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دانلود بیش از ۱۰ میلیون بار بازی Angry Birds Space در کمتر از سه روز!
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پس از انتشار آن در آخر هفته گذشته، نسخه فضایی بازی معروف و محبوب کمپانی Rovio یعنی پرندگان خشمگین با نام Angry Birds Space، تنها در کمتر از سه روز، بیش از ده میلیون دانلود داشته است.
این بازی بصورت رایگان برای گوشی های اندرویدی منتشر شده است ولی نسخه مربوط به سیستم عامل iOS مجانی نیست. در ضمن نسخه HD این بازی نیز مخصوص تبلت ها منتشر شده است. ولی Rovio اعلام نکرده است که توزیع دانلودها در بین سیستم عامل های مختلف چگونه بوده است.
همچنین آقای Mikael Hed مدیر عامل Rovio اعلام کرده است که نسخه مربوط به سیستم عامل Windows Phone نیز به زودی منتشر خواهد شد.
بزودی این بازی در آندرویدانه قابل دانلود خواهد شد.
معرفی و بررسی گوشی پیشرفته HTC One X
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یکی از بهترین گوشی هایی که کنگره MWC سال ۲۰۱۲ معرفی شد، پرچمدار جدید گوشیهای کمپانی HTC به نام HTC One X است. One X در معنای واقعی یک گوشی سطح بالا یا High-end است. صفحه نمایش HD، سیستم عامل اندروید ۴٫۰ ساندویچ بستنی با رابط کاربری Sense 4.0 و از همه مهمتر، پردازنده چهار هستهای NVIDIA Tegra 3، این گوشی را به یک غول اندرویدی تبدیل کرده است که کمتر گوشی در بازار وجود دارد که میتواند با آن رقابت کند. خواننده نقد اولیه این گوشی باشید.
مشخصات کلی :
مشخصات کلی:فرم گوشی : ساده – وزن : با باتری ۱۳۰ گرم
پردازنده:Quad-Core, Nvidia Tegra 3 Chipset 1.5GHz
حافظه:حافظه داخلی ۳۲۷۶۸ مگابایت – حافظه رم ۱۰۲۴ مگابایت
شبکه های ارتباطی:۳G – GPRS – WLAN – GPS – Bluetooth
صفحه نمایش:صفحه نمایش لمسی – رنگی خازنی از نوع Super IPS LCD2 – اندازه ۴٫۷ اینچ – ۷۲۰ × ۱۲۸۰
دوربین:۸٫۰ مگاپیکسل – دوربین مکالمه ویدئویی – فوکوس اتوماتیک – فلاش
امکانات نرم افزاری:سیستم عامل Android نسخه (v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich – جاوا – مایکروسافت آفیس – PDF
سایر مشخصات:هندزفری – قطب نما – باتری ۱۸۰۰ میلی آمپر ساعت
گوشیهای کمپانی تایوانی HTC همیشه به کیفیت ساخت بالا معروف بوده اند و گوشی One X نیز از این قائده مستثنی نیست. این گوشی نیز همانند دیگر گوشیهای High-end این کمپانی، دارای بدنه یک پارچه پلی کربنات است که کیفیت فوق العاده بالایی داشته و به کاهش وزن کلی دستگاه کمک فراوانی میکند.
در جلوی این گوشی، صفحه نمایش عظیم ۴٫۷ اینچی Super LCD2 با رزلوشن ۷۲۰x1280 و روکش ضد خش Corning Gorilla Glass قرار دارد که کیفیت بینظیری را ارائه میدهد. تراکم پیکسلی بسیار بالای این صفحه نمایش، جزئیات را بسیار شارپ و دقیق نشان میدهد بطوریکه حتی اگر از نزدیک به صفحه آن نگاه کنید، هیچگونه شکستگی در متنها نخواهید دید. زاویه دید این صفحه نمایش نیز بسیار بالاست بطوریکه میتوان گفت حتی از زاویه دید ۱۸۰ درجهای نیز، هیچگونه کاهش کیفیتی را مشاهده نخواهیم کرد.
در زیر صفحه نمایش، سه کلید لمس خازنی همیشگی گوشیهای اندرویدی قرار دارد.
همچنین دوربین این گوشی توانایی فیلمبرداری Full HD 1080p را دارد. علاوه بر افزایش کیفیت، از قابلیتهای جدیدی که HTC به آن اضافه کرده است این است که شما توانایی عکسبرداری در حین فیلمبرداری و یا حتی عکسبرداری از فیلمهای گرفته شده را دارید که قابلیتهای بسیار جذابی هستند.
HTC One X بطور پیش فرض دارای اندروید ۴٫۰ یا ساندویچ بستنی است. این سیستم عامل به خودی خود، پیشرفتهای چشمگیری نسبت به نسخههای پیشین داشته و HTC با قرار دادن رابط کاربری Sense 4.0 این بهبودها را دو چندان کرده است.
یکی از لوازم جانبی که میتوانید برای این گوشی تهیه کنید، MediaLink نام دارد. این وسیله توسط درگاه HDMI به تلویزیون شما متصل شده و به شما این امکان را میدهد که هر آنچه که بر روی گوشی خود میبینید، بصورت بی سیم بر روی تلویزیون نیز مشاهده کنید.
HTC One X شیار مموری کارت ندارد ولی حافظه داخلی ۳۲ گیگابایتی آن، این کاستی را جبران کرده است.
در نهایت میتوان گفت که HTC One X یکی از بهترین گوشیهای موجود در دنیاست. چه اندرویدی و چه غیر اندرویدی. کیفیت ساخت بالای همیشگی HTC، آمیخته شده با سخت افزار فوق پیشرفته و نرم افزار بهبود یافته که نتیجه حاصله یک گوشی تقریبا بی نقص است.
مقایسه گوشی Htc One X در برابر Htc one S
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بنچمارک گوشی Htc One X چهارهسته ای در برابر Htc One S دو هسته ای که جدیدترین گوشی های Htc هستند و Htc با آنها بدنبال افزایش فروش خود نسبت به ۳ ماهه آخر سال ۲۰۱۱ می باشد که با افت روبرو بوده است.
بنچمارک Htc One X
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بنچمارک Htc One S ( بدون ورژن نهایی برنامه)
اپلیکیشن جایگزین پیامک ChatON
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با توجه به مشکلات برنامه های پیش فرض پیامک موبایل های هوشمند، تا به حال اپلیکیشن های متعددی برای جایگزینی سیستم SMS و MMS تلفن های همراه عرضه شده است. بعد از چندی این بازار چنان فراگیر شد که کمپانی اپل اپلیکیشن رسمی خود با نام iMessage را برای این کار تولید و به صورت پیش فرض همراه محصولات خود عرضه کرد.
بعد از این اقدام اپل، شرکت سامسونگ نیز اپلیکیشن مخصوص خود برای این کار را تولید و همراه گوشی های خود عرضه کرد. نام این اپلیکیشن ChatOn است. در این برنامه شما امکان فرستادن عکس، متن، ویدیو، صوت، نقاشی و … را به رایگان و از طریق اینترنت دارا هستید. امکان چت گروهی، مشاهده آمار میزان ارتباط با دوستان و … نیز از دیگر قابلیت های این اپلیکیشن هستند.
بر خلاف اپل که اپلیکیشنش را منحصرا برای محصولات خود تولید کرده، سامسونگ در ابتدا این برنامه را برای سیستم عامل های بادا و اندروید به بازار روانه کرد و سپس نسخه iOS آن را نیز به رایگان در اپ استور قرار داد. با توجه به ذات این گونه برنامه ها که نیاز به ارتباط کاربران با یکدیگر دارند، می توان گفت اپلیکیشن ChatOn با توجه به امکان استفاده بر روی چند پلتفرم، احتمالا حجم بیشتری از مخاطب را به خود اختصاص می دهد.
این برنامه بزودی از آندرویدانه قابل دریافت خواهد شد.
طراحی تبلت جدید توسط htc برای رقابت با آی پاد
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Htc همیشه طرفداران زیادی به خاطر طراحی دستگاههای خود دارد از زمان تولید گوشی های اندرویدی Nexus one , Sensation و اینک گوشی one x.
این خبر از patentbolt در سال گذشته ارائه شده که htc این طرح را ثبت اختراع کرده است این دستگاه به نظر می رسد بسیار مشابه در طراحی به بسیاری از گوشی های هوشمند خود را تنها هر دو طرف بالا و پایین صفحه نمایش ، بلندگوهای استریو است و یک پایه برا ایستادن گوشی و دوربین پشت.
این پلایر از اندروید ۴٫۰ با صدای beats و صفحه نمایش ۴٫۵ اینچی ۷۲۰p استفاده می کند و بلند گوهای استریو در جلو می باشد
در نقاشی patentbolt ازین دستگاه کابلهای micro usb و احتمالا Micro hdmi ، پایه برای تماشای ویدئو ، جک هدفون ۳٫۵ میلیمتری
htc با داشتن هندزفری های Beats by DR Dre ، مذاکره برای خرید Mog music و دریافت گواهی نامه playstation سونی به وسیله عالی تبدیل میشود
FastDic اپلیکیشینی است که بهتازگی به لیست دیکشنریهای فارسی اندروید اضافه شده است. بیش از ۸۰ هزار لغت را میتوانید در FastDic پیدا کنید. همه این اطلاعات بدون نیاز به اتصال به اینترنت، قابلیت مشاهده و ترجمه را دارند!
بازی زیبای ۱٫۱ Call of Atlantis
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سبک جدیدی از بازهای پازل را تجربه کنید. بازی Call of Atlantis یک بازی بسیار متفاوت در سبک پازل است. آتلانتیس به یک قهرمان جدید نیاز دارد تا نجات پیدا کنید. این قهرمان ۷ نیرو خدایی را باید جمع آوری کند تا بتواند آتلانتیس را نجات دهد. شما باید آن ۷ نیرو را با هوشمندی [...]
ویجت تقویم سال ۱۳۹۱ به همراه تمامی مناسبتها – Persian calendar v1.3.5
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با ویجت Persian Calendar، یک تقویم فارسی را برای گوشی های اندرویدی خواهید داشت.این تقویم کم حجم و کاربردی که توسط شرکت صفریک ایده همراه طراحی و تولید شده است به شما امکان مشاهده جزییات تمامی ماه های سال را می دهد و قابلیت های کلیدی آن به شرح زیر است: محیط کاملا فارسی [...]
مدیرت اتومبیل ۲٫۸٫۲ aCar
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نرم افزار aCar یک نرم افزار برای مدیریت خودرو شماست. شما با استفاده از این نرم افزار میتوانید تاریخ بنزین زدنها، رسیدگی به قطعات خودرو، میزان مسافت طی شده، سفرها و هزینههای خودروی خود را مدیریت کنید. یک نرم افزار بسیار کاربردی و جدید برای دارندگان اتومبیل.
ChatON v1.6.3 ، به روش خود چت کنید!
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ChatOn تمامی راههای ارتباطی و به اشتراک گذاشتن را یکجا برای شما هموار میکند.در این برنامه شما امکان فرستادن عکس، متن، ویدیو، صوت، نقاشی و … را به رایگان و از طریق اینترنت دارا هستید. امکان چت گروهی، مشاهده آمار میزان ارتباط با دوستان و … نیز از دیگر قابلیت های این اپلیکیشن هستند. این [...]
Titanium Backup Pro 188.8.131.52 ، قویترین نرمافزار پشتیبانگیری
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Titanium Backup یکی از قویترین نرمافزار پشتیبان گیری (بکآپ) میباشد که امکانات فوقالعادهای نظیر گرفت پشتیبان از برنامههای نصب شده ، اطلاعات شخصی و حتی لینکهای مارکت را نیز دارد. لازم بذکر است که این نرمافزار برای اجرای بعضی از بازیها ضروریست. امکانات: - لیست کردن سریع برنامه ها - مرتب کردن لیست برنامه ها [...]
Samsung expects profits to double
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Samsung Electronics has stated that they expect their mobile sales to help drive up their profits for the first three months of the year. The South Korean company forecasts an operating profit of USD 5.1 billion for the period.
Healthy margins despite the competition, coupled with huge sales of the Galaxy-branded phones that have made Samsung the largest smartphone manufacturer, are the primary factors.
"There was a big surprise in profit, while revenue was in line, which suggests a stronger-than-expected profit margin from the handset division thanks to robust sales of high-end models like the Galaxy S and Note," said Choi D-Yeon of LIG Investment & Securities.
"Handset margins are estimated to have topped 20% and profits from the division also topped 4 trillion won."
AT&T union talks to continue, strike avoided
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AT&T have failed to reach an agreement with the Communication Workers of America, but have stated that negotiations will continue. The CWA is negotiating four different contracts with the company, which affects as many as 40,000 jobs, roughly 16% of AT&Ts total workforce.
AT&T said theyve failed to agree on a new deal prior to the expiry of the East, Legacy T, Midwest and West contracts. Union members had authorized CWA on March 31to call strikes if their demands were not met, but the parties have stated that talks will go on. However, the threat is very much there, as the CWA had led a two week strike for 35,000 employees at Verizon as recently as last summer.
Facebook Messenger receives update with better UI and speed enhancements
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Its main improvements include the fact that one can now easily start group conversations, from the button in the top-right corner. After tapping on the button, one can simply select “New Group Conversation” and start the group chat.
Other than that, the improvements are all in performance. And I can honestly say that I do notice a slight improvement in speed and performance. Which will further boost the popularity of said app. Now that Facebook has replaced other messaging clients like AIM and MSN messenger, it is good to see Facebook trying to improve its own client.
This leaves users wondering when Facebook will update its official app, though. While it received a major overhaul last December. Said update included some major improvements, but many users still complain about it. It simply does not seem as snappy as it should be, and it needs some Android 4.0 optimization.
In the meanwhile, though, you can go and enjoy the improved Facebook Messenger. Simply go to the Google Play Store and get your update.
[Via: The Verge]
Is Samsung making too many devices?
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Of course, this information may not mean much right now. It is still unknown if Samsung will even use such trademarks, or if they will keep the names. It is also unknown if these are tablets, phones, or anything else. But “Galaxy” is attached to Samsung’s Android products, and it is a bit interesting to see a bit of what could be coming. The company has also filed for other trademarks in the past few months. These include the Galaxy Joy, Fresh, Awaken, Axiom, Heir and Rite. What a list, right?
Samsung is known for constantly manufacturing a plethora of devices for all markets. It can become a bit overwhelming at times, which is the reason why manufacturers like HTC and Motorola are deciding to make fewer, better devices. But covering all sides of the spectrum has its benefits, and it seems like Samsung is not stopping.
With that said, we might not be seeing most of these devices. If we do, odds are that we will not care much for most of them. But what do you guys think? Should Samsung follow the other guys and stop releasing devices like pancakes?
Toray Advanced Film: Self-healing screen protectors? You got them!
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The company has already manufactured a screen-protecting film that will self-heal. Claims state that minor scratches and dents will disappear in 10 seconds or less. This excludes damage done by knife, or any other similar sharp object, though.
After successfully testing the film about 20,000 times, this looks to be a very promising product. In fact, it is already being used for a limited number of notebook computers, but the company plans to extend its work and manufacture “several hundred thousand square meters per year.” So we might be seeing such film layers coming to all our devices fairly soon.
After the Samsung Infuse news today, and now the Pantech Crossover getting its update to Gingerbread you could have easily mistaken Android 2.3.6 to be the latest version of the platform. Unfortunately, thats the sad truth of the situation.
Anyhoo, heres what you Crossover users can look forward too, as detailed by Pocketnow.
Deal: LG Lucid 4G now going for 1 penny from Amazon
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Been looking for a new affordable Verizon 4G LTE device? If so, this might be one of the best deals around. The LG Lucid is going for $0.01 at Amazon Wireless, a deal that might be a no-brainer for those looking for a strong, yet affordable device.
The Lucid 4G has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and Android 2.3. We have no word on an Ice Cream Sandwich update, but we would say the odds shouldn’t be too much against your favor. And since it was just released (end of March), this deal is not bad at all.
Amazon is also currently offering a few other good devices for a penny. Such include the Motorola DROID 3, the DROID Bionic and the HTC Droid Incredible 2. Some of these might be better options, but it is good to know that the LG Lucid 4G is now part of the penny team.
If you have been eyeing it, just head over to Amazon Wireless and sign up! Also, this offer applies to any form of 2-year contract agreement. Whether you are upgrading, adding a line or opening a new account, you are in for the deal. Such is usually not the case, and most times devices cost a bit more when they are purchased as upgrades or new lines.
TELUS giving customers $100 off any device [Deals]
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As a thank you for being patient during their system upgrades (which was causing most new customers trouble to sign up for a new connection), TELUS is offering their customers $100 off any device of their choice.
TELUS made the following announcement earlier, regarding their upgrade:
The offer is valid across Canada, unlike some earlier reports stating that it’s only for the Western location.
Sprint Conquer 4G gets security update, boots out CarrierIQ
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Users of the Sprint Conquer 4G should be seeing an OTA notification for a minor security update, and according to IntoMobile, the main purpose of the update is to free the user from CarrierIQ aka Big Brother.
If you like your live wallpapers , and dont give a hoot about being tracked without giving Sprint/Samsung permission, then you might want to avoid this update, since some of them (Magic, Smoke, Many, Maps, Nexus, Spectrum, Water and Waveform) are also going to disappear.
Micromax launches $125 ICS tablet in India
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There are more than a few "cheap" Android tablets available in my country, India, where by and large price is one of the most important factors when it comes to purchasing gadgets. After all, were the country of the $35 Aakash tablet, which is revered by quite a lot of people (personally, Im quite a bit against the Aakash, but that discussion is for another time).
As you would expect, the quality of these tablets is pretty awful, but I believe that the Funbook, a $125 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet released by Micromax, will sell like hotcakes here.
Despite being barely known abroad, Micromax is one of the most exciting mobile manufacturers over here. The reason is that they have gained significant market share over the past two years, and the biggest loser in their blaze of glory is Nokia, who had up till quite recently been ubiquitous with mobile phones in India and other South Asian countries.
Though there were several other cheap handset makes, what set Micromax apart was their build quality. When you buy a Micromax, you arent buying something clunky. Yes, the internal hardware is still poor, but thats expected. And thanks to this, Micromax has built a decent reputation for itself.
For this reason, Im actually excited to see them enter the tablet realm. At Rs 6499, I wont be surprised if I see a lot more tablets everywhere I go by the end of the summer. People are excited by tablets here, and theyve finally gotten one priced low enough and from a brand that isnt synonymous with junk.
As expected, the hardware isnt great. Theres a single core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor coupled with a Dual Mali 400 GPU and 512 MB RAM, only 4 GB of on board memory, and a battery life of (up to 5 hours of browsing), but these specs dont matter here at all. What are their killer features? A 7 inch capacitive touch screen, accelerometer, and, most importantly, a USB port with the capability to host an internet dongle that comes with it (giving the user 3G data capability).
And the personal highlight for me? Its made in India. I love the sound of that.
WordPress for Android Now Available for Nook Color/Tablet & Kindle Fire
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Did you know that WordPress for Android runs on both phones and tablets? Sometimes a little extra screen space can help you draft that longer blog post. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, or another Android tablet you’ll find the WordPress app in the Android Market.
We’re happy to announce that WordPress for Android is now available for the Nook Color/Tablet and Kindle Fire. The 7″ screen on these tablets make an excellent home for the all-new Dashboard UI that we added in WordPress for Android 2.0.
We paid special attention to the post editor on theses devices, enhancing the layout to make it super simple to edit your post content in either landscape or portrait orientation. You’ll find everything there that you’d want in a WordPress app, including support for editing post content, adding media, viewing your stats, comment notifications, and more.
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Huzzah! Today we’ve released a new spiffed-up WordPress for Android app, which not only runs better but also has a cool new comment notification feature. And as we toast our latest work, we must also give all of you a huge thanks — your feedback has been critical to helping us improve the app.
*update August 25th* – Turns out that the post view fix wasn’t working so well on non Froyo devices. We found the fix for that and released version 1.3.5 this morning.
First, let’s look at the handy new comment changes:
Now, when you get a new comment, you’ll see the actual text of the comment in the Android notification bar. Also, when you select the comment notification to moderate the comment, it will now be there instantly in the Comments view instead of requiring you to refresh.
And here are the bugs fixed in WordPress for Android 1.3.4:
So that’s about it. If you ever notice anything wonky in the app, feel free to submit a bug report to the WordPress for Android Trac, available here: android.trac.wordpress.org. Thank you and enjoy!
Nook Touch hack enables multi-touch on e-ink
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The Nook Color and Nook Tablet get the most attention out of Barnes & Noble’s e-reader line, at least from an Android modder standpoint, but many forget that all of the Nook devices run Android – and all have been thoroughly modded. Even the humble Nook Touch has been thoroughly rooted with custom apps and ROMs, though the e-ink reader’s hardware limitation prevents some of the more basic Android tasks from being completed. One of those can be disregarded now: XDA members wheiltijohnny and Mani100 have devised some custom code that enables multi-touch gestures for the diminutive e-ink reader.
The mod should be a simple one for anyone who’s already rooted their Nook Touch: just load their ZIP file into ClockWorkMod recovery, flash it, and you’re good to go. The results are impressive considering the hardware that they’re running on. Multi-touch gestures work just as you’d think they would in the web browser and games like Angry Birds (naturally). While the Nook Touch’s e-ink screen means that it can’t display animations as fast as normal LCD screens, and certainly not as fast as your fingers, three or four frames per second is more than enough for most tasks.
Black and white isn’t ideal for anything but reading (and possibly the more sedate versions of sudoku) but’s perfectly serviceable for most applications. The Nook Simple Touch, the latest version of the hardware, costs just $99 in the US. Not bad for a device class that cost $300 or more a few years ago, and a bargain for those who can modify it to their liking.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE headed to AT&T claims rumors
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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s current flagship device, not because of the hardware but because of the software. Being the first to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has made it incredibly popular. While many are using it on AT&T, T-Mobile and others unofficially with the unlocked version, new reports are claiming AT&T is in the final stages of releasing an LTE edition themselves.
According to reports from Andro Rev this isn’t a rumor, but actually been confirmed by sources very close to the matter. Only time will tell of course. Apparently AT&T is testing 4G LTE powered Galaxy Nexus phones with standard size LTE SIM cards, not micro-SIM like the iPhone 4S and recent Verizon devices. With phones and SIM’s in testing that means they are possibly in the final stages, and we could see them available from the carrier within the next month.
At the same time they could also be testing 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S III phones, although that might be a bit of a stretch. We know they are coming this summer so you can’t rule that out. Andro Rev seems to know the SIM card SKU numbers and more, making this sound all but confirmed at the moment. Obviously until Samsung or AT&T make any announcements, we’ll be sure to keep this in the rumor bin.
Would you sell your unlocked HSPA+ capable international Galaxy Nexus for an AT&T 4G LTE model with more storage, or opt for something better like the HTC One X or the Galaxy S III?
NVIDIA Tegra 4 roadmap leaks with 2.0 GHz quad-core
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NVIDIA’s current flagship Tegra 3 quad-core processor is the current king of the hill, getting all the attention as of late. While we’ve been comparing it to other offerings from the competition a new slide has leaked today possibly showing off their new Tegra 4 coming later this year. The current Tegra 3 is still new, but they’ve already got the next big thing in the works.
NVIDIA’s CEO himself has said we can expect a new Tegra line every year, and that appears to be the case according to the leaked slide provided by VR-Zone. What you see below is possibly a roadmap showing what’s in store from the folks in green. With 2.0 GHz quad-core processors, LTE and more on the way.
With Tegra 3 still being in its infancy we should probably take this with a grain of salt, but the specs and timeline seems pretty accurate and highly possible. The current Tegra 3 is made up of four A9 processors and it only makes sense for the next iteration to be the A15, similar to the Qualcomm S4 and Samsung’s upcoming Exynos.
While NVIDIA’s plans for late 2012 and early 2013 is still a mystery and will not be official until they release the details themselves, this roadmap could be giving us an early look. Take notice this shows LTE versions coming pretty late in the game. We hope they have something sooner than that but you never know. We’ll let you be the judge.
HTC probably won’t include Beats headphones with future smartphones
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If you’re a big fan of Beats headphones, turn down your bass and listen for a minute. Though HTC has been making a lot of its investment and partnership with the Beats by Dr. Dre brand, it looks like they’re going to be scaling back a bit, at least as far as pack-ins are concerned. That means no free Beats headphones with HTC smartphones, at least for the immediate future. HTC told Cnet that its research suggested that the headphones included with phone like the HTC Sensation XL and Verizon’s Rezound weren’t a significant factor in their buying decisions, making it a fiscally responsible decision to do without them.
HTC invested $300 million into Beats Audio, acquiring 51% of its market value and effectively controlling the smaller company. While Beats still operates independently (and licenses its technology to non-competing manufacturers like Hewlett Packard) HTC has been making the most of the association, incorporating the Beats brand into new smartphones including all three of the HTC One family. Beats amplifiers, equalizers and settings are included in these phones, and the software portions of Beats are being added into older phones like the HTC Vivid as part of their Ice Cream Sandwich/Sense 3.6 update.
None of the One series phones are getting Beats headphones out of the box, though some retailers (including T-Mobile) are using the branding association to try and sell the pricey headphones separately. Beats is doing well enough on its own – the hefty profit margin and celebrity status symbol seems to be making the conglomeration quite enough independent cash. HTC wouldn’t rule out pack-in audio equipment for good, but it’s safe to say that you won’t be seeing any for the next several months at least. Rumors indicate the HTC is planning a subscription music service with MOG Music, but nothing’s come of it yet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) leak suggests $399 price tag
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Earlier this week we received more than a couple of reports that the new Galaxy Tab 2, both the 7-inch and 10-inch models from Samsung had been delayed until late April. While things still seem to be on track for a late April release we now have a leaked price too. The folks from Engadget spotted the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 at Office Depot of all places, showing a price tag of only $399 for the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is Samsung’s second attempt at a 10-inch tablet and has a few changes over the original. Those include a slightly thinner chassis, and front facing speaker grills similar to a few models we’ve seen in Germany as of late. Under the hood is the same 1280 x 800 resolution screen and 1.0 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, so no quad-core here but still plenty fast.
The page has since been pulled, but the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was spotted at Office Depot’s online store for only $399. A sign that Samsung might finally be realizing they’ve been asking a bit too much for their tablets. After a second look you’ll quickly notice that is for the 8GB model, and sadly the 16GB will probably still be $449. Most likely they’ll also offer a 32GB model priced around $499, which seems high given the price of better tablets like the Transformer Prime.
The Tab 2 has already cleared the FCC, including once with AT&T bands and should be hitting stores in the US soon. Once Samsung makes any official announcements we’ll be sure to update with all the details.
Facebook Messenger updated with ICS support and conversation tweaks
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In case you don’t want to use the often buggy and slow Facebook app for Android, they’ve also released another app called Facebook Messenger. While it received big attention when first released I’ve not seen much since then, but Facebook has just updated the app and it has a bunch of improvements and a better, easier to use interface.
As you can see from the screenshots above they’ve added tons to the “what’s new” tab. Bringing many new features to the application to help things be quicker and easier. Something the regular Facebook app needs dearly. While they’ve not completely went the Ice Cream Sandwich user interface way, they are making some progress. You can see the design UI hints from the middle screenshot shown above.
Overall the new interface hasn’t changed too much. The graphics are crisper, and things look better on Ice Cream Sandwich devices such as the Galaxy Nexus. One big change is the faster shortcuts for starting Facebook conversations. You can instantly start a convo with the icon up top, and group conversations are simple as you just hit the + and add who you’d like to chat with.
As usual, Facebook lists performance and battery life improvements, as well as bug fixes so things should be smoother and more stable for those that use Facebook Messenger. Get the new app from the link below and enjoy chatting with those friends and family. Don’t forget to like and follow us at /Android Community.
Big news appears to have hit the streets over the past couple of days regarding Samsung’s next onslaught of Android tablets. Earlier this week we reported the Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 ICS was delayed until late April although no reason was released. Today we are now hearing the Galaxy Note 10.1 has also been delayed, but with good reason. The delay is because it will be receiving a quad-core instead.
According to details gathered by PocketDroid the 10.1-inch Galaxy Note has been delayed to sometime in June as Samsung replaces the 1.4 GHz dual-core under the hood with their own in-house quad-core Exynos processor. It is possible that they’ll go with the Tegra 3 too, but most likely they’ll opt for their own silicon.
These details has seemingly been confirmed by a local economic newspaper in Korea the IPD but we will continue to hunt for more details as this is just hitting the wires. The Galaxy Note 10.1 features the same impressive S-Pen technology as the Galaxy Note, and will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. I personally don’t mind a small delay if that means we’ll be seeing a quad-core to compete with the Tegra 3. We’ll update with additional details once made available.
Football Manager comes to Android April 11th
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Football season is over here in the US, and that means a long, boring wait through spring and summer before we see more pigskin action. But don’t worry, NFL fans: you can get some vicarious football thrills in the interim via Football Manager Handheld, a portable version of the popular PC and console game. Developer Sega says it’ll release the game next week for £6.99, and presumably its local equivilent currencies. Players can choose from football leagues in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Wales. Hey, wait a second…
Oh that’s right, everywhere else in the world erroneously refers to soccer as “football”. Football Manager Handheld has you managing a team of lithe, padless punters instead of eleven meatheads bent on play-by-play violence. What a letdown.
In all seriousness, the full versions of Football Manager have become incredibly popular as a sports business simulator. The game’s unique design allows you to oversee every aspect of your
The graphics on the Android version seem decidedly low-rent, but considering the content of the game, they don’t need to be fancy – and that means that users of older Android phones and tablets won’t be left out of the party. Sega will release the game in Europe for all Android devices 2.2 or later. There’s no word on when the game will come to other territories or if the European version can be bought by international owners, but there’s enough of a worldwide audience for the games that it’ll probably make the rounds some time in the future.
Support The Lock screen on these phones SUCKS!!
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I am used to the normal slide a bar version of a lock screen, this lock screen is WAY to finicky compared to the norm ones, ive tried aftermarcket ones but more often then not ill see the default one load THEN ill see the new one load after and takes even longer to unlock
Support S-Pen laggy, anyone else notice?
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Has anyone else noticed this particularly when using drawing apps inc S MEMO?
There is a slight delay/lag when one uses the pen to draw a line or write a signature. This makes it very difficult to draw precisely.
I am wondering is this an issue with gingerbread that needs a bit of patience to get solved with the imminent ICS?
General Muve Music for Mercury now available via OTA update
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Huawei Mercury for Cricket gains unlimited Muve Music service, challenges aural appetites -- Engadget
I have absolute no interest in this, in fact, I will do everything I can to avoid it, but its out there. Does anybody actually want this and if so, WHY?!?
Support Pattern lock+power menu issue
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My phone keeps turning off and on in my pocket. The reason is that the power menu still comes up when pushing the power screen, even though the pattern lock is on. This is a problem for me and several others.
While I will not suggest that this should be changed (some people do consider this a valuable feature, being able to turn off the phone without having to unlock it first), can someone please make this an optional feature in that case? To me, a pattern lock is supposed to prevent unintended events like this. Can anyone help? It would be greatly appreciated.
General do i need screen protector on a200
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does everybody use one? do i really need one? i got on put it on and i hate it. very rubbery,not smooth at all when gliding finger.anybody not use one ? if i need one what is the one to get that feels good or do they all fee the same?
Making the Android Developer Console work for your whole team
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[This post is by Ellie Powers, a product manager on the Google Play team. — Tim Bray]As your apps have gotten more successful, more people have joined your team. Today, we’re making it easier to work together on analyzing and managing your published Android apps. Sharing passwords is generally a bad idea; so as of now, there’s no need to do that for the Android Developer Console — everyone can use his or her own Google account.
The account that you use today to sign into the Android Developer Console will become the account owner; only the account owner can manage access to the Console. The account owner can email an invitation to anyone; when they accept it, they’ll need to use a Google account to sign in.
Different people in your team do different jobs, so when you invite someone to your Android Developer Console, you’ll be able to specify what access they need. Today, you can limit access per-user to financial reports. In the future, we’ll give you more fine-grained control over access to the Console. For details, see Account owner and user access.
We hope this helps your team collaborate more easily. If you have any issues, feel free to get in touch via the Developer Help Center.
Unifying Key Store Access in ICS
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[This post is a group effort by Tony Chan, Fred Chung, Brian Carlstrom, and Kenny Root. — Tim Bray]
Android 4.0 (ICS) comes with a number of enhancements that make it easier for people to bring their personal Android devices to work. In this post, we’re going to have a look at the key store functionality.
Back in Android 1.6 (Donut), a system key store was added for use by VPN. Although this was later expanded to support WiFi authentication, applications weren’t able to access it.
In the past, it was common practice for apps to maintain their own key store if they needed to authenticate a secure SSL web server, or authenticate the user to a server via a client certificate. While this works, it can present manageability issues in an enterprise environment where multiple certificates may be shared across a number of apps such as Email and Browser.
New in ICS: KeyChain
To bridge the gap in ICS, there’s a new API named KeyChain that regulates application access to the system key store and allows users to grant application access to the credentials stored there. Additionally, this API enables applications to initiate installation of credentials from X.509 certificates and PKCS#12 key stores.
The KeyChain API is rather simple. To install a key store or a certificate, you retrieve an install intent, supply the raw bytes of the credentials, and use the intent to launch a system installation dialog. If it’s a keystore, as in the example below, you’ll need provide the data in PKCS#12 format, and the user will have to know the PKCS#12 password.
The install intent launches a system dialog that prompts the user to enter the password for the keystore.
This can also be used for installing organizational CA certificates which will then be trusted by all applications to authenticate to non-public servers with certificates issued by the same CA.
In ICS, Android no longer requires a separate password to protect the system credential storage. Rather, it uses the screen lock password for this purpose, and the Android Device Administration API can be used for central policy enforcement. This means, for example, that the screen lock password can’t be removed as long as the secured credentials remain on the device.
Accessing System Key Store Credentials
Once the system key store is configured, the KeyChain API offers functions such as requesting a client certificate for authenticating with an SSL server. The first time an application requests access, the user is prompted with a list of available certificates and can select one to grant access to that certificate to the application. If the user chooses to allow access to a certificate, a string alias name for the certificate is returned to the application. The application can then use the alias to access the certificate in the future without further user involvement.
The code below illustrates how an application can prompt the user to select a credential alias and grant access to the application. KeyChain will remember this selection such that the same application can save the credential alias selection and have access to the same certificate in future. For example, the Email application for ICS has implemented this feature in its Server Settings screen.
Once an application has been granted access to the certificate, it can access the private key through the getPrivateKey() method. It is worth noting that as with any PrivateKey objects, the application should not make assumptions about the encoding. For example, on some implementations the PrivateKey object may just be an opaque representation of a key stored in a hardware key store.
Here’s a sample code snippet that demonstrates the use of private key retrieved from the key store for signing:
A common use of the private key is for SSL client authentication. This can be implemented by using an HttpsURLConnection with a custom X509KeyManager that returns the PrivateKey retrieved from the KeyChain API. The open source Email application for ICS uses KeyChain with an X509ExtendedKeyManager. To learn more, have a look at the source code (in SSLUtils.java).
This API provides a unified way to access the system key store credentials. If your application uses client certificates (take note: enterprise email client or web browser developers) you should definitely look into the KeyChain API for your next update!
Introducing Google Play
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[This post is by Kenneth Lui, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty]
Today we’re launching Google Play, an integrated destination for apps, books, movies, and music, accessible to users on Android devices and to anyone on the Web. As part of this launch, Google Play replaces and extends Android Market — users everywhere can now find their favorite apps and games in Google Play, with other digital content, all in one place.
We believe that with a strong brand, compelling offerings, and a seamless purchasing and consumption experience, Google Play will drive more traffic and revenue to the entire ecosystem.
We’ll be investing in the brand to bring Google Play to as many people as possible, and we’ll also invest in the latest digital content to keep Google Play fresh, relevant, and engaging. Apps and games remain the core of Google Play, so we’ll continue investing in new ways to connect users with their favorite apps, and developers with new customers.
As we grow and promote Google Play around the world, we’ll be marketing your apps and games at the same time. Our policies have not changed and our goal is still the same — to create a great, open marketplace for distributing Android apps.
Google Play is built on the same infrastructure as Android Market, so the transition for users and developers will be seamless. Users can sign into their existing accounts with the same credentials as before and purchase content using the same payment methods. As a developer, there’s no change needed to your published products and you can continue to use the same publishing tools to put your app in front of hundreds of millions of Android users. If your app was in Android Market yesterday, it’s in Google Play today.
We’ll be rolling out Google Play to devices in a phased OTA update, starting today and continuing over the days to come. With the update, the Android Market app will upgrade to the Play Store app and the Music, Videos, and Books apps will upgrade to Play Music, Play Movies, and Play Books. This update is for devices running Android 2.2 or higher, and users on other devices will continue to have the same access to your apps as before.
You can start sending customers to your products in Google Play right away. Check out the updated “Get it on Google Play” badges and look for an email with more details on the transition. In the meantime, you can check out the Google Play web site at the link below and join the discussion on +Android Developers.
Android Design V2: Now with stencils
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[This post is by Android designer Alex Faaborg, on behalf of the entire User Experience team. —Tim Bray]
When we initially released Android Design, by far the number one request we received was for us to release stencils as well. The fine folks on the Android User Experience team are pleased today to release some official Android Design stencils for your mockup-creating pleasure.
With these stencils you can now drag and drop your way to beautifully designed Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) applications, with grace and ease. The stencils feature the rich typography, colors, interactive controls, and icons found throughout Ice Cream Sandwich, along with some phone and tablet outlines to frame your meticulously crafted creations.
Currently we have stencils available for those venerable interactive design powerhouses Adobe® Fireworks®, and Omni® OmniGraffle® and we may expand to other applications® in the future. The source files for the various icons and controls are also available, created in Adobe® Photoshop®, and Adobe® Illustrator®. Here are the downloads.
We’ll be updating these stencils over time so, as always, please send in your feedback!
Happy mockup making,
Android Security Update
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Recently, there’s been a lot of news coverage of malware in the mobile space. Over on our Mobile blog, Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP of Android engineering, has posted Android and Security. We think most Android developers will find it interesting reading.
New Social APIs in Android ICS
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[This post is by Daniel Lehmann, Tech Lead on the Android Apps team. — Tim Bray]
[We’re trying something new; There’s a post over on Google+ where we’ll host a discussion of this article. Daniel Lehmann has agreed to drop by and participate. Come on over and join in!]
With Android Ice Cream Sandwich, we set out to build software that supports emotional connections between humans and the devices they carry. We wanted to build the most personal device that the user has ever owned.
The first ingredient in our recipe is to show users the people that they care about most in a magazine-like way. High-resolution photos replace simple lists of text.
The second ingredient is to more prominently visualize their friends’ activities. We show updates from multiple sources wherever a contact is displayed, without the need to open each social networking app individually.
Android is an open platform, and in Ice Cream Sandwich we provide a rich new API to allow any social networking application to integrate with the system. This post explains how apps like Google+ use these APIs, and how other social networks can do the same.
A few basics
Since Eclair (Android 2.0), the system has been able to join contacts from different sources. Android can notice if you are connected to the same person and different networks, and join those into aggregate contacts.
Essential terms to understand throughout the remainder of this post are:
While users deal with contacts, sync adapters work with their raw contact rows. They own the data inside a raw contact, but by design it is left up to Android to properly join raw contact rows with others.
Contacts sync adapters have a special xml file that describes their content, which is documented in the Android SDK. In the following paragraphs, we’ll assume this file is named contacts.xml.
The Android SDK also contains the application SampleSyncAdapter (and its source code) that implements everything mentioned in here in an easy to understand way.
High resolution photos
In Android versions prior to Honeycomb (3.0), contact photos used to be 96x96. Starting with ICS, they now have a thumbnail (which is the 96x96 version) and a display photo. The display photo’s maximum size can vary from device to device (On Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, it is currently configured to be 256x256, but expect this to vary with future devices). The size as configured can be queried like this:
This value is useful if you need to query the picture from the server (as you can specify the right size for the download). If you already have a high resolution picture, there is no need for any resizing on your side; if it is too big, the contacts provider will downsample it automatically.
Up until now, pictures were written using a ContentValues object, just like all the other data rows of the raw contact. While this approach is still supported, it might fail when used with bigger pictures, as there is a size limit when sending ContentValues across process boundaries. The prefered way now is to use an AssetFileDescriptor and write them using a FileOutputStream instead:
For best results, store uncompressed square photos and let the contacts provider take care of compressing the photo. It will create both a thumbnail and a display photo as necessary.
This API is available on API version 14+. For older versions, we recommend to fallback to the old method using ContentValues and assuming a constant size of 96x96.
The API for update streams is the biggest new addition for contacts in Ice Cream Sandwich. Sync adapters can now enrich their contact data by providing a social stream that includes text and photos.
This API is intended to provide an entry point into your social app to increase user engagement. We chose to only surface the most recent few stream items, as we believe that your social app will always be the best way to interact with posts on your network.
StreamItems rows are associated with a raw contact row. They contain the newest updates of that raw contact, along with text, time stamp and comments. They can also have pictures, which are stored in StreamItemPhotos. The number of stream items per raw contact has a limit, which on the current Nexus devices is set to 5, but expect this number to change with future devices. The limit can be queried like this:
When displayed in the People app, stream items from all participating raw contacts will be intermixed and shown chronologically.
The following function shows how to add a stream item to an existing raw contact:
You can also specify an action that should be executed when a stream item or one of its photos is tapped. To achieve this, specify the receiving Activities in your contacts.xml using the tags
Update streams are available on API version 15+ and are intended to replace the StatusUpdate API. For previous versions, we recommend that you fall back to the StatusUpdates API, which only shows a single text item and no pictures.
Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Android that supports the “Me” contact, which is prominently shown at the top of the list of the new People app. This simplifies use-cases that used to be a multi-tap process in previous versions — for example, sharing personal contact data with another person or “navigating home” in a navigation app. Also it allows applications to directly address the user by name and show their photo.
The “Me” profile is protected by the new permissions
The entry point to the new API is ContactsContract.Profile and is available on API version 14+.
Previously, connecting with users on a social network involved opening the respective social networking app, searching for the person and then connecting (“Friend”, “Follow” etc.). Ice Cream Sandwich has a much slicker approach: When looking at an existing contact in the People application, the user can decide to add this person to another network as well. For example, the user might want to follow a person on Google+ that they already have as a contact in Gmail.
Once the user taps one of the “Add connection” commands, the app is launched and can look for the person using the information that is already in the contact. Search criteria are up to the app, but good candidates are name, email address or phone number.
To specify your “Add connection” menu item, use the attributes
Be sure to use the same verb as you typically use for adding connections, so that in combination with your app icon the user understands which application is about to be launched.
The “Add connection” functionality is available on API version 14+.
High-resolution pictures need a lot of space, and social streams quickly become outdated. It is therefore not a good idea to keep the whole contacts database completely in sync with the social network. A well-written sync adapter should take importance of contacts into account; as an example, starred contacts are shown with big pictures, so high-resolution pictures are more important. Your network might also have its own metrics that can help to identify important contacts.
For all other contacts, you can register to receive a notification which is sent by the People app to all sync adapters that contribute to a contact whenever the contact’s detail page is opened. At that point, you can provide additional information. As an example, when the Google+ sync adapter receives this notification, it pulls in the high-resolution photo and most recent social stream posts for that user and writes them to the contacts provider. This can be achieved by adding the
When this Intent is launched, its
These notifications are available with API version 14+.
With Ice Cream Sandwich, we improved key areas around high resolution photos and update streams, and simplified the creation of new connections.
Everything outlined in here is done using open APIs that can be implemented by any network that wants to participate. We’re excited to see how developers take advantage of these new features!
Introducing the Android Design site
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[This post is by Christian Robertson, who leads the Android visual design group. He is also the designer of the Roboto font family. —Tim Bray]
Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is our biggest redesign yet — both for users and developers. We’ve enhanced the UI framework with new interactions and styles that will let you create Android apps that are simpler and more beautiful than ever before.
To help you in that mission, we’re introducing Android Design: the place to learn about principles, building blocks, and patterns for creating world-class Android user interfaces. Whether you’re a UI professional or a developer playing that role, these docs show you how to make good design decisions, big and small.
The Android User Experience Team is committed to helping you design amazing apps that people love, and this is just the beginning. In the coming months, we’ll expand Android Design with more in-depth content. And watch this blog for a series of posts about design, and invitations to Google+ hangouts on the topics you care about most.
So head on over to Android Design, and make something amazing!
Levels in Renderscript
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[This post is by R. Jason Sams, an Android Framework engineer who specializes in graphics, performance tuning, and software architecture. —Tim Bray]
For ICS, Renderscript (RS) has been updated with several new features to simplify adding compute acceleration to your application. RS is interesting for compute acceleration when you have large buffers of data on which you need to do significant processing. In this example we will look at applying a levels/saturation operation on a bitmap.
In this case, saturation is implemented by multiplying every pixel by a color matrix Levels are typically implemented with several operations.
A simple implementation of this might look like:
This code assumes a bitmap has been loaded and transferred to an integer array for processing. Assuming the bitmaps are already loaded, this is simple.
Once the data is processed with the loop, putting it back into the bitmap to draw is simple.
The full code of the application is around 232 lines when you include code to compute the constants for the filter kernel, manage the controls, and display the image. On the devices I have laying around this takes about 140-180ms to process an 800x423 image.
What if that is not fast enough?
Porting the kernel of this image processing to RS (available at android-renderscript-samples) is quite simple. The pixel processing kernel above, reimplemented for RS looks like:
It takes far fewer lines of code because of the built-in support for vectors of floats, matrix operations, and format conversions. Also note that there is no loop present.
The setup code is slightly more complex because you also need to load the script.
This code creates the RS context. It then uses this context to create two memory allocations to hold the RS copy of the bitmap data. Last, it loads the script to process the data.
Also in the source there are a few small blocks of code to copy the computed constants to the script when they change. Because we reflect the globals from the script this is easy.
Earlier we noted that there was no loop to process all the pixels. The RS code that processes the bitmap data and copies the result back looks like this:
The first line takes the script and processes the input allocation and places the result in the output allocation. It does this by calling the natively compiled version of the script above once for each pixel in the allocation. However, unlike the dalvik implementation, the primitives will automatically launch extra threads to do the work. This, combined with the performance of native code can produce large performance gains. I’ll show the results with and without the gamma function working because it adds a lot of cost.
800x423 image with gamma correction
These large gains represent a large return on the simple coding investment shown above.
Introducing Android Training
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[This post is by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations Tech Lead. — Tim Bray]
Today I’m thrilled to announce the beta launch of Android Training — a collection of classes that we hope will help you to build better Android apps.
Each class explains the steps required to solve a problem, or implement a feature, with plenty of code snippets and sample code for you to use within your own apps.
We’re starting small and this is just the beginning for Android Training. Over the coming months we will be increasing the number of classes available, as well as introducing over-arching courses and sample apps to further help your development experience.
Helping developers build great apps is what the Android Developer Relations team is all about, so we’re excited to see how you use these classes to make your apps even better.
We’d love to know what you think of these classes, and what classes you’d like to see next.
More Android Games that Play Nice
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[This post is by Dan Galpin, who lives the Android Games lifestyle every day. — Tim Bray]
Making a game on Android is easy. Making a great game for a mobile, multitasking, often multi-core, multi-purpose system like Android is trickier. Even the best developers frequently make mistakes in the way they interact with the Android system and with other applications — mistakes that don’t affect the quality of gameplay, but which affect the quality of the user’s experience in other ways.
A truly great Android game knows how to play nice: how to fit seamlessly into the system of apps, services, and UI features that run on Android devices. In this multi-part series of posts, Android Developer Relations engineers who specialize in games explain what it takes to make your game play nice.
II: Navigation and Lifecycle
Android users get used to using the back key. We expect the volume keys to work in some intuitive fashion. We expect that the home key behaves in a manner consistent with the Android navigation paradigm. Sometimes we even expect the menu key to do something.
1. Problem: There’s no place like [Home]
I’m playing [insert favorite game here] and I accidentally hit the [Home] key or the [Back] key. This is probably happening because I’m furiously using the touchscreen to actually play the game. Whether I’ve been cutting ropes, controlling aircraft, cleaving fruit, or flinging birds, I’m almost certainly angry if I’ve suddenly lost all of my game progress.
What went wrong?
Lots of developers assume that pressing the Home key exits a game. Perhaps this is because on some mobile devices the Home key is a somewhat-difficult-to-press physical button. Depending on the device and Android release, it might be a physical, capacitive, or soft button. This means that it is relatively easy to hit accidentally. Having progress lost by such an event as an incoming call is even worse.
How to avoid Angry Users
2. Problem: [Back] I say!
I’m in the middle of playing a game and I hit the back key. One of several bad things can happen here:
What went wrong?
We already know what is wrong with scenario 1. It’s essentially a data loss scenario, and it’s worse than pigs stealing your eggs. What is wrong with scenario 2?
The [Back] key is an essential part of the Android navigation paradigm. If the back key doesn’t return to the previous screen in the activity stack (or in the game hierarchy) there better be a very good reason, such as an active document with no capability to save a draft.
What to do about it
If the user is in the middle of gameplay It is customary to display some sort of dialog asking the user if they intended the action:
“Are you sure you wish to exit now? That monster looks hungry.”
In an extreme action game, you might also wish to do something similar to what Replica Island (RI) did. RI assumed that any [Back] keypress that happened within 200ms of another touch event was invalid in order to make it a bit more challenging to accidentally press the key.
At the Main Menu of the game, you can decide whether it makes sense to prompt the user or not. If your game has very long load times, you might want to prompt the user.
3. Problem: Quiet [Down]!
There’s nothing worse than wanting to settle down for a good session of [insert favorite game here] in some sort of public place with your volume turned up. Suddenly everyone has learned that you prefer pummelling produce to predicting present progressions and that’s practically profane in your profession.
What went wrong?
By default, volume keys in most Android devices will control the ringer volume, and your application must pass the volume keys through to the super class so this continues to work.
What to do about it
In order to make these keys control the music volume (which is the channel that your game will be using), you need to call setVolumeControlStream(AudioManager.STREAM_MUSIC). As stated previously, all you need to do is pass these keys through to the framework and you’ll get control of the audio in the standard and proper way. Do it as early as possible so a user can start changing the volume far before you begin playing anything.
Add Voice Typing To Your IME
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[This post is by Luca Zanolin, an Android engineer who works on voice typing. — Tim Bray]
A new feature available in Android 4.0 is voice typing: the difference for users is that the recognition results appear in the text box while they are still speaking. If you are an IME developer, you can easily integrate with voice typing.
To simplify the integration, if you download this library and modify your IME as described below, everything will work smoothly on any device with Android 2.2 or later. On 4.0+, users will get voice typing, and earlier versions will use standard voice recognition; the difference is illustrated below.
To see how to integrate voice typing you can take a look at this sample IME. The IME is really simple and contains only one button: a microphone. By pressing the microphone, the user triggers voice recognition.
Here are the steps that you need to follow to integrate voice recognition into your IME.
Download the library
Download this library and add it to your IME APK.
Create the voice recognition trigger
Add the microphone icon to your IME
You need to modify the UI of your IME, add a microphone icon, and register an OnClickListener to trigger voice recognition. You can find the assets inside the sample IME. The microphone icon should be displayed only if voice recognition is installed; use VoiceRecognitionTrigger#isInstalled().
If your IME supports multiple languages, you can specify in which language recognition should be done as a parameter of startVoiceRecognition().
Notify the trigger when your IME starts
When your IME starts, you need to notify the trigger, so it can insert into the text view any pending recognition results.
Modify your AndroidManifest
In order to start a voice recognition through the Intent API, the library uses a service and an activity, and you need to add them into your manifest.
Update the microphone icon dynamically (optional)
This step is optional, but you should implement it if possible as it will improve the user experience. Voice recognition requires network access, and if there is no network, your IME should notify the user that voice recognition is currently disabled. To achieve this, you need to register the VoiceRecognitionTrigger.Listener and enable/disable the microphone accordingly.
And add this permission into your manifest:
That’s all there is to it
Voice recognition makes it easy for users to do more with their Android devices, so we appreciate your support in adding it to your IMEs.
A Closer Look at 10 Billion Downloads
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[This post is by Eric Chu, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty]
On Tuesday, we announced that Android Market passed 10 Billion app downloads. We wanted to look a little deeper at that huge number. First question: which app was lucky number 10 billion? Photobucket Mobile. They’ll be getting a great prize package, including tickets to next year’s Google I/O developer conference.
Remember we still have 8 days left to celebrate 10 billion downloads with 10-cent apps on Android Market. You can follow which apps are promoted each day on +Android, our Google+ page.
Here’s a graphical deep dive into 10 billion downloads...
10 Billion Android Market Downloads and Counting
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[This post is by Eric Chu, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty]
One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.
To celebrate this milestone, we partnered with some of the Android developers who contributed to this milestone to make a bunch of great Android apps available at an amazing price. Starting today for the next 10 days, we’ll have a new set of awesome apps available each day for only 10 cents each. Today, we are starting with Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.
Of course, none of these apps would have existed if it weren’t for the developers who created them. Every day, these developers continue to push the limits on what’s possible and delight us in the process. For that, we thank them.
Please join us in this 10-day celebration and check in every day to see what new apps our developer partners are making available on Android Market—for only a dime.
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Galaxy Pack -- The Final Frontier For Your Android
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The homescreen wallpaper on your Android smartphone or tablet is probably the thing you see the most often. Personalising homescreens is so easy to do and really says something about a user’s personal taste and style, which is no doubt part of the reason why live wallpapers have seen their hey day—a good live wallpaper really packs a punch in the wow-effect department.
Let’s find out whether Galaxy Pack will delight or bore you.
(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)
downloading apps to sd card
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ive just got my daughter a 2gb micro sd card and mini card reader in the hope i could put some apps and games onto card then give it to her to put in zt180.
i recently managed to update epad for her with mini usb cable and wrongly thought i could put games on card to give her.
any tips guys?
Unbrick bricked unidentified Chinese tablet
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Hello, this is my first post.
I am a big Android noob...
I bought a used Chinese tablet off Craigslist a long while ago and never used the pad much. Basically because it did not have the Market installed and anything. So I found out about rooting and how to install the market, even though I did not even know who the manufacturer of the Pad is ^^.
I rooted it with an app whose name I forgot, somthing z4....? Like, I rooted it directly via the app on the device. Then I followed some guides I googled to install Appmarket, Gmail and so on. Everything worked fine, and I was using the tab for like a week. But now, just reading a PDF on it, the system stopped working. When I reset the device, only the Green Android Logo shows up, then the system hangs. So I figure this means it is bricked.
Any help on what tablet it is, how I can unbrick it etc is superhighly appreciated.
See the attached photos for details and thanks on ahead!
Nextbook Premium 7 wont turn back on
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I just bought a Nextbook Premium 7 tablet. It worked for a moment, then froze, then turned off and now will not turn back on, even though plugged in. I have pressed the reset button. Please help.
Fly touch III Infotimic Imapx210 1 ghz help!!
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Hi I buy a chinese tablet and it came with some problems
Wi-fi does not work, just scanning and not connect
I put TFcard 8gb micro sd slot and it appears that it can be ejected and says it is full or being in the same slot
after doing a restore to factory settings for the touchscreen paraou funcioar, now only with mouse
a firmware update could help?
Superpad i7 P745 7"
Fly touch III
Infotimic Imapx210 1 ghz
Support TF card extend 16GB max
P745 8188 wi-fi 802.11 b/g
Kernel 184.108.40.206 INFOTM
Buid number GRI 40
please someone help me!!!!
Best of AppStorm in March
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We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
Best of Android.AppStorm
Here we are again with a fresh batch of 60 more wallpaper images for your phone (or tablet or even your desktop for that matter). A lot of the images we have linked are available in a variety of resolutions and will therefore suit your needs just fine. Given the crazy variety of screen sizes and resolutions on Android today, you will most probably need to crop the image to fit your screen. Shouldn’t be a problem though, since the OS should take care of letting you do that at the right time.
Personally, I came to use ADWLauncher EX very late indeed; after being smitten with LauncherPro for a while, but disappointed when the development on that launcher ceased, I went looking for something else and found ADWLauncher EX. I remain completely open to new launchers and persist in trying new ones out. However, time and time again I always return to ADWLauncher EX. Why do I do this? Why keep coming back? Read on for more…
HTC has always held a place of honor in the Android community in general. Since the launch of the Dream, they have grown bigger and stronger and have not looked back. While still holding an extremely influential place in the smartphone industry, they have evolved from their humble beginnings into one of the industry’s largest innovators.
However, at this year’s Mobile World Congress, HTC’s launch of the One series of smartphones signalled a shift in philosophies that had served them well for the past couple of years, but was starting to show signs of weakness. I believe that this change is definitely for the better, and indicates exciting times ahead for HTC, consumers and developers.
Best of iPad.AppStorm
March 7th was a bit of a milestone for me – it was the first time in my life that I had reserved and bought an Apple product straight after it was launched. Normally I am a bit dubious when it comes to technology, and before investing in a new gadget, I like to read countless reviews about it to really ascertain whether I’m getting the best value for money. But when the new iPad was announced I was certain that I could trust my instinct, took the plunge, and bought it outright without even reading one single review.
The features were certainly worth shouting about – that all-new, highly anticipated retina display and a beefed-up A5X processor with more powerful capabilities. All sounding good so far, I thought to myself. Then, the bombshell dropped – the new iPad will have 4G support (LTE), allowing blisteringly fast download speeds that makes 3G look ancient and sluggish.
Okay, so you’ve got your amazing new “resolutionary” iPad and you’re looking for the best way to show off the powerful display. I mean really, you’re going to want some breathtaking wallpapers and backgrounds that are the same resolution as your new iPad to go along with the device – so that people can see how great it is. Well you’re in luck, because I’ve managed to gather 100 of the best iPad Retina-optimized wallpapers, saving you all the work of searching the entire World Wide Web for them.
We all have the capacity to be creative, it’s in our very nature.
The iPad is a wonderful tool for creation is almost every sphere you can imagine, from expressing poetry to capturing artistic ideas, from exploring musical invention to manipulating captured light. Whether you consider yourself a creative professional, or are simply a person who loves to dream and imagine, there are hundreds of awesome iPad apps to help you do just that.
Exercise your mind, make something new today!
Check. Check. Is this thing on? Hello everyone. If you’re a developer of iPad applications, then today, I’m talking to you. More specifically, the one’s who shouldn’t snooze through today’s address are the iPad game developers, but what I want to talk about applies to a wide range of apps.
I come to you today with a problem that I’ve been putting a great deal of thought into over the last few months. You see, I’m what the tech world might call a “dinosaur.” I got my iPad (the original iPad) around Christmas time the year it came out. This was, if you don’t recall, only months before the iPad 2 was released. I’ve watched as the new iPads and the apps developed for them have gotten better, and I can’t help but feel like I’m being left in the dust – specifically, regarding graphics.
Best of Windows.AppStorm
Microsoft is under tremendous pressure from multiple fronts. Every vertical of the company’s business is facing steadfast competition from battle hardened brands like Google and Apple. Frankly, they missed the smartphone revolution and it looked like they were about to lose the desktop and tablet revolution to the Mac and iPad.
For a company deeply entrenched in bureaucracy, Microsoft bounced back with the stunning Windows Phone 7 and now, Windows 8. Windows 8 is designed to offer the familiar user experience of the past and a brand new one for the future. Join me after the break to find in detail what the future of Windows holds for you.
Is this the end of the ultraportable as we know it? Not so, I say! In addition to the fresh arrival of the buffed up ‘ultrabook’, the netbook category has been bolstered by an arrival from Dell-owned purveyor of gaming systems, Alienware.
The group, renowned for its reputation in building high-powered gaming systems, surprised us in 2010 with the m11x, which could probably be the world’s first ‘Gaming Netbook’. Those two words I thought I’d never see together, and now with the m11x in it’s third revision, I thought I’d see if it lives up to its promising nickname.
It’s not at all a secret that if you live your digital life within the clouds of technology and the internet that you spend a significant amount of time transfixed to your computer screen.
Though with lesser fears of the age old ‘square-eyes’ myth, a common symptom of late-night hours-long continuous gazing at your computer monitor is eye-strain. It happens to everyone, but what if not using your computer as much for extended periods of time at night is not an option?
Well, this is where F.lux comes in.
The PDF is one popular file type to exchange different types of information. Mostly eBooks, article pages or simply a collection of images. To open and view PDF files you need of course a PDF viewer.
There are many of them, but I picked out the ones which I think are the most popular and useful.
Best of iPhone.AppStorm
How can I introduce League of Evil 2? As a sequel to one of my favorite iOS games? As a difficult, well-designed platformer? How about as a testament to the responsiveness of the iPhone’s touch screen? League of Evil 2 is all of those things and more. I had the chance to review the original game a while back, so I think that it’s only appropriate for me to take a look at this, the hot-off-the-press sequel.
The only thing I need to ask is this: are you ready for some hardcore, evil scientist butt-kickin’? I mean, not physically, obviously. What did evil scientists ever do to you?
It seems as if word games and iOS come hand in hand. As with all types of applications, there are several different word games out in the App Store. However, there are only a few that stand out from the rest of them.
This is where Scramble with Friends comes into the picture. The ever-so-popular ‘With Friends’ series of games has just expanded with this new release, Boggle’s iOS counterpart. It’s yet another stellar iOS application from Zynga, but what makes it so great? Read more about it after the break.
Last week, Apple dropped a few big products our direction. We saw a new AppleTV, 1080P video for true HD content, a new iPad and even more. And then there was iPhoto, the latest and greatest piece of software for the iPad that allows you to edit your pics right there on the device. Oh, and it’s a universal app too, so it’s on the iPhone! Yay!
But how would an app that’s built to perform well on the expansive screen of the iPad work with the iPhone? Let’s file down those fingertips and find out.
As most of you probably know, Apple held a press event this past Wednesday, and they introduced the new AppleTV and the new iPad. Note, that’s note the AppleTV 3 or iPad 3 as some had expected, but just the new iPad.
So what does this mean for the next iPhone? Will we see an iPhone 5, iPhone 4G LTE or just the â€œnewâ€ iPhone? It may not sound important, but it kinda is.
Best of Web.AppStorm
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll have heard of Basecamp being described as the project management app to rule them all. Built from the ground up in 2004 to help users complete projects without getting in their way, 37signals‘ Basecamp has been a runaway success. It has become the weapon of choice for software companies, universities, design agencies, freelancers and everyone in between, because it did one thing well: helping teams work together on projects. Since then it has helped manage over 8 million projects.
Having learned a few things along the way, the team behind Basecamp gave it a fresh coat of paint and a few tweaks under the hood. Naturally, as users (and ardent fans) of this wonderful app, we just had to take a closer look. I went ahead and signed up for the trial to create a new project and kick the tyres on this redesign. Hop in and let’s take a ride through some of the major updates to Basecamp.
As most of you know that read this site, there is a huge movement toward cloud based computing. With the rise of applications like Evernote and Dropbox, people are starting to put more and more of their documents and media in the cloud. With this rise, comes devices like the Doxie Go scanner that make the transition to the cloud that much easier for people.
For those of you that don’t know, Doxie has been around since 2009.They came out with their first scanner that year and I decided I had to try it out and I liked it, but it still had some quirks. Then fast forward a few years to this January and Doxie introduced the Doxie Go + WIFI. Paul and the team over at Doxie were kind enough to give me a review unit to test out and let me tell you, I have been loving this thing.
Remember that picture you shared last fall? Or the link you shared in 2009? How about the note you write in CloudApp and shared on Twitter? Or that article that was about … ramen noodles. You shared it, you’re sure. Now how in the world can you find it? Facebook and Twitter’s search sure won’t help you, and it’s no where to be found on your computer.
Welcome to 2012. Back in 1995, folders were enough to organize the digital things you wanted to keep, as they were all on your computer. Bookmarks helped a bit as we transitioned to a world where the web mattered more than files on our devices. Native desktop search made it relatively easy to find our files and favorites. But today, most of the digital things you really want to keep up with are on your social network profiles, and for the most part, are wildly inaccessible and incredibly difficult to find when you want.
It’s time for a new way to organize and find the digital things that really matter to us, no matter where we shared and stored them online. We’ve looked at Otixo, a web app to combine cloud storage services, but it’s still more focused on the old files-and-folders viewpoint. What about the social media part of our lives, that in some ways is often a more important part of people’s digital lives than static files today? That’s where Jolicloud Me comes in.
Sometimes email and Facebook and Twitter and everything else isn’t enough. Sometimes, you need to send an SMS. For many of us, that sometimes is more often than we might think; no wonder unlimited SMS plans are still in vogue most places. When you send SMS messages that turn into a conversation, you can quickly send more messages than you even realize. And even though smartphones keep threatening to make SMS obsolete, the frank truth is that SMS is here to stay until everyone you ever txt has an internet connection on their phone and is using the same messaging app.
So you need to send an SMS, but pulling out your phone to txt while you’re sitting at your computer seems rather odd. Why not put the larger keyboard to use, and just send an SMS from your desktop? There’s a number of apps and sites that let you send free online SMS messages, but there’s one you likely already have open: Gmail. If you didn’t know you could send SMS messages right from Gmail, keep reading to see how you can sta in touch with everyone through Gmail, even if they don’t have email on their phones.
Best of Mac.AppStorm
This post is the answer to the first question that any new Mac user will ask: which apps are the best? The next time someone asks you this question, don’t think twice, just send them here.
We’ve spent hours and hours browsing the web, combing the Mac App Store and wandering through our own archives for the absolute best Mac apps around and we’ve found a whopping one hundred of them that we think you’ll love. Whether you’re looking for a screenshot utility, a todo list or even a great game to play, we’ve got you covered. We’re not merely offering a mindless list of links either, we took the time to tell you what each app does and why we love it so you can make an informed decision. Happy downloading!
If you take a look at the Buyers Guide on MacRumors, you’ll notice that the iMac has been lying dormant for just under a year (since May 2011 to be precise), the longest period of silence since before 2008. The site recommends that any potential iMac buyers hold off for the time being, seeing as ‘updates are due soon’. This would tie in with Apple’s product refresh cycle, which usually occurs every year.
But this hibernation got me thinking about two things. Firstly, are we due to see a massive overhaul of the iMac product line sometime in May/June and secondly, have Apple forgotten about their fantastic range of desktop computers?
In some ways, the built in Mac OS X Address Book wears like an old pair of sneakers – comfortable and familiar. What it lacks in style and features, it makes up for in dependability. Over the years, updates to Mac OS X have brought numerous improvements and enhancements. Yet despite these changes, the Address Book has remained largely the same. A facelift here and there, some improved syncing capabilities, but not much to get excited about (in fact, the Lion overhaul was largely protested).
Seeing the opportunity for real feature improvement in the realm of contact management, the team at Cobook have created a unique, innovative app that breathes some life into the Address Book. If you’re looking to give some more muscle to your Address Book, Cobook will take care of the heavy lifting.
Let’s face it; buying a Mac isn’t cheap, but you can help justify some of that cost if you use only a few of these outstanding free Mac apps. I’ve included my favorite apps, from simple text editors to advanced publishing tools, which are available at no cost to you.
In addition I attempted to stay away from the apps that everyone uses, instead focusing on the apps which are either up-and-coming or gems in the rough. Read on and see if you can’t get some extra value out of your Mac!
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Is there something in particular you’d like to see on the site next month? We’d absolutely love to hear your suggestions for articles, topics and giveaways. Just let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading AppStorm!
Go Launcher Ex
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Entering an already crowded category of apps with not one but two distinct leaders can be a tough task. And when you actually go head-to-head and pull away a noticeable chunk of the leaders’ market share, it speaks volumes about the developers’ creativity and commitment to the cause.
The Go Dev team members have time and again proven in the last year that they can prove disruptive in pretty much any category they choose to release an app in, and Go Launcher Ex was the app that really established them.
I have to admit, it was the first launcher I gave a serious look. But even after multiple attempts to try the others out, I’ve found myself coming back to and sticking with Go Launcher Ex.
There is hardly a feature I can think of that Go Launcher Ex does not have. A ridiculously active development cycle ensures that any attempt to list all the features now is going to be rendered obsolete with their next release in a matter of days. So I’m going to instead focus on what I consider Go Launcher’s most important features and attempt to keep the list short enough to fit this page. Here goes:
One thing I have to note is that in spite of all the features and power, the launcher is still extremely fast and doesn’t bog down the phone at all. I’ve been running it on a lowly LG Optimus One with a 600 Mhz processor and 256 MB of RAM – clearly the lowest end of Android smartphones you can get – and yet it runs beautifully on the phone with no noticeable lag or slowness. That I have it installed on top of Cyanogenmod 7 now helps, but I never had any problems with it on the stock ROM either.
Powerful Widget System
Like any Android Launcher worth its name, Go Launcher Ex comes with the ability to install a wide variety of widgets specifically built to take advantage of the launcher’s capabilities. Any widget – not just those specific to Go Launcher Ex – can be resized. Unlike the regular widgets though, GO Launcher Widgets can contain scrollable areas within them, making it possible to go through long lists directly from the home screen. This works particularly well in the Facebook and Twitter widgets. One of my favorite Go Widget is the full-screen SMS widget that makes your text messages appear in a ticket-strip view with 3D folds.
Available widgets cover a wide variety of functions – from clocks, weather and control bar widgets to sms, twitter and facebook. As with everything else in Go Launcher Ex, widgets are customizable too. Skins can be downloaded for the widgets from the Google Play store or from the in-app Go Store, which is the Go Dev Team’s own marketplace for their apps and app addons.
Themes That Don’t Suck
No self-respecting Android launcher can be complete without the ability to theme. Go Launcher Ex scores on this front as well with a wide variety of free and paid themes available that customize pretty much every aspect of your home screen.
Unlike some launchers that limit their theming abilities to icon packs or subtle color variations, Go Launcher Ex can be customized to look entirely different from theme to theme while at the same time maintaining your personal setup of homescreens, widgets and icons. I won’t go into too much detail on the available themes – we’ve covered them in separate roundups – but it suffices to say that Go Launcher Ex comes with some of the best looking themes on Android today.
I know I probably sound like a crazed Go Launcher fanboy by now (and maybe that’s not so far off the mark…), but having spent a good year with the launcher on my phone in spite of repeated attempts to try other options, I can safely say that I consider Go Launcher Ex the best Android Launcher on the planet.
With an amazing combination of features and speed, a crazy variety of excellent themes and widgets, and non-stop active development with a new release every week, it’s hard not to love it. And did I mention the app is entirely free (as in no ads and no needless crap, free)?
Given how often the app goes through changes, it is quite possible that some more features have been added to the app between the time I wrote this review and the time you’re reading it. The best place to check would be the What’s New tab in the Google Play Store page for the app.
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(Cross posted on the Google Voice Blog)
Since we launched Google Voice back in 2009, we’ve supported visual voicemail so you could open the Google Voice app, see all your voicemails with text transcripts, and play them on-demand. But sometimes when I get a missed call, I don’t want to jump between my call log and the Google Voice app to see who has called me and what message they left.
So, today, we’re updating our mobile app so you can view and listen to your voicemails on demand directly from the call log on your Android phone. Your voicemails will appear alongside your outgoing, incoming, and missed calls in your phone’s call log and you can just simply touch them to play them. You can slow down the playback of the message which is great for when someone is telling you their callback number, or you even speed playback up, so you can quickly listen to longer messages.
To turn this feature on, download the latest app from Google Play and check “Voicemail display” under settings. This new feature requires Android 4.0+.
Posted by Yong-Hoon Choi, Software Engineer
A completely redesigned Google Search App for Windows 7.5 phones
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Windows Phone owners can now get easy access to the Google Search App, available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Check out these features which help you get useful results fast:
The new Google Search app now has Voice Search (left) as well as Google Autocomplete (right)
You can download the app from the Windows Marketplace and try it for yourself. It’s available worldwide in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
Posted by Ryan Doherty, Software Engineer
Introducing a new local search experience across your devices
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How often are you doing a Google search from your computer to find information about a place before going there? Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone, information about that place will be conveniently available under the new “Recent” icon. Calling, getting directions or seeing details about the places you just searched for is now only one tap away.
We provide this new convenience feature for users who have Web History enabled and are logged into Google when doing their search. Start by searching for a place on your PC or other devices, then login to Google.com’s mobile homepage and check the Recent icon. Information about previously searched places will be available under the Recent icon for about three days (time available extended from 24 hours on March 21).
The new “Recent” icon shows information about places you have recently searched for on any of your devices. Try swiping to the right to see more icons for other categories of places.
Next time you are heading to a place you have recently searched for, no need to worry if you can’t remember the address or phone number. Just go to Google.com on your smartphone and tap on the “Recent” icon. We hope you find this new feature useful!
Posted by Junichi Uekawa, Software Engineer
Android@Mobile World Congress: It’s all about the ecosystem.
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Each and every day, we are humbled by the trajectory of Android and our partners.
With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850,000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around the world past 300 million. These numbers are a testament to the break-neck speed of innovation that defines the Android ecosystem.
Last year at Mobile World Congress (MWC), we announced that there were more than 150,000 apps in Android Market. That number tripled to more than 450,000 apps today, with over one billion app downloads happening every month. Think about the astonishing number of songs Shazam’ed, places Qype’ed and foursquare mayorships! To celebrate the hard work and success of our developer community, we’ve built special “app pods” into our Android stand at MWC. Many of these featured apps demonstrate the latest Android innovations, such as Android Beam, which lets you share content like web pages, videos, directions, and apps—just by touching two Android phones back to back.
The Android Stand on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2012
If you walk around the Android stand, it’s also evident that our hardware partners are thriving. There are 100+ devices on display at the conveyor belt bar, which is just a small portion of the 800+ Android devices that have launched to date. And what better sign of innovation than the Bling Bot—powered by the Android ADK—which can bedazzle your Galaxy Nexus backplate with perfect precision.
Posted by Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content
There may be times when you don’t have an Internet connection on your Android device, but you still want access to a file you’ve saved in Google Docs. Now you can select any file in Google Docs to make it available offline. So regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet, you’re always connected to those files.
Even better, Google Docs automatically updates your offline files when you’re on Wi-Fi. You can also manually update files anytime you have a data connection by opening the file or tapping ‘Update’ from the Offline section of the app.
For those of you with Android tablets, we’ve also improved the Google Docs reading experience. Now, when you open a Google document on your tablet while online, you’ll get a high-resolution version of the document. Swipe left and right to flip between pages, or use the slider at the bottom to page ahead quickly.
New, easier-to-use Google Search for Android
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Hot on the heels of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, we’ve updated Google Search for previous versions of Android: it’s all around faster, to get what you need quickly. In this version, you’ll notice:
Search history, search suggestions and on-device results
Here are some additional tips we’d like to share:
If you have Android 2.2, 2.3 or 3.x, you can download the app from Android Market or scan the QR code below.
Posted by Mathew Inwood, Software Engineer
Now playing: Faster movie search on Android and iPhone
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(Cross-posted on the Inside Search blog)
With the December movie season in full swing, we’ve just made it even faster and easier to discover movies, showtimes and theaters, all from your smartphone. Now when you search for [movies] or your favorite theater like [century san francisco] on Google.com from your phone, you’ll see interactive results for movies in a new swipeable ribbon, with the most relevant information displayed at the top of the page.
For each movie, you’ll see the movie poster, a short summary, ratings and the nearest theaters and showtimes. Designed to help you quickly browse what’s playing in theaters now, this information instantly updates as you slide through the movie posters -- no need to wait for a page to load or to use the back button.
To learn more about a movie, tap the movie title to find details like the cast and a full summary. And if you see a play button on the movie poster, you can tap to view the official trailer. You can even buy tickets directly from your smartphone by tapping on underlined showtimes -- and skip past those long holiday box office lines!
So the next time you head out to see sagas of vampires, the world’s biggest Muppets fan, dancing penguins or nearly impossible heists, try the new interactive results for movies by visiting Google.com on your iOS or Android phone’s browser and searching for [movies], [theaters] or a movie title. This feature is available in English, in the US.
Posted by Toshi Tajima, Software Engineer
Google Currents is hot off the press
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We strive to give you beautiful and simple ways to experience all the content the web has to offer, such as sharing photos on Google+, watching YouTube videos and discovering books, movies and music from Android Market. Today we’re expanding our content offering with the introduction of Google Currents, a new application for Android devices, iPads and iPhones that lets you explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger.
Ready for consumers
We’ve worked with more than 150 publishing partners to offer full-length articles from more than 180 editions including CNET, AllThingsD, Forbes, Saveur, PBS, Huffington Post, Fast Company and more. Content is optimized for smartphones and tablets, allowing you to intuitively navigate between words, pictures and video on large and small screens alike, even if you’re offline.
To get started, simply download the app and choose the publications you want to subscribe to for free. You can also add RSS, video and photo feeds, public Google+ streams and Google Reader subscriptions you’re already following. In addition to consuming your favorite media, you can also use the trending tab to discover related content that matches your tastes.
Ready for publishers
Alongside Google Currents, we’re also launching a self-service platform that gives publishers the flexibility to design, brand and customize their web content. For example, if you’re a small regional news outlet, a non-profit organization without access to a mobile development team, or a national TV network with web content, you can effortlessly create hands-on digital publications for Google Currents.
Great content needs a great audience, which is why Google Currents is integrated with Google+ so users can share articles or videos they’ve enjoyed with their circles. Publishers can also associate their account with Google Analytics in order to increase their awareness of consumers’ content preferences, device use and geographic distribution.
Google Currents is now available for download in Android Market and the Apple App Store for US users. Whether you’re a reader or a publisher, we hope that Google Currents helps you easily experience the best content on the web. Try it here now and stay tuned for more to come.
Posted by Mussie Shore, Product Manager, and Sami Shalabi, Technical Lead
Tablet image results in new carousel view
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(Cross-posted on the Inside Search blog)
In July, we started to evolve the Google design and experience on Android and iOS tablets by updating features like larger touch targets and enhanced image viewing to make searching faster and easier. Today, we’re building on that foundation by adding a new image carousel for viewing large image results within a few swipes.
As someone who enjoys being outdoors, I like exploring beautiful images of nature. With the new image carousel, I can discover photos of bright sea anemones or colorful lorikeet birds on my tablet in a more interactive and immersive way. Now when I tap on an image result, it’ll expand in the carousel view and I can swipe through the search results. To learn more about an image, a tap on the web page preview, title, description or URL will take me directly to the webpage. See how you can take the image carousel for a spin:
Try out the new image carousel by going to Google on your iOS or Android tablet’s browser and searching for your favorite images. This feature is currently available in over 40 languages.
I hope you enjoy searching for beautiful images in this new view.
Posted by Nathan Beach, Product Manager
Continuous improvements with Google Goggles 1.7
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With Google Goggles, you can quickly add someone to your contacts, learn about paintings, translate foreign text, and even solve Sudoku. Starting today, with Goggles 1.7 for Android, we’re making your visual search experience much faster and providing better results with new features like continuous mode, improved text recognition and contributed results.
Skip the shutter with continuous mode
Continuous mode is a quick and easy new way to use Goggles. You can now get results instantly without having to take a picture - no shutter press required! Goggles will scan the scene continuously so you don’t need to worry about taking multiple pictures. The new continuous mode works best with books, products, artwork, and landmarks. Snapshot mode is still available, and has some tricks that aren’t in continuous mode yet, including translating text and adding a contact. Also, images recognized in continuous mode sessions won’t show up in your Goggles Search History, so if you’d like to refer back to something, such as a painting in a gallery you should use snapshot mode.
Goggles also scans multiple items in continuous mode
Get richer results with text recognition
Starting today, when Goggles recognizes a portion of text, you’ll get results that have a close match to the text you’ve scanned. Let’s say you’re reading a magazine article you really like and want to share it with your friends. Just point Goggles at a part of the page, and instantly find a link to an online version to share immediately or read again later. You won’t even need the entire article in the frame. Goggles will also pull up more information from pages around the web where that text is mentioned, so its easier to learn about what you’re seeing.
Goggles finds web results to provide more information
More comprehensive results with your suggestions
Since Goggles 1.4, you’ve been able to suggest better results when Goggles doesn’t recognize what you’re searching for. To date, hundreds of thousands of submissions have been made to improve Goggles. Starting today, if you choose to suggest a better result or submit a new object altogether, your suggestion could become a result for the next user who searches for a similar object with Goggles. I’ve added a snapshot of the album cover from my old band so that my fans can use Goggles to find out about our music online. Now, if a fan searches for the cover of our album, they will see the information I suggested, along with my name and link to my Google profile.
Submitting the result for my band’s album cover
Google Goggles 1.7 is available for all Android devices, but you’ll need a device running Android 2.3 or newer to use Continuous Mode. Scan the QR code below to download, or visit Android Market. Tell us what you think on our Google + page.
Download the new Goggles in Android Market
Posted by David Petrou, Software Engineer
Voice Search arrives in the Middle East
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Today, we are very pleased to announce the launch of Voice Search in Arabic and Hebrew for Android and iPhone users.
Users in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, and Israel can now speak Arabic and Hebrew into their phones to get search results quickly and easily. With this launch, Voice Search is now supported in 29 languages and accents in 37 countries.
When building support for Arabic and Hebrew into our language model we faced some unique challenges, including how to understand words with diacritics (accents that indicate a difference in pronunciation, a linguistic phenomenon called “Nikud” in Hebrew, and “Tashkil” in Arabic) and words appended with other words (“and” for example) that can have many different nuanced meanings.
To train our system we collected over one million utterances in Arabic and Hebrew, using the languages as they are spoken in the more populated parts of each country. For Arabic, we trained the system to recognize Gulf, Levant and Egyptian dialects. While initially we may not accurately recognize words spoken in every regional accent and dialect, one of the major benefits to Google’s cloud-based model is that the more people use Voice Search, the more accurate it becomes.
How you get started with Google Voice Search depends on what kind of phone you have. If your phone runs Android 2.2 or later, and you see the microphone icon on the Google Search widget on your homescreen, all you have to do is tap the icon to start a voice-powered search. Otherwise, you can install the Voice Search app from Android Market. Note that you can only speak one language into the app at any time and that you may need to change your language setting first.
To get Google Search App for iPhone, search for ‘Google Search App’ in the App Store or follow this link. If you already have Google Search App installed, you can enable voice search by selecting the new languages from the settings panel within the app.
Posted by Bertrand Damiba, Product Manager
Google Catalogs is now available for Android tablets
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For many of us, the arrival of piles of catalogs marks the start of the holiday shopping season. But what if you could have all your favorite catalogs in one place, with the latest issues always available at your fingertips?
Starting today, Google Catalogs is available for Android tablets, as well as the iPad, giving you a new way to shop from the comfort of your couch. With rich product images, videos, and the ability to curate your own personal collages to share with friends, Google Catalogs makes browsing your favorite mail order catalogs easy, fun and interactive.
Google Catalogs features more than 125 brands you know and love like Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, Nike and Sephora. The app currently has over 400 digital catalog issues to browse across categories such as mens & women’s apparel, jewelry, gifts, gourmet, toys, kids, gadgets, sports & athletics and outdoor adventure.
Download the free Google Catalogs app for Android available in the US from Android Market or the iPad from the App Store today. To learn more, visit www.google.com/catalogs.
Posted by Abigail Holtz, Business Product Manager, Google Catalogs team
Interactive weather results, now in 34 languages
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Earlier this year, we introduced interactive weather information in mobile search results and now this feature is available in 33 more languages. Now when you search for ‘météo’, ‘tempo’, ‘날씨’, or ‘weather’ in your language, you’ll see the current temperature, humidity level and wind speed for your location. You’ll also get an overall forecast and the weather outlook for the next few days. To see weather conditions at various times throughout the day, move the slider across the next 12 hrs; that way you’ll know if you’ll need a light jacket in the afternoon or perhaps an umbrella in the evening.
Give it a try by searching Google for ‘weather’ in your language on your Android or iOS mobile device.
Posted by Sungjoon Jung, Software Engineer
The new Google Search app for iPad
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Today, we’re very pleased to be launching a significant redesign for the Google Search app for iPad. As you can see in our video, whether you’re doing research and comparing results, or exploring beautiful imagery, we have added new features to make the app more interactive, more visual and to help you find what you want more easily.
You’ll notice that searching is faster and more interactive from your first keystroke. As soon as you begin to type, Google Instant starts to display results, so you don’t even need to press the search button.
Once you pick a web page to visit, you’ll see the page load on a new, slide-in pane that will layer over the search results. You can slide the pane to the right to get back to your search results, and even keep scrolling through the results as your web page is loading. This allows you to go back and forth from results to web pages quickly to get the information you are looking for.
View search results on the left and a web page on the right in the slide-in pane
Viewing image results in the app is now much more vivid. Tap on any image result to use the new image carousel, which lets beautiful images shine. You’ll see the image you selected expand, and you can easily swipe through the carousel to see other similar images.
Swipe through the image carousel
Often you may be looking to find something you have seen before again or are continuing research on a topic. But on a tablet, typing can be a challenge. That is why we have created a visual way to explore your search history. Swipe right to view snapshots of pages you’ve visited, stacked and organized by search term. You can also manage your search history from this new view.
See your past searches with a new, visual history
With this release, we also brought Instant Previews to the app so you can quickly compare web pages before you choose your result. Tapping on an icon in the top right of the screen brings you into a visual preview of the pages for your search result, easy to scroll through with the swipe of a finger.
Finally, we added a few extra features that we hope will help you find what you want more easily.
After you’ve selected a result, a new tool helps you find exactly what you need within a web page. Tap the magnifying glass on the top right-hand corner to highlight the most relevant section of the page. You can recommend pages you like with the new +1 button, right next to the magnifying glass, and help others find relevant sites more easily as well.
Helpful tools while you search
We’ve also made it easier to find and use your favorite Google services like Google News, Calendar and more in the new Apps menu. Tap on an icon to quickly read an email in Gmail, or share a post on Google+ within the slide-in pane. When you slide the pane to the right, you’ll be right back to searching.
Easily find more Google services
The app is available worldwide for iPads with iOS 4.0+. Download it in the App Store and start enjoying a faster and more interactive experience now.
Posted by Daniel Fish, Software Engineer, Google Search app
(Cross posted on the Google Translate Blog)
Back in June, we launched five new experimental Indic languages for Google Translate on the desktop and mobile webapp. Today, we’ve updated the Google Translate for iPhone app to add these new alpha languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. This brings the total number of languages supported by the app to 63 languages.
The updated app supports the ability to view dictionary results for single words and to display romanizations for these new Indic languages. So even if you can’t read the script the words are written in, you can still take a shot at reading the translation.
Since these are still experimental alpha languages, you can expect translations be less fluent and include many more untranslated words than some of our more mature languages—like Spanish or Chinese—which have much more parallel data to power our statistical machine translation approach. Despite these challenges, we believe users will find these new languages helpful and we’re excited to be making them available through the Translate app.
Updates will appear in the App Store in supported countries throughout today. Google Translate for iPhone now supports text translation among 63 languages, voice input in 17 of those languages, and text-to-speech in 24 of them. Get the latest version of Google Translate for iPhone app from the App Store and start breaking down language barriers wherever you are!
Jeff Chin, Product Manager, Google Translate
Android leads over Apple in China’s smartphone race – ZDNet (blog)
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Android beats Apple in China mobile platform race: report – Reuters
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Dia-a-Dia com o Sony Xperia Play, por Lucas
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Olà pessoal do Blog do Android! Sou o Lucas e tenho 15 anos. Acompanho o blog e gostaria de dividir com os outros leitores o meu dia a dia com o Sony Xperia Play.
Bom, o aparelho tem um visual bem legal. Combina um console de video game com smartphone muito bem, com detalhes em preto e outros em prata.
Ele è um pouquinho mais pesado e grosso por conta dos controles do Playstation dele. Mas na hora de telefonar, segurar ou tirar fotos, não atrapalha nada.
O processador do aparelho è excelente e funciona muito bem. Posso executar vàrios jogos, abrir apps, usar a Internet e etc. Ele è ràpido e não trava,e a resposta do touchscreen è muito boa.
Outro detalhe interessante é o fato que o meu XPeria play já levou muitos tombos e pancadas, e està com uma parte do design dele rachada no canto. Jà perdi a conta do tanto que ele caiu, do bolso, do banco, do carro, da cama, e apesar de tudo isso o touch està incrivel, funcionando perfeitamente, e a tela tambèm.
O que estragou foi o som do autofalante quando vai ligar, que ficou meio chiando, e um botão do controle do Playstation parou de funcionar..
Ou seja, acho que o aparelho tem uma resistência muito boa, principalmente se considerar-mos o seu tamanho e peso.
A duração da bateria vai depender do tipo de uso que você tem. Porém dura bastante para navegar na web, ouvir musicas, ligar e coisas to tipo. Tenho Facebook e o email sincronizados todo dia, e a bateria dura por volta de uns 2 dias sem interrupção.
A câmera tambèm è muito boa. Com flash e 5MP as fotos de dia ficam muito boas (a noite um pouco menos…).
A gravação de vìdeo decepciona porém. Apenas grava em 3GP, o formato bàsico.
A interface das mensagens é boa, e outra coisa legal è que nos contatos o celular salva as ùltimas mensagens, atualizações de redes sociais e ligações, entrando sò no nome da pessoa e deslizando o dedo pro lado.
Resumindo, eu diria que para quem quer um smartphone completo, mas mais focado para diversão, como mùsicas, fotos e principalmente jogos, o Xperia play è muito legal.
Não falei muito da parte Playstation dele, pois não uso muito… mas cumpre o que promete. Jà vem com alguns jogos bem exclusivos como Fifa, Crash Bandicoot, jogos de corrida, e tem muitos pra download, sò que são todos pagos, infelizmente.
As vezes o Playstation dà umas travadas, mas não sei se è por conta dos tombos, ou o celular mesmo, mas não acontece todo dia.
Mas como falei, no geral eu gostei dele e recomendo para quem estiver procurando um celular com estas características. Se tiverem alguma dúvida é só postar nos comentários que eu respondo.
Você tem um telefone ou tablet Android e gostaria de compartilhar com os leitores do Blog do Android a sua experiência? Basta entrar em contato e vamos publicar a sua review na coluna “Android no Dia a Dia”.
Desenhe com seus Amigos no Jogo Draw Something
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Cada vez surge uma novidade por aí. Uma dessas inovações que chegou fazendo sucesso foi o Draw Something. Se você procura por algo diferente, precisa conhecer esse jogo, caso ainda não tenha experimentado. Funciona da seguinte maneira: você faz um desenho e a outra pessoa tem que adivinhar o que é, depois é sua vez de descobrir o que o outro desenhou. Para os fãs do antigo jogo de tabuleiro Imagem & Ação, ele pode trazer certas recordações.
Ao abrir o programa você deve fazer login com seu email ou pela sua conta do Facebook. A partir daí você tem duas opções para começar a jogar.
Conforme um vai descobrindo o que o outro desenhou, ambos vão ganhando moedas, que podem ser utilizadas para comprar novas cores, facilitando e incrementando suas obras de arte. Além disso você pode comprar alguns recursos que facilitem na sua vez de adivinhar. O local onde a palavra deve ser escrita, lembra o jogo da forca, com a quantidade de espaços correspondentes a quantidade de letras. Embaixo dos espaços aparecem letras embaralhadas que podem fazer parte da palavra em questão. Um dos recursos que podem ser comprados com as moedas é a bomba, que some com algumas dessas letras, facilitando o processo.
Cada nível de dificuldade ganha uma quantidade de moedas. Um fato interessante é que seu ato de desenhar é gravado, e quem for tentar descobrir assistirá todo o processo. Se você começou a desenhar e em determinado momento apagou alguma coisa para continuar de uma maneira melhor, o outro também observará isso. Da mesma forma, depois do desenho desvendado, você também terá acesso a gravação dele tentando adivinhar, enquanto você rabiscava a tela. Com isso é possível observar em que momento exatamente ele matou a charada. Caso você não entenda muito inglês, uma dica é manter um tradutor por perto para ajudar. Uma boa maneira de incrementar o vocabulário aprendendo novas palavras. Um jogo simples, mas que sem dúvida vale a pena conferir, e cuidado: altamente viciante.
Instagram para Android: Finalmente Ele Chegou!
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Após tantos boatos, tantas notícias, muita expectativa e longa espera, finalmente ele chegou: Instagram para Android. Todos aguardávamos ansiosos, e devido a isso teve até site onde as pessoas poderiam se inscrever para serem notificadas quando esse esperado dia chegasse.
Ele possui filtros e bordas que dão um efeito especial, deixando as fotos muito mais bonitas. Ao começar a usar, você cria uma conta e acrescenta sua foto de perfil. A partir daí, pode começar a interagir, postando suas fotos e compartilhando com seus amigos no Facebook, Twitter e outros. A grosso modo, Instagram é como um twitter, devido ao fato das pessoas seguirem umas às outras, podendo favoritar e comentar as fotos daqueles que seguem. Ele permite fazer upload de fotos da galeria ou de fotos tiradas na hora. Você também tem acesso às imagens mais populares entre os usuários.
Se você ainda não está usando o aplicativo mais badalado do momento, não espere mais. Faça o download e tire suas próprias conclusões sobre o Instagram.
Instagram está disponível gratuitamente no Google Play.
Os 5 Melhores Launchers para Android
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Se você enjoou da cara do seu celular e quer dar uma renovada nele, não se preocupe. Existem muitas formas de mudar o visual de seu aparelho. Uma delas são os launchers. Para você que é novato no mundo Android e ainda não sabe o que é isso, launchers são basicamente aplicativos que podem mudar completamente a interface de seu aparelho. Alguns deles são mais customizáveis que outros. Uns possuem mais opções de widgets e temas, outros são mais simples. Enfim, existem launchers para todos os gostos. Um tempo atrás fizemos uma publicação sobre alguns launchers. Você pode conferir essa matéria aqui. Hoje voltamos com mais algumas opções para te ajudar a personalizar seu Android. Algumas delas são mais incrementadas, outras mais simples.
Os launchers aqui descritos foram selecionados por nossa equipe como sugestões interessantes para você. Caso o seu preferido não esteja aqui e queira sugerir mais algum, faça isso em seu comentário abaixo.
Com um visual revolucionário, esse launcher vai dar uma cara completamente diferente do comum para seu aparelho. Possui um lindo relógio 3D que responde aos movimentos do aparelho e possui alguns atalhos em sua estrutura. Também apresenta algumas opções de configurações na própria tela, como wifi, bluetooth e carga da bateria. Em sua gaveta de aplicativos, é possível organizá-los por ordem alfabética, data ou categorias, organizando os aplicativos por assunto. Para facilitar ainda mais o acesso aos aplicativos mais utilizados, você também pode contar com a dock, que permite adicionar vários ícones e, assim como as telas, você pode rolar horizontalmente, para ter acesso a todas as suas abas. Ele possui um ícone no dock que permite ver quais aplicativos estão rodando, além de poder fechá-los por ali mesmo. Existem diferentes temas disponíveis para que você possa escolher o estilo que mais lhe agradar.
MXhome Launcher está disponível gratuitamente no Google Play.
Esse launcher transforma a interface de seu aparelho em algo bem diferente do habitual. Com ele, seu celular ficará com um estilo de capa de revista, onde os destaques de capa são seus aplicativos, favoritos, seus contatos, mensagens, entre outros. Você pode acessar cada tela simplesmente deslizando para o lado, como estamos acostumados, ou clicando em determinado destaque da “capa” (tela principal). Ele permite que você personalize os ícones como quiser. Devido ao fato de poder trocar os tradicionais ícones por palavras, você pode escrever o que quiser, definindo detalhes como a cor, sombra e tamanho de cada palavra. É uma ótima launcher para quem gosta de um estilo simples e diferente.
3. TSF Shell
Com uma interface inovadora, esse launcher chegou recentemente para impressionar. Com seu estilo 3D, ele chama a atenção com sua proposta. Através de um botão localizado no canto inferior esquerdo da tela, você pode acessar qualquer tela, sem precisar ficar procurando uma por uma. Assim como em outros launchers, você pode adicionar seus aplicativos preferidos nas telas e pastas. O diferencial nesse caso, é a maior possibilidade de posicionamento dos ícones na tela. Você não precisa seguir a convencional diagramação, podendo inclusive posicionar um atalho sobre o outro e deixá-lo inclinado. Possui alguns widgets animados exclusivos, bastante bonitos, que devem ser baixados separadamente. Caso esteja planejando comprá-lo, saiba que ainda não cumpre tudo o que promete no vídeo promocional, embora seja muito bonito. Vamos aguardar as atualizações, para que um dia ele cumpra tudo o que promete. Sua grande desvantagem é o preço bem salgado.
Tsf shell é pago e está disponível no Google Play.
4. Hi Launcher
Esse launcher é capaz de dividir sua tela ao meio. Ao acionar a gaveta de aplicativos, ela não sobe ocupando a tela inteira, como de costume. Aparece ocupando apenas a metade da tela, podendo explorar a gaveta rolando horizontalmente para visualizar todos os ícones. Caso prefira visualizar na tela toda, basta rolar para cima, que a gaveta expandirá. É possível selecionar aplicativos para colocar em categorias específicas como game e favorite. Na parte superior da tela principal ele apresenta um relógio que também mostra a data, a porcentagem da bateria, além de uma espécie de task killer. Assim como o MX home, Hi Launcher também permite adicionar uma série de aplicativos no dock, onde apresenta um ícone que ao ser clicado aparecem algumas configurações como wifi, brilho e bluetooth, além de contatos.
Hi Launcher está disponível gratuitamente no Google Play.
5. EZ launcher
Seguindo o estilo transparente do Hi Launcher, esse também possui uma aparência leve e bastante agradável. Logo após a instalação, já aparecem alguns widgets na tela, para que você possa baixar se quiser, como barra de ferramentas (wifi, GPS, APN) relógio com previsão do clima e mensagens. Ao abrir a gaveta de aplicativos, observa-se 3 ícones na parte inferior. O primeiro mostra uma ferramenta, dividida em abas, que permite várias ações. A primeira aba é um task manager, onde aparecem os aplicativos abertos e permite selecionar quais deles devem ser fechados. A segunda é para desinstalar aplicativos. Aparecerá uma lista para escolher quais aplicativos quer remover do aparelho. A terceira é para migrar aplicativos para o cartão SD. A última aba mostra o status do celular, incluindo a porcentagem de bateria e a memória, permitindo também a limpeza de cache. O segundo ícone é onde aparecem os aplicativos da gaveta. E o terceiro é um atalho para o Google Play.
EZ Launcher está disponível gratuitamente no Google Play.
Llama: Conheça esse Aplicativo que Controla seu Celular Automaticamente
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Sabe quando você esquece de colocar o celular no silencioso e ele resolve tocar bem no meio de uma reunião, ou de uma aula? Se você é esquecido e esse é um acontecimento frequente, esse aplicativo pode te livrar desses momentos embaraçosos.
Ele faz a localização através das redes de telefonia móvel. Dessa forma poupa sua bateria. No início você precisa treiná-lo, “mostrando” a ele os locais onde você está. Parece estranho, mas na verdade é bem simples. O próprio aplicativo já vem com dois locais pré-determinados: home e work. Quando você tiver no trabalho, por exemplo, basta manter a opção work pressionada, até aparecerem as opções. Escolha a “start learning area” para que o Llama comece a aprender a fazer o reconhecimento daquela área, através do sinal recebido naquele local.
Você pode adicionar quantas áreas quiser, escolhendo o perfil que você precisa, como silencioso no trabalho, normal em casa, entre outros. É possível criar inúmeras combinações, você escolhe o que encaixa melhor no seu dia a dia.
Além do perfil, Llama também permite que você o treine para outras configurações, como ligar/desligar wifi, bluetooth, GPS, media player, entre outros. Tudo isso baseado no local onde você está e durante o horário que você quiser. Você pode, por exemplo, determinar que o celular permaneça no perfil normal durante todo o dia e à noite fique no silencioso, mesmo que você esteja o dia todo em casa. Se quiser que o wifi conecte automaticamente ao chegar ao trabalho, basta configurar essa informação para que ocorra sem que você precisa mudá-la manualmente.
Fazendo as devidas combinações entre locais, eventos e ações, esse aplicativo pode deixar seu celular inteligente, executando tarefas automaticamente no momento em que você precisar.
Baixe Llama gratuitamente no Google Play e experimente esse aplicativo que chegou para ajudar no dia a dia.
Dia-a-Dia com o Samsung Galaxy S2, por Paulo Rocha
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Salve! Salve! Queridos leitores!
Como leitor assíduo do nosso querido Blog do Android resolvi falar um pouco sobre á minha experiência como usuário de um espertfone com Android.
Sempre fui um fã de tecnologia, e sempre acreditei que os diversos aparelhos podem facilitar nossas vidas, razão pela qual sempre invisto nessas pequenas maravilhas.
Sou advogado militante e tenho muita necessidade de ir ao fórum aqui do Rio de Janeiro para tirar cópias de processos. Muitos colegas ainda tiram cópias enfrentando as enormes filas das copiadoras, perdendo em média 30 minutos para essa operação. Outros mais antenados com tecnologia usam máquinas fotográficas em cima do balcão de atendimento, tendo o trabalho de editar as fotos depois, transformar em PDF, etc. Eu uso o meu Samsung Galaxy S2 equipado com flash e o aplicativo CamScanner, que tira a foto, faz o corte automaticamente, transforma em PDF, e envio para o meu sócio por email, arquivando inclusive no Google Docs.
Complementando esse aplicativo, tenho o Quickoffice onde gerencio todos os documentos dos meus clientes na núvem. Trabalhando em conjunto com o CamScanner, torna-se uma poderosa ferramenta, pois faço os meus trabalhos remotamente e quando chego em casa, não tenho mais nada prá fazer.
Uso um Netbook como servidor e para gerenciá-lo à distância uso o PC Monitor, que me dá total controle da máquina. E para transferir arquivos do servidor eu uso o AndSMB se estiver em casa, que executa essa tarefa com muita maestria juntamente com o Pocket Cloud Explorer se estiver na rua. Agora, se quiser abrir a tela do servidor, uso o Logmein.
Também uso como caderno de anotações o OneNote, onde faço todas as anotações de audiências, acordos, etc. no meu tablet sincronizando com a núvem, e como nem sempre estou com o tablet na rua, acesso as anotações pelo OneNote do Galaxy, totalmente sincronizado.
Uma boa dica para os colegas de profissão que dou é usar o aplicativo Tjust – Processos, que consulta os andamentos dos processos de forma rápida.
Para chamadas para celular e fixo uso o Skype, que ajuda muito a reduzir o custo com ligações telefônicas.
E como não poderia deixar de ser, adoro música! Volta e meia toco em festas com o meu tablet, usando um programa que usa dois toca discos. E tenho um similar no GSII que se chama DJ Studio 3, que mixa as músicas à moda antiga: No dedo, pitch e fone no ouvido!
Como ouço música todos os dias, e coleciono vários flashbacks, volta e meia ouço uma música que já tinha ouvido mas não lembrava o nome. Então para essa tarefa uso o Shazam ou o Track ID para identificar as músicas e baixar depois.
Para achar as capinhas dos álbuns também uso o Álbum Cover, que rapidinho acha as capas e as aplica ao álbum.
Espero ter ajudado a todos que usam o seu gadget profissionalmente como eu, que ganha muito tempo usando essas pequenas maravilhas, tempo que uso para mim e minha família.
Você tem um telefone ou tablet Android e gostaria de compartilhar com os leitores do Blog do Android a sua experiência? Basta entrar em contato e vamos publicar a sua review na coluna “Android no Dia a Dia”.
Aplicativo Do Hino Nacional do Brasil para Android
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Recentemente comecei a aprender a programar para a plataforma Android, e a primeira coisa que fiz foi uma lista de aplicativos que eu gostaria de criar. Depois fui fuçar no Google Play (vulgo Android Market…) para ver quais destas idéias ainda não haviam sido feitas.
Quase todas já foram…
Mas uma chamou a minha atenção: um aplicativo com o Hino Nacional do Brasil. Eu achei um app existente, porém ele é pago, custa R$1,92 e foi criado por uma empresa alemã. Ou seja, são uns gringos querendo lucrar com o nosso Hino!
Eu coloquei a mão na massa e nesse fim de semana fiz um aplicativo chamado Hino Nacional Brasileiro (link pro Google Play onde você pode baixar gratuitamente).
O aplicativo é bem simples, mas cumpre a sua função. Ele toca o Hino (uma versão do Coral do Exército Brasileiro) e tem a letra na tela para que você possa seguir. Achei que seria útil para pessoas que querem aprender melhor a letra, para aquelas que querem levar uma colinha em apresentações públicas e para os patriotas que gostam de ouvir o Hino de vez em quando.
Pretendo fazer um update em breve que irá colorir o texto da letra conforme a música for tocando, para que fique mais fácil de seguir. Isso é um pouco mais complicado, porém, então vou precisar de algumas semanas.
Se você tiver alguma idéia para um aplicativo que ainda não existe pode deixar um comentário abaixo ou enviar em email para mim (use o “Contato” no menu principal), e irei ver se dá para fazer.
Conheça o FriendCaster, uma Alternativa para o Aplicativo do Facebook
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Hoje em dia a grande maioria da população utiliza a internet para manter contato com seus amigos e conhecidos. É uma forma prática de compartilhar o que você gostou com aqueles que estão em sua lista. Existem várias redes sociais no mundo virtual, mas a mais utilizada para isso atualmente é o famoso Facebook. Seja no computador, tablet ou celular as pessoas sempre dão um jeitinho de acessar sua conta para conferir o que seus amigos estão fazendo e comentar algo sobre isso.
Buscando melhoras, o aplicativo do Facebook já passou por atualizações até chegar ao visual que conhecemos hoje. Infelizmente, ao mesmo tempo que se tornou visualmente mais bonito e mais prático, acabou ficando mais “pesado”. Por esse motivo, existem pessoas reclamando do aplicativo. A demora para abrir o aplicativo, mesmo quando conectado a uma rede wifi é uma das queixas. Se for utilizar conectado ao 3G, torna-se ainda mais difícil. Talvez nem todos sofram com esse problema, mas se você é mais um que passa por situação parecida, pode conferir essa alternativa mostrada aqui.
FriendCaster é um aplicativo que permite a utilização do Facebook como se estivesse no aplicativo oficial. Com ele você pode conferir as novidades em sua home, verificar suas mensagens e recados, além de poder interagir com seus contatos. Na pagina inicial aparecem vários ícones com as opções, como feed de notícias, perfil, amigos, foto, notificações, entre outros.
O esquema para atualizar a página continua o mesmo, basta puxar para baixo e as novas postagens aparecerão. O carregamento ocorre de maneira consideravelmente rápida, comparando com o aplicativo oficial. As atualizações podem aparecer divididas por categorias. Na primeira opção, aparecem todas elas, mas, caso seus amigos estejam organizados por grupos, você poderá visualizar as atualizações de cada grupo separadamente nas abas seguintes. Para facilitar suas atualizações, ele apresenta um ícone para tirar foto e publicá-la em sua rede.
Você também tem algumas opções na hora de escrever algo para publicar. Além de poder adicionar tag e escolher onde vai postar (em seu mural ou no de algum amigo), ele permite escolher quem poderá visualizar, criando uma lista branca (aqueles que poderão ver), ou uma lista negra (aqueles que não poderão ver).
Caso você possua mais de uma conta no Facebook, pode adicionar todas elas no FriendCaster, assim facilita na hora de acompanhar as novidades.
Se você conhece alguma outra boa alternativa para o aplicativo oficial do Facebook, compartilhe conosco em seus comentário abaixo.
Receba Notícias sobre Cinema com o Aplicativo IMBd
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Você que é amante de cinema e gosta de se manter sempre informado sobre os lançamentos, precisa conferir esse aplicativo. Com ele você se mantém por dentro de seus filmes e seriados preferidos.
Com IMBd você pode assistir a trailers, ver fotos, ler notícias e informações sobre determinado filme, além de ter acesso a curiosidades e comentários da crítica. Você também pode dar nota aos filmes que estiver verificando. Utilizando essa votação, o programa monta uma espécie de ranking que você também pode ter acesso, como os 250 melhores filmes e melhor por gênero.
Ele permite que você fique por dentro inclusive dos resultados de bilheteria nos Estados Unidos, divididos entre o valor bruto e o valor da semana, onde os filmes aparecem listados em ordem decrescente de valor.
Existem épocas que aparecem muitas boas estréias no cinema. Às vezes assistimos um trailer, ficamos ansiosos para o filme, mas acabamos esquecendo depois de um certo tempo. Principalmente quando a estréia só acontece bastante tempo depois da data que o trailer foi assistido. Para que isso não aconteça mais, esse aplicativo possui um recurso onde você pode marcar todos esses filmes e adicioná-los em sua lista de interesses. Você pode escolher também se quer ser notificado sobre qualquer novidade relacionada a tal filme.
Caso queira ter uma idéia geral das futuras estréias, pode conferir a listagem completa, em uma espécie de agenda, onde aparecem os próximos filmes a serem lançados organizados por data. Assim fica mais fácil planejar as visitas ao cinema.
Baixe IMBd gratuitamente no Google Play e fique por dentro do mundo do cinema.
Aplicativo Despertador para Android: Alarm Clock Xtreme
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Sabe aquele dia que dá uma super preguiça de levantar da cama? Seja por ter ido dormir muito tarde, ou por já apresentar problemas natos com o fato de acordar cedo? Nesses casos é comum sempre dar um jeitinho de burlar o despertador. Eis um exemplo clássico: o celular desperta, você o desliga e volta a dormir. E muitas vezes nem se lembra de ter feito isso, depois que acorda desesperado ao perceber que está atrasado. Se sofre com esse problema, esse aplicativo é pra você.
Com ele você pode adicionar vários alarmes diferentes. Boa pedida para quem precisa acordar em horários diferentes dependendo do dia da semana. E é possível editar cada um deles de forma diferente. Você pode escolher o toque, alterar a aparência, escolher o tempo do modo soneca, mudar o formato da hora, entre outros. Existe até o modo férias, que ao ser ativado, desativa todos os alarmes, para que você possa dormir à vontade durante suas preciosas férias.
Uma ferramenta muito interessante, é o aumento gradual do volume. Convenhamos que acordar com o celular berrando no ouvido não é uma sensação agradável. Levantar cedo, naquele desespero para desligar a barulheira, com o coração disparado não é uma maneira muito boa de começar o dia. Esse recurso é justamente para evitar esse tipo de susto. Com ele o volume do alarme começa bem baixinho e vai aumentando gradualmente até que você o desligue. Você pode configurar até que altura ele deve chegar e o intervalo de tempo no qual isso deve acontecer.
Se você acha que acordar de uma maneira mais suave pode não ser eficiente para te tirar da cama, não se preocupe. Ao mesmo tempo em que o Xtreme lhe poupa dos sustos matinais, ele fará de tudo para você levantar. E ninguém melhor que você, que conhece seu nível de sono pela manhã, para escolher como isso irá acontecer. Existem opções para cada nível de preguiça. Você pode escolher colocar o botão soneca bem grande e o encerrar bem pequeno, para atrapalhar aqueles que tentam dar um tapa para desligar e retomar o sono. Para níveis mais elevados, você pode ter que sacudir o telefone para desligar o alarme, inserir código captcha ou até mesmo ser forçado a resolver problemas de matemática.
No já conhecido modo soneca, também é possível fazer algumas modificações. Você pode escolher o tempo da soneca e quantas vezes ela deve se repetir. Além disso, também existe uma opção para que o tempo de cada soneca vá diminuindo a cada vez que for acionada.
Toshiba just announced three new tablets that will be available in May and June. Last year Toshiba marketed their tablets under the Thrive name and offered both 10-inch and 7-inch models. For 2012, all tablets will be under the Excite name. We’ve already seen the super thin Excite 10 LE released a little over a month ago, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Toshiba just unveiled the Excite 7.7 (AT175), Excite 10 (AT305), and the Excite 13 (AT335). All three tabs will come with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It should also be noted that these will be primarily stock ICS devices with the exception of a file manager app and media player. Toshiba feels that users want stock and they are going to give it to them.
The Excite 13 (pictured above) comes with a 13.3-inch (1600 x 900) AutoBrite Backlit LED display, and yes, this is the same tablet we showed you a couple of weeks ago. It will also have a four speaker sound system, full size SD card slot, micro USB, micro HDMI, and 13 hours of battery life. It will be a little over 10mm thick and weigh about 2.2 pounds or 997 grams. This tablet is going to be great for presentations and sharing so Toshiba is including a stand (not attached) to go along with it. If you’re wondering about the TV tuner that was shown in the video from last month, it won’t be available in the U.S., but Toshiba does plan on offering it in certain markets. The Excite 13 will be available at the beginning of June and priced at $649.99 for the 32GB model and $749.99 for the 64GB model.
The Excite 10 (pictured below) comes with a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) AutoBrite Backlit LED display. It will feature stereo speakers, full size SD card slot, micro USB, micro HDMI, and 10 hours of battery life. It won’t be as thin as the Excite 10 LE as it comes in at 8.89mm. It will weigh in at 1.32 pounds or about 598 grams. It will be available in May and pricing will be $449.99 for the 16GB model, $529.99 for the 32GB model and $649.99 for the 64GB model
The Excite 7.7 (pictured below) comes with a 7.7-inch (1280 x 800) AMOLED display. It will feature stereo speakers, micro SD, micro USB, and micro HDMI. If you like thin, than you will be happy to know it’s only 7.62mm thick and weighs only 13.4 ounces or 380 grams. It will be available at the beginning of June and priced at $499.99 for the 16GB model and $579.99 for the 32GB model. Surprisingly, the Excite 7.7 will have a better display than the bigger siblings, which is why it costs $50 more than the Excite 10.
Full press release:
TOSHIBA SET TO EXCITE THE TABLET MARKET WITH NEW 10-, 13- AND 7.7-INCH TABLETS
Toshiba Introduces Three New Android-powered Tablets, Giving Consumers More Choice
IRVINE, Calif. — Apr. 10, 2012 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the expansion of its Excite™ family of Android™-powered tablets with three new display sizes – 13.3-inch, 10.1-inch and 7.7-inch. The new Excite tablets boast thin-and-light designs, brilliant displays, quad-core performance as well as a full range of essential ports and smart features.
“One size does not fit all, so we are carefully considering how and where people are using tablets and designing form factors to best suit various needs,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.
“With amazingly thin and light designs, our new Excite family of tablets continues to incorporate what consumers have come to love about Toshiba tablets: essential ports for a more complete tablet computing experience plus durability that ensures they can go the distance.”
Powered to Perform, Built to Last and Designed to Excite
The three new tablets – Excite 10, Excite 13 and Excite 7.7 – feature elegant and sturdy aluminum shells and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass displays, making them not only stylish, but also durable. Powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which builds on the things people love most about Android – the tablets offer a simplified UI, easy multitasking, customizable home screens, resizable widgets and a full suite of familiar Google™ mobile services applications – as well as powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.
From scrolling and swiping the web, to the fast action of the latest games, the Excite tablets’ all-new NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processorsi deliver amazing multitasking, web, gaming and video. This innovative mobile processor features the world’s only 4-PLUS-1™ mobile quad-core CPU, providing users outstanding performance for even the most demanding applications. Apps run faster, games are played at console-quality, HD video is smoother, plus it features a unique 5th battery-saver core to handle everyday apps – extending battery lifeii.
Each tablet is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera on the back, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for convenient photography, video capture and chat. The tablets also include stereo speakers with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS® Labs, as well as Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity.
Excite 10: Smart, Speedy, Durable
An all-around tablet designed for home and away, the Excite 10 tablet delivers an exceptional visual experience, featuring a bright, high definition 10.1-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ LED Backlit display with 1280×800 resolution and 10-finger multi-touch support, making it an ideal choice for web browsing, reading, games and apps. Measuring just 0.35 inches thin and weighing just 1.32 poundsiii, the Excite 10 tablet is extremely portable and delivers up to 10 hours of battery lifeiv and seven days of stand-by.
Delivering more performance than previous generation tablets, the Excite 10 tablet is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor with GeForce graphicsv and 1GB of RAMvi, opening up new possibilities for everyday multi-purpose use and next generation mobile games. Built to do more than the average tablet, users can enjoy easy syncing and sharing between all of their favorite devices, with a selection of built-in ports, including Micro USB, Micro HDMI® and a full-size SD card slot.
Excite 13: More Screen for More of Everything
Delivering more screen real estate than any other tablet on the market, the Excite 13 tablet offers a big, bright, higher resolution display, while delivering more room for everything else – from sharing photos and web browsing to playing games and watching movies with a group. Ideally suited for the home, from growing families to empty nesters, the Excite 13 tablet is only 0.4 inches thin and weighs 2.2 poundsvii, so it is still easy to carry.
With a 13.3-inch diagonal AutoBrite™ LED Backlit display with 10-finger touch support, the tablet boasts a cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio and 1600×900 native resolution, perfect for watching HD movies and videos. A four-speaker sound system with exclusive sound enhancements by Toshiba and SRS Labs delivers amazing audio and an included tablet stand makes it easy to prop up on a table, kitchen countertop or coffee table to share videos with friends and family.
Not only great for movies, the Excite 13 tablet can power through the latest games and multitask with ease. Powered by the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra™ 3 mobile processor with GeForce graphics and 1GB of memory, the large display tablet offers smooth, console-quality gaming plus the performance for high definition entertainment. Extremely power efficient, the Excite 13 tablet is targeted to deliver up to 13 hours of battery lifeviii and seven days of stand-by. The Excite 13 tablet includes Micro USB, Micro HDMI® ports and a full-size SD card slot for syncing and sharing content.
Excite 7.7: A Brilliant AMOLED Display
Toshiba’s first tablet to feature an AMOLED display, the Excite 7.7 tablet is ideal for consumers on the go and is perfect for the mobile gamer and movie lover alike. The tablet’s brilliant 7.7-inch diagonal display brings games, movies, books and photos to life like never before with rich colors, deep contrast and amazing sharpness. Extremely thin at just 0.3 inches and light at only 13.4 ounces, Excite 7.7 fits easily into a bag or jacket.
Exceptionally powerful and able to tackle the latest games and HD content, the Excite 7.7 tablet is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 processor with GeForce graphics and 1GB of memory. The tablet includes a Micro USB port and a Micro SD card slot for syncing and sharing content.
The Convenience of Android and Exclusive Toshiba Apps
The new Excite tablets include a full suite of familiar Google™ Mobile Service applications, including Google Play™, YouTube™, Gmail™ and Google Maps™. Additionally, the tablets come pre-loaded with a useful mix of Toshiba software and third-party applications, including TOSHIBA Book Place, which offers more than 3 million e-books, the TOSHIBA Media Player that supports content sharing, TOSHIBA File Manager, as well as Netflix™ and Zinio™, the ultimate app for magazine lovers and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Excite 10 tablet will be available for purchase at the beginning of May 2012 for $449.99 MSRPix for the 16GB model, $529.99 MSRP for the 32GB model and $649.99 MSRP for the 64GB model.
Android Developers Rejoice – A Faster Emulator Is Here [Video]
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One of the biggest gripes we hear from Android developers is the poor performance of the emulator. The emulator is basically how devs test their apps while developing on a PC, and until now the emulation was all done in software. Today, Google announced in their developer’s blog that the emulator has gotten a significant performance boost and other improvements, including:
These are all huge improvements that will help developers make apps more reliably and in a more timely manner. Happier devs mean more and better apps. Kudos to Google for continuing to think about the developers by improving the developer tools.
View a speed comparison video after the break.
Panasonic Announces Eight USB Mobile Power Supplies
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Looks like Panasonic is going full hog in the mobile power accessories market by releasing eight external USB battery packs, made to provide juice to your mobile devices on the go. The series features the QE-QL301, a 10,260 mAh monster that can charge a single handset four times, or two handsets twice. The lineup also includes three models that use Energizer’s Qi technology, allowing for wireless charging.
Portable USB power supplies are becoming a popular way to keep your devices charged on the go, especially with some newer devices coming with non-removable batteries. Those of us thinking of upgrading to, say, the HTC Evo 4G LTE with a non-removable battery can now carry a portable power supply to recharge our phone rather than swapping batteries. A non-removable battery should no longer be a deal breaker.
Full press release after the break.
1.8GHz Tegra 4 Coming Q1 2013 According To Leaked NVIDIA Roadmap
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We already heard that NVIDIA’s Kepler GPU is destined for more mobile pastures, and the latest rumors place it on the quad-core Tegra 4 system-on-a-chip (SoC). That’s about all we knew… until today’s leaked roadmap of what could be some of the first Tegra 4 chips. I say “could be” because the roadmap doesn’t actually mention Tegra 4 directly, but the cores listed are Cortex A15′s, not the Cortex A9′s that the Tegra 3 uses.
According to the leak, there are SoC’s ranging from 1.2GHz to 2GHz along with what seems to be recommended screen sizes from 7″ to 10″. Besides the presumed Tegra 4 chips, there is an interesting A9-based chip that seems to support on-board LTE. The first chip to be used in retail devices seems to be the 1.8GHz model, appearing Q1 next year. We’ll have to wait until summer 2013 for the rest.
RIM Stopping The Android Market “Cesspool” On The PlayBook
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Reasearch In Motion has decided to drop the major bombshell and stop the ability to sideload Android apps on the Blackberry PlayBook. It’s reasoning? RIM highlights 53 percent of surveyed Android developers believe app piracy is either somewhat of a problem or a huge problem. This seems to fall in line with recent findings showing apps being published without (Android) developer consent. Here’s Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations summing it up best:
While it seems like it’s a direct attack on the Android platform, there’s actually some reasoning to his statement. The
Man, the past week’s news about the Motorola Droid Razr/Maxx and its pending update(s) got a bit annoying and had me starting to think that Razr owners may never actually see an ICS update at all. First we saw a leaked Best Buy memo that claimed that an ICS update was supposed to begin the following week, which we all know never happened. Then, we heard that an ICS soak test was being prepared to push out to Moto testers only to find out it was just going to be a silly 6.12.181 Gingerbread maintenance update. Here we are the following week and nothing has happened, not even the Gingerbread maintenance update. Things are starting to look a bit shaky, no?
Well, by the looks of things over at the Motorola testers’ forums, Moto is now possibly scraping the 6.12.181 maintenance update all together in lieu for the actual ICS soak test. The Moto forum manager left a message for its testers (since removed) stating the following:
So there you have it folks. Whether you can take that comment to the bank or not is still up for debate. Either way I hope this BS comes to an end soon and you patient Razr owners finally get a taste of Android’s oh-so-good Ice Cream Sandwich. We will let you know if anything else changes or if the soak test does actually get under way. In the meantime, feel free to vent your frustrations in the comments below.
source: Droid Life
Will the 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2 be Priced at $310? QVC Seems to Think So
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For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), I imagine you are interested to know its retail price, too. Lucky for us, an eagle-eyed Phone Arena reader spotted a QVC ad for the device before it was quickly removed from their website. According to the attached QVC screenshot, the new 7-inch Galaxy Tab will run $309.96, at least through QVC as long as details don’t change before it officially goes on sale. This price was listed for the most basic 8GB version of the device with no cellular capabilities so expect that as the base price for the 7-inch tab.
Since this info was outed by mistake one could easily think the new Samsung slates are just around the corner, but lets not forget about the most recent news of a delayed launch due to software issues. In reality, we are probably not going to see the new Sammy tabs until late April if not early March and the UK is the first country said to receive the devices. Lets hope the issues get ironed out sooner rather than later and the $310 price tag actually becomes a reality.
source: Phone Arena
Facebook set to purchase Instagram for $1 Billion
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There goes the neighbourhood! Not even a week after making its long awaited debut on Android, popular image sharing application Instagram looks set to join the Facebook family. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that an agreement has been made worth a whopping $1 billion in cash and shares that will see Facebook acquire the service pending the standard regulatory approvals.
Both parties are currently claiming that Instagram will continue to run as a separate service with no immediate plans to swallow the features up into Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg posted a statement on his blog “We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom also released a statement via his blog “The service is not going away. The Instagram app will be the same one you know and love”
It will be interesting to see how Facebook utilises Instagram in the long term. Here’s hoping the in-house application developers do a better job than they’ve managed on the always buggy Facebook for Android!
Check out the full press release after the break.
Facebook to Acquire Instagram
MENLO PARK, CALIF.-April 9, 2012-Facebook announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Instagram, a fun, popular photo-sharing app for mobile devices.
The total consideration for San Francisco-based Instagram is approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close later this quarter.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, posted about the transaction on his Timeline:
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.
For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.
We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.
That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.
We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.
This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.
We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.
Ready to meet the last screen protector you will ever need? Meet Toray’s self-repairing film that has the capability of healing minor scratches and blemishes in under ten seconds flat. The film’s self-cure coating can repair itself up to 20,000 times as long as the damage doesn’t go beyond the special elastic cushioning layer. Toray uses a wet coating method to enhance the rejuvenating properties of this PET film and according to Toray, works better in lower temperatures. This doesn’t mean you need to stick your device in the freezer to repair unwanted scratches, room temperature is what produced the ten second repair you are seeing in the above image. Speaking of the above image (although a video demo would have been nice), I guess this was the result after scratching the film with a metal brush.
This new Toray film is set to be released as a decorative layer for a few unannounced noteboooks but I imagine it wont be long before we start seeing it available for select tablets and smartphones.
Using NFC in Android
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Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology for data exchange between devices in close proximity. It traces its root back to RFID, where a reader drives a passive electronic tag through a magnetic field. This is a typical use case for NFC, but it can also be used by two active devices to communicate with each other.
APIs for NFC have now been added to the Android SDK, and a few phones with the NFC capability are available. I have looked into how we could use NFC to improve an existing Android application we develop. The application is targeted for cities, and one of its features is to provide information about various places of public interest, and in some cases allow reports of malfunction to be sent through the application. This feature could make use of NFC by having tags posted at the places of interest, which would allow users to get directly to the information about the place by just tapping the phone on the tag. Another possibility would be to use Peer-to-Peer data exchange to let a user running the application tap another phone. If the other phone has the application installed, it would start the application on the same activity, otherwise the other phone may be redirected to the application on Android Market.
I looked more closely at the first use case of having tags at places of interest. One initial consideration is that the number of phones with NFC is still very small. It would therefore be desirable to have an alternative way to achieve the same functionality for other phones. For this reason I also had a look at using QR codes, which can be read through the camera in the phone.
When the Android system detects an NFC device, it searches for the most suitable application to process the data. NFC only works over a very short range, so having the user select the application to use from a list is only used as a last resort, since this would typically cause the user to move the phone away from the device, and thereby break the NFC connection. Instead, the NFC API has defined several types of intents with different priorities, and with different options to filter on tag content or technology. The highest priority is given to the foreground application, which can register itself to intercept any NFC intent. This is not a good option in our application, since it would require the user to start the application before tapping the phone on the tag.
The next highest priority is applications that filter on tag content, which would work well in this case. The content could be set to anything we want, since the tags would be made specifically for our application. A standard type of content which has support for filtering in Android is URIs. To ensure that our application gets the NFC intent we could use a non-standard scheme. The host part of the URI could be used to select the activity to use within the application, and an identifier could be included as a URI parameter:
The intent filter for these NFC tags would look like this:
The same URI could also be encoded in a QR code. I used a bar code reader called ZXing which can easily be integrated with other applications. It can also do the reverse, i.e. generate a bar code image from text data which is useful for testing. There are two ways to use ZXing to get the scanned QR code into our application:
For maximum usability, both ways could be implemented, allowing the user to proceed regardless of which application was started first. The way described in 1 above is described on the ZXing web page. The second way, which is what I tried, is quite simple. Our application declares an intent filter, which is very similar to the NFC intent filter above:
The URI can then be retrieved through the getData method on the received intent, in order to extract the id parameter, and this is used to find and display the desired information.
Some of the NFC features were introduced in API level 9, and the other were introduced in API level 10. The Android SDK develper guide describes how to declare an application to require this API level as well as NFC permission and hardware. This is however not what we want for our application. We want to use NFC if it is available, but the application should install and work without NFC and on old devices at lower API levels. The NFC permission must be declared to get NFC to work when it is available. The platform will use the permission declaration to implicitly derive the NFC hardware requirement, but the application can override this by explicitly declaring that NFC hardware is not required. Finally, the required API level can be kept at a low level while still allowing the application to use the NFC features in API level 10, by using the targetSdkVersion attribute. The result is the following declarations:
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.NFC" />
The application can then be compiled with the API level 10 SDK, but can still be installed on anything with API level 4 or higher. In order to make use of NFC, the application will have to use classes in the android.nfc package, which is not available before API level 9. This may cause a VerificationError on the application if it is not handled correctly. The solution is to put all dependencies on NFC into separate application classes that are only loaded on devices that actually support NFC. This works because the Dalvik VM only loads and verifies the application classes the first time any method or member in them are accessed. So even though some application classes would not compile on the API level of the device, the application will still run without errors as long as the classes using a higher API level are not touched. The application can check the API level of the device at runtime through the constant ”Build.VERSION.SDK_INT”. The application can also check if the NFC feature is available through the ”PacketManager.hasSystemFeature” method. Note that this method is only available from API level 5, so the API level must be checked first, and the feature check needs to be in a separate application class that is not loaded on lower API level devices.
The QR code alternative does not have the same problem with API levels (as the ZXing barcode reader only requires API level 3), but it will obviously only work if the barcode reader is installed. If the integration is implemented by starting the scan from ZXing, which then sends a ”VIEW” intent, then the application is not required to check anything. However in the other integration option, where the application sends an intent to the barcoder reader to initiate the scan, the application must check at runtime if the barcode reader is available. This check can be done with the ”PacketManager.queryIntentActivities” method. When the result of this check is negative, the application could disable any ”scan” button or anything else in the user interface used to initiate a scan operation. The application could also provide a link to the barcode reader in Android market to make it easy for the user to enable the QR code scanning feature. The link could be made like this:
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
In summary, I found that the NFC capability could indeed be used to add a new feature to our application. It would make the application easier to use, and it could be implemented without limiting the availablility of the application to phones that have NFC hardware. If QR codes are used as a complement to NFC tags, then the same functionality could be implemented for phones without NFC.
Using Android in industrial applications
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Enea will be represented at the SICS (Swedish Institute for Computer Science) Android theme day about Android beyond phones and tablets.
Our Android expert Robert Niemi will do a speach titled "Android in industrial applications - today and tomorrow."
The day will be filled with interesting seminars, followed by a panel discussion.
The theme day is in Stockholm, Sweden on Sept. 21. Please follow this link for more information: http://www.sics.se/androiddagen2011
An example of porting existing code to a custom Android device
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It is due time for another technical post here on the blog. This post will be about porting existing c-libraries to Android, something I did as part of the dev board demos we are doing here at Enea.
Platform addition or NDK
There are two ways of bringing native code to an Android device, either add it to the platform itself and integrate it with the framework, or include it with an application package. The latter method have evolved a lot and with the release of NDK version 5 even allows you to hook directly into the application lifecycle http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/NativeActivity.html from the NDK. The NDK is useful for any application where you have need of native performance, have portable C libriaries you want to reuse or just some legacy native code that could be included in your application. The NDK integrates well with the Android SDK and is a great way to include native functionality in your application. It should be the preferred way for any application that needs to be reusable across a lot of Android devices.
The other option is to include your functionality, it may be native or Java, as an API extension for all applications to use. This will only work on devices that implement these extensions and it may be a suitable option for device builders. This is the variant that we aim for here.
Analyze the existing project
Porting native code to Android is not always straight forward, especially if we are talking about C++ code due to the fact that Android uses its own c-runtime with limited support for exceptions among other things. If you want to know more about the details of bionic there is an overview in the NDK docs.
The code I wanted to port for this project was the Enea LINX for Linux framework which is a fast IPC framework. My purpose was to be able to interact with control systems running our OSE real time operating system which also implements this kind of IPC. LINX consists of a couple of kernel driver modules, a user space library and some configuration and control utilities. It is written in C. I had created a small demo with LINX in Android before where I compiled it separately and used static linking but for this project I wanted a complete port to the Android build system. It did not have any issues with bionic compatability so the port should be straight forward.
I just want to add a short disclaimer about LINX. I use it here since it is a good example of integrating a solution into Android from kernel drivers up to the API levels. This particular piece of code does add additional IPC mechanisms to the systems which more or less messes up the security model so do not use it unless you are aware of the implications. The steps needed to port code to Android described in this post are however applicable for any type of driver/framework/library that you may want to include on your product.
Adding kernel driver modules
The first step was to add the kernel modules to the Android build. One way would have built a new kernel and include them directly but for this project I chose to keep them as separate modules. Building for the kernel is not handled by the Android build system meaning that we build them as we would do with any Linux system. The target is an Atmel based development board and in the LINX module build I provide the headers and cross compilation toolchain for that kernel and architecture.
Now for the Android specific parts. We need to add the compiled kernel modules to the platform build system in some way and create an Android.mk file that includes them in the system image when we build. Add a folder in the source tree where your project will go, device or external are suitable candidates. I created a folder called linx that will hold the entire linx port and in that I added a subfolder called modules where I place the prebuilt kernel modules. Now what we need is an Android makefile to copy them to the suitable place in the out folder for system image generation. This will look like:
LOCAL_PATH := $(my-dir)
The standard location for modules on the Android system image is System/lib/modules so that is where we copy them. If we build the platform now the build system will copy our precompiled module linx.ko to the system image that we use for our device. The next step is to make sure that we have the module installed on the system when we run it. This can either be done manually via the shell or via a script that we run during init.
In this case I have created a shell script to be launched from init.rc with the following content:
This includes installing the modules and configuring the network and LINX-link. We launched this from init.rc by adding:
The setup script is added to the system image in the same way by including it as a prebuilt target.
LOCAL_PATH := $(my-dir)
Creating Android make files for the user space code
Now that we have the drivers in place the next step is to look at porting the user space libraries. The default LINX build system uses standard GNU make files but we need to create new ones adapted to the Android build system. Start out by adding the source files needed to the linx directory created in the Android source tree. This gives the following structure:
I have the linx setup script and the main Android.mk file in the top directory and then we have the source files in separate folders and the include files in the include folder. To illustrate how the Android make files for each source component is created we can use liblinx as an example. The Android.mk file looks like:
LOCAL_PATH := $(call my-dir)
We set our sources by specifying LOCAL_SRC_FILES and the name of the library by specifying LOCAL_MODULE. We also need to supply the header files in the include directory by specifying LOCAL_C_INCLUDES. Finally this is a shared library that we are porting so use the BUILD_SHARED_LIBRARY template. This will build the library with the Android build system and add it to the system image as a shared library with the name liblinx.so.
The rest of the code is moved to the Android build system in the same way, by creating Android.mk files and specifying type and any dependencies. As another example we may look at the syntax for building the mktcpcon configuration program. This depends on the library we just created and hence the makefile looks entry looks like:
LOCAL_SRC_FILES := mktcpcon.c
Here we use the BUILD_EXECUTABLE template and we also need to specify static and shared libraries that we link against.
I hope that provides some insight in how you setup the build for an existing linux project to run on an Android system. The steps to follow are:
That wraps up my post for today. Having done this we are now able to use our added drivers and API:s from native programs running in the shell. The next step is to create a JNI layer and java library to allow regular Android applications to make use of our platform additions.
I have been away for half a year on paternal leave (nice Swedish benefit) but now it is full time Android hacking again and pushing the team to publish things. Hopefully you will see more activity here including a follow up on this post discussing applications APIs.
Slides from the presentation on Security Concepts at Android Only
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The slides from my presentation on Android Security Concepts held at the Android Only conference in Stockholm on September are now available. The video from the presentation will be available on the conference homepage in a couple of weeks.
Android Open Source Project workflow
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Thought I should share a couple of flowcharts showing how to do basic work with the platform source code. In this case we assume that there is a platform library that need some adaptations. It is impossible to cover all the steps in an overview like this but look at is as a basic guide if you have limited experience of the platform source. I have divided the guide into two different images. The first one shows the practical work itself (i.e. the "happy hacking") while the second one illustrates the steps needed to handle the change in an environment using repo and gerrit.
Part 1 - code changes
This part assumes you are working with the Android open source project for a device or some other project and have some changes that need to be made to a platform module. The utility commands described here all come from the envsetup script. There is a lot more to say about things like testing depending on your general setup but I hope this provides an illustration on how to go about making a small change in the Android platform and trying it out.
Part 2 - commit and review
Making a change is all good if you are just trying things out. In a real project however you are probably working with a setup using repo and gerrit for your project and would like to submit your changes. This flowchart provides additional details on the repo and git commands needed to go along with a change as described in part 1.
Feel free to comment if you find these charts useful or if you think I should add or change things.
Using Android to control Lego Mindstorms
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This is a short post on the more entertaining side of Android showing a project that the Enea team in Linköping, Sweden, prepared for an expo. It is a one minute video from the demonstration.
It is two LEGO Mindstorms robots controlled by one HTC Hero Android phone. The Hero is running an Android application written by Enea Linköping that send motor commands to the LEGO brick. LEGO has been kind enough to put a Bluetooth chip in the Mindstorms NXT controller. By using the built in demonstrational Bluetooth commands the NXT brick provides there is no need for an application to be downloaded into the NXT brick.
There was however one obstacle in the limited Bluetooth support in Android OS version 1.5 (not supporting the Bluetooth serial port profile, SPP). Instead we used the wifi capabilities on the phone to send information to an Ubuntu Linux Laptop with a TCP/IP to Bluetooth tunnel (just a raw tunnel, no logic or programming). HTC has been rumored to be releasing Android OS version 2.1 (with Bluetooth) later in february and we hope to be able to put forth a new version that skip the WiFi laptop step.
If you follow the instructions on http://source.android.com/using-eclipse you will only have a Java project and will only see the C/C++ project files as 2:nd class citizens without any indexing. I will propose a another solution that will combine the ideas from http://lorinc.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-mix-java-and-c-code-in-singe.html.
1. Copy the already available Java setup
$ cd <your mydroid folder>2. From Eclipse create a new C++ project File -> New -> Other, select C/C++ -> C++ Project give it a project name and uncheck "Use default location"
and give it the path to your directory (often called the mydroid dir)
Select Project Type: "Makefile project" -> "Empty Project", let the "-- Other Toolchain" be selected and press "Finish"
3. Add in Java to the same project
Close Eclipse as you will edit a file it holds open and will overwrite otherwise Now a /.project file has been created open it in a text editor and add the following:
<nature>org.eclipse.jdt.core.javanature</nature>as described here:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>Now start eclipse again, now the Java classes are available in "Project Explorer" view and C/C++ files in "C/C++ Projects" view.
One problem remain when you build it will use "make all" and that will not work and need to be changed to "make" this can be done if you right-click on the project and select "Properties"
In the "Properties" window select "C/C++ Build" and click on the "Behaviour" tab and remove "all" from all the places where available.
I still used the java heap enlargement in eclipse.ini from the first link by changing the numbers in eclipse.ini to the numbers below:
The standard eclipse from Ubuntu 9.10 (installed from synaptic) uses this file /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini you need to be root to edit it e.g.
$ sudo gedit /usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse.ini
2010-12-08 Edit: removed wrongly formated spaces around < and >
Ubuntu 9.10, Java 5 and the Android Open Source Project
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Currently there is an issue with building the Android Open Source project on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, or more specific with the Java 5 support. Java 5 was obsoleted by Sun on October 30 2009 and is not part of the Ubuntu 9.10 distribution. However there is still a need to use Java 5 for building Android since Java6 is not yet supported. There are two methods to get Java5 working on Ubuntu 9.10.
Method 1 - download and install from Sun
This method will let you install the Java5 JDK in a separate directory and add it to the path when
Download the Java5 JDK for Linux from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/5u21/jdk
This is a binary file that you should save to a suitable location like ~/tools
In order to make i executable chmod the file as
$ chmod 777 jdk-1_5_0_21-linux-i586.binand run it
$ ./jdk-1_5_0_21-linux-i586.binThis will install the jdk to the current directory.
To use the JDK5 tools you need to add it first in the path before building the Android Open Source Project
$ export PATH=~/tools/jdk1.5.0_21/bin:$PATHThis allows you to remove the JDK5 from the path when not building Android and use the standard Java settings instead.
Method 2 - use the Ubuntu 9.04 repositories to get Java5
This method adds the Jaunty repositories and installs Java5 as the default java setting in the system. Open the sources file (/etc/apt/sources.list) for editing, as root
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.listand add:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty multiverse
save the file and close gedit. Next sync your sources by running
$ sudo apt-get updateand install
$ sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jdkTo set the system to use Java 5 you need to update your java alternatives by running
$ sudo update-alternatives --config javaChoose java-1.5.0-sun and you should be done.
Hopefully the Android Open Source Project will build with Java 6 shortly but the above solutions should get you going with platform work on Ubuntu 9.10.
Train Tracker - our first Android application
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Even though application development has not been the main focus of the Enea Android Competence Center we decided to give it a try in order to widen our knowledge. For a couple of weeks we have been working on an application called Train Tracker. The application is mainly aimed to be used as an internal reference. The application shows real time train traffic information from Swedish train stations, some of the main features are:
The information presented in the application is downloaded from http://banverket.se. Unfortunately Banverket was not willing to give us API access which is why our application is parsing HTML in order to get the information. This means that the application is likely to stop working if Banverket decides to change the layout of the webpage. Right now the application works quite well and if you want to try it out you can download TrainTracker.apk here, or use your favorite barcode scanner to get it:
Keep in mind that the application language is Swedish and it can only show information from Swedish trains and train stations. Here are some screenshots from Train Tracker:
Train Tracker station activity. In this view you will find all arrivals/departures of a specific station.
Train Tracker filter activity. Here you can filter the list of arrivals/departures. Select “Spara Filter” to save the filter as a favourite. Select “Använd Filter” to apply the selected criteria.
Back at the station activity. This time filtered with the selected filter criteria and one of the departures has been expanded. Tapping the “Aktivera alarm” line will schedule an alarm for train 1067. Tapping The “Tåg 1067” line will take you to the train route activity for this train.
Train Tracker train route activity. At this view we display all train stops for a specific train. At the top of the screen a train delayed notification is received.
Global search in Google Quick Search Bar. Search hits from Train Tracker shows up together with ordinary search hits. Search hits gain higher priority in the search result list as they are selected.
Unprintable characters can make a variable “seem” empty
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Another case of being careful about your perceptions. I was doing some reading and writing to the Android sharedpreferences file and mistakenly thought that data wasn’t making it into the underlying XML file. The reason for this was that the string I was reading from the file contained completely unprintable characters (extreme non-ASCII). Because of this, the Eclipse IDE’s variable watch window showed what I thought was an empty string for the variable (e.g. -> “”). Eventually I noticed that despite the “” interpretation of the variable’s string contents, the count field for the variable was non-zero.
What really compounded this perceptual mistake was that the ADB shell (perhaps any Linux shell does this), also did not display the unprintable characters making my perceptual error very hard to break through. When I dumped the contents of my sharedpreferences file with the shell’s cat command, I saw what appeared to be an empty XML field. For example, <fieldname></fieldname>. In reality there were characters between the opening and closing XML tags, but they were not being displayed!
This lead to all sorts of time-wasting and erroneous extrapolations that all cleared up once I started checking the count field for strings rather than relying strictly on the Eclipse variable contents field in the Variable window.
Side note: remember to sanitize any strings you write to the sharedpreferences file in case any characters conflict with the XML tags being parse properly, including possibly quotes and apostrophes.
How to solve problems with shared_preferences files
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This really drove me crazy for a while. I was having trouble with reading/writing sharedpreferences so I went into the adb shell and navigated to the shared_prefs folder and manually deleted the sharedpreferences data file. From that point on, no matter what I did, the emulator refused to create the file. Eventually I recreated the file manually from in the adb shell using:
Where “my_shared_prefs” was the arbitrarily chosen filename I use with getSharedPreferences(). Then everything started working. I guess the emulator does not automatically recreate the file if it does not exist if it is deleted after the emulator originally creates it. Note, you can find the sharedpreferences data file from within the adb shell in the following folder, as described in this StackOverflow post:
ADB Shell – “Device Not Found”
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This one threw me for a short while. I wanted to go in to the adb shell and whenever I ran it from a (Mac) Terminal window, I got “device not found”. The reason for this is that you have to have the emulator already running or there is no device for the adb shell to connect to. I’m guessing that if I had a phone connected that would work too but I have not tested that yet.
Put persistent objects in the Application object
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The way objects can reference each other can lead to subtle memory leaks as discussed in this Android document. Objects that are used by Activities, for example static Class members, can end up making it impossible for the garbage collector to free the Activity since that Activity may be referenced by the object in a cyclic way. For example, Drawables in Android have a callback reference to the widget in the Activity’s layout that it is tied to. If the object is a memory hog you can end up leaking memory badly, especially if the Activity is tied to hordes of other memory consuming objects that are now unable to be freed. Rather than try to analyze every object reference or Activity chain in your application, it is better to follow one simple rule of thumb religiously:
The Application object is create only once in an Android application and persists through the application’s life cycle. Put any objects that you want to persist, including those you don’t want reloaded every time a particular Activity starts due to excessive loading times, in the Application object and reference them through that class.
Name Shadowing and Conflicts – better Eclipse Settings
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Today I fought a nasty bug that was caused when I accidentally declared a Class method local variable with the same name as a Class level variable. Eclipse 3.5.2 in its stock configuration ignores this kind of a name shadowing/conflict. Fortunately there’s an IDE setting that you can use to have these kinds of errors flagged. Go to the following location in the IDE:
Eclipse -> Preferences -> Java -> Compiler -> Errors/Warnings -> Name shadowing and conflicts
And set Field declaration hides another field or variable and Local variable declaration hides another field or variable to Error or Warning, whichever you prefer. Here’s the StackOverflow question I asked that got me that solution.
Debugging NullPointerException exceptions
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Debugging a NullPointerException can be a huge annoyance when debugging an Android application. I use Eclipse 3.2 for my Android/Java programming. An Android application by default is a highly event driven multi-threaded program (aka 3-ring circus). If you find that you are getting a NullPointerException in some weird part of your code or worse in the Android library with your code nowhere to be found in the stack trace, it is most likely due to the exception actually occurring in some other part of your code. However, the NullPointerException doesn’t get raised in the debugger until some background event or other thread occurs making it hard to figure out where your code went wrong. The two main suggestions I found in this area on this wonderfully helpful StackOverflow post are:
1) Check Eclipse’s LogCat to see what part of your code was running at the time of the exception.
2) Execute the following steps to make sure “Suspend On Caught Exceptions” is active.
Read the full post for further comments and details.
Remember to switch to a Java source file before running your app
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This is a bit annoying. If you are currently editing a non-source file like an XML based resource like a layout and you use the Run or Debug option in Eclipse, you will not run your app but instead will trigger some strange operation on the XML file. Easiest is to switch to one of your project’s Java source files before doing Run or Debug.
Note, if you do accidentally attempt to run a non-source element like an XML file, you may need to delete a file that an auto-generated before you do Run or Debug, or you will find that errors in the unwanted auto-generated file are preventing your app from being launched. For example, if you tried to Run/Debug an XML file, you will probably find another file with the XML file’s name and the extension “.out”. You must delete the “.out” file and then switch the editor to one of your Java source files before you can run your project.
If you still see error icons in the Eclipse project tree, you may need to do a Clean operation to get Eclipse to see that you have fixed the problem.
Specify your widget margin/padding property values in “dip” units
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This one baffled me for a while. I had an Android layout open in the Eclipse graphical layout editor with a TextView component. Every time I changed any of the Margin or Padding properties the widgets disappeared off the layout, even if I entered the smallest non-zero value of 1. Turns out that I needed to add the string “dip” after the number. I guess the default units for margin is something that translates to a huge distance on the layout. For example, instead of 4 enter 4dip.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 published to 4:3 screen collocation Android 4.0
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Specification of violent new iPad seems to a tablet plate as the manufacturer, some still affect more than strike-like specifications, with each generation of iPad USES 4:3 the screen, and even Android tablet more and more use the same proportion of screen example. In addition to see a world in CES the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 e besides, still have this kind of just turn up in YouTube IdeaTab S2109–Lenovo running Android 4.0 it, and equipped with a 9.7 “1024 x 768 screen, four (!) SRS speaker, 8.9 mm thin forming a gun-metal colors fuselage (but not indicate whether it really is gunmetal metal), Micro-HDMI, microSD, Micro-USB, 10 hours of electricity and 1.3 million pixels front camera (do not set the camera); As for the processor, although TI OMAP chipset is known, but detailed model and frequency was not announced. Launch date and price of the unknown it, it seems not to use the Lenovo claddaugh rotates inside a traditionally-designed box interface, and temporary see appearance and no heavy iPad shadow, so probably won’t the defendant? Jump to see film is introduced.
The next generation Kindle or will improve the night reading experience
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About the next generation of Kindle gossip has been all over, but the TechCrunch’s Devin Coldewey for bringing the news but very is worth our concern. According to Coldewey says he was lucky to have met in development the next generation Kindle, this new product in E-ink screen USES new design (may be similar Flex Lighting development that technology), and to make it even in light source for insufficient can also facilitate read. Before completion of the amazon Finnish company Oy Modilis takeover and to obtained many about luminous technology patents, combined with this perspective “next generation Kindle screen will use a certain luminous technology” as saying that have certain credibility. In Coldewey see the screen, as long as the light touch screen will appear a slider, will the slider move to the right can be “uniform site bright screen”. With the average LCD screen relative “harsh” see than white, the next generation Kindle use should be a kind of more soft blue and white light, this design can reduce the damage to the eyes, and at the same time also can improve the equipment endurance. It says that money is still in the design stage of the Kindle, may be released in 2012. Imagine the future when reading a book with the Kindle can finally be save trouble for light source, sheet is it enough to look forward to.
SwiftKey 3 Beta version release, still use the blank space key?
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Also searched with no English input method? Can consider this even mobile phone directly by the built-in convenient input method SwiftKey 3 Beta. Now it’s the new version also have officially release! The latest version seems to be on the function to crowd out no matter in the entity or virtual keyboard there is enough of the blank Space key-are the new SwiftKey function “intelligent Spaces (Smart Space)” will automatically detect characters spacing and automatic joining blank help you save constantly click blank time, but although the main automatic helped you finish the spacing of the input, but blame the version that actually instead will also the blank Space key virtual button to get wider some (~ SaoTou). In addition, intelligent punctuation interface also get some improvement, support languages also expansion seven new language added a total of 42 countries language support, but is not support Chinese… .
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Best iPad 3 Smart Cover Now Selling
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Looking for a new iPad 3 Smart Cover or cover for the third-generation iPad Smart Cover? Here are top picks. Read this blog post by David Carnoy on Apple!
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iLounge scored some small, but juicy details on Apple’s upcoming case for the iPad 3 as well as the design for the sixth-generation iPad 3 Smart Cover a couple of new rumors have come from iLounge and look to shed some light on both the upcoming iPad 3 release as well as a possibility for Smart Cover!
The iPad 3 launched last year with an interesting front cover for the tablet the versatile iPad 3 Smart Cover which could be used to make your iPad If you want to give your iPad 3 Smart Cover extra protection and still want to maintain its slim and sleek look, you should consider getting the iPad 3 Smart Cover.
Best ipad 3 covers and cases Now Selling!
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Chomp a Better Android Market Search
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The Android Market search is just atrocious, I’m not sure how a search company could make a search product as bad as the search in the Google Android Market app is. But finally someone has come out with an alternative app that will search the Android Market called Chomp. Chomp returns much more relative results but seems to lack and not show anything for less popular terms. I tried searching for RSS Reader, Netflix, and Movies and all returned good results. I then tried Nagios and it returned “We couldn’t find any result for Nagios” but there are a couple of good Nagios apps. The interface is much nicer than the Android Market App as well. Chomp displays the apps screenshot, description and user rating in a well presented box which you can slide to see the next app. All in all it seems like a good app but if you don’t find what your looking for don’t rule out the Google Android Market app or Alternative App Markets.
CyanogenMod Now Has a Devices Page
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CyanogenMod the most popular Android ROM around now has a devices page so that you can easily see the current status of all the devices they are working on.
Trojan HongTouTou Found in Chinese App Markets
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A couple of new trojan variants, “BD.HongTouTou.A” and “BD.HongTouTou.B”, have been found in alternative Chinese Android App Markets. The malware is being repackaged into legitimate popular apps like the game RoboDefense and wallpaper apps, it’s then uploaded to alternative markets and forums.
The trojan is programmed for a whole slew of techniques that could make the make the issuers money or leak personal information to them. The trojan receives commands to emulate searches on search engines using defined keywords and then clicking on links like a real user had performed the search from their phone making the issuers money. The malware can monitor users communications and insert it’s own keywords into the conversation. And it also has the ability to download and install new apps but there have not been any signs of it doing so yet.
Necessitas Eases Porting Of Nokia QT Apps To Android
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Nokia’s developers are up in arms about not being able to develop on the new Nokia Windows phones with the QT interface framework. Currently developers can develop an app with QT and their app will work on all Nokia platforms but not once Windows Mobile is introduced. Nokia developers are complaining that they don’t want to have to program for Windows Mobile.
A developer who goes by the alias “BogDan” came up with a solution and has just released software to run QT apps on Android phones called Necessitas. So now any Nokia developer can quickly port their apps over to Android and not be stuck on a dying platform. They can now use their already honed skills in QT to develop for a quickly emerging platform. You can download these tools for Free online.
Click here to read the full story from Forbes.
Blu-Ray Videos Coming with Android Viewing Option
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Blu-Ray videos are starting to come with an Android option so that you can download the video to your device.
Unstoppable which just came out this week is the first movie to come with this new technology.
To access Blu-ray Digital Copy on Android, users must have Blu-ray disc, a wi-fi connected Blu-ray player, Android 1.6 or higher, and the PocketBLU app, which can be downloaded free from the Android Market.
Here’s the Press Release
“Industry First for Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment as Blu-ray Digital Copy of UNSTOPPABLE available for Android
With tomorrow’s Blu-ray launch of UNSTOPPABLE, the action-thriller starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, Blu-ray Digital Copy will be available for the Android platform for the first time ever. This functionality is an added feature on the UNSTOPPABLE Digital Copy thru BD Live, marking the first time fans with an Android-enabled device will be able to transfer a sell-through movie to their handheld device.
UNSTOPPABLE is an electrifying action-thriller that follows Oscar-winner Denzel Washington* and Chris Pine (Star Trek) as they try to derail an unmanned, half-mile-long runaway freight train transporting deadly toxic material. Only two men can stop the train that is barreling towards Scranton, Pennsylvania: a veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine.) Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to chase down one million tons of hurtling steel and prevent an epic disaster. Helmed by visionary director Tony Scott (Man On Fire), this story inspired by actual events delivers excitement and suspense that are…UNSTOPPABLE!
Android users will be able to unlock the feature presentation, as well as UNSTOPPABLE Blu-ray extras (Disc One):
To access Blu-ray Digital Copy on Android, users must have the UNSTOPPABLE Blu-ray disc, a wi-fi connected Blu-ray player, Android 1.6 or higher, and the PocketBLU app, which can be downloaded free from the Android Market. UNSTOPPABLE Blu-ray and DVD will be available this Tues., Feb. 15.”
HTC Flyer Android tablet hands-on video from MWC
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Krusell – top-sellers for March 2012
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Long-term followers of this blog network most probably already know about the Krusell numbers. For all those of you new to the game: Krusell is a large Swedish case maker who has a tremendous sell-through to, well, less technical people. Their monthly sales report thus gives us a very good look at what people ... Related posts:
Amazon Marketplace to get in-app purchasing
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After the introduction of the iPhone, users became accustomed to expecting free apps. Developers, of course, must live too - they thusly monetize their applications "from the back" by using things like in-app purchases. So far, the Amazon store did not permit IAP. Mobile Business Briefing now reports the following: The web giant is working with ... Related posts:
Every single Chinese developer bypassing Google Play
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Google Play, earlier known as Android Market, has some serious matter to take care of. According to a report published on Tech in Asia, 50 apps were surveyed from Chinese developers. The results were quite astounding I then noted three things: which apps were given to people as ‘.apk’ files ... Related posts:
SIM Free Panasonic Eluga on sale for £384.95
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Mobilefun UK are selling the SIM Free Panasonic Eluga for £384.95. The handset is Slim and stylish, water and dust-proof smart phone Water and dust-proof up to 1 metre for a period of 30 minutes ... Related posts:
Mobile advertising now part of Cannes lion competition
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When companies like the mobile advertising pioneer Smaato showed off their product at long-forgotten Symbian Smartphone Shows, the average pundit did not expect ads to become a significant part of the financing of mobile applications. However, the situation has changed and the voice of the market has spoken. Thus, it should not come as a ... Related posts:
According to a report released by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011. The global rise in smartphone adoption is also driving higher attach rates for other wireless connectivity technologies in handsets including GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN. These connectivity technologies are ... Related posts:
Why apps collect data? To spam!
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When looking at the recent flurry of media reports about apps stealing more or less "useless" data about random individuals, I sometimes wondered if we are looking at a redux of "internet addiction". After all, the data of a random user sitting in a random country, well, you get the idea... I have now found ... Related posts:
Another pic of the Samsung Galaxy SIII leaks, we behave skeptic
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Well well, we have quite a hiatus since sometime on the Galaxy SII successor. Apparently, rumors are flamed up every now and then on the specs and release. The blogosphere is now pushing what a Reddit user claims to be a shot of the Galaxy SIII, given to him by his friend ... Related posts:
Instagram pour Android OS est en réalité robot alimenté par 60, en ce moment
Instagram, l’application particulière qui tourne vos propres photographies de téléphones cellulaires dans les photos d’douloureusement élégantes de style ancien, va téléphone portable Android téléphone mobile.
Le logiciel libre est très populaire une préférence énorme associé à la plate-forme d’Apple iOS pendant un bon moment, avec plus de 29 millions de nouveaux utilisateurs enregistrés. Maintenant, il est vraiment enfin fabriqué le saut réel pour vous permettre de Yahoo robot alimenté OS, permettant adeptes de téléphonie mobile Android de se faire également hanche parce que les possesseurs d’iPhone.
Pour les non-initiés, Instagram utilise la caméra photographique du téléphone d’appliquer des systèmes de filtration de la vieille école pour une s’enclenche, reproduisant l’esthétique réelle Polaroid et Instamatic en ce qui concerne le passé.
L’application iPhone propose tout simplement vous la place pour travailler avec, de sorte que tous vos photographies actuelles sortent cherche décidément boxy, mais c’est en accord avec votre vivaneau millésime de votre application iPhone ressemble. Une fois que vous avez utilisé un filtrage et a une image, Instagram vous permet de distribuer votre clic actuel pour une période médias sociaux de choix.
Le particulier Google Android variation semble être absent dehors sur votre tilt-shift fonction vu sur iOS, qui à son tour vous permet de FOREIGN là choisir des morceaux de votre photo en cours.
Il n’y a aucun nier Instagram vous permet d’obtenir une certaine touche merveilleuse s’enclenche, en utilisant une ancienne semble que c’est douloureusement enchanteur. D’un autre côté ne peut pas aider pensons néanmoins que nos propres images électroniques numériques actuellement regarder indésirable tout au long moment, 25 ans, sans la nécessité de s’assurer qu’ils sont sembler nous tenions a éclaté à l’intérieur de 1970.
Je me sens juste comme nous avons été nous-mêmes la tricherie de la chance de se remémorer ainsi que l’état, “Oh la qualité de cette image particulière est en effet à 2012, j’ai été surpris de voir que nous avons pensé à 8 mégapixels cherché très bon!” Juste avant, très probablement, en sautant sur une moto lieu et se dirigeant vers les lunes de Jupiter associés.
Mise à jour majeure promis pour cassé app Spotify pour Android
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Mise à jour majeure promis pour cassé app Spotify pour Android
Propriétaires de téléphones Android se plaignent que la Spotify app Android est complètement labourée, avec des problèmes et des accidents signalés, y compris mot que l’application cesse de fonctionner complètement après ses clients d’installer Sandwich à la crème glacée. Spotify m’a dit que ça fonctionne sur une «grande» mise à jour pour l’application.
Bien que l’application conserve une moyenne de quatre étoiles sur Play Google, les commentaires y sont jonchées de plaintes au sujet de l’application de s’écraser. “Il plante tout le temps!” écrit l’un, «Il ne fonctionne pas», résume un autre, tandis que l’on prétend, “je ne peux pas la vedette d’une piste ou télécharger une nouvelle liste de lecture sans le faire tomber.” Et ce ne sont que quelques-uns des commentaires ci-dessous aujourd’hui.
Alors que la version iOS de Spotify a récemment reçu une mise à jour qui permet de 320kbps en streaming, la version Android n’a pas eu cette chance, laissant les clients mécontents qu’ils paient pour un service de qualité inférieure.
Donc pour l’instant les clients Android auront à siéger serré. Si vous rencontrez des bugs, des conseils des modérateurs du forum a été de se déconnecter de l’application et de changer votre mot de passe, ou pour effectuer une installation propre de partir d’un emplacement différent, comme m.spotify.com si vous avez déjà obtenu l’application de la Google Play.
Mais ce conseil n’est pas un patch (geddit?) Sur une mise à jour logicielle qui pourrait corriger ces problèmes. Je croise les doigts prochaine mise à jour de Spotify répond à ces préoccupations.
Comment ne l’application Spotify effectuer sur votre téléphone Android? Éprouvez-vous des accidents et des bugs, ou est-il bien fonctionner? Permettez-moi de vos expériences – ainsi que la version d’Android que vous utilisez et le dispositif sur lequel il tourne – dans les commentaires ou sur notre mur Facebook.
Android applications de sécurité sont la plupart du temps inutile, dit le rapport
Si vous voulez protéger votre appareil Android de chaparder votre poche, dans un combat de Bender-esque la criminalité, vous aurez envie de renforcer la sécurité de votre appareil. Mais près de six en 10 applications pour Android protection contre les malwares sont, si l’on peut employer la langue vernaculaire française, mal à la détection des menaces.
Avec plus de 450.000 applications sont maintenant disponibles sur Google Play (aka Android Market), quadruplant depuis Juillet 2010, ignobles ‘Droid dommageables des actes malveillants et gagner de l’argent de méfait est à la hausse. Votre téléphone est de plus en plus sous la menace de phishing, chevaux de Troie bancaires, les logiciels espions, les bots, les exploits des racines, des fraudeurs SMS premium, les dialers, les installateurs de faux et profanateurs de porte dérobée (ok, j’ai fait la dernière place).
Sur les 41 anti-malware produits testés par AV-Test récemment, seulement 17 détecté plus de 65 pour cent des menaces de la part des 618 types de fichiers malveillants APK Android identifiés. Cela est considéré par les auteurs du rapport comme étant «très bonne» la protection. Parmi ces 17, seulement sept avaient un taux supérieur à 90 pour cent.
Les applications suivantes obtenu une étoile d’or, une tape dans le dos et une entrevue à Oxbridge pour être dans le décodeur:
(Points de bonus supplémentaires à Dr Web pour être le seul à orthographier correctement les «Lumière».)
Parmi le deuxième groupe de 65-90 par les centres étaient bien connues PC anti-virus des titres tels que AVG, Norton et Trend. Toutefois, un certain nombre de celles-ci pourraient facilement se déplacer dans le groupe de tête si elles couvraient plus des 20 identifiés les «familles» de malware – ne sont pas tous qui constituent une menace critique.
“Certains produits manquez pas le groupe de tête seulement en raison de leur détection à faible d’un ou deux familles de logiciels malveillants”, a déclaré le rapport. “Vous pouvez vous attendre de meilleures signatures pour que ces familles soient ajoutées dans le futur proche. La détection de certaines familles peut également dépendre de la définition de chaque fournisseur de logiciels malveillants. Certaines familles pourraient n’être applications publicitaires ennuyeux.”
À la lumière de la charge d’applications de sécurité duff là-bas, la menace n’est pas toujours évidente-de une agression logiciels malveillants est une raison suffisante pour choisir votre protection avec soin. “Même si Google vérifie maintenant toutes les applications sur son Android Market, vous devriez envisager d’installer une application de sécurité, car de nos jours les auteurs de malwares sont capables de charger leur code malveillant après une application apparemment propre a été installé,” a ajouté le rapport.
Tag Heuer Racer coûts de luxe de téléphones Android £ 2300
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Tag Heuer Racer coûts de luxe de téléphones Android £ 2300
Watch out – c’est le Racer Tag Heuer! Racer L’homme riche est un luxe nouveau téléphone Android à puce à partir de fantaisie dan suisse Tag Heuer horloger, et ça va te revenir à seulement deux et demi à queue.
Tag Heuer fait habituellement montres – Vous souvenez-vous, ces choses que vous grumeleux attachés sur votre bras avant que vous ayez un téléphone – mais le Racer est un “avant-gardiste de communication” appareil, inspirée par les voitures de course GT. Il est fait de fibre de carbone et en titane avec un châssis en caoutchouc antichoc, et promet la “dernière version du logiciel Android”.
Cela dit, il ya quatre boutons sur le devant, qui pointe vers Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 4.0 plutôt que Sandwich à la crème glacée, qui est la dernière version réelle.
La conception est certainement plus élevé rassurant, toutes les vis apparentes, lignes épurées et les angles musculaires. C’est un client plus difficile que la recherche-Tag téléphone intelligent dernier, le cuir et l’alligator-emmailloté Lien Tag Heuer, alors nous supposons que le Racer sera, comme ce téléphone, être anti-choc, étanche à l’eau et la gaine en verre trempé Gorilla.
Le Racer entre dans la course avec une poignée de téléphones de luxe d’autres, y compris le téléphone Nokia gros chat de la Vertu Constellation T, BlackBerry, le milliardaire de Porsche Design P’9981 vendu exclusivement chez Harrod, et l’or massif £ 36.000 Ases AE + Y.
Si vous avez un bras de rechange et un tour de la jambe mensonge, vous pouvez l’échanger pour un coureur de TAG Heuer dans les boutiques de luxe Tag emporiums mobiles et certains magasins de montres et de bijoux en juillet. Ça va vous coûter £ 2335.
Est-ce le comble du luxe ou une perte de deux grands? Dites-moi vos pensées dans les commentaires ou sur notre page Facebook.
Meilleures bon marché téléphones Android
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Meilleures bon marché téléphones Android
Cela signifie, dans lequel les clients au sein d’un budget strict doivent avoir des attentes raisonnables. Vous pouvez offrir un modèle plus ancien en ce qui concerne Android OS qui n’aurez pas la possibilité d’exécuter de grands programmes de réalité augmentée, tout comme la protection des yeux Google, ainsi que le hasard le programme logiciel lui-même nouvelle et préparez-vous pour un grand nombre de fonctionnalités sensiblement lent. De toute façon, il est très peu probable que vous serez en mesure de prendre plaisir à la navigation sur Internet Pouce ou multitâche peut-être réelle.
Commencez par correspondance de l’édition associé à Android téléphone mobile à son modèle. Les jetons de poker réels 500MHz sur les téléphones âgées doivent en principe être utilisé avec 1.Five principe ou même un logiciel One.Half douzaine. 800MHz pourrait s’étendre à two.Zero, néanmoins, vous voulez le processeur 1GHz riche en matière grasse pour la plupart mis à jour Un couple of.A quelques système d’exploitation – ainsi que bonne chance pour trouver ce que sur le sous-£ 100 par téléphone.
Android téléphone mobile est un cadeau-enveloppé de bas de gamme fournisseurs, principalement parce qu’il fournit le veut en ce qui concerne ZTE ainsi que Huawei une personne marque reconnaît. Néanmoins, le système principal est juste un modeste une partie de votre expertise actuelle. S’appuyant sur ces types de téléphones à faible coût pourrait être inférieur à la norme, par l’intermédiaire d’une mauvaise construction, afin de piles de faible puissance.
Les entreprises choisissent Android téléphone portable pour essayer des composants nature et de style différents. Certains téléphones sont destinés aux adolescents, mais il est intéressant d’aller pour un coup d’oeil. Vous n’obtiendrez pas la puissance organique électrique associé à un périphérique haute définition ou Motorola jalon téléphone Un couple de, cependant, si à peu près tout ce que vous trouverez attrayant, peut s’avérer plus un réseau social web mondial petite douceur gamme surf, ils peuvent être très valeur pour l’argent. Continuer la recherche proprement dite se rapportant à des modèles d’interface étranges qui permettront de limiter les sélections intelligentes Android, bien que.
Confronter la réalité, vous aurez probablement à faire utiliser un peu petite (moins de trois ans ou plus dans.), Les old-school écran écran tactile résistif plutôt que magnifiquement glissant technologies capacitives. L’appareil photo numérique peut-être deux ou trois méga-pixels, comme les boutons et le clavier d’ordinateur slide-out (si elle en possède un) pourrait être pour l’aspect plastoque. Plus cher une qualité exceptionnelle du son, mais Several.5mm prises casques doivent arriver tout en commun, avec un facile d’obtenir à un slot microSD peuvent expier pour pratiquement n’importe quel pas assez d’espace de stockage intégré.
Vidéo HD pour l’enregistrement et à plein débit HSDPA sont généralement bien au dessus de votre niveau de rémunération. La navigation sera actuelle pourrait néanmoins ne pas être exactement correcte. Lire les commentaires ou peut-être donner le téléphone mobile d’un voyage d’examen avant selon lui comme étant votre principale sat-nav. Une combinaison associée avec le matériel informatique à faible coût, la célébration de mariage typique, plus un processeur léger peut faire le tourbillon jusque dans les entreprises à droite dans un bégaiement, à la traîne le chaos de navigation.
Mais ne trouvez pas déçus. Il est possible d’avoir du bon temps avec les téléphones Android les plus abordables, aussi longtemps que vous comprenez leurs restrictions. Dans le cas où vous en tenir à des téléphones et Smartphones, il n’est pas difficile de s’améliorer quand vous pouvez vous permettre l’idée.
There is a plethora of apps from the Google Play Store that enhance the speed of your Android phone. But, if you are looking for an app that speeds up your phone with a single tap of a button, I have one app in mind—the Android Speed Booster app could certainly do that job for you.
Unlike other apps that only prevent applications from running in the background, the Android Speed Booster app cleans out unused data and makes more space in your phone’s memory. The app can also be used to delete your phone’s history and data and uninstall apps from your Android phone. Read on so you will know how this app can boost your phone’s performance.
Opening the Android Speed Booster app will bring you to its main menu which consists of one big button on top and four small buttons below. To instantly optimize your phone’s performance, tap the Instant Boost button above. Tapping the button will instantly perform the following:
With all those applications running in the background removed and unused files cleared out, your phone will bear a lighter load and will run faster. What’s best is that you can do all those things with just a single tap of a button.
If you prefer optimizing your phone manually, you can do so by selecting the four small buttons: Performance, Memory, Privacy, and Applications.
The Performance button is used to boost your phone’s speed by closing the applications running in the background. Tap the Advanced button to view a list of apps running in the background. From that list, you can mark the applications you want to close. Once everything is selected, tap the Kill button to exterminate the selected apps.
The Memory button is used to clear out temporary app memory that has been using your phone’s memory. Tap the Advanced button to see a list of application using your phone’s memory. Tap the Clean App Memory button to begin cleaning out the app memory.
Aside from cleaning unused memory, Android Speed Booster can also protect your privacy via the Privacy button. This feature will erase any history such as browsing, SMS thread, call log, search history, map history, and many more from your phone. To manually select which files to erase, tap the Advanced button to see a list of data to be erased. Once you have selected the desired history data, tap the Clear button to begin clearing out your phone’s history.
Another neat feature of Android Speed Booster is that you can uninstall apps on your mobile phone. Tap the Applications button to see a list of all the apps installed on your phone and mark the app that you want to remove. Once done, tap the Remove button and Android Speed Booster will uninstall the selected app from your mobile phone.
The Android Speed Booster app is a one-stop speed enhancer and memory cleaner for your Android phone. Boost your phone by downloading Android Speed Booster FREE from the Google Play Store.
Did your Android phone receive a turbo boost when using this app? What other applications do you know that offer the same speed enhancement as Android Speed Booster?
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Samsung may have disappointed a couple of million Galaxy Note owners by delaying the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the phablet. But if the showcased video of the Premium Suite, which was offered as a consolation, is any indication as to what users are set to gain, it might just be enough to make the pain more bearable.
The Premium Suite for the Galaxy Note is a software upgrade that won’t just keep Android up to speed with the latest, but it also comes with new S Pen optimized applications and enhanced multimedia features that will make the Galaxy Note an even more awesome device than it already is.
The new S Note app, for example, lets you create your very own notebook on the device with seven templates to choose from: Note, Meeting Note, Idea Note, Magazine, Travel, Diary, and Recipe. Adding pictures, video and even your own doodling will be a breeze. You can also record and play step-by-step details of your drawings.
Another thing worth mentioning is the Automatic Shape Correction feature, which will help straighten any lines and create perfect rectangular shape objects – among other shapes – for those inspiring moments when you decide to make charts on your phone/tablet. As mentioned before, you can now draw a mathematical formula and get the answer to the riddle in a flash.
The Premium Suite also comes with an improved ability to annotate and save PDF file, and the new My Story app, which lets you create multimedia letters and cards.
And of course, let’s not forget the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade that will come alongside the Premium Suite. The video didn’t mention any new date and the update is still slated for a Q2 2012 release, which means the longest you’ll have to wait for the ICS update is about 2.5 months. In the meantime, you can always re-watch this cute video of an elephant playing with the Galaxy Note.
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When Google rebranded Android Market as the Google Play, it seems it really wanted users to play more rented movies on their Android devices. Upon securing deals with several major movie studios, the most recent being the deal that saw 500 movies from Paramount Pictures heading to Google Play and YouTube, the latest licensing deal sees Google and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cozying up together to bring an additional 600 of the legendary studio’s movies to Google’s video vault.
The partnership between Google and MGM means that some classic movie titles like “Terminator”, “Rocky” and “Robocop” will be available for rent on Google Play and YouTube in North America. The typical rent fee is $1.99 for older movies, while for the newer ones the price is set at $3.99.
With MGM joining Paramount Pictures, Universal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Disney — and coupled with some independent studios like Lions Gate and Weinstein Company — there are now about 10,000 movie titles that users can rent via Google. This somewhat evens the playing field between Google Play and other heavyweights in the industry, such as Netflix, iTunes and Amazon. Of course, getting 20th Century Fox on board would really be the icing on the movie streaming cake, but this may not happen anytime soon seeing that the CEO Rupert Murdoch still has a beef with Google.
Are you excited that you can now rent “Terminator” series on the go and replay the “I’ll be back” scene ad nauseam? Do you rent movies at all from Google Play? Share your experience with our readers below.
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Nemus Launcher: Combining performance and customizability
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There are a lot of launchers from Google Play Store that will surely suit the needs of your Android phone, be it for high performance or great customization options. If you prefer a launcher that fits provides both, you might want to check out Nemus Launcher.
Nemus Launcher this is another alternative launcher that you might want to try. The launcher allows for easy app management, workspace management, folder management, and low memory usage on your phone.
Just like most launchers today, the Nemus Launcher is very easy to set up. So if you are a newbie, you don’t have anything to worry much because for sure you will get the hang of this app in no time.
As far as the features are concerned, Nemus Launcher has several items on shelf for you to use, including some extra features to give you extra excitement. The great thing about this app is that it is very easy to use. When you use it, you have the familiar homescreen and app drawer set up where you are provided with 9 workspaces in which you can place your favorite apps and widgets.
And if you have more apps, you don’t have to worry because the folders in the workspace and app list are expandable. It also has a Copy Home Screen feature which will back up and restore launcher set up, so no worries if you keep changing ROMs.
Aside from the essential features of Nemus Launcher, the developer has also included some extra features. It has several customization options that allow you to tweak some of the things in the user-interface such as landscape or horizontal orientation, page indicator display, grid layout, and more.
One great feature and probably the highlight among all of the customization options of this app is that it is theme-ready and you can install SKIN themes from Google Play Store.
User reviews prove that the functionality and customizability of Nemus Launcher are truly desirable. Many have already tried other launchers but switched to Nemus because it is simpler and more effective without sacrificing aesthetics at all. The only thing that seems to give users some problem is that it lags when loading app icons from the app drawer, but other than that many users prefer it to other launchers.
Try Nemus Launcher if you want to experience great performance and customization on your Android phone. Download Nemus Launcher for free from the Google Play Store.
This article, Nemus Launcher: Combining performance and customizability , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com - Your Android News Source.
The countdown to the unveiling of Samsung’s next Galaxy phone, which we’ll still call the Samsung Galaxy S3 until further confirmation, has begun. With 14 days left to the Samsung Unpacked Event in London, where the flagship device is set to be introduced, the scene is filled with so-called industry sources coming out of their hiding to share “exclusive” news about the phone.
Whether or not the news is accurate is an entirely different matter, since these sources can hide behind their anonymity. But anyway, speculation is part of the fun of greeting a new device into the world. Here are the latest rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Pocket-lint reports they have received confirmation from “people familiar with the matter” that one unit of Samsung Galaxy S3 has landed in the UK – albeit heavily guarded – with the phone locked safely inside a steel box. Apparently, Samsung wants to familiarize mobile phone operators in the UK with the next Galaxy phone prior to the official unveiling. This seems to suggest that a release date in the UK will come soon after the event.
Another industry source in the UK, meanwhile, was kind enough to share details about the Samsung Galaxy S3 to CNET. According to the anonymous source, there’s a possibility that Samsung won’t be using the Galaxy S3 name. To be specific, the quotes were: “Don’t expect it to be called the S3.” Apparently, the internal codename for the phone is “Bali”. Samsung Galaxy Bali? Samsung Bali? Meh, probably not. We don’t think it’d be such a good idea to steer away from the Galaxy S name that has been so deeply ingrained in the psyche of millions of Android enthusiasts. We’ll see soon enough.
Here’s another kick in the groin. The same source reveals that apparently the Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t be a significant update over the S2. “It’ll be like the iPhone 4S was to the 4,” said the source. While no specs were given, he hinted that the phone would be rocking what HTC One X has – more or less.
One interesting feature of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that the source mentioned is the eye-tracking capability of the phone, something that Samsung has dubbed the “Human Interaction” feature. Using the front camera of the phone, it can spookily detect when you are looking at the screen, like when you’re browsing or texting, and will automatically lock the phone once you look away. We can’t really judge how useful or annoying this feature is until we get more information on how it works.
That wraps up another edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor mill. We’re pretty sure that this isn’t the end, so keep your eyes peeled for more. But first, what do you think about the possible name change? Do you think Samsung would go through the trouble of keeping everything so secret if the Galaxy S3 wouldn’t really offer any significant improvement? Are you looking forward to the phone’s eye-tracking feature? Chime in below.
This article, More Galaxy S3 rumors: Phone’s already in the UK, won’t be a major update, plus, eye-tracking , was originally published at AndroidAuthority.com - Your Android News Source.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2s in the UK receive Android 4.0 update
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The Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.0 update train in slowly chugging along. The update is still not available in a lot of major markets including India and the US (if you don’t count the leaked update for the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket). But almost every Samsung UK customer will be very happy.
Following rollouts for Galaxy S2s on the Vodafone, O2, and Three networks, the update is now available for all unlocked (contract-free) and SIM-free devices in the UK. I mentioned “almost every Samsung UK customer” earlier, as the update is still not available for customers on the T-Mobile and Orange networks. In a statement issued to Pocket-Lint, Samsung UK mentioned that the updates for Orange and T-Mobile will follow as soon as possible, pending software testing and approvals.
The Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 include a host of new features such as:
The update is available via Samsung’s desktop update software, Kies. All you need to do is plug in the device to your PC with an USB cable, open Kies and click on the “Firmware Upgrade” button. If you don’t already have Kies, you can download it here.
Have you been able to update your Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0? Let us know your experience in the comments section below.
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Claim your free Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongle now
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The Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongle: you’ve seen in all its glory in yesterday’s leaked pictures batch, and now it’s time to get you and your Asus TF201 tablet out of your GPS misery. As expected, ASUS’ GPS dongle website has gone live, allowing you to claim your free GPS extension kit.
Getting the free dongle is easy peasy. You’ll have to become an Asus VIP member first. After activating the Asus account, proceed by registering your Asus Transformer Prime tablet. The next step is to click on the GPS Extension Kit Apply and Inquire link on the left side menu. After confirming your TF201 tablet’s serial number and delivery information, you’ll have the GPS dongle delivered to your place (you can check the delivery status on the same website).
Why wait until the end of July for things you can do today, right? Asus has set July 31, 2012 as the deadline when the free GPS dongle offer expires, so better do it as soon as possible. Aside from the free GPS extension kit, Asus also extends its most sincere apologies and hopes that the kit would help improve the GPS signal reception on your TF201 tablet. Thanks, Asus!
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