Monthly Archives: November 2007

Google Web toolkit (GWT)

Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers. Writing dynamic web applications today is a tedious and error-prone process; one spends 90% of the time working around subtle incompatibilities between web browsers and platforms. JavaScript’s lack of modularity [...]

Android’s Features and Apps

Android is a Java SE -like platform built on a Linux kernel, where the Java platform is deeply integrated with the underlying Linux. Android has several OEMs who are planning to build handsets on it as it ticks several boxes of OEM checklists including control, time-to-market and cost. Android is different to other OS (Windows Mobile, Symbian, [...]

Android’s open spectrum

Google and Linux: OHA is another bout of Linux knitting circle as already we have various levels of software stack based on mobile Linux. Google’s Android would mean more of mobile Linux standards and more of fragmentation. Prior to Google, we had the Palm version of Linux and LinuxWorld from Access. All these efforts definitely [...]

More of Android: What’s up Android?

The aim of Google is not to build one mobile phone but to build an army of thousands. That motto was proved further with the release of Android’s Technical Specifications. OHA has taken the task of writing their home –brewed virtual machine called “Dalvik” which will run java applications on Android.The key here is the [...]

Android and Security

SMobile team has created the first security solution for devices using Android. It’s called called SecurityShield(TM) – an integrated application that includes anti-virus, anti-spam and firewall protection. It’s already up and running.Verizon’s president and CEO, Lowell McAdam commented on Google Phone that “For example, what if malware infected an Android-equipped phone and started relaying your [...]

OHA, Winner or Looser?

Double bonanza from Google’s desk is quite invigorating. The effect can be directly felt from the news coverages for the past few weeks. These “openness initiatives” are targeted at two main items. 1.       Breaking the carriers’ dominance on cell phones through Open Handset Alliance This is the partnership deal with 33 others to focus on [...]

Killer Android App!

Google’s OpenSocial app will definitely be the Android based killer app for mobile. OpenSocial built upon Google Gadget technology allows us to build social app without server. If you want to start off building great social app go to OpenSocial and start writing social gadgets J

The Google Set-Top Box: Android TV!

Engineering team in Googleplex is perhaps on it already. Using Android seamlessly for mobile and TV is a possibility in the future. Alliance”? Andy Rubin and others on Google’s Android team used to work at WebTV and TV software startup Moxi Digital and Vincent Dureau, the head of Google’s TV technology team and the former [...]

Android for gamming?

New possibility of a mobile/gaming handheld is open for the game station manufacturers, Nintendo, PSP, XBOX etc. who may perhaps shift their vision to concentrate on hardware/software match and leave the cellular stuff to OHA. Just can’t wait to see the whole gamming world going with OHA!

Android released!

Google and OpenHandsetAlliance Releases Android SDK, $10M challenge for the Developers 5th November 2007, The Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of several companies which include Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, and NVIDIA, was unveiled with the goal to develop open standards for mobile devices.[1] Along with the formation of the Open Handset Alliance, the OHA also unveiled their [...]

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