Category Archives: Android

Pierre Cardin launches a……….tablet?

It seems that designers are now taking over the world of mobile technology. There has been Prada LG  phones for example, but now it seems that they are taking over the world of tablets. Pierre Cardin has now launched a tablet.

The specs are a 7 inch touchscreen, so is the same size as a blackberry playbook. There are no cameras on it, 3G is accesible only by a dongle, has 512mb of ram and is running android 2.2 froyo rather than 3.0 Honeycomb.

The Pierre Cardin tablet is supposed to be “perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand yet practical enough for life on the go”. However it is 1.4 cm thick. Which is a lot thicker than the ipad 2’s 8.8mm. Seems like they need to do some more work on it before it becomes a viable alternative to any tablet.

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Pierre Cardin launches a…….tablet?

It seems that designers are now taking over the world of mobile technology. There has been Prada LG  phones for example, but now it seems that they are taking over the world of tablets. Pierre Cardin has now launched a tablet.

The specs are a 7 inch touchscreen, so is the same size as a blackberry playbook. There are no cameras on it, 3G is accesible only by a dongle, has 512mb of ram and is running android 2.2 froyo rather than 3.0 Honeycomb.

The Pierre Cardin tablet is supposed to be “perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand yet practical enough for life on the go”. However it is 1.4 cm thick. Which is a lot thicker than the ipad 2’s 8.8mm. Seems like they need to do some more work on it before it becomes a viable alternative to any tablet.

Samsung Overtakes Nokia’s Sales

It seems that things are just getting worse for phone giants nokia.

Samsung has now overtaken Nokia in smartphone sales. This is bad news for Nokia, it’s not the only thing that sanding carry, as they make a large variety of electronic products too.

Nokia isn’t doing so well because of their slightly outdated looks and a very outdated symbian operating system. If Nokia wants to dominate the mobile world, they may need to take a step to either Windows phone 7 or an Android OS very soon.

AT&T To slow down Unlimited Data Package Speeds

AT&T Inc. said Friday that it’s going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with “unlimited” data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.

The measure will take effect Oct. 1, AT&T said, and is intended to alleviate congestion on the network.

T-Mobile USA already throttles users who go over certain limits for data consumption.

AT&T stopped signing up new customers for “unlimited” plans last year. Instead, it now lets heavy users pay extra when they go over a certain data allotment.

Verizon Wireless also recently stopped signing up new customers for unlimited service.

AT&T says it will warn users when they are approaching joining the top 5 percent, and anyone subject to the speed limits will experience them until the next billing cycle starts.

The Dallas-based phone company says that what puts someone in the top 5 percent is usually streaming video or playing some online games.

AT&T won’t count data use over Wi-Fi, just usage over the cellular network.

So Think again before getting a unlimited data plan.

Google maps tells you when to get off the bus

Anyone in london knows how difficult it is to get around such a large congested city. Its even worse for someone who has never been there. But it seems that google maps can help you with that.

This is down to their new public transport addition to it. It not only lets you find out how long it will take, but where you should get off and such others etc. You can use it to plan bus, Tube, DLR and tram journeys. And if you have an Android phone, it’ll even tell you the location of the nearest Underground station or bus stop and, once you’re on your way, tell you when to get off.

This is a great addition to google maps and i would like to try it first hand. lets hope it doesn’t get lots of people who have come to see the olympics going to the wrong place!

iPhone and iPad sales records

Apple have recently sold  20.3 million iPhones over the quarter and 9.25 million iPads. This is a massive increase in their last quarter sales. Also, their line of computers have had a large increase of sales too. This means more people are switching to apple. It just seems like their clean and simplistic looks but great operating systems and hardware just win people over. i am one of them and have owned countless apple products too.

Because of this, it helped apple overtake the giants of the smartphone market Nokia and Samsung to be the largest seller of smartphones. This is great to say that they really only have 1 line of phones out there, the iPhone, unlike the others who have countless models of smartphones and tablets.

This isnt the same all over the world as in some places, android phones are being sold faster than iOS devices, but this is down to more decives using many android opperating systems, or with a skin (like HTC sense) being put over it. But this is a great accomplishment by apple.

Nokia’s bad second quarter results

The number of nokia smartphones and mobile phones that have been sold have seen a sharp decrease in numbers this second quarter and has made a large impact on their profits.

They sold 16.7 million units – a 30% drop year on year. This is also bad news as nokia were planning to release a windows phone 7 phone but with this decreasing in profits, they are struggling to make this happen.

This is because of nokia’s seemingly more outdated symbian opperating system and doesnt have the likes of android or iOS. If they want to get a decent footing on the smartphone market, they may need to make a move to android soon.

Even though at sometimes during the year there are a large increase in smartphone sales, i doubt it will be enough to boost up sales enough to bring back what they have lost. And windows phone 7 sales are not as big as android or iOS devices.

So it seems nokia may need to drop their propriatary OS and move to android or windows phone 7

New Android Market UI and how to get it.

The new Android Market, announced couple of day ago and I know I am late to react to that as I was just in the last phase of my exams and it has started rolling out to a small set of users who, of course, immediately shared it with the rest of the world for everyone to enjoy (or hate, depending on your reaction to the design). Here in this article, I am going to show you how you can get the update to your phone right now as the Android says, they will be rolling out this update for different phone models in upcoming days.

The new Market client is designed to better showcase top apps and games, engage users with an improved UI, and provide a quicker path to downloading or purchasing your products. For developers, the new Android Market client means more opportunities for your products to be merchandised and purchased.

 

With a great new UI, easy access to app discovery lists, a convenient purchase flow, and more types of content, we believe that the new Market client will become a favorite for users and developers alike.

If you’ve tried updating your android market using the android market application updates and have not got it yet then below is the way.

The process is quite simple :

  1. Download the Android market application using this link from your device
  2. Let it download
  3. Run the file and install it.
  4. Open it and enjoy!

I personally liked the new UI of this update! Its sleek and trendy and looks awesome. Thanks and enjoy browsing the Android market with over 2M apps and games in it. Plus, do let me know your reviews about this update. Cheers and if you don’t like the update, you can uninstall it anytime!

Love Android? Here’s a tablet for you!

When you go to a store and look around you, you find a lot of tablets but what’s the best tablet to serve your needs? even if you are an android lover there is always a something for everyone in the tech world.

Enjoy the video and don’t forget to watch the full review, comment, rate and subscribe.

by: thefantastickone

Amazon to release a 9″ Android tablet before Oct.

According to the WSJ Amazon is planning to introduce a 9″ tablet computer before October.

Amazon’s tablet will use a 9-inch screen and run on Google’s Android operating system. The device won’t carry a camera like the iPad but will allow customers to watch videos, read eBooks and listen to music from Amazon. Meanwhile, Amazon will also be offering two updated versions of their popular Kindle e-reader around the same time.

Apple’s iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, but there have been rumors that Apple may be considering an iPad refresh as early as this fall which would place its release near Amazon’s tablet launch. Amazon and Apple have become increasingly competitive over the years with recent disputes over the use of the “App Store” name.

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