Monday, April 18, 2011

Samsung to be sued by apple?

In a new report, apple will be suing Samsung for a variety of devices. Apple claims the Galaxy S, Nexus S, Epic 4G and the Galaxy Tab all copy the ios interface. Apple states :
“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products."

What do you think? Do Samsung devices simple copy apple?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Androids latest numbers

During today's Q1 earning report Jeff Huber reported that android averages about 350,000 devices activated and 3 billion app installs a day! The amount of activations is astonishing: almost 2.5 million a week. Is android on the iphone's heels? Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sprint launches new music download app for android.

The new service called "Sprint Music Plus" will allow sprint customers to purchase and directly download songs, albums, ringtones, and ringback tones. All purchases will be DRM free and added to your monthly bill. Let me know what you guys think

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Google to stream developer conference keynotes

If you can make the developer conference next month be sure to tune into the live stream. Most major keynote sessions will be featured. Remember to check it out on the day of the conference!

Official google info page

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Masters golf app

Just in time for the games an official Masters app for android has been released. The app features real time scoring updates and video highlights on the go. The app also includes golf related news links as well as free live radio streaming. View course layouts as well as yardage measurements all before the game. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Droid X2 to ship with Tegra 2 and HD display?

New reports are coming out that the new Droid X2 will sport a faster Tegra 2 and an HD display. The body of the phone is rumored to look identical to the last one. It is expected to be released on Verizon Wireless within the next few months. In light of the iphone is a no front-facing camera a deal breaker? Let me know what you think.
Picture courtesy of TheMobiZone.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A look back at android. We have come a LONG way

Here is the timeline for those interested.

The Android Timeline:
  • 12 November, 2007 - "Early Look" SDK released
  • January to August, 2008 - Android Developer Challenge I
  • 18 August, 2008 - Android 0.9 SDK beta released
  • September 2008 - additional Android 1.0 (pre) SDK releases made available, as necessary
  • Q3 - Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available (first actual 1.0-compatible SDK)
  • Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 devices available at retail
  • Q4 2008 - Source code released
  • Q4 2008 - Key Announcement on Android Developer Challenge II