Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday 10/9.
With Apple poised to release its overhauled iOS 7 mobile operating system to consumers on Sept. 18, company staffers are already testing iterative platform updates, 9to5Mac reports.
Having failed to excite buyers with its Surface tablets, Microsoft has stumbled on a new strategy: buy up iPad 2s, 3s, and 4s from owners and give them a minimum $200 gift certificate for Microsoft products.
Opera Software introduced Coast, a Web-browsing application optimized for Apple's bestselling iPad tablet.
Microsoft's update of OneNote for iOS enables iPad users to create SkyDrive notebooks as well as create, delete and rename sections, explained Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.
Looking to add the most compelling and innovative iOS applications to your Android-powered tablet? You may be out of luck, according to research firm Canalys' latest App Interrogator research report.
Android tablet users are being short changed when it comes to tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play store, according to research by Canalys.
Apple device owners exhibit significantly different application usage patterns based on whether they're accessing an iPhone or iPad tablet, according to new data issued by app analytics firm Flurry.
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.