Our app-driven life: Smart-phone apps are becoming the north star for millions of Americans who use them to navigate through life – shopping, playing, reading, dating, learning, and more with their fingertips.
Christmas week saw a record 50 million iOS and Android devices activated, and more than 1.7 billion apps downloaded, according to analytics firm Flurry. On Christmas Day alone 17.4 million new devices were unwrapped.
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Motorola is hard at work on an 'X Phone,' a flagship smart phone that would stand out from handsets made by Apple and Samsung. But 'X Phone' development may be running into some early obstacles.
The new Google Maps iPhone app includes turn-by-turn directions, street-level photography of local neighborhoods and listings for more than 80 million businesses. The Google Maps iPhone app still lacks some of the mapping features available on Android phones, such as directions in malls and other buildings.