iOS 6 Grabbed 15 Percent Of iOS Users In Its First Day


Apple released the latest iteration of its mobile platform, iOS 6, on Wednesday and it looks like it has already made a huge dent in the platform’s software distribution. According to ChartBoost, 15 percent of iOS users upgraded to iOS 6 in the first 24 hours it was available.

Compare this to Android, where more than half of its users are still on Gingerbread, released in late 2010. Jelly Bean, released two months ago, only accounts for 1.2 percent of Android devices. 

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Monday, July 30th, 2012 news No Comments


Facebook Already Killed Its New 'Find Friends Nearby' Feature That Found People Around YouFacebook was stealth testing a new ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature over the weekend that would show the Facebook users who were around you—think Find My Friends on iOS or Where You At? on Boost Mobile—but has now pulled the feature completely.

The service was admittedly half-baked, there was no official announcement about the Find Friends Nearby and when we tried playing around with it on our phones, we found nobody near us. Facebook told Wired that Find Friends Nearby wasn’t actually intended to launch. Specifically Facebook said:

“This wasn’t a formal release—this was just something that a few engineers were testing. With all tests, some get released as full products, others don’t. Nothing more to say on this for now, but we’ll communicate to everyone when there is something to say.”

Looks like we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to creep on Facebook users in our vicinity. [Wired]

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The Overwhelming Android Sprawl, VisualizedYou’ve probably read about Android market fragmentation and wondered just how big a deal it is. This visualization spells out the problem tangentially: there are almost 4,000 unique Android devices out there running a single app available on Play. And only a very few of them run the most recent version.

The image was put together by Open Signal Maps to visualize the distribution of devices using their app. It includes data from 681,900 users, and breaks them down into almost 4,000 devices. Admittedly, that number is artificially high, because custom ROMs report identities differently.

But, the point here is that developing for Android is no longer as straightforward as it once was. With so many devices and an ever-expanding catalog of operating systems to cater for, it’s hardly surprising that Android support is shaky at best. By contrast, a similar image for an iOS app would only feature a handful of devices.

Oh, and if you were wondering, yes, that big green block occupying a ten percent share is the Samsung Galaxy S II. [Open Signal Maps via The Verge]

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aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more


aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings an overhauled player, NFS streaming and more

Folks enjoying all the tidbits aTV Flash (black) brings to the 2nd-gen Apple TV will be happy to know there’s a fresh update rolling out now. Inside v1.5, FireCore’s added new features such as NFS streaming, as well as including other minor things like extra transitions, subtle timing settings and support for more languages. In addition, and what’s perhaps the biggest enhancement, the $29.99 kit is also getting an all-new player, which promises a smoother playback regardless of the file type being used — not to mention it’s optimized for iOS 5. Of course, the refresh is gratis to those who’ve already shelled out the cash, and you can get to it by hitting the “Manage Extras” menu on Cupertino’s miniature box. Not familiar with aTV Flash? Give the source link below a quick click to peruse all about it.

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