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Tablet Users Watch More Video Content

November 10th, 2011 11:21 admin View Comments

ooyala-150.pngAs Homer Simpson might say, D’oh. But the latest analytics from, an analytics service provider, bear this out. “On average, tablet viewers watched videos nearly 30 percent longer than when watching on their desktop,” their report says. Moreover, the tablet users would be twice as likely to watch their vids until the end.

Ooyala looks at more than a billion video analytics daily from all over the world, and their first-ever report aggregated this information in some other interesting factoids. For example, Facebook was 17 times more popular than Twitter in Italy, for example, but the two social media sites were used more or less equally in Japan. And non-traditional TV watching devices such as cord-cutting boxes like Boxee and video game consoles tripled the amount of videos they played during the last quarter, although they still have a minute market share. “Videos 10 minutes or longer accounted for 56 percent of the time played on tablets and 84 percent played on connected TV devices and game consoles,” they said.

Visit this link to download a copy of the full report.

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Android Honeycomb 3.1 Lands Today For Xoom Users

May 10th, 2011 05:15 admin View Comments

Android Honeycomb 3.1, Google’s tablet OS, is getting a major update today and it will be available first for the Motorola Xoom from Verizon. The new OS version includes a more powerful task handler that allows fro immediate shutdown of idle tasks without user intervention, an issue that has long plagued many Android versions.

Also included is widget resizing as well as direct phone to tablet USB support and USB input from controllers and keyboards. 3.1 will appear on Google TV devices like the Revue this summer.

Google TV will also be getting the Android Market at the same time, thereby improving the GTV experience considerably.

John Biggs is a Brooklyn-based writer. You can Tweet him here and email him at john at crunchgear dot com.

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