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Six Drivers Of The $700B Mobile Internet

Source: TechCrunch

Source: TechCrunch.com

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Some Android Confectionery

Starting with the 1.5 version, Android releases have been given codenames consisting of names of sweets, candies, and other sugary foods. The platform version spanning from 4.1 to 4.3, for example, was codenamed Jelly Bean. And when version 4.4 came out, Google codenamed it KitKat (with Nestlé even launching their own promotion of Android Kit Kat bars with a chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet).

To make it sound more geeky, these confectionery codenames follow an alphabetical order. Some sites and forums are now predicting the names of future releases. I also heard Google built statues of these desserts in their heardquarters in Mountain View, California. Here’s the list:

Cupcake (Android 1.5)

Donut (Android 1.6)

Eclair (Android 2.0-2.1.x)

Froyo (Android 2.2.x)

Gingerbread (Android 2.3-2.3.x)

Honeycomb (Android 3.0-3.2)

Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x)

Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3)

KitKat (Android 4.4)

Lollipop (Android 5.0)

Internet Explorer Jokes

Internet Explorer used to be the world’s most popular Web browser, but since the launch of Firefox and Google Chrome, and later the increasing use of mobile operating systems like Android and iOS for which there is no IE version, its usage share has been declining until its number 1 position was overtaken by Chrome in 2012 (the end of the world for IE maybe?).

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With the advantages that other browsers had over Internet Explorer such as speed, simplicity and compliance with Web standards, many people started switching to these browsers. Worse yet some people even came up with jokes about IE that have gone viral on the Internet. Just for fun, here are some of them.

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