Troy King from TheAndroidVibe.com is back with John and Nicholas on Google At A Glance. They talk about Microsoft’s new ‘Scroogled’ ad campaign, Android and iOS now make up 92% of smartphone market, HP jumps into the Chromebook market, 2,000 schools now using Chromebooks, Samsung dominating Android market and the Nexus 4 is finally available.
Guest: Troy King
Troy King is the host of The Android Vibe podcast, which can be found at theandroidvibe.com. The Android Vibe discusses the latest phones, tablets, and apps, and how to get the most from your Android device. Troy is also the owner of King Web Design, at kingwebdesignservices.com, where he helps businesses get the most from their web presence.
1. ’Scroogled’ Ad Campaign From Microsoft Is Back (video)
“Think Google respects your privacy? Think again.” Microsoft is back on the attack against Google. They say 70% of Gmail users don’t know Google scans their email to give them customized ads.
Google Statement: “Advertising keeps Google and many of the websites and services Google offers free of charge. No humans read your email or Google Account information in order to show you advertisements.”
2. Android And iOS Are 92% Of Global Smartphone Market
In Q4 of 2012, 152 million Android devices shipped and Android accounted for 70% of the global smartphone market.
Google’s platform is the “undisputed volume leader” of the smartphone industry. ”Android’s share of the global smartphone market has surged… Android’s challenge for 2013 will be to defend its leadership, not only against Apple, but also against an emerging wave of hungry challengers that includes Microsoft, Blackberry, Firefox and Tizen.”
3. HP Chromebook
HP has announced their first Chromebook. Despite being heavier and having a smaller battery life, the HP Pavillion 14 is the most expensive Chromebook yet at $329. It does however off a 14in screen and a faster processor.
2x As Many Chromebooks In Schools Compared To 3 Months Ago
Google has been working behind the scenes to get Chromebooks adopted in schools.
4. Samsung Dominated Android In Jan 2013
Localytics is out with their January 2013 report and says 8 out of the top 10 most popular Android devices were made by Samsung. The Galaxy SIII alone makes up nearly 10% of all Android traffic in January 2013.
“Galaxy” was more searched than “Android” in December 2012.
Samsung made up at least 47% of the market in Nov, Dec and Jan.
5. Nexus 4 Finally Shipping
After months of waiting, Google’s Nexus 4 is now easily available for purchase. The phone was first released mid-November 2012 but was plagued with inventory problems.