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Google Android Revolution Underway
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Google Android Revolution Underway

Android is a free, open source, Linux based mobile operating system that became the most popular OS used by mobile phones in the US as of the middle of 2010. Android has come a far way since it was acquired by Google in 2005 and the the open handset alliance between technology heavyweights like Samsung, Motorola, Spring, HTC, Intel, Texas Instruments etc announced in November 2007. Its growth has been rapid and with new updates and improvements being made regularly it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon. I have been following the rise of Android for a few years now as it surpassed WIndows Mobile, Apple's iOS, Palm and Symbian in the charts. I surfed into an interesting article recently entitled "The five factors powering the Android revolution"  that was really well ...
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Problems faced by Symbian in attracting developers

Symbian have from day one faced problems in attracting developers. Ever since it's inception almost a decade ago, the OS have continually lost out to other platforms in both app count and quality. Whether it may be Palm, Windows Mobile, iOS or more recently Android, the platform have been increasingly losing the app count battle. In an environment where many analysts believe a loaded appstore is a key to success, should Symbian and its key backer Nokia be worried? To have an idea of what our answer might be let's travel back in time to the first few years of Symbian. 2001-2004 During the period of 2001-2004 Nokia and Symbian faced one main competitor: Palm. This comparison is somewhat lopsided when taken on a global note, Nokia's total smartphone sales dwarfed Palm's in everywhere exce...
Google Goggles now available on iPhone
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Google Goggles now available on iPhone

Google Goggles is a downloadable image recognition application being developed to be capable of identifying virtually anything. First available for the Google Android mobile operating system a version for the Apple iPhone iOS was recently released. For now, the Google Goggles feature is only available in English and for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices running iOS 4 or higher plus it requires an auto-focusing camera. The Google Mobile app is free and available in iTunes for downloading. If you already have the Google Mobile app on your compatible iOS smartphone, then all you need to do is download the update. Video after the jump. (more…)
The Tablet potential: How capable is it?
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The Tablet potential: How capable is it?

The big talk about tablets began with the announcement of the Apple iPad in January. Since then tablets have gotten more and more popular with many new and not so new designs popping up with increasing frequency, the newest being the Samsung Galaxy Tab. According to analysts this is just the start of great things to come, tablets are expected to boom both in popularity and in numbers in the middle of next year. The tablet in itself is a unique device with a unique niche where it will dominate for some time to come, but how useful is it? My ideal tablet would be one with a 7 inch screen, at least 16Gb of internal memory plus expandability and a wide range of connectivity options that should allow me to plug whatever I want to plug into it; from usb keyboards to my own personal US...
Netbook Misconception – My NC10 Review
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Netbook Misconception – My NC10 Review

I have been using desktops for a long time and I decided I wanted something with some mobility several items came to mind tablets, netbooks, laptops etc, but in the end I decided to get a netbook because it had the best of tablets and the laptop. One of my main reasons for avoiding the tablets was the touch technology I was thinking of the long run and the maintenance and or possible repair if needed and just the life/longevity of the touch interface led me to question it, in regards to the Laptops my main turn off was the massive size especially the types of Laptops that I was interested in and of course there was also the price factor so at the end of the day for features, durability and price I choose to get the Netbook. Not for High End Software Now I'm tired of reading and heari...
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Android Running on an iPhone 2G

The geek gods are smiling as a video has been released showing Android running on the iPhone. The tech industry is calling this the biggest iPhone hacking news since the iPhone operating system was first jailbroken. Video seen below. In case you have been living under a rock Android is an open source operating system for mobile devices based on Linux, developed by Android Inc and owned by the Open Handset Alliance - a business alliance of 65 firms for developing open standards for mobile devices. Member firms include Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, Nvidia, and Wind River Systems. (more…)
Opera mobile(Nokia s60 version) final review.
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Opera mobile(Nokia s60 version) final review.

Opera mobile has widely been seen as the most popular 3rd party native browser for smartphones ever. This browser for Symbian all started back in 2003 with the advent of opera 6.0 for Nokia s60 (then series 60) smartphones based on OS v6.1 . Devices such as the Nokia Ngage, Ngage QD, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620 all ran opera quite dutifully with some such as the 6620 even shipping with the browser in it's trial version. Opera mobile version 6.1 was released later the same year with a few improvements such as support for WML (WAP) and proxy servers (rendering it capable of using the WAP settings in mobile phones). The biggest jump of the browser came in 2005 with the release of opera v8.0 and opera 8.5 consecutively, all breaking compatibility with the older Symbian os6.1 devices (Ngage, Ngage Q...
Google Nexus One Smartphone
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Google Nexus One Smartphone

A Google branded phone has been on and off the rumor radar for many months but about 2 weeks ago it shred it's "rumor" label and blasted into reality with the revelation that thousands of Google phones called "Nexus One" were given to Google employees for testing and that the official release of the phone was right around the corner and set for January 2010. It didn't take long for more and more information to start leaking and soon images, videos and specs for the now highly anticipated smartphone started appearing on the internet days before it's announcement by Google. That official announcement has now come and the media is buzzing with news about the Android 2.1 powered Google Nexus One Smartphone which is available unlocked for $530 directly from Google or for $180 via a 2 year co...