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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

Google's Android celebrates fourth birthday

Google’s Android celebrates fourth birthday on Sunday, September 23. Android version 1.0 ‘pushed out’ ion 23 September 2008 (Android origins go back years before that). Android has turned to be huge success in those four years: Android had become the world’s leading smartphone platform with 500 million Android devices activated. Platform versions page provides data

How Google & Apple Dominate Mobile

The mobile platform wars are in full swing. Android and Apple dominate the landscape. Network Effects: How Google & Apple Dominate Mobile article tells that a report from VisionMobile says that there will be no clear winner in the battle for supremacy over the mobile market. Android controls the numbers, Apple controls the profits and

WIMM One

Some time ago I saw an interesting video of a new gadget: The WIMM One has a worthy ambition: shifting information from your smartphone screen to your wrist. The aim is to allow you to get on with life rather than pulling your phone from your pocket every thirty seconds. WIMM is a smart watch

Phone spying busted

BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps article tells that Android app developer Trevor Eckhart has published what he says is conclusive proof that millions of smartphones are secretly monitoring the key presses, geographic locations, and received messages of its users. Many Android, Nokia, and BlackBerry smartphones have software called Carrier IQ.

Ubuntu Linux for Smartphones

Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs article tells that Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Their short term plans are to make Ubuntu 12.04, the next long term support (LTS) of their Linux distribution business ready. After

Android versions

Android Developers Platform Versions page provides data about the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform. This can help you understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application features for the devices currently in the hands of users.

Android Open Accessory Development Kit

Google announced on Tuesday a new feature of the Android operating system called Android @ Home. This framework and associated functions promise to transform an Android device into a home automation controller that connects and directs all of the devices and appliances in the user’s home: gaming consoles, lighting, appliances, irrigations systems and anything else