i-phone analytic tool ‘Flurry’ has detected app store downloads from a device which reports itself as “not an iphone”, The Register reported yesterday.
Flurry gathers its data using an engine developers drop into their applications in exchange for a share of the data. That engine reports back to Flurry when the applications are executed, sharing data on the hardware on which its been installed as well as the frequency with which it’s run and other information of interest to developers.
On the company blog Flurry reports that 50 instances of tablet devices have been spotted downloading more than 200 applications, with the emphasis on games and media consumption rather than business apps.
The newest product in the apple product line us is due to be announced tomorrow and is widely expected to be a tablet style machine much like a larger version of the iphone.