Apple Had 52 Percent Of Mobile Browsing Share At The End Of 2011

According to a recent report, Apple’s iOS device took around 52 percent of the mobile browsing share at the end of 2011 in December, in second place was Java ME with a 21.7 percent share.

Third place goes to Google’s Android OS with a 16.29 percent share, and next is Symbian with a 5.76 percent share, and after that we have BlackBerry with a 3.51 percent share, whilst other devices made up just 1.07 percent.

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India’s Akash $50 Budget Tablet Hits 1.4 Million Pre-orders In Two Weeks

We recently heard about the latest budget Android tablet from India, which is called the Akash, and now it looks like the device is going to be extremely popular as the manufacturers, Datawind have received over 1.4 million pre-orders in the first two weeks.

Datawind is stepping up production of the Akash to meet the massive demand, and will be opening a new factory to produce enough units to keep up with the orders.

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Twine Raises Over $500,000 On Kickstarter (video)

You might remember back in November we features a new device called Twine, which was looking to make the jump from concept to production over on the Kickstarter website. Well today the Twine device has made that jump raising a over $500,000 in pledges since its appearance on the Kickstarter website.

The Twine device which has generated so much interest from the Kickstarter community, is low-power 2.5″ square that works with real-time web software to make networked physical computing simple and versatile. Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Watch a video after the jump to see it in action.

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Plug Hub Cable Organiser (video)

If you are looking to take a little more control over the clutter of cables under neath your desk then the new Plug Hub might be worth more investigation. The Plug Hub has been designed to neatly conceal your power adapters and provide you with a cored management allowing you to store any extra cable that might not be require, out of sight. The Plug Hub has been invented by Jared Joyce and designed-by-comittee on the Quirky website.

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Researchers Unveil Living Neon Displays, Using Biopixels Made From Bacteria (video)

A research team comprising of biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego, have been able to create a living neon sign using bacterial cells that periodically fluoresce in together, just like blinking light bulbs.

The living neon displays are created using millions of living fluorescent Escherichia coli, a rod-shaped bacterium that live in our intestines. Watch the video after the jump more a demonstration.

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LG Connect 4G MS840 MetroPCS Android Handset Leaked

It looks like a new Android smartphone from LG is headed to MetroPCS, the LG Connect 4G, which you can see in the photo below, and the device features a 4 inch WVGA NOVA touchscreen display.

Processing on the LG Connect 4G is provided by a dual core processor, and it features 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot.

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Ask Ziggy, Windows Phone Alternative To Apple’s Siri (video)

Windows Phone users looking to add a personal voice assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri to their Windows smartphone. Might be interested in the new ‘Ask Ziggy’ application which has been created for Windows Phone and seems to provide an impressive alternative to Siri for Windows Phone users. The Ask Ziggy application is free to download and can be seen, being put through its paces, in the video after the jump.

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ReaderDock N-Station NOOK Speaker Dock (video)

NOOK owners looking for a speaker dock for their NOOK reader/tablet, might be interested to learn that ReaderDock has just unveiled its new N-Station which is expected to launch later this month. The N-Station NOOK Dock incorporates a pair of speakers and allows you to tilt and position your NOOK for perfect viewing.

Whilst docked in the N-Station your NOOK can be recharged and its compatible with both the NOOK Colour and NOOK Tablet. Watch a quick promotional video created by ReaderDock after the jump.

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Asus Transformer Prime Fans Launch Petition To Get Bootloader Unlocked

Yesterday we heard that Asus’s new quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 tablet, the Transformer Prime comes with a locked bootloader, which means developers won’t be able to create custom ROM’s for the device and it will only be able to run packages signed by Asus.

The developer community are less than pleased with Asus, and they have now launched a petition to both Asus and Nvidia in an attempt to get the locked bootloader removed.

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Another Steve Jobs Action Figure Appears Online

We have featured a number of different Steve Jobs action figures here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one is probably the most realistic looking to date, and it is made by a company called Inicons.

We presume that Apple will try and stop this Steve Jobs figure going on sale, as you can see from the photos below, the box it comes in is obviously inspired by Apple’s packaging.

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