Archive for ‘android’

December 24, 2010

>Firefox 4 Beta 3 Now Available For Android And Maemo

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Firefox 4 Beta 3 has been finally released for Android and Maemo smartphones. The new version comes with a new Android-style menus, improved support for Android keyboards, support for uploading files, improved audio performance and so on.
October 18, 2010

Audioboo releases iPhone app with direct audio messaging

Audioboo, a kind of Twitter for Audio which now has apps for iPhone, Android and the web, launched a voicemail message akin to Twitter Direct Message, but in audio, of course. That means you don’t need to know someone’s phone number, just be connected on Audioboo. The ‘Messages’ function also allows you to attach an image and geotagg your location to each message.
October 16, 2010

Videocon Zeus-Android Powered Smartphone

Thanks to fonarena!
Videocon Mobile Phones made their entry into the Android world by announcing the Zeus smartphone powered by Android.
The Videocon Zeus is powered by Android 2.1 Eclair and it has the following specifications:
  • 3.2″ Capacitive Touchscreen with Multi-Touch
  • 600 MHz Processor
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash and 24FPS Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Push Mail
  • micro-SD Card Slot upto 32GB
  • Accelerometer, 5 Home Screens
  • 1230 mAH Battery

The package contents are:
  • Videocon Zeus Smartphone
  • Two 1230 mAH Batteries
  • Wall Charger
  • Car Charger
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Special Applications Guide
  • 8GB micro-SD

The phone will be available for purchase at a price of Rs 12900. Videocon have also announced 4 other phones- theV1410, V1603, V1475 & V1606.
October 13, 2010

Adobe Has Release Adobe AIR on the Android Market

Adobe have released their Adobe AIR platform as an app for the Android Market. Adobe AIR will let you publish ActionScript 3 projects to run as native applications (.apk) for the Android OS. These AIR applications can be delivered to Android devices through Android application stores such as the Android Market.
September 29, 2010

Sony Ericsson LiveView – Wireless Micro Display for your Android Phone

Sony Ericsson has announced a cool new accessory for Android phones called the LiveView which is a wireless micro display for your phone or in other words a custom remote control. The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth and displays information on it’s 1.3 inch color OLED display. You can also control your music player on the phone and mute the ringer using the device.It is compatible with Sony Eriscsson’s XPERIA X10 range  and the HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S, yes the last two devices are mentioned on SE’s site.It can display incoming messages ,  phone number for calls , facebook updates , twitter updates, rss feeds.It does remind us of the new iPod nano but sadly this accessory is not a touchscreen device but has buttons for it’s operation. It charges via microUSB and it comes with a clip and wristband in the sales pack.rice is not revealed but if its sensibly priced , we are going to grab one for sure !

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September 27, 2010

Developers: Android’s a better long-term bet than Apple

App developers still see Apple’s iOS as the platform of choice – but not for long.
While three quarters of developers surveyed by Appcelerator and IDC said Apple was the best platform to write apps for in the near term, 58.6% expect Google’s Android to win out in the long run – 4.6 points more than three months ago.
Almost three quarters of those polled said Android was “best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future.” And half said the Google OS had the most capabilities of any mobile operating system.
The report called the results a “window of opportunity” for Android. However, Apple is still where the money is: three quarters claimed developing for the iPhone, iPad and iPod offered the best revenue opportunity, as it has the largest market and the best app store, devices and security.Just a third were interested in creating apps for BlackBerry, while the emerging marketing around Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 helped it gain a few points to 28%. Symbian held the attention of only 13% of developers, while Intel and Nokia’s joint OS MeeGo slid by nearly half to 7%.