Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Chris Nuttall

Android overtaking the iPhone in the smartphone market may have been inevitable, but few expected it to happen this fast.

Android sailed past Apple on US smartphones in the first quarter, according to the NPD research firm, with 28 per cent of unit sales, compared to 36 per cent for BlackBerry maker RIM and 21 per cent for those using the Apple operating system. 

Chris Nuttall

Updated with analyst comment - Twenty-five years after a US regulatory decision enabled the development of Wi-Fi, a contest is developing over a new 60GHz standard for a next-generation multi-gigabit version of the technology.

The Wi-Fi Alliance entered the fray on Monday with a cooperation agreement with the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance on specifications for the development of a Wi-Fi certification program in the 60 GHz frequency band. At the same time, the existing WirelessHD Consortium is announcing the availability of its 1.1 specification for 60GHz.