Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Photos of LG P990 Super Smartphone Surface

The some snaps of the LG P990, the first Android based smartphone able of competing with the HTC Desire HD or SE X10  have appeared online.

The Photos that could be found on Androidforums.com show the LG Optimus Star in full information from what we know it'll come with a WVGA capacitive touchscreen and like the Advent Vega,will come with the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor which is a dual-core processor model.

It does not come with a kick stand on the back being used as a photo frame but it should come with Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread a HDMI port an eight-megapixel camera with flash, microSD support, the option to record full HD videos and a front facing camera.

An early benchmark result shows that it's significantly quicker than the Motorola Droid, the Galaxy S or the Nexus One and the gap is probable to grow even additional as the final version is shipped to the marketplace in the first quarter of 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010

Android Honeycomb Gets Caught Tinkering With The Performance Tests

Excellent news, everybody! Google's going to keep working on Android behind the upcoming Gingerbread (v2.3) release! Oh, we know that?

They are most likely going to codename the next build Honeycomb! Oh, we knew that too?

Here is one you possibly did not know: an early build (or 2) of Honeycomb just got spotted in several logs whilst someone (presumably a Google engineer) was testing its Adobe AIR performance.

A little of backstory: Android can run Adobe AIR apps. Adobe developed a tool called AirBenchmark which lets customers test just how well AIR runs on their respective Android handset and send those consequences back to Adobe, so that they know which handsets require work.

From there, we presently gotta dig roughly the results history page to surface some interesting gems. Take this one, e.g. it's at smallest amount according to the data pulled from the handset's ROM, a build of Honeycomb running on a Nexus One. There are at least 2  added builds of Honeycomb in there, also running on the Nexus One.

So what can we collect from this? Fine, it appears like at least one person at Google has Honeycomb up and running on their device but in fact, we possibly could have assumed as much. But, that they are testing it on the Nexus One is excellent news -at least for Nexus One owners. The Nexus One is most probably going to stop getting updates finally but currently,it does not look like Gingerbread will be its last.

Android 3.0 Gingerbread - Detail 1Ghz minimum specs,1280?760 resolution, mid Oct.

We have been hearing about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release in this autumn  for a while now. Along with also how the new Android user interface will blow our socks off.

Still, everyone’s been attractive sketchy about exact details of what’s in fact coming to Android Gingerbread. Until now.

The Mobile-review.com’s Eldar Murtazin just went and spilled a boatload of exciting details about the upcoming Android Gingerbread release. Do not run searching for these details to his main site, you won’t find something there yet.

Eldar did all the spilling in his Russian podcast “Digestiv”. It is audio only,so the Google Translate won’t help you much. If you don't speak Russian language, you’ll have to trust me on this

     -  Minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5” and higher.
     -  Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be released in mid- October (around 15 -16th), 2010. First handsets shipping in November/December - for the Holiday Season.

      -  New 1280-760 declaration available for the devices with displays of 4” and higher.

     -  Android’s split into 2 branches will become official. 3.0 for top of the line/high end devices. Cheap, low-end mass market handsets will keep Android 2.1/2.2

     - The totally revamped user interface. If you wish to get a emotion of what Android 3.0 Gingerbread UX is like, check out the Gallery  App on Nexus One. Similar overall feel, light animated transitions,etc. Natively,through all the UI.

Eldar also confirmed my musings about the loss of third party User Interface shells like HTC Sense,MotoBlur,etc. Android 3.0 essentially kills the need for them.

Still, there is some hope for 3 party vendors here - while Google takes over the UI on the high end, vendors get to keep their UI shells/improvements on mass market Android smartphones, running Eclair or Froyo.

Update: I'm posted an update to this post, where I address Dan Morrill’s tweet, and do a few corrections/clarifications concerning the upcoming Android update number issues, “minimum” specs - thay are actually only “recommended”, and the the split between high end Android 3 - low end Android 2.2 devices - it’s not an official Google policy, but it is happening nonetheless.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Nexus S Screenshots Reveal Android Gingerbread

That is unofficially - Screenshots reveal that Gingerbread will bring a facelift to Android smartphones.

Will Android Gingerbread obtain a facelift in general? XDA-Developers has posted screenshots revealing that being right, and we guess more interface and feature upgrades are going to be revealed soon. The site also says that the Nexus S will get 512 or 328MB RAM, 1GB or 2GB NAND Flash, 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen, 720p HD video recording and ARMV7 CPU that could perhaps be dual-core. processor.The screen could also probably be Super AMOLED2.

Certainly,Google's CEO recently additionally exposed that the Nexus S will sport a new NFC chip, and Acer recently revealed to Android Gingerbread will get tabbed browsing.

Not much else is known about Android Gingerbread, but agreed it appears like the Android Browser will get significant improvements, perhaps fairly a Fennec competitor, we can only hope that Android Gingerbread will also provide a better camera experience, that  hopefully also takes front-facing cameras and integration of video chat solutions into account.

Particularly the latter currently needs lots of extra effort on the OHA members' part, and we believe Android would advantage from making it simpler to integrate video chat solutions as well as offering a new advanced camera-gallery experience without having to rely on excessive customization.

Condition Android Gingerbread enables that, it will make these features a whole lot easier to sell to end-users, something that is clearly needed in the future "4G battle". Only time will tell what Android Gingerbread will present in that regard, but we guess there is a lot of new stuff of some kind on its way.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Apple Rejects Android Magazine App From The Apple App Store

It should not come as a shock that the boys in Cupertino are not great fans of anything to do with Google's Android OS. The disgust for Donut, Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread is so huge, that Apple has still just rejected an Android magazine from the App Store.

Fortune Magazine reports to Mediaprovider, a small Danish publisher, was informed with Apple's developer relations team that they wouldn't agree to their Android magazine app in App Store. When asked by Mediaprovider's CEO, Brian Dixon, why Apple was rejecting the app, an Apple representative simply said

" you know... your magazine. It's just about Android.... we can't have that in our App Store."

The small publisher wasn't surprised by Apple's rejection and said,  

"it's funny really because I don't think we would sell many magazines on Android through Apple App Store." Appears that Mediaprovider simply might have been testing Apple to observe if they'd approve a magazine app that covered a competing mobile OS.

With Mediaprovider's app rejected, we  know that Apple has a "zero tolerance" plan for something Android related showing in the iTunes App Store.  While the Android Marketplace is open, it might be interesting to see if any iOS magazine apps show up in time for those new Gingerbread based tablets which are expected out early next time. Guess we'll have to wait and find out.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Samsung Nexus S photos emerge with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

These are some new images of Samsung Nexus S have surfaced the web today,presentation the device running on Google's upcoming OS ,Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The new photos were sent to tech blog XDA-Developers via a tipster and it is confirmed that Android Gingerbread will be called to Android 2.3 not Android 3.0
The images are quite heavily and blurry cropped however still it gives an idea of what is heading towards us in near future.
Furthermore there are lots of reports pointing a release date of 6 December 2010 for Android 2.3 Gingerbread but it is unclear whether the Samsung Nexus S can be getting an official announcement or not.And as far as its cost is concerned,that's so for sure that it might be falling in high end Smartphone category.

"Woow!" Digital Tablet To Ship & Tegra 2 Chip And Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The most tablets out there more or less feature similar hardware specifications, but Woow Digital is reportedly planning to offer something a little more powerful. According to reports the company is planning to launch a 10" - 1024 x 600 pixel display Android tablet in December that will tout a dual-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip and 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage,Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,WCDMA 3G and will be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's slated to launch in Tokyo,Japan and will be made available in other regions including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Europe. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Nexus S snapped running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Forthcoming - Google Nexus S has been snapped running the next incarnation of Google Android OS, version 2.3 Gingerbread. In addition to confirmation that Gingerbread is in fact Android 2.3 (not 3.0 as originally rumored), other details have emerged concerning the device. Its processor is said to be  ARM7 variant, that  could be dualcore and it'll contain at least 328 MB of system RAM.

The Nexus S is in addition thought to have 1GB or 2GB of internal memory and is competent of shooting 720p video. Its Extremely Amoled screen can be a Super AMOLED 2, with a resolution of 800x400 in a 4 inch size. (byXDA Developers)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Acer unveils Android tablets

Acer is introduction its bets after Android with the declaration of a 7 " inch tablet, a 10.1" inch tablet and a 4.8-inch smartphone based off of Google mobile OS.

The unnamed tablets sport 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity,an eye-popping 1280?800 the screen resolution and 1080p HDMI capacity.

The 10.1? tablet is 13.3mm thick,making it just to a few extent wider than Apple's 12.7mm.The iPad tablet.

The larger tablet also boast a 5MP rear camera and a front-facing one. Both devices will go on auction in April or May 2011.

Acer also got the chance today to announce a 4.8? hybrid smartphone/tablet device. Also yet to be named,the smartphone is similar to the Dell Streak, but is absolutely more powerful.

It sports a 1024?480 screen resolution,a 21:9 aspect ratio, an 8MP camera with an LED Flash, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and a Gyroscope/accelerometer combo to makes it supreme as a portable gaming gadget. It also launches in April 2011.

Further than ridiculously amazing screen resolutions, all 3 devices run on Android.

Acer did not let slip in its press releases that  version each will run, but we're hoping at least one of these devices will run the Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3) or still Honeycomb (Android 3.0)

All through its media blitz today, Acer also revealed the ICONIA, a hybrid laptop/tablet with a dual-screen running on Microsoft Windows 7 OS.

Instead of using a keyboard, the ICONIA uses a touch-based keyboard and gesture controls. It has 4 GB of RAM, two 14 inch multitouch displays, and an Intel Core i5 CPU.

Acer has exposed that Android Gingerbread will get tabbed browsing. What else is coming to near you soon?

The Android Gingerbread will be released on the coming weeks, featuring a number of upgrades, including support for dual-core CPUs, NFC chips and high-res+ screens. At the surface, Android Gingerbread is expected to present quite a few upgrades too. For illustration, Acer today exposed that Android Gingerbread will get an superior Android Browser featuring for instance tabbed browsing.

Do we smell a revamped Android Browser that'll give Fennec some competition? Only time will tell everything.

In addition, a while back, the Galaxy S2 for a French provider was revealed to be running Android Gingerbread with a revamped user interface. In the past, rumors have suggested that Google has been running on UI improvements as far as customization is concerned. A key subject with customizations today, is the detail that it is not easy for some OHA members to roll out Android OS upgrades in a timely fashion. Has Google decided to help them all out by making a new Android user interface that is also easier to modify??

All in all, it looks like Google and the Open Handset Alliance are seeking to speed up not only the end-user experience but also the pipeline from stock release to end-user release in 2011. With so many new service and/or manufacturer services showing now (especially that'll play a vital role in conjunction with upcoming phones such as the Motorola Olympus,Galaxy S2 Droid Incredible HD and SE phones), we can only wish that the genuine services will match the new integration chances. It will also be exciting to see how all these new services and content offerings will change the smartphone market in general.

That's pretty much a given that fairly significant changes are on the horizon as far as smartphone tradition and competition is troubled, even within the OHA circle. And we're not entirely convinced that Android OS will be receiving as much buzz in 2012 as it has received in 2010. We estimate 2011 will become a essential year for Android, the year when it will need to show itself as a multi-purpose system for real. After all, the general opinion is that experiences sell products, not the matter that drives them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread to be introduced on December 6th

At this point, we're allowing for any date to be the official announcement of Android 2.3, or Gingerbread. We've been waiting, and waiting for some morsel of information, and once we saw this, it regarded like the pieces might indeed be appropriate together.

Mr. Android, aka Andy Rubin, might be making an appearance at an imminent show in San Francisco on the 6th of December. The show is "D: Dive Into Mobile" (yeah, we like the name, too) and that's totally possible that Rubin will be dipping some sweet, sweet facts on us concerning Gingerbread. This date is fairly believable, as it falls right in line with Eric Schmidt's words saying that the Android update should be introduced with in the next couple of weeks the D: Dive Into Mobile show will be exactly three weeks since Schmidt hinted at the release.

As I've said before, Google improved deliver with Gingerbread. The OS update has been extremely over-hyped, and once it drops, people will start to pick it a part. That will be the case with every update for any mobile OS, but iOS, WebOS, and WP7 are already extremely nice-looking on their own, and Gingerbread is said to be focused on user experience. If all Duarte has done is make the notification bar black and make the choice highlights green with Gingerbread, people may soon be turned off to the OS. We're putting our money on Gingerbread bringing a much snazzier UI to Android.

That thought, the real agreement is Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" OS. Android 2.3 Gingerbread will not step the OS up to 3.0 status, so we'll probable have to wait until the next major platform update before we see any real optimizations for tablet campaign.

Who knows at this point when we'll see Gingerbread. We know the Nexus One will get it first, and some others likely will have to remain months before they can get the latest version Android on their handset.

So, what is your bet for an Android Gingerbread release date?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Updates !! Windows Phone 7 and Android (Gingerbread preparation) Marketplace

Android’s upcoming update with codename “gingerbread” still unavailable, but report says Android marketplace will get few tweaks before the launch. Plus, Windows Phone 7 catching up with new apps.
Google mobile OS, the Android 2.3 with codename “Gingerbread,” is just around the corner. And before its launch, reports say few changes on Android’s marketplace interface for  developers were seen.

This only means one thing, more “cool” apps for Gingerbread are possible.
There were improvements last week called ”Recent changes” for applications. In this new section, users can now see the details of every changes made with the app. For example, if the developer creates one new feature like “share,” the update log made will be visible to the user who wants to download it.

In the Android developers interface, a 325 characters of space is now available, where app creators can mention bug fixes, support for additional languages, new options, and more.
Users can also feel the application “more” with the developer requirement of 1024×500-pixel graphic, plus a YouTube video link. With a bigger resolution, users can see a bigger screenshot of the app, plus developers can now add videos to give users more insights like how-to and preview. Perfect for game apps.

These updates are expected to give the Android applications more purchases, more profits and more fun (for the buyers).

Meanwhile, fresh new competition Windows Phone 7 is trying its best to compete on the marketplace game. According to PC World, Bing’s Visual Search has integrated the Windows Phone 7 apps marketplace.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Angry Birds laments the fragmentation of the Android phones

Angry Birds is one of the most popular games on next-generation smartphones. We define it as the Farmville mobile phones. This is an application fee, so has every interest to have as many devices as possible for their business. In addition to supporting IOS and Symbian, Android Angry Birds is available on 2.0 +.

The problem of Rovio Mobile, the company that maintains and distributes Angry Birds is just that. Despite the statements of Google, the cd. Android fragmentation is still a reality with the term refers to update your system on the various devices that support it. Angry Birds does not run on Android 1.6 and lower, though still widespread.

Apart from the Rovio complaints, which have a commercial motivation, the situation complained of by the developers of Angry Birds affects all users of Android. It is true that IOS has a development cycle related only to iPhone and iPad. However, because of the imminence of this Gingerbread raises further doubts about the future state of fragmentation.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lg Star : how about a smartphone with dual core Gingerbread?

Let's face it: the smartphone 's high-end (the ones that need to be clear and should make the competition to the iPhone) will look a bit 'all, at least in the hardware features.Toraise a bit 'the bar tries hours Lg, with a new device previewed byEngadget supplied from outside the class. Inall prprobabilitiesill becalled Star and one ofits resources will also display a 4-inch touch-screen, an 8 megapixel camera with support for video in HD (1080p), 512 MBRAM, GPS, Bluetooth'sonnectivity,USB and above a dual core processor Nvidia Tegra 2 (this isactually the first smartphone toincorporate this type ofchip).

The operating system? Gingerbread, codenamed the latest version of Android (yet tobereleased) who issaid a lot of good.

Since the rumors (as listed) isdifficult tohazard a time issue and the presence of Gingerbread not inany way assume that the debut did not happen before 2011.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SE Anzu monster mobile phone lacks Android Gingerbread

WoW !!! It is  the Sony Ericsson Anzu monster SE's follow up to the Sony Ericsson -Xperia X10. It's been comprehensively leaked but there's some bad news in betwixt all the mammoth specs: it won't be running the latest version of Android upon release next year. 

Read on for the details.Eldar Murtazin,legendary Russina phone leaker and reviewer, has got his hands on a Sony Ericsson Anzu,or Sony.

Is Gingerbread the Code Name of Android 2.3?

If you're already knew that a lot of rumors saying that Gingerbread is a code name from Android 3.0. But now the rumors that have been changed, the current rumor says that Gingerbread is the code name of the Android 2.3. This information is supported by several pictures featuring the Gingerbread men with a message “Our cafes are baking something sweet”. 

There is also possibility that at Web 2.0 Summit this week Gingerbread will be announced.

Some of the advantages - Android 2.3:

  • Improve the copy and paste feature
  • Support - The video chat
  • Music store on Android Market
  • Supporting - Google TV
  • Support - WebM VDO playback
According to estimates, Nexus One is a handset that uses Android 2.3 will be the first time. So let’s wait for further news.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nexus S Reveals Amazing Android 2.3 Gingerbread CRT Power-Down

No questioning whether what The CEO "Eric Schmid"  had in his hands these days at the Web 2.0 summit showcasing Android 2.3 Gingerbread was in detail for Samsung Nexus S.

While the manufacturer's name was covered with a black tape, the brief display revealed a lot. For starters, it gave us a sneak peek of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as well as the handset's carrier T-Mobile.

Eric Schmidt was clever to call the predecessor to the Google Nexus One an "unannounced phone". However thanks to the numerous leaks this week, audiences were well aware of what they were looking at.

Unfortunately we never got any hands-on time with the device but we were able to get close enough to spot a couple of details. For starters, the Samsung Nexus S is very thin, approximately as thin as the iPhone 4 if not thinner. It has a concave design, with the screen area being thinner than the edges. It also feature a glossy trim up front, volume buttons on the left and a plastic rear battery cover.

However the most awesome aspect of the device that caught our attention was not its form factor but the Android Gingerbread Operating System. 

As the CEO was about to walk off the stage, he clicked the power button on the top right corner, putting the Samsung Nexus S into standby mode. With it he revealed the cool new power down feature which resembles that of a CRT shutting off. To see what we mean, check out the video below.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Android 3.0 Gingerbread Features Review and List

Android 3.0 Gingerbread has favorite operating system to be used for most customers, and it is ever evolving with new releases and update.The newest and upcoming Android 3.0  called as the Android Gingerbread, is leaving to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2010, and has been in reports for rather some time now. Lots of new and interesting updates have been made into this version, and seem rather interesting  in the review itself. Android 3.0 features list is long and includes visual overhaul of UI and animations. Read ahead to know what is packed inside in this new release of Android operation system.

Several of the latest leaked reports on the web about the Android 3.0 OS is discussed here. So, just sit back and enjoy the excellence news. Firstly,Android 3.0 Gingerbread is going to be released in the mid of October, 2010 which shall be about 15th or the 16th of October. The first handsets which shall be incorporated with the Android 3.0 will be started shipping in December.

The minimum hardware requirements of the Android 3.0 Gingerbread operating system include 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and display which should be at least 3.5 inch or higher. But, most of us might have already heard of the Android handsets with 2 GHz CPU approaching our way. Moreover, a new resolution support of 1280 x 760 pixels have been incorporated and will prevail on devices which have a display of about 4 inch or higher.

Android 3.0 gingerbread screenshots explain refined interface, that  visibly represent Google’s Android  as answer to iPhone OS 4.0. The user interface which is accompanying the Android 3.0 Gingerbread, is totally refurbished and has been included with light animated transitions. The user interface is rather appealing and innovative, and feels new. Also, the official news of splitting of the Android into two branches has been confirmed, and the Android 3.0 Gingerbread operating system will be incorporated only in the top of the line or high end devices, and for those handsets which are cheaper and for the low-end of the masses will be accompanied mostly by the Android 2.- 2.2 Froyo.

The Android 3.0 Gingerbread is also expected to include the Google music.This will give you the ability to use your Android 3.0 handset to stream the music from your PC computer over the air. The feature seems quite and innovative. It is also expected that this upcoming version of Android operating system will allow the user to enter a larger and more resourceful Android Market. Thus, for the official announcement of the specifications of the Android 3.0, keep anticipating folks. It’s believed that the Android 3.0 release date will be in time for this year’s autumn/winter smartphone collection. So, wait and watch for the complete visual overhaul of Android 3.0 OS.

Nexus One Android 3.0 Gingerbread UPDATE

Nexus One Android 3.0 or 2.3 Gingerbread UPDATE.

Gingerbread Android 3.0 and Window Phone 7 Video

This video will talk about Windows Phone 7, which is coming to Telstra and Optus shortly.

The Android 3.0 Gingerbread details

Google Android 3.0 Gingerbread  OS will probably feature Wi-Fi calling, built-in video chat and Google Voice coupled by redesigned and cleaner icons, a extra unified interface, bouncing lists with an orange glow at the boundary, as well as a more grey notifications bar. Never mind the graphical upgrades - We do look forward the potential of video chat to keep up with its rivals alongside Google Voice implementation. You strength want to hold off your Android phone acquire for the moment now that you know all the juicy stuff which are coming out, since to support the video calls, hardware will require at least two cameras.

Gingerbread Android 3.0  details 
    * Android’s split into 2 branches becomes official. 3.0 for top of the line/high end devices. Cheap, low-end mass market handsets will keep Android 2.1/2.2

    * The Minimum hardware requirements for Android Gingerbread devices are: 1GHZ CPU, 512MB or RAM, displays from 3.5” or higher.
    * Completely revamped user interface. If you want to get a feeling of what Android 3.0 Gingerbread UX is like, check out the Gallery  App on Nexus One. The same overall feel, light animated transitions,etc. Natively, through all the UI.
    * New 1280×760 resolution available for the devices with displays of 4” and higher.

Netflix To Come To Choose Android Gadgets Early Next Year

More people are wondering the place Netflix has been for the Android platform. There was several rumors for months on end and we nonetheless don't have it however now we at the very least know why. Greg Peters of Netflix Product Growth wrote concerning the motive why in the company blog tonight, explaining why the iPhone and Windows Phone 7 get streaming movies and Androids don't. It primarily comes all the way down to "the shortage of a generic and full platform safety and content material protection mechanism accessible for Android," Peters wrote, persevering with with:

    The identical security points that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it tough for us to safe a common Digital Rights Administration (DRM) system on these devices. Setting apart the debate across the worth of content material protection and DRM, they're necessities we should fulfill in an effort to receive content from main studios for our subscribers to enjoy. Although we do not have a typical platform safety mechanism and DRM, we're able to work with individual handset manufacturers to add content material protection to their devices.

There may be some good news although, Peters say that they will "launch select Android units that can instantly stream from Netflix early next year," and they'll proceed to work with carriers and manufacturers to develop a greater resolution for the whole Android platform. He makes it seem to be Netflix itself can be "launching" new devices, however that could be a bit unlikely. Terms reminiscent of "choose devices" and "early next yr" do make us wonder if an impending Android OS, comparable to Gingerbread or two Honeycomb have something to do with that. It's something that may't come soon enough though and many individuals might be excited about.