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Dell® to launch 10.1-inch tablet with Android™ 3.0 Honeycomb

At the Mobile World Congress, Dell revealed to its investors that it is about to launch a 10.1-inch tablet with Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system has been built entirely for tablet computers. The first thing that is to be noticed about this operating system is the interface. In the Honeycomb interface, in place of hardware buttons, an on-screen navigation bar appears at the bottom of the screen. This display appears regardless of the orientation of the tablet. The home screen has also been improved.

The widgets have been redesigned to give it a appearance that gives it a prominent look. It gets easy to scroll through the inbox with the Gmail widget or go through the upcoming appointments with the help of the easy to use widgets. The user also gets the opportunity to develop personally customized widgets for any individual of the contact list.

The Dell tablet computer will be able to take complete advantage of the Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system by expanding into multiple panes that are shown side by side on your screen. In the Google OS, the users can read individual messages while viewing the on-screen inbox at the same time. The Google Talk platform will be used by Dell to introduce an integral solution for video chat. This will allow users to get connected to individuals in the contact list irrespective of whether they remain on line on their tablet or through their personal computer. The stock browser of Android gets upgraded with Honeycomb. Multiple tabs can be handled automatically with the help of this feature.

The 10-inch Dell tablet as revealed by the computer maker at the Mobile World Congress 2011 will have all the above features of Google’s Honeycomb in them. The Honeycomb upgrade will also see a new YouTube interface and Google’s e-book marketplace with a tablet optimized version. Bookmarks can be accessed from the home screen itself with the help of the Honeycomb browser widget.

How Dell will deal with the effect of Honeycomb’s interface on its battery life is still to be seen. Motorola XOOM may prove a tough competition for the Dell Honeycomb tablet as it too has incorporated Google’s OS.

Android™ 3.0 version

Android is an open source product from Google. The present version of the Android operating system is based on the modified version of the much talked about Linux kernel. The history of the Android operating system began with the release of version 1.0 in September 2008. After that there were much advancements related to the operating system. The new versions typically fix bug and has other new added features.

Android is nothing but a mobile operating system developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. Android has given a new dimension to the phones of this age. Recently we came to know that Android has been affected by malicious applications. As soon as Google came to know about these, they identified them and removed it. Thought it couldn’t affect Android 2.2 versions and the versions above, it did affect the lower versions in which the vulnerabilities were known. The attackers couldn’t affect the device (in which they could penetrate) much. The only part of information that they could gather was the unique code each mobile has and could know the version of Android they were using. The other data couldn’t be traced or affected but the Android team took measures to remove the malicious application. The Android team has updated its security system so that the attackers are not able to trace any other information.

Android has also upgraded a few new features for its users’ benefits and all of them are successfully accepted by the users. Now Google is all set to launch its 3.0 version, the Honeycomb, which is optimized to work on tablets and other devices.

Google™ Nexus S coming to South Korea

The CES 2011 and the CES 2010 saw the launch of many products. One of the major players and smartphone debutants was definitely the Android-based Google Nexus One. Google and their Android open source project teams have definitely done wonders. After the Google Nexus One, Google introduced the Nexus S. The Nexus series of phones are now heading towards the Honeycomb OS. As we all know, Android open source project was launched by the collaboration of various industry leaders, technology leaders, product manufacturers and service providers. The Android OS and its applications are now available for many smart phones, tablets, gaming devices, TVs and other products.

Samsung of South Korea, one of the players taking the lead in Android-based smartphones and tablets, has definitely made a mark for themselves in this technology scenario. Google launched the Nexus One, which was manufactured by HTC. The Nexus One chapter was closed with Google introducing the Nexus S on the Gingerbread OS – Android 2.3. While Google introduced the Gingerbread OS on the Nexus S with a wide range of features added over the Froyo OS, Google is yet to release updates to the Nexus One users worldwide. Samsung Galaxy S did wonders, capturing a large part of the market of Android-based smartphones.

While Google has been slowly upgrading the Nexus One with the Gingerbread OS, Google is taking Samsung head-on by introducing the Nexus S in South Korea. One would have expected Google after their success in the US markets, to move to Canada, Europe and other developed areas, but Google is introducing the Nexus S in Italy and South Korea. Google will be launching the Nexus S through SK Telecom who, by the way are already the carriers for Samsung Galaxy S. It is heard that SKT is in the final stages of testing the Google Nexus S on their network.

The Nexus S sports a 4-inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16 GB on board memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, HSPA, 5 mega-pixel camera, a micro SB memory card slot as also a wide range of Android sensors. The Nexus S also comes with a front facing VGA camera for video chat, Bluetooth 2.1 plus EDR and A-GPS. The 1500 mAh lithium Ion battery and 3G are features to look out. The curved super AMOLED display is again one of the firsts worldwide, besides the graphics co-processor.

Google™ releases full Android™ 3.0 SDK

Android 3.0 has a redesigned UI and increased options of connectivity. The updates of SDK tools and ADT (Android Development Tools) are also being released. Full SDK for Android 3.0 will be now be there for the developers. Earlier Android 2.3.3 was introduced with many vibrant features for the developers. With Android 3.0 SDK, the developers can look forward to fulfilling their dreams. So Honeycomb is here to prove true to your hopes for a better future. Now you can safely compare Android 2.3, known as the Gingerbread and Android 3.0, known as the ‘Honeycomb’. Earlier Android 2.3 came up with a support for both tablets and the smartphones.

Android 3.0 is specially designed for gadgets like tablets. It comes fully loaded with support for Media Transfer Protocol to sync media files with a USB-connected camera or desktop computer without requiring a USB mass-storage device. It boasts of having a redesigned soft keyboard that will facilitate fast text entry. The keys have been made such that would mean improved targeting. Among the new keys added is the ‘Tab’ key to improve the efficiency of text input. High-performance 2D and 3D graphics, a multi-core processor or architecture support, rich multimedia and connectivity capabilities such as HTTP live streaming are added attractions. A refined multitasking option allows the user to access the recent apps list that is displayed in the systems bar. This would enable the user to see the tasks in progress or that are in use currently and also they would be able to jump to a totally different application context. With Android 3.0, you can enjoy a face to face chat with the users of Google Talk and that too with a 3D effect in Google Maps 5.0.

Through a tablet optimized Gmail, the users can stay connected with the mails that they receive even while travelling. The redesigned UI is beaming with a new palette that elaborates categories, a more accurate rendition of layouts to depict how the new layout will be displayed on the devices. There are improvements in zoom function as well. With an updated set of standard applications the Android 3.0 also has programs designed for large-screen devices. There are other features that would serve as a boon for the developers like backing for device administration policies that would cover encrypted storage and password expiration. The developers also have tools for making use of Renderscript graphics engine.

LG® smartphones with 3D display coming soon

The smartphone market is largely dominated by companies like Apple and HTC. They have some of the most popular and sought after models like iPhone 4 and the Desire HD. LG has released Optimus X that is getting very popular. The company will launch smartphones with 3D display soon. 3D technology is also in much demand and with TV and other devices, it is getting bigger day-by-day.

At the Mobile World Congress the LG invitation had the banner “Into the new dimension”. With this phrase it seems that these rumors are true and we hope that we will soon get 3D smartphones.

2011 is going to be a great year for people looking forward to 3D technology. With LG’s announcement of glasses-free 3D, the picture is getting really exciting. We already saw the glasses-free television and displays but with the smartphone it is very innovative.

At the CES 2011, LG displayed one of the largest auto-stereoscopic designed for mobile devices with glasses-free 3D screen. It has a 4.3 display featuring WVGA 800×480 screen resolution and it is based on an applied parallax barrier technology. Having this innovation in mind, we can easily hope that LG will move to show off the actual smartphone with this amazing display.

Recently we saw the Carphone Warehouse, a Europian mobile phone retailer tagged a coming soon image of LG Optimus 3D on their website. But as we know that it’s now gone and there are no further details about this model. The all new Optimus 2X has really some of the very catchy and attractive features with stylish design. It is making buzz with the perfect body with a glossy black finish and a large 4’’ screen. It is also known that LG is the first smartphone manufacturer that announced support for the Tegra 2. Now Tegra 3D is also available and we are hoping that LG will be first to use this technology in smartphones.

Tablet computers and smartphones are hot topics this year and most of them are Android based. More Android-based tablets are coming with companies planning to launch more tablets that work on the latest version of Android, Honeycomb. With the 3D-display it will be interesting to see how it will make an effect in the smartphone market.

We also hope more innovation this year and we are eagerly waiting for the same product. As we already said, 2011 is going be a vital year for all tech-savvy products. More features will be added in Android, there will be competition with Windows Phone 7 also, and there will be lot more innovating technology coming soon this year.

Google™ Unveils Android™ Market Web Store

At the Mountain View headquarters of Google, where the Honeycomb event was held, Google announced the launch of its Android Market Web Store. The Android Market Web Store is actually the latest version of Android app store. Google also unveiled in-app for Android apps and the latest currency options for the developers.

According to the engineering director of cloud services of Google, Chris Yerga, the new Android Market Web Store provides the facility to the users for getting applications on their mobile phones and PCs. Until now, there was only a single way to access and install the Android Market applications on the mobile phone, the app store. But now, users can simply browse the website and can select any app from all the available apps according to their choices.

This Android Market Web Store integrates several apps and the promotional banners as well as the features of familiar categories such as top paid and top free. If you want to buy the apps, click on the ‘buy’ option, you will find a pop-up window and then simply enter the name of device in which it will be installed. After selecting the option of payment, the Web Store will directly send the app to the mobile phone. One more feature of “Twitter sharing” is provided to user for tweeting about the apps by Google.

Google also provides an offer of in-app purchasing to the developers. If developers integrate in-app purchasing SDK, they can sell a number of virtual products with their apps. Google will also provide sample code and developer documentation for in-app payments. At the time of launching, Google also announced the buyer currency support. The facility of buyer currency support permits developers to specify and choose the cost of apps in a variety of currencies. At present, this is available with the set of United States currencies. This will start very slowly but very soon new currencies will be added into it by Google.

The launching of Android Market Web Store is very critical decision of Google. The main target of Google is to improve the cloud-based services. The Android Market Web Store has several advantages. It provides better search, so the user can search apps by their price, popularity and device compatibility. The user can easily download apps and also assign them in any Android-based device. There is no side loading required. The Android Market Web Store provides more information about the product. When users search for product or app, a page appears with the reviews, screenshots as well as videos for them. It also provides the facility to share a link to an app by a small button of Twitter which is located on right side of each app page.

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