The next generation Samsung smartphone – Galaxy S IV is the fighter to bring down the Apple’s smartphone dominance.

A mid-march release in US is confirmed by the South Korean Tech giant. Continue reading »

There are a lot of cool stuff at MWC each year, but this year, something has beaten Apple. It’s i’m Watch, a pre-emptive strike on Apple to be the first smartphone watch.

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Samsung has just got stronger and more powerful in the market.  Considering the present strong hold, Samsung might consider pricing the recent tablet even  higher than a comparable Apple tablet.

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Speculations on the launch date of Samsung Galaxy S IV have been doing rounds far the past few weeks.  SamMobile had earlier reported the March’13 launch of the Samsung S IV. Continue reading »

Facebook has revealed figures that show that an astounding 185,000 iOS and Android apps have Facebook integration, driving downloads through Facebook’s sharing and recommendation functionality.

The figures revealed that 55 percent of the top 40 grossing iOS apps are connected to the social network. The company added that the platform drives more than 170 million app referrals to Apple’s App Store and Google Play each month as users interact with the activities of their friends on various apps.

The social network’s app centre, which is home to both mobile and web apps, has more than 22 million monthly active users.

The computer processor company AMD has announced an app store to bridge the prevalent gap in smooth running of the Android apps on the computer. This store will showcase how the apps will be optimized for its processors. With this, we will be able to download and run popular Android apps on AMD based PC running Windows. The joint efforts of Blue Stack and AMD have enabled the AMS AppZone Player which in turn has led to such possibilities.

amdlogo AMD bridges Android and PC gap

This is expected to be a big leap to bridge the gap and enabling the Android apps to be run on AMD-powered devices. With this collaboration, the software developers will now be able to easily tap AMD’s products and keep the great expectations of the users satisfied. Manju Hegde, corporate VP of heterogeneous applications and developer solutions at AMD confirmed the news.

Further, users will be able to download featured apps directly from the AppZone Player or search for the AppZone store. This collaboration is a success already and they are now planning and working with leading OEMs to preload the player on the upcoming AMD-powered devices.

We are waiting fingers crossed for more surprises. Thanks to AMD for the good news!

Though not all of the device owners are fortunate to have Jellybean and ICS on their devices, but the number is surely rising on a solid rate. Though it is almost a year since Google had released ICS for Android devices, a whopping majority of Android devices are still powered by Gingerbread.

Here is a comparison for you on the flavor of Android been run on devices. This data is collected during a 14 day period ending on October 1, 2012.

 ICS and Jellybean now on almost quarter of all Android powered devices, Gingerbread still the undisputed king

 

metrics thumb ICS and Jellybean now on almost quarter of all Android powered devices, Gingerbread still the undisputed king

The data is based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play during the 14 day period.

The overwhelmingly high percentage of the devices on Gingerbread is due to two facts – Operator bottlenecks and delays from manufacturers on legacy devices. We predict that by the end of the year, ICS will be available on roughly 40% of all the devices.

What do you think?

Gear up developers, budding developers and enthusiast of India, the Google Developers Group of Mumbai (GDG Mumbai) has announced a hackathon to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on September 1, 2012.

The event details of the same are as follows:

Google Developer Group and  WnCC – IIT-Bombay  brings Google Developer Group Android Hackathon. Come and Learn Android App Dev!! Even beginners will benefit from the talk!!. After the event we encourage attendees to team up, based on expertise, to work in ad-hoc project development teams !! Individuals and teams that finish their projects ( Good Amount of time will be given to build apps approx. 2 weeks ) are invited to present their applications at the Google DevFest in Mumbai on 22nd Sept.

The icing on the cake is that registration is free, and anyone can attend. You can register at http://googledgandroidappdev.doattend.com/

GDG Mumbai is an open and not for profit organization, and IIT Mumbai does not need any introduction, as it is a part of the IIT family – the most elite and sought after technological institute in the world. So if you are a hobbyist, developer, student, lecturer, or a cyborg, and want to have a helluva experience, attend the hackathon and have a blast of a time.

Happy developing…!!!!

Intex, the Delhi based manufacturer of electronics as well as cellphones, has released a dual SIM Android 2.3 smartphone called the Intex Aqua 4.0 for Rs 5500.

The Aqua 4.0 is Intex’s first Android based smartphone. The salient features of the smartphone are:

  • Dual-SIM GSM; dual-band 3G.
  • 3.5", 2-point capacitive touchscreen with pixel dimensions of 320×480.
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread); Preloaded games include Angry Birds, Talking Tom, and Fruit Ninja; Preloaded apps include Flipkart, Facebook, India Rail, Nimbuzz, and Skype among others.
  • 800 MHz CPU, 256 MB of RAM, 131 MB of usable built-in storage, 32 GB microSD card slot.
  • 3 mp main and 0.3 mp front camera.
  • 5-pin connector, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support.
  • FM radio with recording, 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor.
  • 1400 mAh battery with talk time of 3 hours and standby time of 140 hours.
  • Available colours: Black, White.

Aqua 4.0 Picture thumb Intex launches 3G dual SIM Android 2.3 Aqua 4.0 for Rs 5500

The company has somewhat OKAY presence in the metros, but it is highly popular in small towns and rural India. And dual SIM phones like these are widely welcomed by the masses.

Google has bought Quickoffice, a pioneer company in “mobile office” solutions.From its origin as an enterprise apps suite for mobile devices, Quickoffice has developed to include support for a range of cloud services, enabling seamless content sharing across devices. With Google Docs already on the list, it also integrates with Dropbox, Evernote and Microsoft SkyDrive among others.

According to Alan Warren, engineering director at Google

Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

While Microsoft has embraced online services with the latest version of its Office suite, and with its planned Windows 8 platform set to bolster its position in the mobile computing space, the QuickOffice buy enables Google to improve its own mobile enterprise proposition, with the addition of apps to its online services – essentially approaching the problem from the opposite direction to the computing giant.

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