Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s Entertainment system to run on Android

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One more feather in the cap of Android. Boeing, one of the largest aircraft makers, has selected Android to power the entertainment system in its new 787 Dreamliner over other operating systems. Technical manager, Mark Larson, at boing’s Dreamliner gallery declared that all dreamliners which are currently in production will be fitted with Android based servers and touch screens.

The business and first class will be fitted with larger and giant screens and they will be non-touched because one can’t reach them, but it will be operate by gesture control and controlled with simple gestures.

The features include videos, music and apps that will be running on Android screens ranging from 7 to 17 inches. This seems that Android will be getting more and more publicity and prove to be winner among all other operating systems.

Still it is not declared when we will see Android inside a boeing dreamliner but soon it will be disclosed and everyone is excited about it.

VIA androidcentral

Finally Motorola DROID BIONIC Available From Verizon Wireless

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The wait is over. Motorola Droid Bionic is now available from Verizon Wireless. The phone was much awaited device for Motorola lovers and finally its available from today. You will need to spend $299.99 if you want to go with 2 year contract. Phone is also available without contract for full retail price of $599.99.

Key Features:

  • Dual-core 1GHz Processor
  • 1 GB of DDR2 Ram
  • 4.3" qHD Display
  • Verizon 4G LTE Network
  • HDMI/Mirror Mode
  • Remote Access
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 16GB internal memory

 

VIA Verizon wireless

Android on top of the US mobile market chart released by ComScore

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ComScore, the marketing research company has released a report for US mobile market share. According to the latest report, Android has shown amazing performance and continues to grow. Android is growing faster than any other mobile operating system due to its incredible products as well as adoptable by many mobile device manufacturers.

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Android was at 31.6% last month but this month it has increased and reached up to 41.8% among all US Smartphone’s. It means that out of 82.2 million Smartphone users in US, 34.3 million are having Android as their companion.

Iphone is still in competition with 27% of the US market share having an increase of 1% from April 2011. It’s predicted that the growth is just because of the rumors that iPhone 5 is soon to be released worldwide.

Apple is still struggling to reach the goal and achieve success in the US market share against Android OS. RIM, Microsoft and Symbian has also fall down into the US market share. Currently, RIM has 21.7% of the US share which is down from 25.7% with respect to April. Microsoft lost only 1% and handling 5.7% US market share.

Now finally Symbian is down from 2.4% to 1.9% of the market share. Android is ruling the entire US market share with incredible OS and amazing features. Just wait and watch how it moves forward in the near future.

VIA phandroid

Update available for Android 3.2 SDK

The Honeycomb 3.2 SDK component is now available for download along with the latest updated SDK tools. If you have SDK Tools installed you can update that with the compatibility package and a new release of the Android SDK.

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New Features with the Honeycomb 3.2 SDK and Tools:

  • Compatibility zooms for apps that are a fixed size.
  • Extended API for managing screen size.
  • Media sync from SD Card Support.

As with the updates in SDK all are expecting to see more apps for tablets and more types of tablet as well. Full details are available over the Android Developer site and one can download the updates from within the SDK.

Developers will move forward with the upgrade in Honeycomb development and we will be having great apps ever after.

Source: android developer

The New Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 – First Image

From the exclusively leaked information, Samsung is planning to release new tablet called Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA next week. Here is the first image of the new Galaxy Tab 7.7, a smaller sized Tablet that looks very much similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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The device is redesigned by Samsung but though it has the same navigation keys that appear on the old version and also uses a 30-pin connector to charge just like the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

How it differ from the old version? The most important difference is that, the Samsung Galaxy 7.7 is having the charging port on the side/smaller panel while the 10.1 carries at the bottom. Along with this the screen size is also smaller than earlier version.

As per the latest updates it has been predicted that Samsung is making the 7inch Super AMOLED Plus, that will add new look and style to the new tablet.

The secret is soon going to be revealed next week with the release of the new Tablet in the market.

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VIA droidlife

Sony Android Tablet S1 and S2 – Sony Tablet S and Tablet P

Sony has come up with new updated tablets in the market. Do you remember that smart looking clamshell tablet which Sony was calling the S2? Now, it’s expected to be launched as the Sony Tablet P next month with few more modifications.

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Sony’s first tablet codename S1 is featured with a 9.4 inch screen having conventional looks & style that will be named as Sony Tablet S. Looking on the other hand, Tablet P will carry dual 5.5 inch clamshell design which will help developers come up with innovative applications. Its light weight of 370 grams with 512 Mb RAM and 4 GB of storage capacity while Tablet S weighs in 600 grams with 1 GB of RAM.

Tablet P will be integrated with 2GB SD card and 4G/WiFi connectivity while on the other hand Tablet S will be available in two versions16GB or 32GB, but both are going to share the same Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2.

It’s expected that Sony will launched both the tablets in the next month around the world.

Samsung is busy building next Nexus phone

It is now confirmed that Samsung is building the next Nexus phone which will be using the latest Android version Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung confirmed this thing in a letter from its legal team.

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Geek.com obtained a letter, which is written to prevent anybody from leaking firmware of the phone. Though as rumored, in the letter, it is not written anywhere the device name as “Nexus Prime”.

Nexus Prime is likely to be launched in October. Nexus Prime will be the first ever Android phone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Android Ice Cream Sandwich is the new android version which is being designed by Google to work on both Smart Phones and Tablets. The latest rumor about the phone is, it will be come out on the Verizon network.

VIA businessinsider

To be big in America too – Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

Samsung has released a teaser video for all the desperately waiting Galaxy S2 fans in US. There is no other view that Samsung galaxy s2 i9100 is the best selling android smart phone across Europe and Asia. Though there were talks of SGS2 not being released in US. But finally following video will excite you if you are fan of this phone and waiting eagerly sitting in US.

 

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is one of the best smart phone ever with the features like 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.3” super AMOLED plus screen, 8.0 mp camera with flash, 1.2 mp front camera and many more. This is probably the lightest and thinnest android phone available right now.

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As we mentioned in our previous post about the release of Samsung galaxy s2 i9100 in US, Samsung is all set to release this phone on 29th August 2011 in New York City.

Xiaomi Phone 1.5GHz Dual Core Android Phone

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Android platform is currently famous all over the world. Latest news from the market, one Chinese company Xiaomi Corp announced to release smart phone to compete with the world’s largest cell phone market iPhone. Asia will be the first to get this benefit. The cost is fixed around $316(US) without any contract and also can be useful on GSM carries in North America as its lock free phone.

The phone is a complete package of Xiaomi’s own applications and its being powered by Google Inc’s Android based operating system. According to the updates till now, it is the fastest Smartphone in the current market compared with Apple’s 1 GHz iPhone 4. The Xiaomi Phone carries stunning features which includes the dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB of ROM and Andreno 220 graphics processor.

The screen display is a Sharp-made 4 inch LCD of 480 x 854 pixels and has an 8MP main camera with an F2.4 lens. The OS is based on Android 2.3.5 and covered deeply with MIUI. Currently Xiaomi’s online forum has more than 500,000 members and about 40 percent of them are overseas. However, analysts are not very optimistic about the Xiaomi Phone.

The online reservations will be starting from August 29th and is expected to be shipped in October. It sounds really interesting and unbelievable but it’s true! Get ready for it!

VIA thedroidguy

Updated Google Reader For Android Now Supports Honeycomb

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Hey, there is good news for Android owners as from the latest updates Google Reader of Android will now brings support to Honeycomb. Google Reader app from Android has a great user interface and useful to end users who goes online.

Google decided to release a native Android app for Google Reader that can support multiple accounts, helps you synchronizing your subscriptions and works flexibly. Google Reader has updated with some advanced features and improved layouts & techniques of marking items as read, which require a simple click on particular post.

Honeycomb is among one of the familiar layouts as it displays similar to desktop. It’s a new and polished update having small screen UI. The app is distinct compare to other RSS readers in the current market, as Honeycomb interface was in demand since a long time back.

All in all, very innovative app having real time user interface and saves tons of time while reading over numerous sites.

VIA androidpolice