For the first time in many quarters, Android market share in the US fell. iOS’s market share has risen during the same period which is largely attributed to the Verizon effect. Hulu Plus and Cut the rope have arrived for Android phones by taking different routes.
Hulu Plus Android app lets premium subscribers watch TV shows on their Android phones. The only problem is, Hulu Plus is compatible with six devices only. The Nexus One, Nexus S, Droid 2, Droid X, HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola Atrix. Hulu Plus is available for free on the Android market.
Cut the Rope an addictive app which found its popularity on iPhone has found its way to Android phones. The game is available exclusively on GetJar. It should be available on Android Market very soon.
Sony Ericsson has launched two Android phones in its Xperia series. Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is a phone with rugged looks and works as it should. It is a water resistant, dust proof and scratch resistant phone. Xperia Active is the phone Maria Sharapova is taking to the Wimbledon. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is a Android 2.3 powered phone with 8 megapixel Exmor R camera and 1 Ghz processor.
Android’s market share has dropped for the first time in quite a few quarters. Android’s share dropped from 52.4% to 49.5%. Its second drop since the OS came out.
Dell has launched its first ever Android phone, Dell Aero in India. We feel that it’s nothing but a clearance sale as Aero doesn’t have much to offer in India’s Android market.
Slowly but surely, Android 2.3 phones in India are growing. There are phones which are getting manufacturer upgrades, some re-branded phones are getting it from manufacturers elsewhere like Spice Mi410 and some can be rooted and upgraded. Here’s a full list of Android 2.3 phones in India.
Dual core phones are quite the rage. India has already seen 3 dual core phones and we compared them spec by spec. Samsung Galaxy S2 appears to be a winner leaving behind HTC Sensation and LG Optimus 2X.