It’s been 4 months since Google has launched it’s latest version of Android mobile operating system, the android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich !!
However as per google’s own data, although many device manufacturers are offering upgrade to their existing devices by default and more and more 4.0 based cheapest ever devices like tablet and phones coming into the market, but still, surprisingly it’s android 2.3 or the Gingerbread is what having the most market share.
With android 5.0 on its way in next six month, one can only guess that Gingerbread may be turning into the success story of Windows XP as per market share is concerned !!
The legendary carmageddon game is about to make its debut in mobile world via iOS and android devices. The makers of the game has announced that they will distribute the game for free for first 24 hours of its release.
Dont forget to download the game as it was hell of a fun to drive mad squashing people around the street and destroying other cars with wild driving styles.
The bad news is, Sony smart phone development team has confirmed that they wont be bringing the ice cream sandwich update / upgrade (android 4.0) to Sony XPeria Play device.
In regards to Xperia PLAY, after extensive in house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich – therefore, we will not make the Android 4.0 upgrade available for Xperia PLAY. – Sony smart phone Blog
How ever, as always with android, you get the chance to root the device and treat it like a PC where you get to chose what OS you install hence even with XPeria play also there are many 3rd party options to let you install the latest android update / upgrade, namely ice cream sandwich (Android 4.0).
Its not even been 14 days since DataWind, the makers of Akash Tablet started taking online pre order and they have already received 1.4 million pre orders for the world cheapest tablet running Google’s android with a 7″ touch screen and Wifi access.
Read more -> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/hardware/Aakash-tablets-14-lakh-booked-in-14-days/articleshow/11347895.cms
Datawind is presently suspended taking orders for the device and its in hyper drive to expand its manufacturing facility for current 1 to add 3 more factories to meet the raging demand of the device.
There are times when you are in some place and really want to get away from there. One of the life saver way to get away from such place or meetings are an incoming call in your mobile but how to get such incoming call when ever you want ?
Some of the android apps are there to help you out by faking an incoming call, when ever you want.
Here is a list of few such applications meant for Android phones to fake an incoming call. Try them out and use the one which suites you best.
Virtualizations are not limited to Computer platform only. With ever growing hardware power of the mobile phones and complex smaprt phone OS platform, Virtualization companies like VMware is moving towards pushing mobile virtualization to mainstream for corporate users.
Take a look at the demonstration video of VMware to understand the power and potential of Mobile Virtualization for IT companies and their employees.
This is a very interesting and new concept which may change the way we use our phones for official requirements.
MobileBeat was able to get their hands into one of the early prototype device, the AKASH.
Akash is a dream project of Indian government to mass produce low-cost tablet PC for students and common people of India. The expected price of the 7″ full touch screen device running Android 2.2 is expected to be a mere $35.
Google Nexus one is not just a phone. It can also be used as a game console since android 4.0 adds such additional software and hardware support that the phone can act as a game console
The journey of one of the main feature of iPhone 4S, the Apple Siri, is not smooth at all.
Within days of it’s launch, the Siri system ran into problem with server issue and within week of its launch, the rival Microsoft demonstrated their version of the service with Microsoft Windows phone application Microsoft TellMe.
And now, add to that, a group of Android developers built a Siri like application for android platform within 8 hours of development time. The app, which is called Iris is now available to all via android market place.
Within days of iPhone 4S and iOS4, Google comes up with their answer to the smart phone market via Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Google (SAMSUNG) Galaxy Nexus.
Read more on Android 4.0 -> http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-4.0-highlights.html#UserFeatures
The Galaxy Nexus -> http://www.google.com/nexus/
One of the major feature of this OS is the built in tool to keep a detailed record of your data usage and more over, prevent over usage to avoid expensive monthly bills from data careers.
Like Siri of iPhone 4S, android 4.0 too would have voice controlled environment and face detection technology is used as an alternative to password protection.
One more cool feature for android 4.0 is easy share between supporting devices. Bellow is a hands on video from Engadget to demonstrate the process which Google named as beam