As we speak, a battle is brewing over the future of television. Google is making a big push to outdo Apple and others players in this space to ensure its place in your living room. Google and Android are vying to do for TVs what smartphones did for mobile technology.
Google TV will allow users to surf the Web on their televisions while watching their favorite shows. Some of the best research shows that nearly 50% of smartphone users are on their phone with an app, or the web while they watch TV. What Google is attempting to do is make it so that TV sets can run Android apps, and turn them into giant, connected smartphones.
As it stands, the so-called set-top box [...]
Google is preparing to showcase the next generation of Android, dubbed Honeycomb.
Not content with merely releasing the Android 3.0 SDK, Google’s invited a smattering of press to its Mountain View campus on Feb. 2 for a closer look at Honeycomb. Thankfully, for those interested, the entire event is going to be streamed at YouTube.com/android.
Although numerous Android tablets exist already, most of them are running a customized version of Android that was designed primarily for smartphones, not a larger touch screen device.
While Google’s mobile OS might not be considered as impressive as others aesthetically, Android does have a greater developer community which [...]
At CES this year, Motorola showed off their new Atrix 4G Android phone that will come out on AT&T. The phone will have optional “smart docks” that can be configured to take certain actions when they are used. Each individual dock can be personalized. In the example video embedded below, they show situations such as laptop shells and TV connectors as a way to use your phone differently. We happen to like the picture they are presenting, with features that hint that Android, Google TV and Chrome OS could be merging, and as soon as the end of this year. While this would be extremely useful and possible with dual-core phones, I don’t think Google would introduce an idea such [...]
In the past several weeks we have had the privilege of seeing the future. We have seen some of the most significant developments in mobile technology and in Android development the world has ever witnessed. We already know that a number of significant changes can be expected, and they will only serve to accelerate adoption of Android world wide.
The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was packed with a seemingly unlimited amount of new gadgets. By far the biggest news for Android fans were the announcements of the Dual-Core Motorola Atrix and Motorola’s Xoom Tegra 2 Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We are extremely eager to get our hands on Honeycomb as soon as we can in early [...]