Worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2013, with total volumes plummeting 9.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, research firm IDC reports. Vendors still shipped 45.1 million units during the period, however, increasing 59.6 percent over the same quarter in 2012.
While a significant number of popular applications optimized for Apple's iPad have yet to migrate to tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system, the disparity between the two ecosystems is shrinking, contends Hugo Barra, Google's vice president of Android product management.
Google on Wednesday announced the next-gen Nexus 7 tablet, improving on the first Nexus 7 to challenge the iPad in the tablet arena.
Apple's changes to iPhone 5 and iPad displays are shifting the supply chain for the touchscreen industry, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Apple iPhone owners are significantly more likely to share digital content across social networks than consumers across other connected devices, according to a new study released by social media services firm ShareThis.
Apple is reportedly testing iPhones and iPads with larger screen sizes, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal. Apparently, the company's suppliers have been asked in recent months to furnish prototype screens that are larger than those used in current devices.
Microsoft's Surface Pro does a better job with data security and confidentiality, as well as computing power, than Apple's iPad, judged Marcus Bluestein, chief technology officer, and Nina Lukina, business analyst, at the law firm of Kraft & Kennedy.
After a two year hiatus due to licensing issues, the iOS version of the popular VLC video player is making a return to the App Store today.
Google is rolling out a revamped version of its popular Maps application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by dedicated support for the iPad tablet.
Apple and Square are partnering to sell docking stands that turn iPads into point-of-sale systems for retail stores beginning this week, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting.