Category Archives: android

What it is with Chrome OS and Android OS?

Chrome OS will be browser based, enabling online programs only. It will need an internet connection to operate. With the release date set to Christmas 2010, to be initially available only for net books that would enable users to access all the usual online apps. The user data will be in the cloud on the [...]

‘A’ for Android

One critical factor for a mobile phone to be successful is definitely the apps launched and supported by it.  That’s the reason open source like android stirs the imagination of app developers to give the best to consumers. The apps of Google are definitely great and easy to use. The OS also guarantees the shift [...]

Android – Need to buck up

Is Android sailing through iPhone’s hype? Not that good news from Android commuity – delayed shipment of phones, buggy softwares, partial treatment to top 50 finalists by giving the updated SDKs only to them, only one from the top 50 is a gaming app and developers are having a good time working on apps for [...]

Android’s Status

The evident challenges haunting Android SDK are security, incompatibility among carriers, carriers opening to third party apps and lastly being open source, it may spawn to multiple versions!Well, Google’s Android team is not really bothered about these challenges. One of the developers from Google tackled the incompatibility issue by saying that any holders of the [...]

Andorid’s XMPP service

Google’s stand on no full support for XMPP created a chaos among Android developers as most of them were already building peer to peer messaging services etc. Earlier versions of SDK had an implementation of XMPP and later it was replaced by GTalk service. Infact, Google needed these for their own apps and just exposed [...]

Android Excitement

Android made a record break as the SDK was downloaded for more than 250K times within 2 months of its release. There are thousands of work-in-progress projects that use Android. One such interesting application is GridGrain, a mobile grid-computing app. In this the idea is to harness the idle computing power from the mobile phones [...]

OHA – ahead or an overhead?

The main difference between internet and mobile arena is, in the former you can deploy any app whereas in the later its closed. The cellular network censors the apps before releasing into mobile phones.This problem was actually quoted by John Rourke, GM of Mocrosoft Windows Mobile business who said that “It had taken Microsoft more [...]

Will Android tick?

For any platform to tick, its security strategy should be strong. Incase of Android its meticulously done as each android package file installed on the device gets its own unique key – a Linux user id. This creates a sandbox for it and does not allow other apps to touch it. This id remains as [...]

Sybase signing up for Android

Sybase, Inc – a enterprise infrastructure and mobile software provider has announced its plans to expand the support on mobile platforms to include devices based on Android. Currently, Sybase hoards a wide range of devices/platforms, middleware, mobile services and supports versions of WM, Symbian, Palm, RIM and iPhone hand held devices. The reasons for Sybase [...]

Database for Android

Announcement of Android release has triggered a series of announcements and one latest among them is from db4objects. They announced that their database run smoothly on Android. db4o provides a fast and secure, native Java object database that makes it easy to store objects and share data between applications. As we know in Android, Java [...]

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