Tablets are considered in the same group as mobile phones because they run the same kind of operating system, so software works across both ranges of devices.
Between Android and the iPhone, there are nearly a half a million apps available. That's pretty impressive considering that three years ago, that number was 0.
Clearly, 2011 is going to be a year all about mobile. In addition to the introduction of the Verizon iPhone, 4G is going to spread all across the industry this year and sophisticated mobile gaming is expected to make a big entrance.
Even though Android is starting to become the most popular smartphone platform in the US, Gartner expects Apple's App Store to remain the strongest money earner until at least 2014.
Mark Raby Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
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