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Monday, January 31, 2011

Three UK releases Android 2.2 its HTC Wildfire

If you fall within the HTC Wildfire / Three UK MObile phone ownership demographic today is going to be a memorable day – the network has just launched its Android 2.2 “FroYo” update for the little HTC Android phone. And it is useful for every time. This HTC Mobile Can be available to very soon for low price...

Three Indian Twitter and we’ve just had an email from an unbelievably excited reader in Ireland who’s received the update. So it’s a definite goer. 100% confirmed. Live. Out now.

htc wildfire froyo three uk

Check for updates. Check for updates again. You know the drill.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nokia connecting New Mobile Android or Windows Phone 7

World's largest mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is planning to take a revolutionary step after its disappointing Q4 2010 financial results. Media reported that Nokia has plans to adopt another popular operating system to make its handsets more attractive and acceptable.

While responding to queries, Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop said indirectly that the Finnish company may adopt operating systems like Google Android or Windows Phone 7. Analysts opinionated that Elop's former connection with Microsoft may help him to connect his current company with former. If all things work well, we can expect Nokia smartphones running on Windows Phone 7 OS.

“In addition to great device experiences we must build, capitalise and/or join a competitive ecosystem. The ecosystem approach we select must be comprehensive and cover a wide range of utilities and services that customers expect today and anticipate in the future,” Elop said while commenting on Nokia’s financial figures. And Many feature include in nokia phones

Currently, Nokia handsets are running on Symbian and MeeGo operating systems. With the emergence of Android OS, other giants like Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericson shifted to this and gained more popularity with a wide range of products. Also, Apple introduced energizing changes to their iOS that powers the iphones. This lead to the decline of Nokia's market share.I think nokia market will be up in future.

Now, Nokia has identified the need to change the 'ecosystem' for a better future. If Nokia decide to adopt Android or Windows, then it will be the end of Symbian, the world’s most popular Mobile Operating System. Anyhow let us wait and see whether Nokia axes Symbian to embrace Android or Windows phone 7.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Android OS 3.0 Is for Tablets, Not in Smartphones

Tablets are getting an exclusive treatment when Android OS 3.0, aka Honeycomb, hits the market: the new version of Google's operating system will never see the light of day on smartphones.

Several Android OS OS 3.0-based tablets were announced earlier this month at CES, including Motorola xoom , but all the smartphones unveiled at that tradeshow are going to run Android OS 2.1, 2.2, or 2.3.

Motorola Xoom with Android OS 3.0Honeycomb supports higher screen resolutions than OS 2.x, and has a user interface created for large screens -- a UI that wouldn't really work on a smartphone screen because so many of the elements would be tiny and therefore hard to control.

A Tale of Two Versions
"We took the opportunity with Android 3.0 to enhance the UI. Right now it's a tablet operating system," said Dave Burke, Director of Engineering of Android at Google, when asked whether or not Honeycomb would be coming to smartphones sometime in the future.

This lends credence to previous reports that smartphones would continue on with Android 2.x, while tablets moved on to Android 3.x. But given the split, it may have been a misnomer on the part of Google to refer to Honeycomb as Android OS 3.0, as it may leave smartphone users thinking they have an outdated version of the operating system simply because they are running something in the 2.x series when, in fact, they have the most recent one for smartphones.

Information leaking out about the next version of Google's operating system, code-named Ice Cream, indicates that this version will be called Android OS 2.4, and will therefore be for smartphones. And Google OS 3.0 is very useful tablet Not in smartphones....

Google does intend to rectify this split sometime down the road, however. Burke said that the company intends to unite the numbers systems, so that Android OS 2.x is no longer just for smartphones and OS 3.x for tablets.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Great Review of Microsoft Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft. You've probably seen the commercials by now, and they're accurate: Windows Phone 7 is unique.

Microsoft Windows PhoneThis review will explain the main features of the latest mobile phone operating system from Microsoft and, as appropriate, the similarities and differences of Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems.

It is important to remember that this is an entirely new operating system. If you're used to Microsoft's previous OS, Windows Mobile, this will be a big change, but in my opinion, it is a change for the better.


When you first turn on the phone, you are prompted to go through any necessary carrier-specific setups, and then, to any of your various personal accounts -- Windows Live, Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange accounts, and the like (Twitter is unfortunately not one of the social-networking services integrated into the OS at this time).

It will take some time for all of your information to sync to your phone, but once it does, you will see a series of live tiles on the home screen that are constantly updating each time you turn the phone on. This is a big difference from other devices, such as the iPhone and Android phones, where you might be faced with several pages of apps. You can load apps on a Windows Phone 7 device, of course, but they aren't the center of the overall user experience.


There are many features And controlls of the microsoft windows phone 7

HTC HD7 with Microsoft Windows Phone 7The live tiles on the home screen serve as the hub for all of your activity. The top left tile is for the phone, and a single tap goes straight to your call history. Icons at the bottom of this screen show how many voicemail messages you have waiting, bring up the dial pad, or take you to the address book to look up a phone number. The three small dots to the right of those icons on the bottom of the call history screen alert you to the presence of an extended menu; in this case, the icons rise to the middle of the screen and you can see the legend for each, in case you weren't sure what one of them was for. You're also shown options to delete the call history or to jump to the call settings area of the device. This device is the HTC company. And its very amazing mobile.

Back on the home screen, the next tile to the right is 'People', and this is where social networking fans will spend a great deal of time. The tile itself constantly updates to show photos of your friends, which is a nice touch. Tapping on that tile launches the People area of the phone, with sections entitled 'What's New', 'Recent', and 'All'. What's New is updated with your Facebook happenings and Recent reminds you of who you have recently called or contacted, serving as a "people history" of sorts. Contacts is self-explanatory, with large, easy-to-read text and photos of your friends and family, with quick links to search your list or add a new contact.

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 People ScreenThe Messaging tile on the home screen is where you'll find all of your text messages, arranged by contact into conversations. Tapping on a person's name (or on a phone number if the sender isn't in your contact list) will take you straight to the messaging screen; the icons at the bottom are used to send the message or attach a photo.

The Email tile is next, and the number on the tile shows how many unread messages you have in your inbox. Icons at the bottom of the email page are used to compose a new message, select multiple messages at once, view your mail folders, and sync. Tap to extend the menu and you can jump to the settings page or add a new mail account.

if you're an AT&T user, the next home screen tile is AT&T U-verse Mobile. That particular tile is orange instead of blue like most of the others. That same theme is carried through to the application page, where all of the carrier-specific apps have orange icons, making them easier to find and more distinct from the built-in apps on Windows Phone 7. Windows 7 phone is touchable mode phone. So i think this are the great news for all phones market.

Below that, you'll find the tiles for Internet Explorer and Xbox Live, and then the Calendar tile, which shows the details for your next appointment. The calendar is nicely done, with automatic coding based on the source for each appointment. Windows Live events are blue, while events from my Google calendar are red -- this is quite handy for keeping my corporate and personal calendars separate. At this point, the only options are the agenda and day views, with no weekly view. There is a monthly calendar view, but the details on that one are too small to read.

The Pictures tile on the home screen as well as the Pictures app itself includes the photos you've taken as well as photos from your Facebook feed. It randomly displays different photos and adds a more personal touch to the home screen of your device. You can choose between viewing all of your photos, your favorites, or choosing by date.

The Music and Video tile is next, with links to the music player, videos podcasts, the radio, and the Zune Marketplace. You can connect your Windows Phone 7 device to your computer in order to sync over your music.

Marketplace is where you'll go to get more apps (games are also available on the Xbox Live tile mentioned above). Though the selection is relatively small at the moment, many familiar iOS developers are also porting their apps to the Windows Phone 7 platform. Swipe left and right to discover the top apps, new apps, free apps, and to browse by category.

Two more carrier-specific tiles are next, at least on my loaner device: AT&T Navigator and AT&T Radio.

Below that is the Daily Briefing tile, which is the gateway to a nifty service that I don't believe should be buried so far down on the home screen. A single tap takes you to all of the info you need to know every day -- the weather, the top news stories, and stock price updates. Swipe left and right to access each section of the Daily Briefing. You'll have to enter in the necessary information about the stocks you're following and the news categories you want to follow, but it still works well and does a good job of organizing the day's information into a usable format.

Dell Venue Pro with Windows Phone 7The last two home screen tiles are for your personal profile and corporate email, assuming you have access to your company's Exchange server. The Me tile includes all of my Messenger and Facebook posts in one place, making it easy to look back and see what was happening at a specific point in time. I hope that when Twitter integration is added in a future update to Windows Phone 7, all of those tweets will be added to the Me tile.

Many devices also have an Office tile, which lead to apps for working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

The final piece of the puzzle is the Settings area, which is accessed by tapping the small right arrow at the top right corner of the screen and then scrolling down. There are two sections, one for system settings and one for application settings; switch between the two by swiping your finger left or right. The system settings are rather obvious: ringtones & sounds, theme, airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, email & accounts, lock & wallpaper, location, cellular, date & time, brightness, keyboard, region & language, ease of access, speech, find my phone, phone update, and about.

A small arrow to the right of all these tiles takes you to an alphabetic list of all the software installed on the Windows Phone. You can make any of these apps into a tile to be displayed on the home screen if it's one of your favorites, but this second screen is where you find apps you don't use every day.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Android source code, Java, and copyright infringement: what's going on?

So it's been a fun day of armchair code forensics and legal analysis on the web after Florian Mueller published a piece this morning alleging Google directly copied somewhere between 37 and 44 Java source files in Android. That's of course a major accusation, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement related to Java, and it prompted some extremely harsh technical rebuttals, like this one from ZDNet and this one from Ars Technica. The objections in short: the files in question are test files, aren't important, probably don't ship with Android, and everyone is making a hullabaloo over nothing.

We'll just say this straight out: from a technical perspective, these objections are completely valid. The files in question do appear to be test files, some of them were removed, and there's simply no way of knowing if any of them ended up in a shipping Android handset. But -- and this is a big but -- that's just the technical story. From a legal perspective, it seems very likely that these files create increased copyright liability for Google, because the state of our current copyright law doesn't make exceptions for how source code trees work, or whether or not a script pasted in a different license, or whether these files made it into handsets. The single most relevant legal question is whether or not copying and distributing these files was authorized by Oracle, and the answer clearly appears to be "nope" -- even if Oracle licensed the code under the GPL. Why? Because somewhere along the line, Google took Oracle's code, replaced the GPL language with the incompatible Apache Open Source License, and distributed the code under that license publicly. That's all it takes -- if Google violated the GPL by changing the license, it also infringed Oracle's underlying copyright. It doesn't matter if a Google employee, a script, a robot, or Eric Schmidt's cat made the change -- once you've created or distributed an unauthorized copy, you're liable for infringement.*

Why does this matter? Because we're hearing that Oracle is dead-set on winning this case and eventually extracting a per-handset royalty on every Android handset shipped. In that context, "those files aren't important!" isn't a winning or persuasive argument -- and the more these little infringements add up, the worse things look for Google. Whether or not these files are a "smoking gun" isn't the issue -- it's whether Android infringes Oracle's patents and copyrights, since the consequences either way will be monumental and far-reaching. Ultimately, though, the only person who can resolve all of this for certain is a judge -- and it's going to take a lot more time and research to get there.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MegaReader brings true multitasking to the iPhone, lets you walk and read at the same time (video)

Galaxy S owners will already be familiar with the awesome power of overlaying text on a live view of their phone's camera feed, but now their iPhone counterparts get to join in the fun as well. MegaReader, an e-reading app that's survived the cutthroat App Store waters long enough to reach version 2.1, has just added a "Heads Up Display" feature to its list of attributes. Its function is to make your iPhone appear transparent, which is achieved by relaying camera images of what's behind the phone to its front. A real life saver, a mere gimmick, or a golden opportunity for a hilarious promo video? Why not all three?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pocket Empires Online - The Ultimate MMO Strategy game on Android!

Pocket Empires Online is an Android-only MMO strategy game developed by Pocket Play which consists of real-time continual game play. When starting the game for the first time, users are given a few options to choose from including which faction – Dragon or Phoenix – to belong to, gender and lord’s name.

When entering the game you will notice a playing board that is similar to other known strategy games such as Age of Empires or Civilization, where building, researching, and harvesting can be conducted. This game is time-based so building and research takes a certain amount of time as does travelling around the board. Reputation, Honor and Wealth increase as the levels of buildings get higher, monsters are fought and conquered, fights against the opposing fraction are won and troops or monsters are sold through the Pocket Empires Market. Eventually, a character will move on to conquer empty towns or towns belonging to the opposite fraction that reside on the open map – in or out of the War Zone – and which will in turn leads to a character being strong enough to conquer the strategically put Strongholds that give extra advantages.

Having personally been playing this game since last April and aside from the minor bugs – that used to be solved within a matter of a few hours – that are inadvertently introduced with previous updates and new features, no real problems with this game have been spotted. For anyone who likes persistent MMO strategy games, this would be the ideal candidate for non-stop fun. Just bear in mind that getting attacked when offline is inevitable!

Features of Pocket Empires Online:

  • Over 10 unique structures to build your city
  • Over 30 different creatures to be recruited or captured – including fraction-specific monsters
  • Over 40 technologies and 50 items to enhance your power, speed, defence
  • Massive map including Fraction sides and War Zone
  • Alliances that users can join for help and to fight in groups with ranks – Commander, Generals, Colonels, Captains and Members
  • Market where troops and monsters can be sold or bought
  • Unique in-game currency (gems) that is used to revive lost troops which can be acquired while playing as well as bought for $’s using PayPal or the user’s Mobile Phone Provider
  • Ongoing game updates introducing more exciting features
  • Titles and awards
  • Top Ranks

Pros of Pocket Empire Online:

  • In-depth game play with simple steps and many warriors willing to help anyone who joins their alliance
  • Real interactivity with buildings and monsters as well as spies
  • High-Quality graphics both in the initial page as well as on the map and fully customizable features
  • Great in-game and developer responsiveness
  • Huge numbers of warriors in both Fractions
  • Extensive list of reports available for fights, raiding, spying and stock management statistics
  • Practically indefinite gameplay
  • Huge variety of boosts available to be purchased with the in-game currency (Gems)

Cons of Pocket Empire Online:

  • No sound effects
  • Requires a certain degree of patience as buildings take some time to build and attacks can take hours in certain cases depending on the distance

Final Verdict

A solid title with great features that could keep anyone on his/her toes, especially when fighting warriors of the opposite fraction in the War Zone. Pocket Empires is free to download from the Android Market and ad supported with discrete adverts that appear only when using the menu.

Download Instructions

Via Android Market

  1. Go to 'Market' on your Android-powered device.
  2. Select 'Search'.
  3. Enter 'Pocket Empires Online' into the search field.
  4. Once you've found the 'Pocket Empires Online' app, touch to install.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with the installation.

2011 Promises To Be A Great Year For Android OS

After 2010 which saw Android market growing by leaps and bound, 2011 promises to be another great year for Android OS.

Android OS VS iOS

According to analysts firms, Android OS market will witness a significant growth in coming months. According to analyst firm Ovum, the Android OS market will be powered by shipments of tablets equipped with Android OS. According to Tony Cripps, an Ovum analyst, Android and Chrome OS will witness heavy sales in the next 5 years.

Challenge For iOS

It is anticipated that the with the growth in the Android market, Apple’s iOS will increasingly face the heat and by the end of the forecast period, Android might well push Apple’s iOS in the second place. Notably a recent report by research firm The Nielsen Company, highlighted the growth in sales of smartphones powered by Android OS.

Meanwhile, independent telecom research firm Telsyte has maintained that though Apple will continue to enjoy the number one status this year, the fastest growing mobile OS platform will still be Android. Foad Fadaghi, research director at Telsyte said that that the Android platform is increasingly gaining popularity among the users and several of its applications are making it highly popular among users.

But there are some issues which need to be addressed by Android, if it wants to gain the leadership in the OS market. Issues like fragmentation and vulnerability to malware attacks needs to be fixed as these are the major roadblocks in the growth of the OS.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

In Android - Automatically Start activity after complete video

Hello ,

Today we have discussed about video finish or playing video when then another activity start.

In complete video You have to put Listener for video properties.

This are the basic funda for playing video in android.

So this are the code below.

vd is the VideoView variable.

First of all pass uri.

Uri uri = Uri.parse("PATH OF VIDEO");

Then set media controller And set video uri ....

MediaController mc = new MediaController(this);




Now On complete video setoncompletelistner properties on VideoView this code below....

vd.setOnCompletionListener(new MediaPlayer.OnCompletionListener() {


public void onCompletion(MediaPlayer mp) {

Log.v("log_tag","Complete Video");



Friday, January 14, 2011

Android Finally Passes iOS (In Ad Impressions)

Millenial Media has put together a report on the smartphone world, as observed from their ad impressions, and Android has now officially overtaken iOS! Android now officially has 46% of their market, beating iOS’ 32% — the two have been nigh on equal for the last couple of months:

For the first time, we saw Android surpass iOS as the largest Smartphone operating System on our network last month, with an 8% month-over-month increase and 46% of the impression share. iOS represented 32% of the impression share. In 2011, we anticipate that we’ll continue to see increased platform diversity with not only Android, but RIM and Windows Phone 7 applying pressure on iOS. This prediction once again stresses the importance of advertising and developing across platforms.

With the ever declining RIM and Symbian but the potential growth of WP7, the next 12 months will be very interesting to see who grows and who shrinks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Acer 7 and 4.8 Inch Slates Spotted at CES, No Names and Specs Yet

Aside from the 10 inch Iconis A500 tablet announced at CES just days ago, Acer also allowed the press to have a glance at two brand new slates. One of them measures 4.8 inches in screen diagonal and can be seen below, while the second is pictured at the end of the article.

Sadly there’s no name for these new products and no trace of specs, for now. These are not concepts, since Acer really plans on releasing them, but there’s no launch date known. OS is also a mystery, as well as the CPU of choice, although we’re guessing that Android and Tegra 2 might be favorites.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Check Internet Connection in android

Hello Friends,

Today discussed about how to check internet connection in android... This is very simple code implement..

First In androidmanifest.xml file give the permission of internet given below.

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"></uses-permission>

And Internet Connection code given below. This are simply create one checkinternetconnection() function.

So this code given below.

Code ::::::::::

private boolean checkInternetConnection() {

ConnectivityManager conMgr = (ConnectivityManager) getSystemService (Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE);


if (conMgr.getActiveNetworkInfo() != null

&& conMgr.getActiveNetworkInfo().isAvailable()

&& conMgr.getActiveNetworkInfo().isConnected()) {

return true;

} else {

Log.v(TAG, "Internet Connection Not Present");

return false;




CES: At CES, Android's rise, Windows' demise

Nvidia's CES booth: lots of Android tablets.

Nvidia's CES booth: lots of Android tablets.

For me, the essence of the four days I spent at CES can be boiled down to four booths with two competing personal computing dynamics: two of those booths represent the PC's future, two do not.

Here's the quickest way to make the point. Google's Android is the future and Microsoft Windows--let me put this delicately--is the present. More specifically: Motorola-Nvidia (Android) are on one side, and Microsoft-Intel (Windows) are on the other.

The Motorola and Nvidia booths shouted future. Lots of Android tablets, high-end Android smartphones, and a very interesting Motorola technology called Atrix 4G. (See embedded video of the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone: it plugs into a dock that looks and acts just like an ultrathin laptop. Be sure to wait until the 1:00 mark to see why it's not a laptop).

Motorola's booth was easily one of the most forward-looking at CES. Right out front was the Atrix 4G demo and just behind that was its Xoom tablet. Both extremely impressive products--and both powered by Nvidia dual-core Tegra 2 processors. (The Xoom tablet, by the way, won CNET's Best of Show award at CES.)

My not-too-bold prediction is that the Xoom becomes one of the iPad's biggest rivals, just as the Droid has successfully taken on the iPhone. Motorola obviously takes the Android Honeycomb-based Xoom design very seriously. Plus, there is no laptop legacy holding Motorola back. It's obviously going after the PC customer aggressively with both the Droid and the Xoom.

Nvidia's floor area was stuffed with tablets powered by its Tegra processors based on the power-frugal ARM chip design. Graphics chips for gaming PCs, Nvidia's strong suit to date, seemed to be a side show.

And the two companies seem to be synchronizing their visions of the future. Simply stated, put the PC in your pocket. Nvidia is betting the company on ARM chips and Motorola--for now at least--is betting its products on Nvidia processors.

The scene was very different at the Microsoft and Intel booths. I didn't see a lot at either booth that I couldn't see by visiting a local Best Buy. Yes, Kinect is an exciting technology, so I'll give Microsoft credit there. And Intel's newest Sandy Bridge processor is the best piece of silicon the chipmaker has produced yet. So kudos there, too. But the dynamic duo seem to get instantly flummoxed when faced with tablets (not to mention smartphones).

At the Microsoft CES booth I sampled, the Windows 7 Asus Eee Slate. In a couple of words: not pretty. It was big, heavy, and packed a laptop-class Intel Core i5 processor. I was completely unimpressed.

And in another part of the Microsoft booth, Windows 7 products that seemed impressive a few months ago have quickly petered out, e.g., the hybrid tablet-Netbook Dell Inspiron Duo. I asked the guy in charge of tablets at the CES Microsoft booth on Friday what he thought about the Inspiron Duo. "It's thick." That curt response said it all.

The same Microsoft guy did seem to be more impressed with Samsung's Netbook-tablet hybrid that is essentially a tablet with a slider keyboard. But a Samsung Galaxy Tab (tablet) it's not.

And right next door at the Intel booth there were lots of laptops and Netbooks--some very slick designs but nothing to get really excited about. Even Netbooks, a heretofore Intel monopoly, seem to be transforming right before our eyes into 11- and 12-inch class ultraportables (the un-Netbook) based on Advanced Micro Devices' Fusion processors.

So, the question is, will WinTel get their act together by next year's CES? Perhaps. Or maybe they'll go their separate ways and forge new destinies.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Motorola Atrix 4G & Laptop Dock Hands-on Preview

The Motorola Atrix 4G may be my favorite gadget of the show thus far. It’s a high-end Android device for AT&T that features a 1GHz dual-core processor, but the most interesting part of the phone may be the fact that it can do what Motorola is calling ‘webtop technology‘. You can connect the phone to a laptop dock, or a desktop dock with a monitor and keyboard and use it as a desktop computer. Is this the future of computing?

Motorola Atrix 4G Laptop Dock Hands On Image at CES 2011 header

Like the Motorola Xoom (see our earlier hands-on of that), Motorola isn’t letting us get our hands on the device. We could use the desktop or laptop docks, but unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to directly handle the phones. I was able to check out the Android phone operating system on the laptop dock.

When Motorola first announced the webtop technology at the press conference – I wasn’t keen on the idea of using Android on a system with a keyboard and mouse. But, the real appeal, in my opinion, is the ideal of uncompromised mobile computing. They showed at the press conference, you could start working on the desktop dock, then – pop out the phone, put it into the laptop dock, and keep moving on the go. All of it uninterrupted – the same session.

The dual core 1GHz processor seemed fast – Motorola does claim it’s the world’s fastest smartphone. But, I did notice some lag and unresponsiveness when it was connected to the webtop dock and was being used on the big Dell 27-inch monitors. So, it’s not flawless, but I think will be good enough for most users.

With Citrix remote desktoping technology, you’ll be able to link into other computers (Windows, what not) and get a ‘full’ computing experience on the Atrix. And with the usual expansion ports, you’ll be able to attach an external hard drive and get even more storage for your Android computer. It’s pretty cool – the Atrix is impressive and, as mentioned, could be my top gadget of the show.

The device is coming in Q1 2011 on AT&T. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the phone or any of the docks (“Talk to AT&T”, said the Motorola rep). Motorola didn’t say if the webtop technology could be applied to other phones, but they made it pretty clear this will be exclusive to the Atrix for a while, and the Atrix will be an AT&T exclusive for a while, too.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ASUS Unveils Android 3.0 based Eee Pad MeMO Tablet

ASUS showcased its upcoming Eee Pad MeMO tablet today. It has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution capacitive touchscreen display and will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which itself isn't out yet. The tablet will be running on a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8260 processor and will come with dual cameras, a 1.2 megapixel on the front for video calling and a 5 megapixel at the back with an LED flash.

Eee Pad MeMo

One of the interesting bits about this tablet is that it comes with a capacitive stylus that slots right below the display. ASUS will also be bundling two of their applications that will make use of the stylus, one of them being Media Note, which is a note taking app and the other is Painter, which lets you use the stylus as a pressure sensitive drawing instrument.

The Eee Pad MeMO will also come with a Bluetooth headset, called MeMic for receiving calls. According to ASUS, the Eee Pad MeMO is "a perfect blend of tablet and smartphone". The MeMO will be launched in June and will be priced $499 in the US.

Eee Pad MemO

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mini Squadron Special Edition Game Release in January 2011

Android Gamers rejoice! Mini Squadron Special Edition is scheduled for release January 11, 2011. In case you don't know, (and that would be a big rock you are hiding under) MiniSquadron is a 2D side-scrolling, physics-based aerial dog-fighting game.

You use a virtual analog stick to control pitch of your plane. Through this you are able to send it into loop-the-loops to achieve the right position to open fire on enemies. You unleash your reign of fire by tapping on the right side of the screen.

This game was very much a hit and the sequel is expected to improve on the already addictive game play. *Note according to the press release Mini Squadron Special Edition is being released as an extention meaning you must already have the original installed. So if you already have it, this is what you have to look forward too.

New features:

8 Brand new levels
Helicopters hover providing another aspect of game play
50+ new planes to unlock
2 new pickups: Rapid Fire and Freeze
New weapon: Fire Balls
More animals to shoot down
Openfeint Achievements
Soundtrack by Mozart,Beethoven,Tchaikovsky and other dead composers.

See Video for the the game in action:

No word on the price of the extension but $2.99 or less is my prediction. Thats what MiniSquadron costs in the market right now. Check out the original MiniSquadron Here and look for MiniSquadron Special Edition on January 11, 2011 in the Android market.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Motorola Xoom tablet runs on Android Honeycomb, up for showcase at the CES 2011

Motorola will launch its Android tablet called the Motorola Droid Xoom this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tablet will be powered by the Android’s latest and upcoming Honeycomb version 2.3 and will be available for sale from February 14, 2011. The features and specifications of the latest Motorola tablet Xoom Droid include a 5 MP back facing camera, 2 MP front facing camera and microSD card slot. Motorola is yet to announce the price of Motorola Droid Xoom.

Motorola Droid Xoom comes with Verizon 4G LTE connectivity and onboard 32 GB of flash storage memory. The tablet is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and will come with gyroscope. According to Droid Life the Droid Xoom will be the first tablet to run on Android Honeycomb. According to the early pictures of Motorola Droid Xoom the unconfirmed specifications include a 10-inch display.

Motorola has been hiding the tablet to be its Droid brand under the codename of Everest until December 21, 2010 when they started its official countdown to it unveiling. Motorola acquired the name ‘Xoom’ after trademark filings by the company around the globe for the word ‘Xoom’. Motorola made fillings for Xoom in Canada, Europe, Australia, US and New Zealand. So with the Xoom Droid by Motorola we can expect to change our mobile computing ways for better.

Visio announces VIA Plus Ecosystem: 4-inch Android Phone, 8-inch Android tablet, Google TV and many more features

Just ahead of CES, Visio has made an announcement on some new offerings in the Android device category. Here’s what we’ve got from them:

  • VIA Phone: 4-inch phone, touting a 1GHz processor, 802.11 n Wifi, GPS, HDMI output, 5MP rear camera, front-facing camera
  • VIA Tablet: 8-inch tablet, complete with 1GHz processor, 802.11n Wifi, GPS, HDMI output, three speaker stereo audio, also a front-facing camera
  • VIA Plus TV’s and Blue-ray players: all with Google TV goodness baked right in. You will also be able to use the phone and tablet as remotes for these devices

The whole lineup of devices will be known as the “Vizio VIA Plus Ecosystem”. We’re hoping to get a sneak peek at these new little bundles of tech joy this week at CES, so be sure to keep it here for updates. Let us know what you think in the comments, and hit the break for the full presser.

VIZIO Unveils New Smartphone and Tablet Featuring VIA Plus for Even More Entertainment Freedom

- Part of the VIA Plus Ecosystem, the VIZIO smartphone and tablet Feature a Unified and Intuitive User Experience to Simplify Today’s Connected Lifestyle

- The VIZIO smartphone features a 4″ high-resolution capacitive touch screen with 5 Megapixel camera for photos and HD video capture, and a front-facing camera for video chat

- The VIZIO tablet boasts an 8″ high resolution capacitive touchscreen with 3 speakers for stereo audio in portrait or landscape mode and a front-facing camera for video chat

- Both devices include HD video playback with HDMI video output, high quality audio processing and built-in universal remote control app that make these the ideal handheld companions to the HD entertainment experience

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today it is expanding into the mobility category with the VIZIO smartphone and tablet (referred to as the “VIA Phone” and “VIA Tablet” below) — both part of the VIA Plus ecosystem, the next generation of VIZIO Internet Apps™, that features a unified, sophisticated and intuitive user experience across multiple CE devices including VIZIO HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones and tablets.

“Both the VIA phone and tablet feature the highest performance coupled with innovative features that tie them into the media consumption experience,” said Matthew McRae, Chief Technology Officer at VIZIO. “And by integrating the VIA Plus user experience also found on our next generation TVs and Blu-ray devices, VIZIO is delivering the multi-screen, unified ecosystem others have talked about for years and never delivered.”

The VIZIO VIA Phone features a 1 GHz processor, 4″ high-resolution capacitive touch screen, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion and HDMI output with HD video playback. It also features a front-facing camera for video chats and a 5 megapixel rear camera for photos and HD video capture.

The VIZIO VIA Tablet also features a 1 GHz processor, with an 8″ high-resolution capacitive touch screen, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a MicroSD card slot for additional memory expansion, HDMI output with HD video playback, and a front-facing camera for video chats. It also boasts a unique three-speaker design for stereo audio in both portrait and landscape modes.

Both devices include a built-in IR blaster with universal remote control app for quick access to the entire home theater or nearly any other CE device in the home. Both run on the Android™ Platform, which will also allow users to access thousands of apps through Android Market™.

“As part of the VIA Plus ecosystem, the VIA phone and tablet are natural extensions of the HD entertainment experience that historically has centered around the TV,” added Mr. McRae. “Whether consumers are looking to enjoy content on the big screen, on their tablet or on a mobile phone, VIA Plus delivers on the promise of Entertainment Freedom for All by creating a rich and consistent user experience across all devices that’s accessible to everyone, from the power user to the casual browser.”

VIZIO will be demonstrating the VIA Phone and VIA Tablet in their private CES showcase at the Wynn Hotel from January 6 to 9, 2011.

*Sources: Q3 2010 iSuppli and DisplaySearch Reports


VIZIO, Inc., “Entertainment Freedom For All,” headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and was #1 for the total year in 2009. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO’s products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, BJ’s Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company’s 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age’s Hottest Brands, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, CNET’s Editor’s Choice, PC World’s Best Buy and OC Metro’s 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at

The V, VIZIO, TruLED, Extreme VIZIO Technology XVT, VIZIO Internet Apps, VIA Plus, 480Hz SPS, 240Hz SPS, Thin Line, Smooth Motion, Razor LED, Smart Dimming, Theater 3D, Cinema HDTV, Entertainment Freedom For All names, phrase and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. Android and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Take Version of your application In Android Programmatically

Hello Friends,

Today I have discussed about how to see your version number programmatically in android.

This are the simple code developing android application version name.

And this code given below. So see this code.

try {

packageInfo = getPackageManager().getPackageInfo(getPackageName(),0);

strVersionCode = "Version Code: "+ String.valueOf(packageInfo.versionCode);

strVersionName = packageInfo.versionName;

} catch (NameNotFoundException e) {

// TODO Auto-generated catch block


strVersionName = "Cannot load Version!";

And this code are very simple code for get version name in android.

I hope this are very helpful code for developing android application.

So enjoyed code.