Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

Google’s latest update to Google Translate for its Android OS, out this week, supports offline translation, helping travelers out of tight spots or even just when ordering in restaurants — regardless of whether or not they have an internet connection.

The updates to the Google Translate app for Android apply to versions of the app on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and up, and the app supports translation between over 50 languages ranging from Italian to Arabic, though the offline version may provide less comprehensive options than the online version.

 Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty travelers

Travelers face a dilemma: they’ll often leave a phone in airplane mode to avoidexpensive roaming rates or a foreign SIM, but staying offline can break the translation services that might prove vital in a strange land. Google must have heard their plight, as a new version of Google Translate on Android adds the option to download offline packs for 50 different languages. They aren’t as full-featured as their cloud-based equivalents, although there’s good reason for the trimmed dictionaries — at least some packs are over 150MB each. Unless space is just too tight, however, anyone with at least Android 2.3 can ask dónde el baño es without risking some bill shock.

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Source: Engadget , HindutanTimes

Facebook today improved mobile app install ads — its developer-friendly mobile advertising product — to help iOS and Android applications reach smartphone owners based on their operating system or network connection.


The social network said that developers can now target their Facebook ads, which are designed to drive mobile application downloads, to people running specific versions of Android or iOS operating systems. They also can target devices on Wi-Fi connections.

“This is helpful if, for example, you are interested in connecting with iPad users that only have Wi-Fi access or prefer using Wi-Fi for data usage,” software engineer Calvin Grunewald wroteon Facebook’s developer blog.

Mobile app install ads were made available to all developers in October. The units turn Facebook’s mobile News Feed into a recruiting zone, as developers can pay to promote their apps to the social network’s mobile audience of more than 680 million people.

More than 20 percent of the top 100 iOS applications are using mobile app install ads, the company has said repeatedly. And Facebook is quick to point out that advertisers, such as Poshmark, a retail mobile app, are getting more bang for their buck.

Facebook also said today that it has made mobile app install ads easier to buy and create. The units are available for purchase through its ads center tool, which houses all of Facebook’s other ads products.

Source: Cnet

The month of March is not over, but statistics show the Android mobile operating system is trouncing Apple worldwide.

According to StatCounter Global Stats, Google’s mobile platform has reached double figures ahead of Apple’s iOS for March 2013.

With 37.16 percent, Android is topping the mobile operating system market share. The early March numbers do show an increase in usage compared to February, which accounted for 36.9 percent of the market share.

Apple’s iOS saw a slight decrease in the mobile market share from 27.21 percent in February to 27.2 percent this month.

According to StatCounter’s maps, the Android platform is widely used in China, Mexico, Russia, across South America, the Middle East, and most of Eastern Europe. Usage of Apple’s mobile operating system is popular in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States.

(Photo Credit: StatCounter Global Stats).

In the U.S., the tables are turned in Apple’s favor. The iOS market share reached 52.44 percent this month while Android accounted for 40.05 percent. Series 40, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Phone rounded the top five, respectively with less than two percent.

The Android market share in the U.S. is not breaking news for companies such as Samsung.Samsung Electronics Co. CEO J.K. Shin told the Wall Street Journal about his company’s position in the country.

“Innovation is what will get consumers to buy new devices. I don’t dwell on market share numbers, but I’m not satisfied with our market share in the U.S,” said Shin.

The Samsung CEO, however, still considers the South Korean-based organization as a “global player” in both the smartphone market and as a global company.

Source: Latinospost