IDC has released a new report on global smartphone shipments broken down by operating systems, revealing that iOS and Android collectively account for a staggering 92.3 percent of worldwide smartphones.
If you’re a tech journalist, you often get courted by hardware makers to review their latest wares. There’s usually a catch though. You can’t publish your findings until an agreed upon time and date. This is called an embargo. According to my Twitter stream, it looks like the embargo for reviews of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 lifted roughly few hours ago. I’ve spent all morning reading a number of them, and here are some snippets I’d like to share.
Facebook Home is going to launch tomorrow.
What is it? It’s a replacement Android launcher that takes over nearly every part of your phone. It changes your lock screen, it changes your home screen, it changes your app launcher, and it also installs this neat little messaging client called “Chat Heads”.
Yesterday, Facebook unveiled Home for Android, which transforms an Android phone into a Facebook/social phone.