Android Gains on iOS
According to Andy Rubin, Android is now seeing over 850,000 device activations per day. This is an improvement of 150k since January. There are currently more than 300 million device activations to date, with iOS showing around 315 million activations. The numbers seem to suggest that Android will eventually have more activations than iOS has sales. The Android Market now boasts 450,000 apps, up from 150,000 apps last year and right behind Apple’s App Store at 500,000.
Set Gmail as your Default Mail Client
With some HTML 5 magic, you can now easily set Gmail as your default mail client in Chrome. No need for unnecessary apps or hacks. It’s highly annoying when you click a link only to find your computer launching some mail client you never use. I think it’s been well over a decade that I’ve actually used anything but the Gmail web interface. Finally, Google has fixed things so that I won’t have to dodge those pesky mailto links.
Starting today, thanks to the magic of HTML5 things are getting simpler. Now, when you go to Gmail in Chrome, you will be asked if you want Gmail to open all email links. Say yes, and clicking on email links in any application on your computer will open a fresh Gmail compose window.
New Google Privacy Effective Immediately
via LA Times
Nokia Launches 808 Pureview with 41-megapixel Camera
Yes, you read that right, Nokia just launched a device with a 41 megapixel camera. To put that in perspective, the iPhone 4S is rocking 8 megapixels. To be fair, the 808 Pureview is definitely geared towards camera enthusiasts. Despite Nokia’s commitment to Windows Phone, the OS is Symbian Belle. It has a durable construction with a 4-inch display and a 1.3GHz single-core chip. It’s expected to reach Europe in the next quarter for a price of 450 Euros. I’m sure there are quite a few photogs out there looking to see this device in the US.
via EngadgetCategory: Tech Week In Review | Tags: 41-megapixel, 808 pureview, android, chrome, default mail client, gmail, google, internet privacy, ios, nokia, Privacy