If the growth of Android smartphones continues at its current rate, the world’s population will need much larger hands.
That is, if you look at screen sizes rather than units sold, although the staggering smartphone fact-of-the-month is that the number of Android devices activated has doubled from 100m to 200m over the past six months. Read more
With the holiday shopping season now underway this Black Friday in the US and the Christmas rush also begun in the UK and elsewhere, there are many bargains to be had in tablets, laptops, digital cameras and big-screen TVs.
There are too many to list here (Retrevo is keeping tabs on some of them), but consider these 10 recommendations instead for stocking fillers under $100 or £100, as the case may be. Read more
Tech news from around the web:
China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest smartphone market by volume in the third quarter, Reuters reports. According to research company Strategy Analytics, smartphone shipments grew 58% to reach 23.9m units in China during the quarter, while US shipments fell 7% from the second quarter to reach 23.3m devices. Read more
Nokia has much resting on the launch of its first Windows smartphone, the Lumia 800, the first off the production line since its exclusive partnership was agreed with Microsoft in February. The phone is key for Nokia to claw back a position in high-end phones having been marginalised by Apple and Google’s Android in recent years, writes Daniel Thomas, FT telecoms correspondent. Read more
Time Out, the entertainment reviews and listings group, has acquired Keynoir, a London daily-deals service, for a sum well below its inspiration Groupon’s multi-billion-dollar valuation. Read more