Android

NFC reader success: HSL matkakortti

Public transportation in Helsinki and cities near it (Espoo, Vantaa etc..) use a card for payments. This card is called HSL matkakortti and it is based on RFID technology. I heard that it would be possible to read those cards with NFC enabled Android phone. I was recommended to try the following useful applications: Matkakortinluku

Experimenting with NFC tag

My new smart phone has NFC capabilities so there is time to try them. What is NFC and how do I program NFC tags? Wikipedia defines NFC: Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini teardown

My old “smartphone” got to the end of the life beyond worth to fix. So I changed to a proper Android smart phone. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is Galaxy S4′s little brother is not only smaller but also much lighter than Samsung’s flagship phone. My initial feeling after few days of use is very positive.

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