2）据gamasutra报道，谷歌最近发布其最新产品Nexus 4智能手机，更新版Nexus 7（3G）以及10英寸的Nexus 10平板电脑；这三款设备均运行最新版Android操作系统Jelly Bean 4.2。
Nexus 10由三星生产，拥有目前平板电脑的最高分辨率，即300ppi 2560 X 1600屏幕（超过了iPad的2048 X 1536 Retina屏幕），仅支持Wi-Fi网络，拥有前后置摄像头，2GB RAM以及1.7 GH的双核Exynos处理器。其中16GB设备售价为399美元，32GB售价为499美元，比iPad售价低100美元。
而更新版Nexus 7技术规格并未改变，不过引进了更高的存储容量并添加了3G支持，降低其售价以便同亚马逊及苹果同类产品相竞争。目前仅支持Wi-Fi的Nexus 7售价为199美元（16GB）和299美元（32GB）。而仅支持Wi-Fi网络的iPad Mini目前售价为329美元，兼容LTE网络的iPad Mini（32GB）设备售价高达559美元。
4）据insidemobileapps报道，动视暴雪日前宣布将推出两款新手机游戏《Skylanders Lost Islands》和《Skylanders Battlegrounds》（游戏邦注：该公司之前已向iOS平台发布《Skylanders Cloud Patrol》），前者是一款免费增值资源管理游戏，而后者则是付费版RPG游戏，拥有堪比掌机游戏的出精致画面。
1）Mobile web use to pass PC-based internet access by 2016
by Daniel Gumble
Set to hit 265m from the current 174m.
The number of consumers using mobile devices as their primary gateway to the internet continues to increase, with many making the move away from PC-based internet usage, IDC has reported.
Leading the trend is the US, with Western Europe and Japan following at around two years behind. It is thought that the number of people using PCs to access the web will fall from 240 million in 2012 to 225 million in 2016, while the number of mobile users will rise from 174 million to 265 million.
This means that in 2015 there will be more US consumers accessing the Internet through mobile devices instead of PCs for the first time ever.
Karsten Weide, programme VP of media & entertainment at IDC, said: “In the consumer world, mobile internet usage is already beginning to displace PC usage, and the United States is leading this trend.
“There has been much talk about how the future of the internet will be mobile first and PC second. In the United States, that future is now.”
The IDC report has also found that online PC activities will decrease, with the number of people using social networks such as Facebook on their PCs dropping from 66 per cent in 2012 to 52 per cent in 2016. Furthermore, the report suggests that international mobile advertising will almost quintuple from $6 billion to $28.8 billion in 2016.
Meanwhile, worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) m-commerce spending looks set to grow six fold between 2011 and 2016, reaching $223 billion at the end of the forecast period.
“The Great PC Exodus on the Internet is happening because the PC was never truly a consumer product,” added Weide. “Many consumers use them because there was no better alternative. Now, with the huge and growing installed base of more user-friendly tablets and smartphones, there are.”（source：mobile-ent）
2）Google unveils new Nexus devices, Android 4.2 OS
Kathleen De Vere
Google has expanded its Nexus line adding a Nexus 4 smartphone, a revamped version of the Nexus 7 tablet with options for 3G data, and a new 10 inch tablet dubbed the Nexus 10.
Unveiled today via blog post, all three devices run the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.2. The new version of the mobile operating system adds gesture typing controls, improved dictionaries and text-to-speech capabilities, support for multiple user profiles, wireless display sharing with an HDMI wireless display adaptor, expanded, actionable notifications and improvements to Google Now. Google has also introduced something it calls the Photo Sphere camera — its own answer to iOS 6’s panorama mode.
On the tablet side of things, the brand-new Samsung-built Nexus 10 has the highest resolution of any tablet currently available. The device comes witha 300ppi 2560 x 1600 display, larger the iPad’s 2048 x 1536 Retina display. The Wi-Fi only device comes with front and rear cameras, 2 GB of RAM and a 1.7 GH dual core Exynos processor. The 16 GB model will cost $399 and the 32 GB model will cost $499, making the Nexus 10 a full $100 cheaper than the comparable models of iPad.
While the Nexus 7’s technical specs remain unchanged, Google has introduced new models with higher storage capacity and added the option for 3G data. Google has also lowered the price on the Nexus 7 line to make it even more competitive against Amazon’s and Apple’s offerings. The Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 now costs $199 for a 16 GB device and $249 for a 32 GB device. An HSPA+ 3G enabled device with 32 GB of storage capacity will cost $299. By comparison, the standard 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad Mini is priced at $329, and a comparable 32 GB LTE iPad Mini will cost $559.
Finally, the new Nexus 4 smartphone comes with a 4.7” screen with 320 PPI display and 1280 x 768 resolution. The device also has a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera and is available with either 8 or 16 GB of storage. The phone has both NFC and Bluetooth, but does not support LTE internet. Prices range from $199 for a 16GB device with a two year contract to $349 for a fully unlocked 16 GB device.
The Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet will be available for purchase through the Google Play store on November 13. The new versions of the Nexus 7 tablets are shipping now.（source：insidemobileapps）
3）Fishing Joy franchise is generating $1.6 million a month in China
by Jon Jordan
Companies such as NaturalMotion and Supercell have revealed the sort of revenue you can generate from a top grossing game in the US and Europe.
But what about in China?
We can get an idea how that market is developing from publisher Punchbox. It’s released figures from its very popular Fishing Joy franchise of games.
Since 2011, they have been downloaded more than 120 million times, with monthly revenue from China in the region of 10 million RMB (around $1.6 million).
Reel them in
And the games are still performing well.
Fishing Joy 2 was the top grossing game for China Mobile during September 2012; generating 2.6 million RMB (around $420,000).
Indeed, across all its games, Chukong (the parent company of Punchbox) accounted for 4.5 percent of China Mobile’s games revenue during September.
The company is now looking to find success outside of China, most recently releasing Pocket Climber, which was in the US top 50 paid chart for two weeks. （source：pocketgamer）
4）Activision Blizzard unveils two new mobile Skylanders titles, Activate mobile-social platform
Video game giant Activision Blizzard unveiled today two new mobile Skylanders games and Activision Blizzard’s mobile-social platform Activate.
Skylanders Lost Islands and Skylanders Battlegrounds will join previously released Skylanders Cloud Patrol on iOS devices this fall. Lost Islands is a free-to-play resource management game in the same vein as DragonVale and The Simpsons: Tapped Out, but Lost Islands focuses less on managing a locale and more on building up the Skylanders characters. Skylanders Battlegrounds is a premium RPG game that’s running the same graphics engine as recently released Skylanders Giants in an effort to bring a console-like experience to mobile.
Alongside announcing two new Skylanders mobile titles, Activision Blizzard is throwing their hat in the mobile-social platform ring with Activate, joining competitors such as DeNA’s Mobage and Gree’s OpenFeint. Activate is a social platform that allows users to login into a mobile game with Facebook credentials for access to their friends list or create an account with Activate. For the two upcoming Skylanders games, Activate for example, allows for cloud storage meaning users can access their game state on any iOS device at any time. Activision Blizzard plans to roll out Activate to previously released games and all new ones going forward. A release date has not been set for the platform.（source：insidemobileapps）
5）Tablet or smartphone? It might depend on your age (charts)
By Ryan Kim
While tablets are shrinking and smartphones are just getting bigger, people are still using them in very different ways. Flurry has some new data to show just how the two devices diverge and how their users compare. And it generally comes down to this: tablets appeal to an older and more gender-balanced audience, who like to use their tablets for entertainment and media, preferably over long sessions at night.
Some of this has already been reported, but it’s interesting to see how the differences remain, even as tablets sales accelerate and smartphone adoption has passed the 50 percent mark in the U.S. The data, which was pulled from 500 million smart devices in use during September, show how tablets and smartphones serve different use cases and needs.
I found it interesting that tablet usage is pretty evenly balanced among men and women. We’ve reported last year that women have gravitated more to e-readers while men have adopted tablets, but it seems like tablets are now common ground for both genders. It’s also interesting to note just how much game-playing happens on tablets, which makes sense because as we’ve noted mobile games are most often played at home, where the tablet is most often used. （source：gigaom）
6）INFOGRAPHIC: 56 per cent of mobile users don’t trust mobile ads
by Zen Terrelonge
Despite that, 56 per cent are happy to put their faith in downloading mobile content.
Cross-platform app store Mobango has conducted a survey with mobile users in the UK, US, Italy and India to determine how they feel about the mobile web.
Most mobile users tend to have security fears and the infographic shows that 56 per cent of users don’t trust mobile ads, yet 56 per cent are happy to download content to their devices.
Meanwhile, India shows a higher consumption of the mobile web compared to western countries.（source：mobile-ent）