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Google™: Nexus One Gingerbread update is coming soon

Android, Google Nexus One Smartphone and Android developer phone are terms which are inter-related with each other. Originally, Android Inc. developed an interesting mobile operating system called the Android. Google bought this company in the year 2005. In 2007, the mobile industry leaders and a multinational alliance of technology leaders like Google Inc., T-Mobile, HTC, Motorola and others collaborated on the development of the Android through the open handset alliance, further growing into the Android open source project. With Google spearheading the venture, it was really interesting to see how the concept grew. Google then went ahead to introduce the Nexus One.

Naturally, this Google flagship smartphone got priority over everyone else in updates of all kinds. A logical question that now arises is, with the Gingerbread OS introduced already on other phones, why is the Nexus One still not privy to the same. In the case of Apple, or Windows-based smart phones, all updates keep coming periodically, automatically to the existing devices up to the limit of the hardware capability existing within the phone.

Android is different. In the case of Apple or Windows, the users are dependent on new introductions, changes and updates on the said companies and all they need to know is how much needs to be paid. The Android Open Source Project instead has everything wide open and transparent about everything in the pipeline or ready or implemented, with all information of development and open knowhow. Here, the phone user is dependent on the manufacturer, the carrier and other factors before he gets an upgrade or an update. Android users also have the facility of many manufacturers with a wide variety of firmware at very low prices in comparison to Apple or Windows.

Probably, in the case of the Nexus One, Google wants to benefit from its new product, the Nexus S. The Nexus S has been launched with the latest OS – Gingerbread – the Android 2.3. Early January, a Tweet, also referred to Google having officially announced that Gingerbread would be coming to the Nexus One in a few weeks. Something is holding them back. Even after all these questions have been raised, Google has confirmed that Gingerbread for the Nexus One is on its way.

It is difficult to imagine why the Google or the Android team is delaying the implementation of the Gingerbread OS. The Gingerbread OS has various features, over its earlier 2.1 and Froyo updates. Better speed, better battery life, better application management, a more interesting user interface and a color scheme to add. Least but not the last, the new keyboard supporting multi-touch input and smart auto correct function, better camera management, Near Field Communication (if your hardware supports it), larger screen sizes, Internet calling – SIP based, improved camera management and file management are some of the features to look for.

The new apps integrated help better download management and even a system clipboard for cut and paste improved features. Barely has the Gingerbread been introduced, all Android users are already waiting for their new and Honeycomb OS. The application arena with the Android Open Source Project is a big eye-opener for one and all.

AT&T® to Release Motorola® Atrix 4G

Motorola, Lenovo, Dell, HTC, and quite a few others are changing the dynamics of the smartphone and tablet market stoday. Technology and form factor are changing so rapidly that one wonders what products will be launched in years to come. With Intel, AMD, Tilera, NVIDIA, and others bringing in drastic changes in processor and chip technologies, innovations are being made in application technology in the smartphone and tablet markets.

Motorola like Lenovo and others is bringing to the fore products which will make the future of laptops, notebooks and netbooks redundant. This extreme shift in technology is catching some of us unawares. The Motorola Atrix is an apt example of what we refer above.

The Motorola Atrix 4G or WebTop as it is called is principally a smartphone which can be used as a fully functional laptop using a Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It is the first smartphone using the PenTile QHD display with 24 bit graphics. The Atrix has also been called the Nirvana phone, with its docking hardware and super high resolution graphics display. The CES 2011 awarded the Motorola Atrix with over 9 awards in the smartphone category from various players in the market. Motorola Atrix is an Android based smartphone with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable by 32 GB, totaling to 48 GB, is expected to be a head turner.

The 4 inch PenTile QHD display, 540 x 960, touch based smartphone, with 5.0 MP Dual LED Flash camera, with full 1080 pixel video capture, supported via software, as also a VGA front facing camera for video conferencing, is impressive. The fingerprint scanner on the Android 2.2 / 2.3 with HSPA at 14.4 Mbps and NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1 GHz Cortex A9 with GE Force ULP, makes the Motorola Atrix a power packed, feature rich smartphone.

The accessories available as announced expanding the functionality of the Motorola Atrix 4G, include the Laptop Dock, the HD Multi-media Dock, the Vehicle Dock and the Standard Dock. The Motorola Atrix has redefined the logistics angle of smartphones – are we looking at carrying our laptops in our palms, or even beyond that” You can carry a mobile phone around, power packed, moving without the bulk of a laptop around, but performing as a laptop back at the home or office, where more computing power is essential, beyond what is available on the move. The Atrix has merged both the worlds of smartphone and desktop PC into one.

The sleek media player application, with powerful audio and video is something to reckon with. The docking station presently running the Android, with future Motorola version of Linux revisions probable has an interesting web browser app built in. Once docked in, the laptop station has interesting multi-tasking features enabled. The phone window within the WebTop display, easily togglable is also impressive. Make calls and receive phones with the in-built speaker phones and mic provided on the docking station, or even the Bluetooth headset, making the smartphone feature alive, even when docked.

Motorola® Will Upgrade Unlocked XOOM tablets to 4G

The tablet market is at its peak with every company coming up with their tablet computers and providing new features. Motorola is one such company which has made its tablet and named it as Motorola XOOM. Motorola is a multinational telecommunication company which manufactured wireless handsets, mobile phones, broadband service products like the set top box, digital video recorders etc. The latest launch of Motorola is a tablet computer named Motorola XOOM. It is an Android based tablet which uses Android 3.0 or the Honeycomb version. This was released just last month in the year 2011. Along with Motorola XOOM, the other products launched were Motorola Atrix, the Motorola Droid Bionic, and the Motorola Cliq 2.

The Motorola Xoom has Android 3.0 as its operating system, but Motorola wants to upgrade it to a 4G LTE. This provision will also be made on the tablets which are unlocked. The Motorola 3G XOOM is not eligible for upgrading and hence the change. Motorola has said that the Motorola tablets which are on the Verizon network will be eligible for this upgradation. It’s important for Motorola to go in for this upgradation because 3G doesn’t allow many new features which the 4G does. To sustain in this type of competitive market it’s important to make some upgradations or else the product won’t do well. In this age there is no limit for the tablets and with every company jumping into the task of making tablets the competition doesn’t seem to reduce in any way. So Motorola has thought of a nice way to sustain its position in the market.

Motorola XOOM will have to be given to authorized centers in order to install 4 required for up the system. The software will be reinstalled and the device will be relocked and then only can the XOOM receive the upgrade. Devices which do not meet the criteria required for the upgradation will not be able to install the software to run the 4G modem. In cases like this the 4G modem will be installed and the feature will run. It is also a probability that the XOOM will be disqualified from the official upgradation and will reject the running of the 4G LTE network of Verizon since the system is 3G rooted

The upgradation to 4G will be made within 90 days after the Motorola XOOM 3G has been launched, which will be somewhere around the 26th of May. Users who are interested in getting the upgraded version will have to send it back and get the 4G installed which will take around six days.

T-Mobile® ships Motorola® CLIQ 2 with driving mode app

The Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone has the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It has a slider mechanism and comes with a 5-megapixel digital zoom camera. It also has dual LED flash and an automatic focus for photography. The Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone supports text messaging, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and e-mailing.

T-Mobile has provided the innovative DriveSmart Android app with the Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone. Users can easily shift between the driving and basic modes. The driving mode mutes all calls and messages to ensure that the risk of accidents is minimised. The calls are either forwarded to a Bluetooth activated head set or to the voice mail box. The graphical user interface of the application is extremely attractive and the entire program is very simple and easy to handle. DriveSmart enables you to use Motorola CLIQ 2 in a hands-free manner. It also allows you to set an automatic mode to reply to incoming messages. The basic version of DriveSmart requires manual toggling. On subscribing to a monthly plan of $10, the driving mode is automatically set using a GPS. Thus, the DriveSmart app provided by T-Mobile on the Motorola CLIQ 2 smartphone is really innovative and useful for subscribers.

New Google™ Tool Tackles Android™ Fragmentation

There are several versions of the Android operating system from Google. Everything seems to work seamlessly. However, there could be issues when it comes to downloading multiple files. The files are stored at different locations of the storage media. After the download is complete and a user starts to open it, the system gets slow because it has to jump from one location to the other location. It is all about the scattered data and collecting it. This is the time which is consumed while gathering the information and data in fragments.

To solve this problem Google has developed a new and advanced API. With this it will become possible for the users who have Android operating system on their cell phones, whatever be their version. It is great and it has added a new feature that is enough to fight with the competitors like iPhone and Blackberry. Motorola has launched a new tablet PC called XOOM compatible with the Android Honeycomb operating system. The new application helps in achieving seamless speed and gives a never before multitasking experience on the go. Google has made it possible to defragment data and files.

Lenovo® Forms Tablet, Smartphone Product Group

Lenovo is well known in the US for its business laptops with the brand name ThinkPad. It has now formed a new group of businesses for developing Internet based electronic devices for consumers, including smart phones, digital TVs and tablet computers. Its recent announcement refers to the Chinese company Lenovo’s continuing thrust into the consumer markets outside China. In the year 2008, the company introduced its first type of consumer products in the US which is the IdeaPad line of personal computers.

Lenovo while making the announcement did not mention about launching any new sort of products, but concentrated mainly on the formation of the new group. Former senior vice president and presently president of the company for its product group, Liu Jun, will be heading the digital home and the mobile Internet business group. Liu is from Beijing and is the president of the new group.

Lenovo is contemplating the diversification of companies further than PCs into upcoming mobile devices like smart phones and tablet computers. Sales output for such types of electronic devices are poised to overtake the stagnant market for laptops and desktop computers. Forrester Research has predicted that tablet sales will double during the current year and it will attain the figure of more than twenty four million units as compared to the last year figure of nearly ten million units. According to the fourth quarter sales figure available for PCs in the United States, it has been observed that percentage wise drop is around 4.8 percent because of Apple’s tablets and iPad using the Android operating system of Google.

Lenovo has already stepped into the tablet market. In the Consumer Electronics Show held at Las Vegas during the current year, it launched the new product IdeaPad Slate comprising high resolution display and a tablet having 10.1 inch thickness. This tablet, about to be introduced in the market in the current year, will utilize Windows 7 and challenge the similar products available now in the market like Android and tablets from the manufacturers like Toshiba, Samsung, Motorola and many others. The company has also displayed the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. This computer appears like a laptop, having a detachable display, and the user may carry it while moving like a tablet. Its screen is located in the chassis and the computer operates on Windows 7. The touch screen operates Android like a tablet. Lenovo has not yet confirmed when the product will be launched in the US market.

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