August 18, 2008 |
MobileCrunch has a fairly detailed look at the new Android emulator. We go through all the current apps?the phone, the browser, Google Maps?and even crash the OS a few times for good measure. Android adopts a traditional desktop user interface, letting you drag icons around that launch different apps, as well as look at a full menu of apps hidden away in a tray. A small search box can also be placed right on the opening screen. Another nice little feature is the ability to assign certain contacts different priorities.
June 23, 2009 |
Adobe and HTC are bringing Flash to Android on its new Hero smartphone. The implementation will support video and audio codecs familiar to users of Flash on the desktop. Check this post for more info as we get it.The HTC Hero delivers powerful, compatible video playback performance using Flash technology, and interactive content enabled by ActionScript® 2.0. Users can enjoy and navigate through Web videos using intuitive video controls. With progressive streaming of large MP3 audio files from a Web server and the local file storage, the HTC...
September 2, 2008 |
The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google's Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they've managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They're taking it mobile. According to an interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the two projects will start working together more closely now that both are approached 1.0 releases, with the Android browser adopting much of Chrome's inner workings.
June 26, 2008
"It was lying around in one of the warehouses. Nobody knew what it was," says Paul Ceruzzi, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum. "Someone said to me, 'Find out what it is or we're going to get rid of it.' " The "it" in question looked like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. Ceruzzi would later learn that this tin man played an important role in the design of spacesuits for U.S. astronauts. In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to sending men to the moon before the end of the decade, the space agency,...
July 27, 2012 |
It has been awhile since I spent some quality time in Android. While I was away, it appears we have both changed. First of all, Jelly Bean still feels less polished than the iOS devices that I spend the majority of my time with. But the gap has narrowed substantially. Significant technical shortcomings have mostly balanced out, and now the difference often is a matter of personal taste. Apple is comfortable giving you a device that unapologetically says, "No, you can't do that," and then tries to make you feel guilty for desiring that thing —...
June 1, 2009 |
There's a few reports around about Android devices being launched this year. First up is Acer, which has already incidated it plans to launch Android-based devices . It has now joined the Open Handset Alliance ( OHA ) and said it will launch Android-based smartphones in the fourth quarter of this year reports CNet . Acer also said it would launch netbooks with the Android operating system in the third quarter of this year, this after Acer said it was testing Android for netbooks but didn't think it...