The Signal: More iPhone Rumors

iPhone Wireles Updates: There are rumors swirling that iOS 5 will be enable iPhone and iPad users to update wirelessly. That would be really great, but we will have to wait and see if and when over-the-air updates become a reality.  Mashable

 

Android Over Apple: Several research firms have forecasted that the number of apps in the Android Market will surpass the number of apps in the Apple App Store by August 2011. Does this mean more revenue for mobile app developers in the Android Market? In the oversaturated app market, it’s hard to say whether or not this will be a good thing.  TechCrunch

 

Tablet Time: Looks like Martha Stewart was on to something: tablets are taking over. According to a recent Nielsen survey, tablet usage is taking away from desktop, e-reader, and gaming device usage.  GigaOm

 

Thin is In: Computer researchers are developing a phone that is as thin, flexible and light as paper. Cool. Apparently the material it is made out of is better for the environment too. Lightweight, durable, and eco-friendly? It sounds too good to be true—but then of course there’s the cost. The current prototype cost $7,000-$10,000 to make. Will this “PaperPhone” be the future of smartphones? Probably not with that price tag.  ABC News

 

Apple Loosening Up: It seems that Apple may be loosening its notoriously restrictive iPad subscription plan to attract more publishers. The first major magazine publisher to agree to an Apple subscription plan, Hearst has agreed to offer its iPad apps for Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine for $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year starting in July. Will other publishers follow suit?  VentureBeat

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