International Bandwidth Usage Statistics

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.
A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are […]

International bandwidth usage has been growing at close to 60% year over year in the past 3 years. This explains the mammoth rise from consumption of close to 1.3 Terabyte per second to now over 30 Tbps.

A recent study by TeleGeography looked into the growth in usage pattern over the years worldwide. Here are the average bandwidth consumed in one second through these years

2002 : 1.3 Tbps
2003 : 2.5 Tbps
2004 : 3.6 Tbps
2005 : 5.1 Tbps
2006 : 7.05 Tbps
2007 : 11.5 Tbps
2008 : 19.1 Tbps
2009 : 31 Tbps


Global Spam Statistics

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.
So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is […]

Symantec has announced its latest MessageLabs report for April 2010 that looks into the proliferation of spam in the various geographies. There are some important take-aways from the study. For instance, 1 in 455.2 emails was phishing related whereas 1 in 1.11 emails was spam.

So which are the countries most affected by spam? Here is a list of countries that have the highest spam rates (based on the percentage of emails received that are spam).

1. Italy : 95.5%
2. Germany : 92.3%
3. Netherlands : 91.5%
4. Hong Kong : 91.0%
5. USA : 90.2%
6. UK : 89.4%
7. Australia : 89.4%
8. Canada : 88.9%
9. Japan : 86.9%


LG SU950 Android Smartphone Tech Specs

LG has announced the launch date for LG SU950, dubbed KU9500 in Korea. According to the latest statement, the device shall be available from May or June in Korea. Here are some notable features and technical specifications of the Android 2.1 device

Display : 3.5 inch AMOLED WVGA Display
Resolution : 800 x 400 pixels
Processor : 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Platform : Android OS 2.1
Camera : 5 megapixel
Connectivity : Terrestrial DMB, Wi-Fi with in-built GPS receiver

LG SU950 tech specs and pictures

The device should come with a virtual keyboard, ‘Scan Search’ augmented reality app and several other media options.

[via Softpedia]

Lenovo Z460 Ideapad Notebook Technical Specifications

Lenovo has launched its new Lenovo Z460 Ideapad in Beijing. The new notebook PC is notably different in looks to the other IdeaPad devices from Lenovo and the company has indicated that it will launch in the second half of 2010.

Here are some important tech specs and features on offer
Processor : Intel Core i3 2.13GHz 330M
Display : 14 inch 1366 x 768
Internal Memory : 2GB DDR3 RAM
Storage : 320GB SATA Hard Drive
Platform : Windows 7 Home Basic
Webcam : 1.3 megapixel
Graphics : ATI HD5145 processor

There is no clear idea on the price point of the device.

[via UberGizmo]

Google TV Launch In May

The much famed Google TV could be coming soon. According to a report published on Bloomberg, Sony is expected to make an announcement regarding the anticipated Google TV at a conference sponsored by Google on the 19th or 20th of next month.

The new range of televisions will sport Intel Atom chips customized to run with a new version of Android OS called DragonPoint. The result would be televisions and Blu-Ray DVD players with internet access. Logitech is also expected to play a part in this partnership by developing a keyboard that could work as a remote control.

[via Bloomberg]

HP Enters Smartphone Segment With Palm Acquisition

Finally the drama surrounding the acquisition of Palm came to an end with Hewlett Packard announcing that the company is acquiring Palm for an estimated $1.2 billion.

Making the announcement on the company’s website, Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group at HP said,

“Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique HP experience spanning multiple mobile connected devices. And, Palm possesses significant IP assets and has a highly skilled team. The smartphone market is large, profitable and rapidly growing, and companies that can provide an integrated device and experience command a higher share. Advances in mobility are offering significant opportunities, and HP intends to be a leader in this market.”

The acquisition is expected to be completed by July 31st of this year with every shareholder of Palm receiving $5.70 in cash for the stock that they hold.

[via HP]

How To Root HTC Desire Android Phone

Paul from Modaco has released the full guide on steps to root HTC Desire. Unsurprisingly, the rooting tutorial guide comes with several caveats with the most important one being that rooting will completely wipe your phone off and that there is no way at present to backup your device ROM. You can follow the complete tutorial here

Here is a gist of how to go about it

Step 1 : Backup your microSD card and turn it to a goldcard (A GoldCard is a special SD card which, when inserted into your device, allows you to flash RUU files with a different CID to your own device.)
Step 2 : Download a copy of ‘rooted update‘ and copy it on to your SD card
Step 3 : Turn off your HTC Desire and turn it back on by pressing the back button down. The screen will now display ‘FASTBOOT
Step 4 : Download ‘Test Ruu‘ to your computer. Connect your phone to your PC and run the file. Wait for it to complete the upgrade
Step 5 : The phone will now be turned off. Unplug it and press the volume button down to power it back on. You will see ‘HBOOT‘ displayed on the screen. Use the volume and power buttons to navigate through the options and select ‘RECOVERY‘.
Step 6 : The phone will display a Red triangle. At this point, plug your phone to a Mac OS X or Linux computer
Step 7 : Download ‘Push Files‘ and extract them to a folder on the computer. Run the ‘recovery-linux.sh‘ or ‘recovery-mac.sh‘ file as is appropriate
Step 8 : Use the optical trackball to navigate through ‘Wipe -> Wipe data /factory reset‘ then ‘Flash zip from sdcard‘. Select the rooted update and confirm.
Step 9 : The update will begin. Once the flash is complete, reboot the phone and your are done.

Vodafone 845 Technical Specifications And Price

Vodafone has unveiled its first Android powered handset for the UK market. The new handset that is now on display at the Vodafone website will offer the following tech specs

Display : 2.8″ resistive touch screen
OS : Android OS 2.1
Camera : 3.2 megapixel with video capture
Connectivity : 3G, Bluetooth. GPRS
HSDPA
Mobile TV Compatible

Vodafone 845 shall be launching in May and shall be available for a price of £130 ($198) in the UK market

[via]

Opera Mini On iPhone – Interesting Statistics

Opera has released its customary ‘State of the Mobile Web‘ report and this is the first report since the Opera Mini app for iPhone was approved by Apple few weeks earlier. So it is naturally interesting to see how the approval of the Opera Mini app helped the growth of the mobile web browser. Here […]

Opera has released its customary ‘State of the Mobile Web‘ report and this is the first report since the Opera Mini app for iPhone was approved by Apple few weeks earlier. So it is naturally interesting to see how the approval of the Opera Mini app helped the growth of the mobile web browser. Here are some interesting notes from the latest report (for the month of April)

  • Apple iPhone is the 3rd most popular device among Opera Mini users worldwide
  • Inside the US, Apple iPhone is already the number 1 device among Opera Mini users
  • USA has jumped from #8 to #5 in the top 10 countries list
  • Countries where iPhone is the most popular device
    • USA
    • UK
    • Australia
    • Korea
    • Canada
    • Germany
    • Japan


Online Video Viewing Statistics

eMarketer has published a fairly comprehensive statistics relating to online video viewership statistics for the American market. According to the study, this is how the online video viewership market has growin since 2008  (in terms of percentage of Internet users)
2008 : 59.7%
2009 : 63.8%
2010 : 66.7%
2011 : 69.9%
2012 : 73.1%
2013 : 75.2%
2014 : 77.0%
Online Video […]

eMarketer has published a fairly comprehensive statistics relating to online video viewership statistics for the American market. According to the study, this is how the online video viewership market has growin since 2008  (in terms of percentage of Internet users)

2008 : 59.7%
2009 : 63.8%
2010 : 66.7%
2011 : 69.9%
2012 : 73.1%
2013 : 75.2%
2014 : 77.0%

Online Video Viewership By Age
The numbers below are those estimated for 2010 and are provided as a percentage of total internet users in the age group

0 – 11 : 58.1%
12 – 17 : 79.0%
18 – 24 : 86.0%
25 – 34 : 84.1%
35 – 44 : 77.1%
45 – 54 : 58.1%
55 – 64 : 43.8%
65+ : 25.8%