Android

Nokia had a number of Android projects going on

Tietokone magazine writes that Nokia had a number of Android projects – Microsoft was in trouble. That was the final reason for Microsoft to buy Nokia’s phone business. Nokia was running several Android projects on both Lumia models and Asha phones, reveals the New York Times and The Verge sources. So Nokia had already been

Who’s Winning, iOS or Android?

Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android clearly dominate the smart phone market. But who’s winning the mobile platform wars, Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android? It’s one of the blogosphere’s favorite tech topics, but many postings usually concentrate on only one or few sides of the whole story, and make quick conclusions based on them. To understand

Android was not for smartphones

Today Android sits as the most dominant mobile operating system on the planet, but would you believe that the platform’s original concept was aimed at? Do you know what was it? It was not associated with mobile phones. Android’s original plan was revealed in a speech at the Japan New Economy Summit in Tokyo on

Samsung Galalaxy S4 teardown

Samsung S III, remains the world’s most popular Android phone, having sold over 40 million units. The new version Samsung Galaxy S IV will be announced soon. Thanks to the leak from some Chinese forum and Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 page we know what to expect. First start with introduction. There is a IDG video

Audio and video 2013

Cell phones with build in cameras are replacing cheap pocket size digital cameras and video cameras. Best cell phone cameras can be better in many ways than cheap pocket digital cameras from few years back. And most people do not want to carry separate devices for each function (at least without a very good reason),

Ubuntu now fits in your phone

My earlier blog posting Ubuntu Linux for Smartphones from 2011 reported Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Canonical plans to compete against Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones. Now Canonical has something to tell on smartphone sector: Canonical unveils Ubuntu phone OS that doubles as a “full PC”. Ubuntu now fits

Programming a Wearable Android Device

Programming a Wearable Android Device article tells that Dr. Dobb’s reviews an alternative to Google Glass and goes through the steps of coding your own Android-based Heads-Up Display in Hacking for Fun: Programming a Wearable Android Device article. Hacking for Fun: Programming a Wearable Android Device takes a look at Recon Instruments’ MOD Live Heads-Up