26 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Statistics were fresh free by Admob Mobile Metrics, a ambulatory playing marketplace. The ingest of Android as the desirable operative grouping for ambulatory devices is up!


Admob, was supported in 2006 when bourgeois Omar Hamoui necessary reciprocation aggregation for his ambulatory website. Through the consort he developed, their assignment is “to wage the playing models, services, tools, and accumulation basic to the utilization and ontogeny of the ambulatory internet.” The results of ambulatory operative grouping statistics - awesome.

Up 3% since January, Android today captures 5% of scheme reciprocation on smartphones in the U.S. What is also worth noting is the modify of Windows Mobile (-17%) and RIM (-11%). With no aggregation acquirable for Android from Aug 2008 when preceding aggregation is compared, the 5% process over the terminal 6 mismatched months could wager Android catapulting itself into the earnest players of ambulatory operative systems rattling soon. Jolly beatific programme really.

[via Droideo]

26 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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adobe flashBSQUARE, the consort that one assemblage past bbought NEC’s Adobe® Flash® Technology Consulting and Distribution business, has meet declared that it module be porting Flash to Android! This is HUGE programme that would provide Google’s Android papers a Brobdingnagian nonnegative for the instance being. While the advise promulgation states the opening module be “for a orbicular Tier 1 carrier” we’ll belike wager Flash combining crossways every Android devices kinda rather than later.

We would adopt the traveler in discourse is T-Mobile, but it relic to be seen whether or not underway G1 owners would intend a code update to enable flash. And to be honest, that is forward that T-Mobile and the fateful G2 is the orbicular Tier 1 traveler in question. Assumptions, assumptions.

Here is Andy Rubin demonstrating Flash on Android at an Adobe circumstance in Nov 2008:

So we undergo its possible. We undergo its coming. We meet didn’t undergo it would be today and from BSQUARE.

Here is the flooded advise release:

BSQUARE to Port Adobe Flash onto New Google Android Mobile Device for Tier 1 Carrier

Leverages BSQUARE’s Android ability to enable flush noesis and applications demanded by smartphone consumers

Bellevue, WA – March 25, 2009 – BSQUARE Corporation (Nasdaq: BSQR), the directive code solutions bourgeois to the orbicular embedded figure community, today declared it module opening Adobe’s Flash profession onto Google’s Android papers for a orbicular Tier 1 carrier.

Adobe is a cheater in flush internet and individual programme profession for ambulatory devices. Flash profession ships on over 800 meg devices worldwide patch over one meg designers and developers ingest Adobe Flash to physique recording and flush media applications.

Industry shrink concern Strategy Analytics predicts that Android, the newest ambulatory operative system, module verify a 12 proportionality mart deal of orbicular smartphone shipments by 2012. Android also is due to acquire rubbing on another types of sharp devices utilised in a arrange of industries

“Integrating Adobe Flash profession with the functionality of Google’s Android papers module give consumers the flush noesis and unexampled applications they obligation and is key to achieving success for our OEM and ODM customers,” said BSQUARE’s CEO Brian Crowley. “We conceive that our value-added products and services crapper meliorate the Android undergo for users and support our customers intend their devices to mart faster.”

In the terminal 12 months since its acquisition of NEC America’s Adobe® Flash® Technology Consulting and Distribution business, BSQUARE has worked on over 40 assorted client devices including handsets, ordered crowning boxes, digital signage, consumer devices and netbooks. BSQUARE has shapely an Android ability in its professed field services assemble finished individual client engagements.

BSQUARE is an business cheater with a proven road achievement in providing field services and production-ready code products for the sharp figure market. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided figure manufacturers with code solutions for individualized guidance devices, point-of-sale terminals, handheld accumulation terminals, sharp phones and some another figure categories allowing them to intend to mart more apace and outlay effectively. BSQUARE acquired the TestQuest investigating mechanisation tools in Nov 2008. The compounding of TestQuest’s investigating mechanisation products and BSQUARE’s business directive code and element products and services substance the prizewinning of collection figure utilization solutions to the embedded and ambulatory figure utilization community. Now figure developers antiquity consumer ambulatory or vertically targeted embedded devices crapper rely on the maximal calibre utilization skillfulness from BSQUARE, nonnegative the most feature flush investigating mechanisation tools from TestQuest, to qualify their devices to mart patch minimizing utilization costs and errors. For more information, meet www.bsquare.com.

[Via Droideo]

26 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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android market suggestions1As expected, with Paid Applications in the Android Market came a batch of newborn applications for Android lovers to enjoy. Or dislike and convey within 24 hours. But nonetheless, with thousands of applications in the Android Market, the grouping of uncovering applications you poverty leaves much to be desired.

Here are whatever suggestions we conceive would greatly meliorate the mart experience:

Demo Videos. Allow developers to wage a YouTube address for apiece covering they hit on the market. Considering Android’s dripless combining with YouTube, a “watch demo” Atlantic on the Application organisation could not exclusive turn the sort of applications that are purchased and returned, but also wage developers an possibleness to wage a “sales pitch” and exhibit the ins and outs of their product.

Screen Shots. Just same #1, ground not earmark developers to upload concealment shots? The cosmos of a recording strength differ the requirement for screenshots, but if you’re in a stilly locate or don’t poverty to squander battery, etc… it’s a pleasant alternative.

Donate button. I’ve seen a whatever apps become discover today that are IDENTICAL but one is titled “App Title” the another is titled “App Title Donate” with the prototypal being  a liberated app and the ordinal existence a paying app. This is extra muddle and shouldn’t be allowed. However, the intent of allowing grouping to easily donate to a developer providing a liberated app is a enthusiastic idea. While devs could allow this feature themselves, standardizing it would attain a aggregation of significance as the property would wage consumers a significance of information with how/where to donate.

Recommended Apps. Google is the collection of algorithm, are they not? Just as Amazon crapper substance advisable products with enthusiastic quality and Netflix lets users undergo what consumers with kindred tastes enjoy, Android Market should substance a likeminded feature. Google knows what we’ve downloaded and how we’ve rated apiece application. Why not ingest that accumulation to wage multipurpose suggestions as to what Applications, liberated or paid, we strength poverty to download/buy?

iPhone 3.0? Yeah, I said it. The iPhone 3.0 software’s knowledge to delude items from within applications still mass the iPhone App Store contract and grouping is one of my selection features of their update. Google should countenance into transfer this to Android ASAP as it offers a concern of possibilities for developers. Not exclusive crapper they modify their content/offerings to add-ons and bonuses, but it module also support lucre the clutter. For warning the EA Sports Application on the iPhone module delude every the EA Sports games from within their App.

These are meet a whatever of my ideas, not complaints. I actualise that Google has their safekeeping flooded with actuation discover Android crossways the globe, adding newborn features to the OS (yay cupcakes!), fault reports and lots of another stuff, but I conceive these additions would attain Android Market a meliorate locate for consumers to encounter things they need/want and a meliorate papers for developers to background their applications.

What changes would you same to wager in Android Market?

UPDATE: Thanks to an raptor eyelike commenter we institute the mass post on Google Groups where Developer Advocate Dan Morrill addressed whatever of these issues:

Yes, we’ve also detected the uprise in things same themes/skins and kindred apps.  We are hunting into whatever improvements, much as a newborn collection for themes.  (Speaking exclusive for myself, I due to wager us requirement a collection for books, but this thought phenomenon was a assail to me. ) The another things you mentioned (new types of operation much as by ascension stars, and a desktop/web UI) are also on the roadmap, though we don’t hit a timeline for those features yet, or info on how they’ll work.
- Dan

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

g1 flashAfter Andy Rubin demonstrated Flash employed on the T-Mobile G1 terminal November, the hypothesis has been that the profession would come on Android kinda rather than later.  Five months on, and there’s ease no clew from Adobe; however, embedded devices consort Bsquare are claiming to be employed with “a global, tier-one carrier” to alter Flash profession to the Android platform.

Bsquare has ostensibly already ported the Flash Player to over 100 embedded devices.  However this instance around the consort is porting “Flash technology” not the contestant itself, to Android.  It’s blurred just what this effectuation for end-user functionality, and Bsquare are ownership stilly on the details.

Right today there are more questions than answers, and with no timescale, code info or modify a suggestion of which traveler the consort is employed with (though the manifest surmisal would be T-Mobile) it’s hornlike to intend excited.  Bsquare are an commissioned provider of the Adobe Flash Player and SDK, though, so we’d evaluate this a pair of notches above vaporware at least.

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

ShopSavvy is one of those apps that, erst you’d lived with it on the G1, makes you woman the Android papers if you alter to competition devices.  The shopping comparability code is most to intend modify better, however, with the body of real-time listing checking for a sort of field retailers.


In a nutshell, ShopSavvy allows you to “scan” a barcode on a book, DVD or another component in a store, and see for that creation both at online retailers and in nearby bricks & howitzer shops.  To do that it uses the G1’s desegrated GPS, figuring discover where you are and which retailers are physically nearby.

“Directing shoppers to topical stores is a set feature of ShopSavvy, and existence healthy to inform our users with up-to-the-minute, topical listing crossways hundreds of creation categories and merchants adds Brobdingnagian continuance for our users.  Our past enhancements to ShopSavvy’s positioning cognisance attain our newborn relation with Krillion modify more compelling for ShopSavvy users” herb Muse, co-founder, Big in Japan

Now, thanks to a care with Krillion, ShopSavvy crapper not exclusive analyse whether a accumulation commonly carries that component but whether it has listing in stock.  We’re not trusty just how some stores are awninged by the newborn system, but Krillion verify over 40,000 US locations; we’re presuming that effectuation the dweller edition of ShopSavvy won’t hit this newborn functionality.

[via jkOnTheRun]

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Palringo flush messaging has launched on the Android Market. Offering a itemize of act tools, for every those fast messaging fans discover there, this is pretty cool.

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Palringo allows individual to speech finished AIM, Google Talk, MSN, Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger and another messaging services and ethnic networks. There is the additional knowledge to beam represent messages. As substantially as deal their positioning and proximity, displayed incoming to their position in the Palringo’s contacts list.

As traded finished their website, Palringo offers individual the knowledge to “vary your messages: ingest your phone same a walkie-talkie, or beam a represent using your camera-phone, or meet ready typewriting them if you prefer. Palringo is an fast messaging assist that’s purpose-built for mobiles. But there’s also a edition for Windows PCs and Apple Macs, so you’re in contact every the time.”

[via PhoneArena, Palringo]

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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alchemysnap 300x215Have a printed article or example of aggregation in face of you and poverty more aggregation most germane topics in the article? Now you crapper ingest an covering titled AlchemySnap to verify a represent of a printed article using your phone and their machine processes this information, displaying the most essential see cost for you to learn downbound aggregation from Google Search, Wikipedia and more.

It’s rattling meliorate seen than explained:

It doesn’t kibosh with printed book on essay - behave a represent of your machine concealment and you crapper intend the aforementioned results. I’m not trusty how useful/practical this is in every period chronicle but I conceive if used, civilised and practical to another settings the inexplicit profession could be of enthusiastic value.

The covering is undeniably “neat”, but what does everyone conceive in cost of actual chronicle use? Is this something you would use? Can you conceive of structure to modify the application’s construct to another situations?

[Orchestr8 via AndroidGuys]

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Google is eyeing peninsula as an upcoming landings blot for Android and the Android Market, as is one of the countries maximal ambulatory operators, KT. This according to articles by Yonhap News Agency and Telecoms Korea which verify that the traveler is in talks with both Samsung and peninsula to substance an Android Phone to their customers. This strength not be as cushy as it sounds, however.

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There are digit field challenges with transfer Android to South Korea:

  1. Governmental support is necessary for ambulatory mettlesome organisation in South Korea, move a supplying danger to the Open Source platform. I’m guessing the traveler module finally reassert the domain of policing games/apps in an Android Market bespoken for the country.
  2. Google checkout, the commercialism method for Android Market, is not currently effective in South Korea.

Oddly enough, Telecoms peninsula says that Android Market module unstoppered in the land in the ordinal quarter, no concern if there is an Android Phone acquirable in the land or not. How this makes some sense, I hit no clue, but the interpret modify is every yours if you’d same to instruct me.

This would be wonderful programme for Asiatic Phandroids but the quality of the claims are unverified.

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Before the prototypal Android Phone was released, the Android Developer Challenge gave us a enthusiastic countenance at the types of concepts and ideas that Android would attain possible. Among the crowning apps was Shop Savvy, a barcode scanning app that helped you spend money, and it embellish somewhat of an Android Posterboy. And for beatific reason.

Before we verify you most the improvements in Shop Savvy, verify a countenance at example app demonstrate if you aren’t old with it:

Shop Savvy was already an awful lowercase shopping supporter but today its modify better. Much better. My exclusive initial complaints most the covering were that it exclusive pulled from a restricted sort of stores online and locally so when choosing somewhat fog items, it could do a meliorate job. This was especially genuine on the topical level.

Now, not exclusive has ShopSavvy accumulated the sort of stores they admittance but they hit included topical accumulation listing so you undergo whether or not topical retailers hit the creation in discourse currently in stock! What a bummer it would be to be shopping at Borders Books,  encounter discover Barnes & Noble has the aforementioned aggregation you’re most to acquire for $5 cheaper crossways the street, movement over there and actualise it is discover of stock.

Thanks to a partnership with Krillion, Shop Savvy for Android today provides listing for topical stores. This covering continues to intend meliorate and meliorate and its awful how the diminutive aggroup at Big In Nihon crapper vantage of much bounteous accomplishments - and they wouldn’t argue.

This update comes meet a whatever weeks after Shop Savvy additional a clump of newborn features including Quick Pay:

And whatever another pleasant features/improvements as well:

Awesome employ to the Big In Nihon guys! And thanks to jkontherun for the heads up!

25 Mar, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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If you same to ready road of how some transactions you’ve used, how some texts you’ve sent, how such every of this is costing you and how near you are to pummeling your notecase into the connector you’re in phenomenon because T-Mobile has meet launched MyAccount which module do every of the above. Except hit your notecase into the connector - the app is free.


I’m plesasantly astonied to wager T-Mobile start this app which lets you ready road of your stats and bills. No, the covering isn’t complicated by some means. But the app is ultimate and serves a enthusiastic purposes, not to name that its capabilities couldn’t be replicated by a 3rd party. On crowning of that, T-Mobile would belike goodness by NOT providing admittance to this application. Afterall, those old transactions and texts are meet money in the slope for the carrier.

But T-Mobile gets it. MyAccount is a ultimate and multipurpose covering that module be a imperishable fixture on my T-Mobile G1.

[AndroidAndMe via Gizmodo]