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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Skype for your Android device

The skype version 2.6 for android mobile device launched. Now with this launch the skype users can easily send pictures, videos and other files directly from the application to their contacts. This feature will be supported both in Wifi and 3G data connections. Now almost anyone with an android device running android 2.2 or above can try out skype video calling for free.

The new application version is available for download via the Android Market for all devices running under Android 2.1 or newer. The software is available for free and weighs in at 12MB. Another great thing about this launch is that the battery life is improved with this version especially for devices running on NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset – where these will include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM and Acer Iconia Tablet among others. Basically, as long as your device has Android 2.2 Froyo or better, you can always try to give Skype video calling a go.

You can download Skype 2.6 for Android from the Android Market now.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

webOS : an open source project

HP has decided to continue webOS as an open source project. Now webOS is following the similar path that Android did. By open-sourcing it, HP will give other manufacturers the opportunity to use the platform in their devices.

This decision of HP will not only enhance the use of its webOS with other tablet manufactures, but also gives a chance of increasing its presence in the tablet market. Lack of apps was the biggest problem that webOS was facing till now as compared to its competitor like android, iOS. So webOS has to overcome this problem and regain the trust of third party developers.

It will be interesting to see if the open source of webOS can attract new interests from third party developers. It is both the ending and the beginning of the operating system.It is expected to be the best move for webOS to make it live in the competitive market. As we can see google is investing a lot on android OS for tablets as an open source project.

Hope it works well for the company and it could attract developers as an open source project. The android and Apple’s iOS dominate the smartphone landscape and at this point of time the webOS bet makes sense. By open sourcing webOS lets hope that HP can find a following for the mobile platform. This arrangement of the company with open source community will give other developers to work in it and keeping the webOS live in the market.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sony P - Ultra Portable Tablet

The new Sony P tablet is launched with a clamshell design making it stand out from the crowd. This design makes it a perfect compact device in the market. The Sony P comes with a dual screen, with each of the screen measuring 5.5 inches in size. Talking about the feature of this device it is packaged with the latest android platform, 4G capable, Sony Entertainment Network with Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and games for PS Certified devices.
With the Sony P tablet featured with two screens it gives a complete different experience when using it, as compared to the other android tablets running honeycomb.

This tablet works great for gaming as it is play station certified. The bottom screen of the tablet works as the controls while the gaming action takes place all in the top screen. To the gamers advantage the touch screen is responsive enough.

The Sony P tablet has an ultra portable design. The upper and lower portions have a rounded back, so when it's closed, the tablet does a good impression of a long, slightly flattened cylinder that's probably not much larger than a glasses case. The tablet looks very stylish. The tablet comes with a front and rear camera, with a mere weight of only 372 g.

But away from its unique design and style the Sony P tablet has been slapped with a hefty price tag by the company, which would really be a matter of concerned among the tablet lovers.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Android 4.0-Operating System

Android Tablet

Android 4.0 is the latest version of the android platform for phones. It comes with features people loved most about android such as easy multi-tasking, customizable home screens, resizable widgets and deep interactivity and with powerful new of communicating and sharing.

The most important feature is its simplicity. It makes you navigate with ease with simple, intuitive gestures. Animation and feedback throughout the system makes interactions engaging and interesting. Virtual buttons are present across all application which makes it simple for you to navigate all around the applications with ease. Multitasking has been the key features of android operating system and with the android 4.0 it is made easier and visual. You can jump from one application to another with the new recent application buttons.

Android 4.0 makes managing notifications, recent apps, and browser tabs even easier. You can now dismiss individual notifications, apps from the Recent Apps list, and browser tabs with a simple swipe of a finger.

Android 4.0 introduces a powerful new voice input engine that offers a continuous "open microphone" experience and streaming voice recognition. The new voice input engine lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want and with a language of your choice. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.

Android has always been cloud-connected, letting you browse the web and sync photos, apps, games, email, and contacts — wherever you are and across all of your devices. Android 4.0 adds new browsing and email capabilities to let you take even more with them and keep communication organized.