made (and/or if the Author feels it important enough to comment on something said), then I know the Gallery might POSSIBLY be worth reading. I have also considered starting to contact Advertisers on these e-zines, and asking them if they are paying fees based on number of clicks, visitors or what. I think the current model of e-reporting is probably broken and the Gallery (in most cases) is a symptom of that brokenness.
      jkohut
      • Of course,

        jkohut, you do realize that ZDNet changed the gallery software months ago and it no longer reloads the entire page when you click on "Next" to move to the next photo in the gallery; it instead simply loads the next photo.

        All the "Six Clicks" articles are ZDNet's way of using this new gallery software for their forums. Now if they could just add editing to the comments section....
        benched42
        • @bendched42, I just tried

          and still do not like the "experience" the article could list all 6 items and the text in the meat of the article and then give me the option of mousing over a link or clicking on a link for the picture if I though it was of value. I can only guess that ZDNET sells ads based on number of clicks or some other thing tied to this, because it certainly does not promote any better understanding of the technical issues and details of what the author is trying to convey (at least for me). I clicked on the items above and attempted to be wowed or educated by the gallery/6clicks/whatever they want to call it, but to me it is of little value that could be better handled with an old fashioned article that let me decide what I wanted to look at based on the content; and made the picture an optional component. Others may love it.
          jkohut
  • No

    When I think of mobile devices I do not first think of Apple. Only Apple fanboys do so.
    Rann Xeroxx