GOOG Company Stories April 18, 2013

Nexus 10 is no iPad-killer, says strategy analyst

Strategy analyst Benedict Evans (via Daring Fireball) has done some admittedly rough-and-ready number-crunching on Nexus sales based on Google development data to come up with a figure of just 680,000 Nexus 10 tablets in use.

Given that Apple sold 36.9m iPads sold in the second half of 2012 alone, we’re guessing they’re not too concerned about the competition. Even the Microsoft Surface tablet is believed to have beaten the Nexus 10 numbers, with a rumored 1.5m sales.

GOOG Company Stories April 17, 2013

Google adds expandable sitelinks, quick view to mobile search

Google has rolled out two new features to mobile search that allow users to find results faster.

Users will notice expandable sitelinks that present popular links from certain websites directly from the search page rather than having to look for those important links from the website’s page.

Expandale sitelinks

Quick links will also begin appearing next to certain results, which offers users a faster way to preview a site before leaving the search page, much like how Google Images handles photo previews.

Quick view

Google says quick links will initially be limited to pages from Wikipedia, although the company expects to expand the feature to include more sites in the future.

(Source: Google)

via techin5.com

via techin5.com

Henry McCracken over at Time has done us all a favor by collecting various data sets that illustrate the state of iOS versus Android.

The data ranges from device marketshare to revenue from app downloads, which presents some stark differences between the two platforms.

We unpack the results below.

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