Yahoo is at it again — making another bold move in the realm of mobile communications.
According to an announcement from the prominent Internet company, Yahoo! Inc. is launching Livetext, a new app for one-to-one live video texting on iPhone and Android phones.
Yahoo Livetext exists, the company says, to blend the convenience and ease of texting, with the immediacy and vividness of live video, but without the audio – so you can use it in any context, Yahoo says.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, iPhone, Mobile Apps, News, Platforms, Technology
Here at MMW, we don’t truck in rumors… except when they’re kinda juicy.
Let’s hear from a writer at ExtremeTech who provided the latest tasty bit:
“There are certain tech rumors that make the rounds so regularly, you could almost write the stories in advance. Every year, someone is going to buy AMD, graphene is just around the corner thanks to one major breakthrough or another, OLED televisions are finally going to hit the mass market at near-LCD prices (I cry inside every time this one turns out to be untrue) and, inevitably, Microsoft is going to give up on Windows Phone10 Mobile and make Android devices.”
Posted in Android, Announcements, Mobile Devices, Platforms, Rumors, Smartphones
In one week’s time, Apple Music will be up and streaming.
But Google isn’t standing by and letting Apple enter the streaming music market without as much formidable competition as possible.
This week, Google took a step that could be an attractive alternative to some music fans considering a subscription to Apple Music.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, Mobile Music, News, Platforms
Just as Apple prepares to unveil iOS 9 today for the kick-off of WWDC 2015, comScore is out with a new report pointing to the growing smartphone market share enjoyed by iOS in the U.S.
A global leader in digital media analytics, comScore says that in April 2015, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.1 percent OEM market share.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology
The line between traditional TV and online sources of programming is getting thinner and thinner.
Soon it may be gone entirely, if Google has its way. The company has a new plan.
“Publishers of internet video apps can now add linear channels of programming to the company’s Android TV platform, where these channels are going to be available in the same program grid also used to navigate broadcast TV networks,” notes Janko Roettgers in a recent story for Variety.
Posted in Android, Announcements, News, Platforms, Smartphones
Whose users — iOS or Android — engage the most? Turns out it’s Android customers by a 2-1 margin.
Urban Airship, a leading mobile engagement platform, just released its second “Mobile Engagement Benchmarks” report, which confirms this. The report analyzes notification engagement rates for both Android and iOS apps.
Interestingly, medium-performing Android apps have an average notification engagement rate of 20 percent versus 8 percent on iOS.
Posted in Android, Announcements, iOS, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, News, Platforms, Smartphones
Cyber security is a big issue these days in the mobile device industry, as cyber attacks, malware and malvertising continue to increase. To that end, Adblock Plus recently announced on their blog that they have a new, complete mobile ad blocking solution combined with an excellent browser, and that users can opt-in to start trying it.
Named Adblock Browser, it’s said to automatically block annoying ads on any Android smartphone, as well as keep the user safer from malware threats and give them more control of their browsing activities.
Posted in Android, Announcements, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology