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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Android This Week: Xoom Lands; A Faster Firefox; Gingerbread Flies

Google’s tablet platform has arrived in the form of Motorola’s Xoom, the first available tablet to run Android 3.0. Reviewers, including myself, found much to like ranging from an effective notification system to an outstanding experience with the core Google apps, such as Mail, Music, and Maps, to name a few. You can get a peek at both the Xoom and Android 3.0 in my video overview. The Honeycomb user interface is huge leap forward compared to Android on the smartphone, but is more computer-like and as a result, some consumers may find it challenging on a tablet.

After the core Google apps, however, the Honeycomb experience lacks depth. As of late this week, only 16 applications specific for Android tablets appeared in the Android Market. While Android smartphone apps do run on the Xoom and other expected Android tablets, many of them are simply stretched to fit larger screens and waste much space. This suggests Honeycomb will take time to mature and that perhaps Motorola rushed the Xoom to market. Additional indicators of the early launch include a non-working memory card expansion slot until after a software upgrade and Verizon’s procedure to add 4G support to Xoom: Consumers will have to send their device in to Motorola and wait up to six business days for a return.

While Honeycomb may sound like a beta, I’ve used some Android software that actually is a beta, and been impressed nonetheless. Mozilla released the fifth iteration of Firefox for mobile devices this week, and not only is it a solid app; it’s speedy too. Indeed, my benchmark tests showed a 218 percent increase in JavaScript performance, making for a fast mobile web experience on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. Even the dual-core Xoom tablet gained speed with Firefox’s browser, which tested faster than the native Honeycomb browser.

This wasn’t all about tablets though; after two months of waiting, Google Nexus One owners began to see the Android 2.3.3 update for Gingerbread via an over-the-air delivery. Since I have a custom ROM on my Nexus One — I’ve probably had more than 100 of them installed over the past year — my phone won’t see the update from Google. Instead, I’ll need to revert back to the stock firmware and then wait for the update to be sent. Or will I? Instead of waiting, folks like me can install the update themselves with a small download found at the XDA-Developers site. I’ll still have to “downgrade” from my custom ROM to a stock ROM, but there’s no wait involved. And since Gingerbread brings a much improved copy / paste function that also found on Honeycomb tablets, I’m certain this will be my next weekend project.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Huawei launches Android phone at Rs 8,499 (Very low cost )

Huawei IDEOS
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei said its subsidiary Huawei Devices has launched Android-based smartphone, IDEOS, at a price of Rs 8,499 in the country.

The smartphone offers multiple ways to access the Internet and comes pre-loaded with a range of social networking, email and useful services like Google Talk, Google Maps, YouTube and GMail, the company said in a statement.

Android is a software for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.

"Innovation and premium experiences shouldn't be restricted to high-priced devices. We believe that IDEOS will redefine the Internet experience for Indian youth," Huawei Devices Marketing Director Anand Narang said.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Watch The New Pagani Huayra Need for Speed SHIFT 2 Trailer

Now that you've seen the actual Pagani Huayra, here's a breathtaking Need for Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed trailer featuring the $1.35-million car. Unlike its predecessor, this game "features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action." Video after the break. This are the great trailer for NFS.

With an innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow's sim for today's adrenaline fueled racer.

Friday, February 18, 2011

iPad's growing competition from Android

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Growing competition from tablets running the Google Android operating system may help Apple and its iOS subscription plans for the iPad avoid antitrust probes, at least in the eyes of the European Union.

Regulators with the European Commission have said they cannot yet judge whether Apple has a dominant position in the tablet market, according to Bloomberg. Though Apple sold millions of iPads last year and took the vast majority of touchscreen tablet sales, it is a market that is "relatively new and evolving," they said.

Apple caught the rire of European newspapers before it even formally announced its iOS recurring subscription plans, of which the Cupertino, Calif., company takes a 30 percent cut of all sales. Concerns from European publishers prompted Belgian lawmakers to file formal antitrust complaints with the European Union.

But in a response from EU commissioner Andris Piebalgs earlier this month, the possibility of an antitrust probe was downplayed: "Alternative applications platforms exist and several companies have recently launched or are expected to launch in the near future a number of devices similar in terms of functionality to the iPad."

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its subscription plan for the iOS App Store on the iPad and iPhone. In addition to allowing content providers to offer recurring subscription billing, the company also takes a 30 percent cut of all sales and has banned links within App Store software to external websites that would allow users to purchase content or subscriptions at a lower price and without Apple's share.

Android-maker Google quickly counterd by announcing its "One Pass" service for subscriptions just a day later. In the competing product, the search giant takes a smaller 10 percent cut of transactions and offers users the ability to view content in a Web browser on a variety of devices with a single login. But Google has also agreed to allow publishers to control subscribers' personal data, while Apple gives customers the option of providing a publisher with only their name, e-mail address and zip code when they subscribe.

While regulators in Europe for now do not seem convinced that Apple is engaged in antitrust practices, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are currently looking into Apple's terms in a "preliminary stage." However, a formal investigation has yet to be launched. The report also cited the European Commission as saying it was "carefully monitoring the situation.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Will you see Honeycomb on your Android phone? Just Check it

Earlier this week, Google offered the first real taste of Honeycomb. Though we'd previously seen short video clips and images, it wasn't until Tuesday's event that we were able to see Android 3.0 in action.

Watching the live demonstrations, I could envision thousands of Galaxy Tab owners glancing at their tablets, wondering if or when it will see Honeycomb. And, of course I'm sure that plenty of Android phone customers are hoping to get the same experience. But will Honeycomb end up on smartphones? Or is it a tablet-only platform? The answer is somewhere in between.

Though a Google spokesman told PCMag yesterday that Honeycomb was only for tablets, he also said that some features from the update "will arrive on phones over time."

Looking at the official Honeycomb features page on the Android blog, we can see that Honeycomb is "specifically optimized for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets." Considering how much data (widgets, folders, and shortcuts) you can place on the desktop, it's pretty obvious you won't be able to do the same on a 4-inch display. Yet, that's not to say we won't end up with the enhanced notifications or a persistent action bar on our handsets.

While a lot of Honeycomb's focus is on getting the overall user experience to feel more natural and intuitive, there are a few features that bring added functionality to Android. For example, it's hard to imagine Google keeping video chat restricted to tablets. And the same goes for the redesigned keyboard and improved copy and paste options.

I suspect that some, if not all, of Honeycomb's basic tools and applications will trickle down to handsets. Much like Google did with splitting off Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube, it's quite possible we'll see individual features released with optimization for Froyo or Gingerbread. I'd love to see a variant of the new calendar and Gmail widgets on my handset, with scrolling and flicking.

In all likelihood, the independent developer community will rip Honeycomb apart, extracting as much as they can to bring it to handsets. And if anyone can cram Honeycomb onto a phone, it's the team at Cyanogen.

On the Google side of things, look for Ice Cream Sandwich to have pieces of Honeycomb. As we get further into 2011, the new dual-core phones should be equipped with more than enough to handle animations, carousels, and other graphics-heavy demands. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine support for hardware acceleration or multicore architectures in the next release.

With all of the great new features in Honeycomb, I'd like to know what your favorite is. What part of Android 3.0 would you most like to see on your phone?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Web-based Android Market New Looks (2011)

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Millions of Android smartphone owners can now browse and shop online for apps instead of being restricted to only accessing the Android Market on their phone. Google's browser-based Android Market is now live after being announced at a press event at the company's Mountain View, Calif. campus this morning. The new Android Market allows you to browse, share, and download apps directly to your Android phone or tablet without having to snake a cord from your PC to your phone.

I gave the site a quick spin and am impressed by how easy it is to find the app you're looking for or discover apps you might like, and then share them with friends. The store functions similarly to Apple iTunes, but there's a big difference: the Android Market is cloud-based so you can buy or download apps via your Web browser. Next, Google sends a message to your device of choice and bingo! - The app is installed. Apple, on the other hand, requires you to download the iTunes software to your PC. MAny Of people use Android Market. So it is very helpful to us.

Search and Navigation

Unlike the mobile version of the Android Market, the browser store lets you refine your search options to show apps based on price, device compatibility, and popularity, helping you better find an app instead of digging through piles of irrelevant ones. When you find an app you want to download, you are taken to a page giving you more information about that particular app. Here you'll find user reviews, screenshots, and even videos related to the app.

For example, when I searched for the Pulse News Reader app, I was presented with a page dedicated to the Pulse News Reader app which includes ratings, application size, price, as well as related applications. Essentially it is the same information you would get from browsing the Market on your phone only in a much nicer-looking package.

Because your Android device is tied to your Google account, all you need to do is sign in to the browser store with the same account you use on your phone and you are set to go. There is no need to enter your phone model or number as Google already has that information. Once you sign in, just hit the big "Install" button of the app you wish to download. If you have never bought an app off of the Android Market place before, you will be asked to provide a valid credit card and billing information before downloading.

Once you have that information down, you will be shown a screen asking you which device you would like to install the app on as well as the app permissions. After selecting your device and looking over the permissions, hitting "Install" one more time will send the app to your device. In my hands-on tests, the Pulse News Reader app installed in seconds.

The website also allows you to look through past purchases and re-download them (in case you change phones).

I downloaded the Pulse News Reader app to my HTC Droid Incredible running Android 2.2 (Froyo). Google doesn't list any system requirements, though I suspect that you'll need to have a device sporting Android 2.2 or higher in order to be able to download and install apps from the browser-based Market.

Sharing Apps

If you want to share an app with your friends, you can tweet a link via a small Twitter button on the right side of every app page. Those on mobile devices can click on the link and it will directly open up to the app page in the Market. Those on PCs will be taken to the app's page on the browser-based Market.

You currently cannot buy apps for friends like you can in iTunes, but you can buy an app once and install it on another device by going through your purchase history and re-downloading the app.

Final Impressions

After my hands-on, I now prefer using the browser version of the the Android Market to the mobile version. I can find applications much faster and don't have to do all of my typing on a tiny keyboard. I also like that there isn't any extra software you have to download. Because your Gmail account is tied to the browser, you can pretty much find and download apps wherever you have an Internet connection.

If Google could apply the same idea to a music service, Apple would definitely have some competition in the music market.

The one thing that worries me about the Market being accessible on the web as opposed to just mobile devices is that it might become a bigger target for hackers and scammers. But overall, I think this is a step in the right direction for Android.

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