1/3 of smartphone owners open apps before getting out of bed
Doubting the importance of mobile applications to consumers? An Ericsson ConsumerLab study across the U.S, Europe and Japan reveals 35% of smartphone owners are firing up apps before they even get out of bed in the morning.
It also looked at how smartphones have filled in the traditional gaps in internet usage, whether that’s in bed, commuting or out at the gym, for example. So if you really want to be available whenever you’re needed, you really need to be mobile.
All the Google I/O keynotes and sessions
If you weren’t in attendance at the annual Google I/O event then you might be pleased to know videos from all the keynotes and sessions are available to watch via the Google Developers Youtube channel. For those interested in mobile and the Android operating system in particular, you’ll want Day One, which includes movies in the Android Market, the Google Music Beta, Android @ Home, and Android Open Accessory.
Here’s the Day One keynote to get you in the mood – sadly watching the videos doesn’t entitle you to the special edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1s given out at the event…
Mobile wireless storage for iOS devices
As more and more people are using their mobile to consume increasing amounts of entertainment, Seagate has announced the GoFlex which is a wireless external hard drive for your iPhone or iPad, and 500 GB should be enough to add a decent library of video, music, pictures and documents, as well as backing everything up in case your phone is lost or stolen.
Minor upgrades for iPhone 5? And will it be an iPhone 4S?
Apparently the new iPhone in September will be called the iPhone 4S, include minor cosmetic changes, better cameras, A5 dual-core processor and HSPA+ support, according to Jefferies & Co analyst Peter Misek, who has been quoted on the Forbes website.
Finally, don’t cross the road carrying your phone or iPad in Honolulu
A new law is likely to go into force soon in Honolulu, Hawaii which will make it illegal to hold an iPad or mobile phone while you’re crossing a city street, in an attempt to cut down accidents involving distracted pedestrians – but includes you even holding your phone whilst you’re crossing the road. Feel free to make up your own joke about Angry Birds crossing the street.