Google’s Nexus S is making it to Indian, sooner than we thought. For Nokia, 2010 is the year of Ovi store which has crossed many milestones. Tablets are hitting netbook sales so far, now they will hit the prices too. As per unofficial estimates, Android market has 200,000 apps.
Google Nexus S in India
The most surprising and satisfying announcement of the week is Nexus S availability in India. For starters, Nexus S is one hell of a Android phone and probably the best available in the market. Most important thing on Nexus S launch in India is its price. At Rs. 24000, it is one of the most desirable smartphone. HTC has launched four phones – Desire, Desire HD, HD7 and Mozart. Nexus S will beat all the four phones in price and features too.
Year of Ovi store
For Nokia, 2010 is the year of Ovi store. Ovi has crossed several milestones and reached 3.5 million downloads a day with 250,000 new users signing up everyday. Good thing going on for Nokia but its strategy has been nothing but confusing. To start with there’s Symbian^3 operating system, now there are rumors that Nokia might launch a Windows phone and sometime next year a Meego phone will be ready. Isn’t it way too many for Nokia? And where exactly is Nokia going with all this?
Tablets hitting netbook prices and sales
2010 PC sales have already shown that tablets are hitting netbook sales. When sales go down, the price should go down too. And that is what’s happening. Tablets will be hitting the netbook prices too. ASUS which pioneered the netbook movement is already slashing the prices on its netbooks. Other players will follow suit. The best time to pick a netbook is in mid-2011. That’s when an army of tablets from all corners of the world will hit the market.
200,000 apps for Android
As per AndroLib an independent Android app tracker, Android market place now has 200,000 apps. The figure could be inflated a little but it should be around that. Great news for Android and not so for iOS. Off late, I am picking up a lot of chatter onthe latest Android apps being launched. All the apps or the popular ones which are on iOS are being developed for Android too. Apple store as per the two month old estimate has 300,000 apps in its app store. Android is closing that gap pretty quickly. If we add this statistic to the 300,000 android phones being activated every day, iPhone camp will be doubly worried. The real question is : Should Apple worry about Android’s success at all?