IDC says 56.5% of all tablets shipped in Q1 2013 ran Android, but that’s half the story

IDC says 56.5% of all tablets shipped in Q1 2013 ran Android, but that’s half the story

The analysts at IDC have just published a report saying 49.2 million tablet devices were shipped during the first three months of 2013. Over half of them, 56.5% to be exact, ran Android, whereas iPads made up a 39.6% of the market. Devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT had a market share of less than 4%, which isn’t really a surprise given people’s response to Microsoft’s new operating system.

HTC’s Q1 2013 numbers are out, and they’re terrible; the company says Q2 is going to rock

HTC’s Q1 2013 numbers are out, and they’re terrible; the company says Q2 is going to rock

HTC has just published their Q1 2013 financial figures, and they’re not something one would call excellent. Revenues hit $1.45 billion, and profits were below the $3 million mark, but hey, a profit is a profit, and we don’t see that all too often in this industry.

Rumor: The Galaxy Note III will be less wide than the original, but significantly taller

Rumor: The Galaxy Note III will be less wide than the original, but significantly taller

Another day, another rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Today’s latest speculation, courtesy of SamMobile, says the Note III will be the exact same size as the Galaxy Mega 5.8. They also say it’ll have a 5.99 inch 1080p AMOLED screen that uses the same subpixel configuration as found in the GS4, it’ll have a new Exynos 5 Octa that uses ARM’s Mali-450 MP GPU, and it’ll have 3 GB of RAM.

Dear Samsung: Why don’t you just offer people battery covers with different texture options?

Dear Samsung: Why don’t you just offer people battery covers with different texture options?

Back when I was a PC user, there was only one computer brand I trusted: IBM. Every ThinkPad laptop I purchased from them came with one of the best keyboards to ever be designed in the history of keyboard making. Smack-dab in the middle of their keyboards there was a little stick that you could use as a mouse. They call it a “TrackPoint”.

Leak: The HTC M4, brought to you by @evleaks

Leak: The HTC M4, brought to you by @evleaks

If you’re a rumor junkie, then @evleaks needs no introduction. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, this guy has the best track record on the internet when it comes to product leaks. His latest illegal disclosure, featured on Phone Arena, is HTC’s M4.

Rumor: Sony’s Honami will have a huge camera sensor, glass lens, totally new software

Rumor: Sony’s Honami will have a huge camera sensor, glass lens, totally new software

The Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL are good devices. I’d go so far as to call them above average. But they’re not exactly the company’s best efforts. According to rumors that have been floating around the internets for the past few days, that’ll change this year with the introduction of two handsets currently code named Honami and Togari. The latter is supposed to be a massive 6.44 inch phablet, while the former will be a 5 inch imaging centric device.

There will be just one keynote at Google I/O this year, and it’s going to be three hours long

There will be just one keynote at Google I/O this year, and it’s going to be three hours long

At Google’s annual I/O conference, the company has typically held multiple keynotes split up over multiple days. That’s going to change this year according to AllThingsD, who discovered that Google has just published their I/O 2013 schedule. It looks like the search giant will have a three hour keynote on May 15th.

Video: Google shows off more of the Google Glass UI in this new one minute clip

Video: Google shows off more of the Google Glass UI in this new one minute clip

Despite the fact that a consumer version of Google Glass is still at least 12 months away from shipping, Google just loves to tease people. Their latest video, which clocks in at 68 seconds, demos how to use the touch pad located on the side of the device.

Qualcomm shipping test hardware that enables wireless charging at distances up to 45 mm

Qualcomm shipping test hardware that enables wireless charging at distances up to 45 mm

Wireless charging is great, but it’s currently plagued by a standards war. There’s the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), Qi, and the up and coming Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

Benchmarks reveal that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 uses a Marvell chip

Benchmarks reveal that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 uses a Marvell chip

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 earlier this week, they said it was running a dual core 1.2 GHz chip. Most people, myself included, automatically assumed that said chip would be provided either by Qualcomm or Broadcom, but apparently that assumption was incorrect.