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How does Google get Android into cars?

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by on March 13, 2014 8:18 am
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The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure a place in your automobile?

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The wearable technology market is starting to take off with a wave of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart glasses on the way. Now Google is about to release an Android wearables SDK we take a look at what it means, how quickly wearables could take off, what’s on the horizon right now, and ask whether Google might be tempted to weigh in with some hardware of its own.

Data Mining the Internet of Things

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by on March 7, 2014 3:13 pm
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While many of us dream about the future potential of M2M and the internet of things, the reality is that there are many obstacles that stand in the way of this vision. What is the current state of M2M and the internet of things relative to data mining? Where do we stand?

Android Design Corner: Functional Design

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by on March 5, 2014 9:31 pm
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Design Corner - Functional Design

In the first article of the Android Design Corner series we looked at the very basic definition of design, and where Android’s current state fell within those terms. Today we go beyond the basic definition and begin to lay the foundation for what design really is. Read on for more!

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What is Nokia thinking? Can its Android X phone line-up really act as a gateway drug for Windows Phone, or is this experiment set to end in disaster? We take a look at the best case scenario for Nokia and Microsoft, before pointing out the flaws.

Snapdragon 800 vs Snapdragon 801

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by on March 4, 2014 11:10 am
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As the new Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 both come equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, let’s examine what this new chip offers over the old Snapdragon 800.

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We explore the idea of smartphone kill switches as legislation is presented in the U.S. to make them a legal requirement. What would a kill switch offer over current solutions, what are the potential drawbacks, and would it work anyway?

Samsung remembers the secret of its success

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by on March 3, 2014 12:09 pm
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Whether you like it or not the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be a smash hit. It looks like Samsung learned a thing or two last year and went back to its usual formula. It may not be wowing you, but is it really aimed at you anyway?