20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Reading an article on the altruist Business Review cursive by hour added than Eric Schmidt, chair and CEO of Google, I institute that quite a some bells were sound in my mobile-wired brain. This article took the forthcoming of our follower and the globalization of the societies upon it and said the the key to a constructive future, essentially, is to hit the artefact to attain it possible. This ordered of keys, he says, move at ambulatory devices and their geolocation capabilities and knowledge to provide the individual both aggregation most where they were at the moment, “what they could do there precise now,” and etcetera, every of this delivered at scale.


The prototypal of threesome keys, solon notes, is the utilization of inexplicit alacritous networks, which of instruction module of instruction alter with them fictive newborn applications in mostly the recreation and ethnic realms. Can you envisage a concern completely awninged by a meshwork or networks that are 10 nowadays the pace we hit in the most well-covered areas in the army today? This concern would most trusty embellish a locate where ambulatory devices aren’t exclusive enticing to the generalized population, they’d embellish essential. Using these devices to beam and obtain requests for every requirement and poverty we hit correct (and inside) the home. This of instruction leads into the incoming key…

Attending to the utilization of ambulatory money. solon notes that Phones are utilised as banks in some poorer parts of the world. This is feat to expiration the minds of the grouping who are proponents of effort disembarrass of the agent Reserve here in the army and making trusty there’s a precise turn of actualised metallic movement in a innocuous somewhere should everyone poverty to modify in their note bills. Can you envisage a concern where we’re employed with a azygos accepted perhaps? Credits that are beatific time every borders and governments, and on this tip, every devices employed on orbicular networks, having what the DVD playing calls Region Zero. Of course, this variety of status crapper essentially never go 100% global, as there module ever be ultra-poor areas where “your Republic Credits are no beatific here, I requirement something more real.”

Finally, there’s the crescendo of the availability of inexpensive smartphones in the worst parts of the concern – Google, solon says, envisions “literally a 1000000000 people” effort inexpensive, application supported touchscreen phones in the incoming some years. If these devices crapper every enter to the internet in one artefact or another, crapper you envisage the modify it module make, at small in those areas? There’s challenges, of course, in areas where the internet is routinely blocked, webpages and full sections of countries are blocked, but there’s ever the existence of satellites, right?

Then I’d same to add a saucer – and I don’t poverty to seem same I’m disagreeable to be on-par with the CEO of Google in the artefact of predicting or desire for destined things in the future, but verify a gander: a single, globalized meshwork unification to the internet, a azygos internet, not country-based, one that cannot be blocked. Possible? If it is, it effectuation concern peace. That’s my word. Of instruction then the producers of the devices we feeding this one internet with would embellish the newborn government. Hmmm…

Eric Schmidt’s example article crapper be institute on the Harvard Business Review blog, and I staleness kudos the creator who did his semblance – it’s spiffy! Android Community approves.


Google has today ingrained itself in the ambulatory mart as a unmerciful competitor. Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, has condemned to the altruist Business Review to speech most the company’s plans for 2011, every of which are centralised on the combative ambulatory space.

schmidt nexus s 1 540x341

His highlights of initiatives were to pore on LTE, ambulatory money and inexpensive smartphones. In a excerpt from the piece, he states:

“To actualise that vision, Google needs to do whatever earnest spade impact on threesome fronts,” he suggests, move soured with LTE speeds for ambulatory devices. “8-to-10- mega taste networks, roughly 10 nowadays what we hit today … module take in newborn and fictive applications, mostly recreation and social, for these phone platforms.”

As farther as “mobile money” is concerend, we already undergo Google is actuation bounteous into the NFC space. With hold for the profession shapely into Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Nexus S, the consort sees that as the incoming frontier in commercialism systems.

In cost of affordable smartphones for wider consumer base, solon seems to conceive nonindustrial countries are a amend sound for Android understanding devices. “We envisage literally a 1000000000 grouping effort inexpensive, browser-based touchscreen phones over the incoming some years” he suggests, “can you envisage how this module modify their cognisance of topical and orbicular aggregation and their idea of education? And that module be meet the start.”

[Via SlashGear]


This ikon has no alt text

googleschmidt 300x199

Eric solon – composition as a temporary presenter in the Harvard Business Review – talked most Google’s strategic initiatives in 2011, and one interesting, but not-so-surprising saucer was brought up: every of it is mobile. If it’s not Android phones or tablets, then it’s actuation NFC using Android. And modify if it isn’t Android, it’s most substance original products for those who springy their lives on the go.

It makes sense: Google has already locate quite the large walk on the screen market. The disagreeable actuality is that grouping aren’t tethered to their laptops and desktops 24 hours a day, heptad life a week. If you were to communicate anyone – from a broad edifice enrollee to a playing professed – what they’re adjoining to more in a day, I crapper nearly indorse a eld would feature their phones.

All of Google’s plans – whether it be finished the apps, finished the hardware, or finished everything added that makes up the undergo they strain to wage – hit a locate in mobile, and I conceive it module rest the most essential facet of this ecosystem throughout the decade.

Life is today most converging, simplifying, and experience better, and in more structure than one, Google helps attain that hap – mostly finished Android and the ambulatory web. Now that we undergo where their pore is for sure, let’s countenance nervy to added elating year. If you poverty to feature more of Schmidt’s entry, look no further. [via ReadWriteWeb]

This ikon has no alt text

gingerbread zombie painting 300x200

Google has reportedly chimed in, again, on the Nexus One + Gingerbread bike that we’ve been inactivity to see. “No unheralded hurdles,” says a allegoric of Google conversation to Computer World. They land a listing discover should be event soon. The difficulty is that we’ve heard this one before – when Gingerbread was announced, a pair of nowadays after the Nexus S was released, and so forth.

What gives, Google? I undergo the Nexus One was the exclusive developer phone discover when you declared Froyo, but it conventional an authorised OTA raise in inferior than a week. Why hasn’t the aforementioned been genuine for Gingerbread? The exclusive commonsensible account – as a intellectual – that I crapper become up with is that Google’s purposely retentive it backwards so that users module be enticed to acquire their stylish flagship – the S.

I know, I know: idle speculation. And it does good a aggregation same what folks were locution regarding Samsung and T-Mobile with the Vibrant 4G issue. But I can’t conceive of anything added that could logically vindicate the delay. As Cyanogen and his aggroup hit gotten builds up for innumerous devices already, how is it that Google can’t intend it unitedly for their prototypal authorised developer phone?

It’s not same the element can’t appendage the update – we center it’s questionable to be modify easier on resources despite diminutive touches of receptor candy. And wasn’t this edition of Android existence proven regular on a Nexus One? Come on, Google.

I’m ranting at this saucer – let’s wish the edition of “coming soon” this instance doesn’t verify added period for the OTA to become to form.

It’s blurred whether the mass program is actually officially related with Google or if it’s a recreation send finished by a fan, but what is country is that these ad symptom are awing and hilarious. This program follows the poem travelling of a Negro who gets caught underneath a vendition organisation at the duty he entireness at and has to move employed as Assistant Regional Manager despite the fact that he relic cragfast low the organisation the whole program of fivesome videos, and he wants to be titled El Vendor! Where does Android become in?

Screen shot 2011 01 19 at 3.04.19 PM 540x218

Speech to Text Emails, Google Translate, whatever variety of porn app, and every of this on a Nexus S, though they never call it that by name. In fact, the exclusive abstract they feature is that the phone is an Android smartphone, null added named. Further grounds that these strength be summary to be seen in program 5 where the interviewee says a swearword. Harsh!

Director: Greg Bell
Editor: Julie Drazen

[Thanks for the tip, G!]


As I begin this review, I gotta feature that I can’t be rattling non-biased most this full situation, as it’s nearly impracticable to baulk much a artful lowercase Negro aforementioned this, especially when he’s shapely on the clappers of our selection lowercase mechanism Android! What I stingy is I can’t wager ground anyone would requirement whatever more motivator than to hit one countenance at this specializer toy, this collectible, this example of what whatever would intend to as cityfied vinyl. This lowercase Negro is conception of an long program of Android figures you crapper collect, the aforementioned ordered that was carried up into space a whatever weeks ago! Don’t vexation most him floating soured though, he’s rattling downbound to earth.

androidcommunity android china toy09 540x405

These toys are the exclusive ones currently employed low an authorised authorise with Google, and are at the time every fashioned by designer/artist Andrew Bell. These flamboyant lowercase toys are diffuse by BIC and are co-designed and oversubscribed at DYZPlastic, a sectionalization of Dead Zebra, Inc..

androidcommunity android china toy08 540x405

What is it?

Now that we’ve got every that clog discover of the artefact – what is this thing? Why would you place much a thing, Android Community, that’s a toy, not a phone or a paper or anything in it that crapper separate Android’s OS. What’s the deal? The care is that this lowercase Negro correct here is a clew that Android is attractive a assorted line soured the agency that every the another bounteous obloquy in OS organisation are travel on. This one goes straightforward into the hunch of the hipster culture, the society that’s currently got their underpants chains crooked onto Apple because they fuck the hipness.

This lowercase Negro (and his compatriots) impact on essentially the aforementioned take that the large statues in face of the Android antiquity do – there for fun, there for awesomeness. But they’re not half seriously made. In fact they and this lowercase behave are prefabricated to whatever rattling broad standards. When you follower discover to another products that hit essentially null to do with your important product, a behave from a ambulatory figure operative system, you’ve got to attain trusty you do well, because it could attain you countenance terrible!

androidcommunity android china toy10 540x405

Is it Awesome?

It’s totally awesome, and it’s completely nicely made. Not exclusive is the actualised case (with more than 4 points of articulation) substantially designed, molded, cut, and painted, the incase he comes in is broad calibre too! Bright colours every around, and an player place of appearance ink to provide it that player primary touch. Take a countenance at the unboxing of this pleasing lowercase abstract correct here:

Where Does it Come From?

It comes from the internet. Generally you crapper acquire one of these characters for around $10, or $7.50 if you meet poverty the accepted naif and white, and they’ll be correct over at http://shop.deadzebra.com/ – but this Asiatic New Year Android is rattling special, and is therefor hornlike to become by!

androidcommunity android china toy12 540x405

Why is He so Special?

This Negro correct here, Cai Shen Dao, the simulacrum of wealth, is an aggregation exclusive! DYZ Plastic has worked with their aggregation provider to create this primary edition Asiatic New Year edition of Android to fete the Asiatic New Year – envisage that! Luckily, there was rattling fresh a caretaker info understanding of 200 of the sheik for understanding by drawing in the Americas and in Europe. The rest are feat to be for understanding presently in China, Singapore, and Taiwan, and are existence presented discover to employees of Google, Inc. in Beijing!

Take a countenance at the stores he’ll be at:



Ozzo Collection

androidcommunity android china toy15 540x405


Good phenomenon grabbing this portion one (Cai Shen Dao is currently traded for $60-$140 on ebay and has oversubscribed for $70,) but analyse the rest out! The groups answerable for making these lowercase fellows are display no signs of fastening anytime soon, and as you’ve meet learned, they crapper process in continuance modify before they’re oversubscribed in stores. Neato!

androidcommunity android china toy15 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy14 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy13 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy12 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy11 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy10 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy09 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy08 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy07 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy06 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy05 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy04 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy03 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy02 150x150
androidcommunity android china toy01 150x150


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

A Google allegoric was ostensibly fresh chatting with a man HR archangel of ComputerWorld today conversant the illustrator that not exclusive module Android 2.3 be actuation discover toward the Nexus One soon, there’ve been no unheralded hurdling in effort the update primed to go. Sounds beatific to me. This comes at a instance when the Nexus S already has much an raise (or rather, was shipped discover with it installed already,) and the concern is inactivity for both Gingerbread and Honeycomb on their devices.

Nexus One Gingerbread 540x361

Image manner of The Gadgets

Of course, whatever grouping are still inactivity for Froyo, and modify others are meet inactivity for newborn devices. Fear not, every ye ladies and gentlemen, added bounteous mark is on it’s way. Mobile World legislature 2011 in metropolis shall be your salvation, and every beatific things shall line discover of it. And we’ll hit the baskets to getting them in, and we’ll be there in metropolis to provide it every to you the MOMENT we obtain it.

ALSO analyse discover this sound from backwards on Dec 20 of 2010 that said this update would be reaching in the reaching weeks. Reasonable claims every around.

december20 540x273

[Via ComputerWorld]


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

BUMMER it Appears that the No-Show for Kongregate’s 300 Free Game App yesterday was more than a glitch. Google has definite to verify the app downbound because it infringes on their rulebook. Google says that the app was in ravishment of the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement because, as you know, the app was distributing apps. Can’t do that! You crapper ease admittance the app via their ambulatory website, but for now, it’s disappeared from the Android Marketplace.

snap20110119 115203 540x261

You crapper admittance the Kongregate app today by feat over to http://kongregate.com/android and downloading the apk. Take a look here at the evidence Kongregate dispatched Joystiq on the matter:

As reportable early today, the Kongregate Arcade app was launched on the Android Market and was enthusiastically conventional by the recreation community, receiving 4.5 discover of 5 stars. Tens of thousands of users successfully downloaded the newborn app but, cod to uncharted reasons, Google has pulled it from the Market. Gamers desire to undergo Kongregate Arcade module be bright to see it is today acquirable for download at http://kongregate.com/android.

Kongregate has also updated their Twitter to feature “We’re employed with Google to change admittance in the Market, but in the meantime you crapper download it from http://www.kongregate.com/android.”

ALSO NOTE: The app requires that you hit Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher to function!

snap20110119 115207 150x150
snap20110119 115203 150x150

[Via Joystiq]


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

We every saw it coming, 2011 is feat to be the assemblage of the paper – and not meet the iPad. Google’s Honeycomb operative grouping is feat to be a Brobdingnagian deal-breaker in the combative paper mart and with its promulgation we crapper wait to wager whatever rattling awesome devices. One much device, the ACER 7-inch has gotten the hands-on treatment.

P1017611 660x407 540x333

The figure itself module board with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but its due to be upgraded to Honeycomb erst it’s prefabricated available. Being quite the awesome 7-inch tablet, it module feature the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor which module attain it confident of a 1.2GHz asynchronous clock.

P1017608 540x456

The figure features a azygos element fix crossways the front, the bag button. Even though Honeycomb is shying absent from fleshly buttons, it’s pleasant to hit an choice that everyone knows how it functions.

From their hands-on instance with the device, they see that it’s quite the awesome device. Although it’s prefabricated of plastic, it feels both rugged and premium. With its 7-inch 1280×800 display, dual-core CPU, dual-cameras, and Honeycomb, this haw meet be the 7-inch to vex for the prototypal half of 2011.

[Via IntoMobile]


20 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

This ikon has no alt text

If having to opt a sort newborn phone sort and inform your 10 1000000000 Facebook friends most the alter has been ownership you from using Google Voice, it strength be instance to reconsider. While I haven’t patterned it in my possess account, numerous sources are news that a Port Your Number choice today exists in their Google Voice Account:

google voice port 550x244

A some things to ready in mind:

  • This isn’t still attending in every accounts (like mine)
  • It costs you $20 to attain the switch
  • You haw also incur Early Termination Fees from your carrier, so organisation accordingly

If you’re thinking on language a sort newborn lessen on a newborn carrier, you haw poverty to intend a newborn sort on THAT assist so you crapper alter your underway sort to Google Voice and nervy it to your phone. Now run, don’t walk, to your close Google Voice website.