Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Developer interest in iOS grows even as market for Android smartphones expands




The latest survey from a respected research firm has Android as the #1 smartphone platform in the US for the month of March. Nielsen reported this morning that Android tops the charts as the country’s leading smartphone platform with a 27.9 percent market share measured by units, followed by the iOS platform which grabbed 27 percent market share. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry came in third with 22 percent of the market.

Just six months ago iOS led the pack with 27.9 percent of the smartphone market, followed by RIM (27.4 percent) and Android (22.7 percent). Some 31.1 percent respondents planned on buying an Android phone in March versus a 30 percent inclination towards iPhones. That’s also an increase for Android from a 25.5 percent preference and a drop for the iPhone from 32.7 percent, both six months ago. And now, the good news…



Despite Android’s lead stemming from a rich assortment of devices in different shapes, sizes and price points sold by dozens of carriers around the world, iOS is still the platform of choice for app developers. According to another survey of 2,760 developers by Appcelerator, they remain strongly attracted to iOS as “fragmentation and tepid interest in current Android tablets chip away at Google’s recent momentum gains”. About two thirds of polled developers think it’s game over for other platforms, namely RIM, Nokia, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. Nearly the same proportion of respondents cited Android fragmentation as the biggest hurdle for the platform.

A whopping 91 percent are “very interested” in writing apps for the iPhone (86 percent for the iPad) versus 85 percent for Android phones (71 percent for Android tablets).




Despite Android’s lead, if I may add, Apple still controls about half the profits for the entire cellphone industry. That being said, it’s no wonder developers are shifting away from Android towards iOS. As I argued before, Android people reluctantly buy apps. The reasons are many, such as Android’s emphasis on ad-supported models and lower-quality apps in general. This tweet that sums it up best:

Room with 60 students. 40 have Android, 20 have iPhone. None of the Androids have ever bought a paid app. Almost all of the iPhones did.


*thanks 9to5Mac*

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- Posted using my iPhone 4

How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.2]

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 4.3.2 using PwnageTool for Mac.

This tutorial can be used for all devices compatible with pwnagetool 4.3.2 however each device requires a deferent size partition, for device specific tutorials please look here


Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.3.2, found here.

You will also need the 4.3.2 iPod Touch firmware.
4.3.2 (3G): iPod3,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!


Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.


Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.


Click Ok if presented with a warning.


Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar


Step Four
Click to select your iPod. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone. Click the blue arrow button to continue.


Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.


From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.


Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.


The General settings allows you to decide the partition size.


The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.


Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.


Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.


The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.


Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click theBlue arrow button to begin.


Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.


Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.


You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.


Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPod to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPod into DFU mode.


Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.


Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.


Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.


Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.










Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.


Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPod. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iPod OS 4.3.2!

***THANKS: Thank you to Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!


*thanks iclarified*  

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How to Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.2]


These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.3.2 using PwnageTool for Mac.
This tutorial can be used for all devices compatible with pwnagetool 4.3.2 however each device requires a deferent size partition, for device specific tutorials please look here
Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.3.2, found here.

You will also need the 4.3.2 iPod Touch firmware.
4.3.2 (4G): iPod4,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!


Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.


Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.


Click Ok if presented with a warning.


Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar


Step Four
Click to select your iPod. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone. Click the blue arrow button to continue.


Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.


From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.


Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.


The General settings allows you to decide the partition size.


The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.


Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.


Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.


The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.


Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click theBlue arrow button to begin.


Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.


Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.


You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.


Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPod to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPod into DFU mode.


Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.


Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.


Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.


Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.





Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.


Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPod. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iPod OS 4.3.2!

***THANKS: Thank you to Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!



*thanks iclarified*

Our new Forum is now open here or on the top tabs marks Forums, please register and post.. For the latest limera1n, rubyra1n, and all tech stories, follow us on Twitter at @iphonepixelpost or @limerain_com www.iPodSets.com - Posted using my iPhone 4