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10 Reasons to Choose Android App Development Over Other Platforms

With increasing popularity and utilization of Android apps, the global mobility market is now looking forward to considering the next-level participation of Android app development in the industry’s core services. It is expected that the industry may reach $140 billion of annual revenue by the end of this year. Android app development has gained a significant place in the IT industry in recent years.

Android is the most sought development platform of these days and growing with amazing momentum. Mobile app development companies are utilizing Android for custom app development for solving all significant customer issues and increasing brand value and revenues of their businesses. Android as a platform helps enterprises to develop intuitive applications.

10 Reasons to Choose Android App Development

We shall discuss the 10 significant reasons why companies need Android more than any other mobile app development platform.

1. Open-source

Android is an open-source application development platform not simply constrained to the market of Android devices and applications. Moreover, this open-source platform encourages app developers and offers the freedom to be inventive. Since it is an open-source platform, it facilitates the application developers to associate with the community of Android developers so that they can additionally collaborate on their Android app development projects.

2. Easy UI Customization

Android is made to convey dynamic and customizable software products. Android application development company are focusing on, Applications dependent on the Android app development platform are adequately customized and manageable. Google essentially centers around making the UI customizable to help app developers to develop custom Android applications for organizations.

It tends to be incorporated into the current frameworks as an expansion to enhance usability and can be executed as an independent instrument for sorting out the procedures.

3. Flexible Use and Installation

Android applications are strong and adaptable to be pushed and distributed in a few different ways. App developers have a simple time utilizing Android on account of the accessibility of tools that give a simple method for improving, fixing and refreshing applications as a result of the offices given by Android devices.

Not at all like different platforms that need set-up help, businesses can guarantee that their clients, working professionals, and other significant partners can get to and download their applications in a basic manner absent a lot of issues.

4. Simple Integration

These days, most business ventures have numerous elements, procedures, and offices. Unmistakable and separate frameworks or procedures for each element will result in unnecessarily copying the endeavors and costs that are required to keep up these frameworks and make information warehouses and disjoints.

Organizations can undoubtedly reach their intended target audience and enhance the experience without any significant expansion in their marketing budget. Besides, Android applications have the upside of being coordinated in a straightforward way. They likewise envelop a tremendous range of systems.

5. User Engagement

Despite the fact that mobile applications can, in general, alter the inside functions of a business, their capacity to increase user engagement is typically misjudged.

Among the different mobile platforms accessible today, Android is one of the most predominant players with roughly 84% of the mobile market share. It is a point of fact that the strength of Android won’t end at any point in the near future. Android applications give an exceptionally extraordinary platform to the companies that helps in drawing in more clients viably and productively.

6. Easy Adoption & Launching

Android applications are easy-to-adopt by the developers particularly while coded in Java. The script codes for the mobile applications are basic and can also be accomplished by any newcomer as well. Developers are required to simply get themselves enrolled and present the .apk file. 

7. Popularity

Clearly, we can not disregard the popularity of Android at any point by any means. People are having the iOS platform besides Android, yet many individuals are seemed to lean towards the Android much than the iOS platform. This is likewise a platform which is allowing numerous application developers to create their applications right now. As time passes, the clients are expanding and there is a possibility of an increase in the popularity of the Android platform as well.

8. Accessibility

Android is a mobile app development platform that offers a staggering reaction with access to a wide range of devices. From Smart TVs to tablets, Android has expanded its strength to each place that people may find helpful. 

9. Social Optimization

The android is the best among the many platforms which are profoundly streamlined by getting progressively social over social media platforms. This has been created for social applications. So whenever users are inspired to go social, Android can be their foremost choice. 

10. Custom ROMs

While using Android, custom ROM (Read-Only Memory) is directed to the smartphone’s firmware. Since Android is open-source, an app developer can alter and recompile code and adjust it to a range of devices. This incorporates a device’s appearance and behavior. As a mobile app development platform, Android utilizes the capacity to make multitudinous changes in code, consequently, including new functionalities to manage an application quickly.

Conclusion

Most of the smart device users are utilizing the Android platform and this provides Android with a large volume of customers. We discussed the most technical and user-oriented reasons in this blog for preferring Android over any other mobile app development platform. Moreover, development using Android also provides rich discoverability, high credibility of Ad attribution, cost-effective, and lots of other important benefits.

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Music Streaming Service Playfre releases Android App, Appoints Purity Nganga as its Head of Operations, Kenya

Playfre android app which has been touted to be released this week by Chika Nwaogu of Playfre Music has been launched this morning. African music streaming giant which has attracted well over 800 registered users in just 8 days of its release has appoints Purity Nganga as its Head of Operations, Kenya in a move to enter the Kenya music streaming market.

Playfre will be competing with already known players in the East Africa which include Mdundo.

Playfre has an added advantage over already existing players in the music streaming industry here in East Africa as it already comes with over 45 million songs, something every other music streaming service here can’t boast of,” says Purity Nganga, the new Playfre’s Head of Operations Kenya

“It is great having Purity on board. I have always wanted to make a debut in both Nigeria and Kenya, and subsequently expand to Ghana and South Africa. This is just the first step towards that direction” says Chika Nwaogu, CEO of Playfre Music.

Playfre android app just hit the Google Play store a few days ago and is now available for free download. The app enables you to listen to any music on playfre even while you are not on the app as opposed to the web player.

“Now you can take playfre wherever you go and in all your devices and listen to music whenever, however,” says Chika Nwaogu

Purity Nganga will oversee all things Playfre in Kenya and East Africa.

With a portfolio of over 45 million songs, Playfre is Africa’s largest music streaming service. Playfre currently has over 800 registered users in 8 days from its launch.

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Why Google Needs To Leverage Motorola in Android

It was an acquisition that stood to change the smartphone world, but to date it hasn’t made much impact. Nearly two years ago Google agreed acquire Motorola Mobility, giving the primary developer of Android a handset division to go with it. The possibilities were, and still are, endless. Yet it seems as though nothing has changed. To nearly every consumer, Motorola is still Motorola, rather than Google’s handset division.

According to Google, that’s the game plan. They claim to have acquired Morotola for its array of patents, which it will use, and has used, in defense of lawsuits from Apple and Microsoft. But with such a powerful asset within their company, it stands to reason that Google will eventually move forward with Motorola as their own vehicle for Android.

Right now it’s just what they need.

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Facebook changes the game

When Facebook announced Facebook Home, it was met with little fanfare. Many people had decided, before even seeing the announcement, that they weren’t interested. Why would anyone want to make Facebook the center of their mobile experiences? Yet that misses a fundamental point about Facebook’s latest mobile gambit.

What Facebook accomplished was to essentially claim Android as its own. It didn’t go through the process of developing its own mobile OS, or commissioning a manufacturer to create an official “Facebook phone.” Instead they worked within the existing open architecture of Android to create something essentially new.

Don’t listen to tech snobs who had made a decision about Facebook Home before trying it: the platform does have plenty to offer. Even if people don’t switch now, Facebook has a foot in the door. Think of this like an experiment, such as those described by Eric Reis in The Lean Startup. Now Facebook can more closely monitor how people behave on their mobile phones and tweak their strategy accordingly.

In other words, Facebook is creating a new mobile landscape. It’s certain that others will follow, hijacking Android for their own gain. The only solution is for Android to fight back.

Learning from the best

When it comes to creating products that consumers love, there is perhaps no company more effective than Apple. Steve Jobs brought Apple back from the dead, because he knew how to create products that would resonate with consumers. Part of his formula involved combining hardware with software. The iPod required iTunes to run. The iPhone came with its own operating system.

Controlling both hardware and software allowed Apple to in turn control the whole experience. That is key in their ability to create products consumers want. With Android there is a fragmented experience. Google develops the software, but manufacturers create the devices. On top of that, they also create their own Android overlays, which changes the experience from device-to-device. An HTC and a Samsung smartphone might both run Android, but they both provide different experiences.

If Google utilizes Motorola to its fullest, it can realize that same level of control that Apple does. Google would deliver its own vision, the original vision, of the Android software, coupled with a fine-tuned hardware experience. It wouldn’t have to deal with HTC using an unpopular skin or Samsung using flimsy parts. It would be the exact phone that Google envisions. Chances are it’s a phone that consumers would enjoy.

Think about it in terms of the Nexus series. On those Google was able to control the software end. Now imagine they were able to add their own custom, presumably high-end, hardware. It’s something that would pique consumers, if not enthrall them.

Competitors ahoy

The final reason Google should take fuller advantage of Motorola: increasing competition. For a few years iPhone and Android were the only two real choices for consumers. BlackBerry had busted, and Microsoft continually failed to deliver a quality Windows Phone product. But this year the competition is getting fiercer. Google taking closer control of Android would put them in a better position.

Microsoft might not have much juice with Windows Phone 8, but the BlackBerry 10 phones have certainly made an impact (especially on an international basis). They’re not the only ones. Firefox announced dozens of partners for its Firefox OS, which it will release later this year. Samsung, the most popular Android manufacturer, has partnered on the Tizen OS, and will release a Tizen-based phone later this year.

With all this competition, it makes sense for Google to make Motorola its flagship Android. They could better position themselves in an increasingly dense marketplace. This goes especially if Samsung makes a move towards Tizen. Losing Samsung as a partner could hurt, but Google could more than compensate if it made Motorola the manufacturer of the Google Phone.

To date we have seen Google take little advantage of its Motorola acquisition outside the courtroom. Yet the potential is always there. We’re already hearing plenty about the Motorola X Phone. Could that be Google’s big move with Motorola, creating a closer alignment between Android software and hardware? Maybe. If not, it still stands to reason that Google will make such a play in the near future. The conditions are rips. That’s for certain.

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Top Android Tablets in 2012 – Must Haves

Android tablets have become the in vogue that is governing the market of tablets. Each day, the manufactures are coming up with new competitive, compact, innovative and improved tablets. A very sound competition exists in the market and thus giving growth opportunities to all kinds of tablets – cheap tablets and powerful tablets of various sizes. However, as compared to Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android mobile OS are the still best option for smartphones and then tablet computers. Apple’s closed system of hardware and software is less preferred over the open source nature of Google’s Android OS, which makes it captivating for many hardware manufacturers to show interest in developing an Android-based devices. It gives them an opportunity to devise a tablet based on their requirements without in fear of rejection, since there is no governing body.

Android tablets are burgeoning in the tablet market and the highest-quality five Android-based tablets currently available are: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (gray, 32GB),   Google Nexus 7 (8GB), Asus Transformer Pad TF300 (16GB), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB),  Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Verizon) . Let’s take a quick look at all of the android tablets one by one. To keep the post short and to the point, we will not sail deep into the hardware and software ocean.

Best Android Tablets of 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

 is one of the best tablets of 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  is the best available Samsung tablet yet. The device is powered by super powerful 1.4 GHz Quad core processor and WXGA cosmetic. Samsung’s flagship stylus has been added which aesthetics and comfort to the device. It is one of the finest android tablets available in the market, with 10.1 inch size. Look wise its dissimilar in design compared to other Galaxy tablets and even runs on an Exynos processor also it has marvelous features and is designed for productivity more than entertainment nevertheless it certainly can serve both purposes perfectly. It is also the only tablet that comes with an S-Pen that makes it possible to perform different errands and note taking process easy. It comes in two different color variants- grey and white.

Read: 6 Gadgets That Will Rival new iPad (iPad 3) in 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is costly but delivers an admirable screen and high speed performance. The original 7 inch galaxy tab 7.0 that came previously was not much awe-inspiring, but Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is worth looking at. The touchscreen comes with Super AMOLED plus capacitive touch screen with 1280 x 800 p resolution which gives a crystal clear picture. It is powered by Android 3.3 which you can update to Jelly Bean at any time. Besides that, it comes with a plenty of accessories for those who want them including a physical keyboard.  It is suitable for both office workers and students. It provides reliable performance, expandable storage, good feel and size. It has some limitations like; it lacks display performance, meagre cameras and is expensive.

Read: 10 Best Gadgets of 2012

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 tablet

Nothing can beat in-house product from Google. With a strategic alliance with Asus Googr has created Google Nexus 7.  The Nexus 7 is easily the best 7-inch tablet available and one of the top tablets in the market. Although, its quad-core Tegra 3 processor delivers fast performance, but the lack of built-in expandable storage and omission of HDMI port makes it a questionable table for tech minded people. Also the design of Nexus 7 design follows the plain, black tablet mold with the top and bottom bezels a bit too thick. If you are looking for a slim trim tablet to hold tightly in your hand then Nexus 7 may not be the ideal choice, but that doesn’t  make it any less powerful. The Nexus 7 Android Tablet is a right choice where buyers no longer have to compromise, performance for the price.

Read: Microsoft Make More Money From Android Phone Than Windows Mobile Phone

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

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Android Tablet, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is the sleekest Android tablet available, which is an amalgamation of a proven design with a sophisticated camera, a faster processor, and a fascinating screen. It comes with features that are high in quality as well as reliability.Mobile dock accessory adds an aesthetic to the design and makes it look more elegant. Mobile dock also expands the functionality of the tablet. Even though the quality of GPS and the WiFi performance is not so good, but this Android Tablet was the first tablet to feature a Tegra 3 processor. By default, it comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 ICS OS.

Read: The Asus Eee Transformer Review

With whopping 9.5 hours battery life, it does entice the people who travel a lot. It supports HD video playback, HD video recording through 8MP reat camera and has a good readable screen which is ideal for games. Some limitations like shaky camera, keyboard dock are present but that can be overcome with installing latest Android OS.

These are some of the best Android tablets developed in 2012 that are currently available in the market. There are chances that we might have missed adding your favorite android tablet in this list. But due to certain limitation, we can not cover each and every tablets out there. But, we’d love to hear about any of these android tablets via the comment section below 🙂

Ricky Shah is one of our contributors and he also writes at Genius geeks blog. He enjoys covering a different aspect of technology. Follow his latest post to know more about him.

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5 Reasons Why Android Beats the Apple’s Latest iPhone 5

Why Android beats iPhone 5

As it is known to almost everybody, android is a mobile device that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.  Through this devise, different smart phones are being developed. If you haven’t known, apple has released their new iPhone 5 phone model. Even though they have modified it by adding better features when you compare to iPhone 4S, it is still lagging behind. The truth of the matter is that when it comes to technology, android is better than iOS smartphones.Google Android vs Apple iPhone logo

Yes it is true that iPhone 5 has a lager screen and a faster motherboard when you compare to iPhone 4S, that everyone was waiting for. But you have to agree they are late to release and create it. Here are the advantages of androids over the iPhone 5.

The screen

As you know, the new iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display. However, when you look at the smartphone screen race, android has taken the lead because droid RAZR M has 4.3 inch and galaxy S3 has 4.8-inch and the last one which is galaxy note 2 is the largest with 5.5-inch screen.

Many people ask why they need a large screen. Well, large screens make watching videos more exiting, texting more easier as well as to read and it makes the keys on your screen more easily to target with your figure.

Custom widgets on your home screen

It is good that now the screen has been created to be larger in the new iPhone 5. This makes it easier for you to see most of your application icons on your screen without scrolling over. However, when you look at your android phone, you will have more on your screen than static application. In other words, you will have the entire screen where you can fill with interactive widgets.

The third-party software keyboards

IPhone 5, support iOS 6 keyboard only. This means that you can’t use a third party keyboard. However, when it comes to android phones, it can support any third party keyboard that you feel to use.

Attaching any files to your email

For those users who use iPhone will agree with this, that iPhone does not have the ability to attach any files of your email account. However, this cannot be said on iPhone 5 because it model gives you the option to attach only videos and images only. The previous version of iPhone does not have the option where you can attach files to your mail and send. What if you want to attach send your employer some important details? However, when it comes to windows, Mac OS and android, you can attach any file that you want to send via email.

PC visible file system

Have you ever tried connecting your android devise to your computer? You will get all your files and folders in there as you use your storage disk D. but when it comes to iPhone, you will only have access to digital camera (DCIM) folder so that you can drag and drop pictures only.

Summary

Through the above points, it is clear that android smart phones are quite ahead from the iPhone.

Mohd Aktar is a part time blogger living in India, a country that is full of great bloggers around the world. Mohd writes on a wide range of technology topics including the upcoming phone reviews and gadget news. If you want to know more about him, please check his two blogs www.thegadgetsblog.com and www.blogorida.com for more information.

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LG Optimus Vu Review

The LG Optimus Vu was displayed at the MWC in February and caused some ripples within the mobile phone world due to its unique dimensions — people were arguing whether it is actually a phone or a tablet. Potentially challenging the similar Samsung Galaxy Note, we decided to take a closer look at the device in order to see whether it will take off on the UK market or not.

LG Optimus vu
LG Optimus vu review

Design

The South Korean mobile phone giant LG has released this phone with clear intentions, as can be seen within the name of this phone, the “Vu”, which displays the emphasis this phone plays upon the entertainment and display factor of the phone. The primary way that this phone sets itself apart is linked to this, through the screen that sets its dimensions at 4:3. This creates a very square looking phone, which would suggest that the phone is bulky (especially if compared to the rival Samsung Galaxy Note — see the video below), but its ultra thin profile makes up for this at just 8.5mm that makes this phone one of the slimmest around. The size of the screen stands at five inches, which combined with the screens dimensions makes the phone ideal for entertainment purposes.

However, the problem with this is that the phone is not the easiest to hold, and navigating and using the phone is definitely a two hand job. Those who like to use their phone whilst walking or standing on public transport may find this phone difficult to use, due to the lack of ability to have the phone nicely sitting in one palm. Visually, the phone is appealing, with smart features combined with a nicely textured rear cover to the phone, with only one small logo and camera lens elsewhere on the back. Added to the exterior of the phone is a stylus that is easily accessible, and makes the phone a lot easier to use and ideal for those who require drawing ability on the phone.

Inside

LG Optimus Vu Review
LG Optimus vu review

Inside the phone, the hardware impresses. The 1.5GHz dual-core processor makes the phone run extremely smoothly, and whilst not up to the quad core phones we’ve seen on the market recently, still is sufficient for this phone. Multiple apps and entertainment features run perfectly well with this processing speed. The phone also holds a fairly standard but good sized 1GB of RAM, which is also sufficient in making the phone run well. 32 gigabites of internal storage is also enough for this phone, although there are no expandable memory ports on the phone, which limits the device for those who require a larger amount of storage. However, most users will find the 32MB to be enough.

Then we come to what is probably the best piece of hardware on the phone, which is the 8 megapixel camera. This camera provides extremely good photo quality that the screen is perfect for viewing. When we tested the camera abilities, we were very impressed, due to its sharp qualities and ability to take good quality photographs in poor light. The front facing 1.3 megapixel camera also proves up to the challenge, providing great conference calling potentials for this phone.

Software

The phone runs Android Gingerbread, which disappoints us. We would have expected Android 4.0 for this phone, but instead we are left with the older Android operating system that does little to excite us. The system runs fine however, and its saving grace is that the wide aspect ratio of the screen makes the phone unique in its navigation. Android 4.0 wouldn’t particularly add to the entertainment features, which can still easily be enjoyed on this phone. We were able to stream video on the phone via Wi-Fi which was very easily viewable and smooth due to the good quality processor.

The battery quality on the phone is good, but limited to an extent due to the high processor speeds and potentially having been decreased to make it slim enough to fit within the thin profile of the phone. In order to charge the phone, the device is placed within a docking station, which provides a prop that can mean that video can be watched hands free. However, the charger can also be detached making the docking station not essential, which makes the charger more transportable.

LG Optimus Vu ReviewConclusion

In conclusion, this phone will gain both lovers and haters due to its dimensions. Like all phones of a unique nature, we don’t expect it to make a massive mark in the UK. That’s not to say that this isn’t a bad phone, however. Such experiments with phones are beneficial to the overall market, and will please many phone users that the format which this phone takes will appeal to. We will not be expecting to see school kids walking down the road with this item, but the occasional entertainment loving businessman may wish to invest in this, which may result in us seeing this in a few offices soon. The video conferences capabilities of this phone are great, which may add to that factor, with the docking station providing a great opportunity to bring video conferencing further into the business world in the UK.

The biggest problem that the phone may face however is its astronomical mark up price it went on sale in Korea for, at $900 USD. In reality, how many people will be willing to fork out such a sum? The release date for the UK still hasn’t been confirmed, but when it does we will be looking with anticipation at whether this phone makes any dent in the market at all. And before that, you can have a look at the hands-on video below:

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Small but Ample Computer Cellular Phone – the Android

Android Performs Functions of a Computer

Understandably well that the latest mobile gadgets of today are working like computers. They function as computers so it is very wrong to say that they function “like” computers because they are computers in themselves.

What used to be the ambit of desktop computers has now become the laptop’s world. And quite handy and versatile compared to the desktop because you can bring the laptop anywhere you go!Adblock plus app on android

You can go to the beach, to your farm and almost everywhere for as long as there is an internet signal you can go on with your work. That’s literally everywhere. The gadget became even smaller today.

From the laptop came the Androids, iPhones and tablets that are superiorly versatile than the laptop admirably handy. You just can’t underestimate the capabilities of these gadgets. The Android alone have got so much that you might have never imagined. From games and other important functions that are very helpful to humans like guide maps of every city in the world (you don’t need to flip pages after pages of your traveling book guide or folded paper maps).

Alarm clocks, time, calendar, flashlight, mosquito repellant (much to your surprise), music and videos; you name it Android has it.

Open Handset Alliance

Thanks to this consortium of eighty six (86) hardware, software and telecommunications companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. This consortium that is called the Open Handset Alliance was led by Google and along with others, is indeed a genius idea.

With everybody there and creating more applications for the Android which is one of their main objectives aside from the fact of maintaining the Android operating system.

As mentioned earlier, the Android has got so much. Its capabilities for games alone and other apps is so tremendously amazing. If you look at the number of games that the latest Android can download, you would unthinkingly agree with me that it is indeed a small computer.

Is this really possible?

Yes it is possible and it is in fact happening now. And there are more apps that would come out soonest. Watch for all this when they come. The Google’s official blog site has it that Android team member, Mr. Tim Bray, advised developers to get their apps ready for the next phase of the Android market.

Users and would-be users, go get it first

Android users out there, fasten your seat-belt for the next influx of Android apps that can be downloaded into your latest Android gadget. The unthinkable for you is right within your grasp now. As you anticipate for the latest development don’t be the last to know when they come out. Get the latest update through the Android’s official website.

It’s founder, Mr. Andy Rubin reveals there that Android was listed as one best-selling smartphone platform worldwide. In fact, as of February 2012 there are over 850, 000 android devices activated everyday.

And for those who don’t have an Android gadget, don’t lose a minute! Get the latest one now. It is available anywhere around the globe.

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Chrome for Android Phones and Tablets

The most awaited moment has come for Android users.

Google Chrome the most favourite browsers of the users which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux now will be available for Android too.

Google Chrome Browser for Androids

Google has launched the Chrome browser Beta for Android and is available on the Android Market. This browser will take the browsing experience in Android Phones and Tablets to a high level.

As it is just newly launched, the Chrome Browser is only available for Android 4.0 or higher version. And it is also limited for some countries only. The countries for which the download is available are United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
Most amount of the users have Android Gingerbread and so download will be less in beginning.

Chrome Browser Features

  • Tabbed Browsing.
  • Easy Switching Between Tabs
  • Smooth Scrolling and Loading
  • Bookmarks Synchronizing
  • Private Browsing

Other very notifying feature of the browser is that you can view the tabs that are open in your PC Chrome Browser and also you can send the pages form you PC to your Android phone and then view them when you are offline.

Well News are there that Adobe wont be providing flash support for the newly developed Android Chrome Browser. Adobe had previously announced in November that it wont be developing Flash for Mobile Phones and so it is sad for the Android users that they wont be able to enjoy better browsing in Chrome.

Here are some Screen shots for the Chrome Browser

The newly released Google Chrome Browser for Androids

Google Chrome for Tablets on AndroidWe hope that Chrome Browser for the older version of Android is soon released.

There are other powerful Android Browsers like Dolphin, Firefox, Opera. These browsers give a tough competition to the Chrome Browser, but with the release for Android smartphone and tablet users, Chrome chances in the browser market is high.

What do you think about the release of Google Chrome web browser into android platform?

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Android on Windows Mobile

The company started its mobile phone manufacturing with windows mobile OS. Many of the HTC windows mobile phones were loved by the users and they expected more from it. Well, the users wanted to boot Android in the phone and so do I. It is possible to boot Android in your windows mobile. Lets see how….

The devices which support Android booting are:
Kaiser (AT&T Tilt, HTC TyTN II, MDA Vario III, XDA Stellar), Polaris (HTC Touch Cruise), Vogue (HTC Touch CDMA, Verizon XV6900, Sprint Touch, Okta Touch), Titan (HTC Titan, xv6800, Bell PPC6800, Mogul), Diamond (HTC Touch Diamond, MDA Compact IV), Raphael (AT&T Fuze, HTC Touch Pro), Topaz (HTC Touch Diamond2, AT&T Pure) and Rhodium (AT&T Tilt 2, HTC Touch Pro2).

 

For Installation Tutorial you can visit this website https://www.androidonhtc.com/wiki/Installing_Android

For Downloading the Android roms you can go to this link  https://www.androidonhtc.com/wiki/Latest_Builds

You have to just download the .zip file, extract and run the specified file to boot android into your device..

Hope this helps….

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini & Mini Pro – Ultra-compact design, great features

Sony Ericsson released two ultra-compact phones; Xperia Mini & Mini Pro. It is a mere successor of the X10 Mini series. Despite its small size, it holds outstanding features in it. Unlike the predecessor it has a larger 3″ screen and better HVGA resolution which is good enough to show clear graphics and details.

It is also called a smaller clone of Xperia Arc. Sony Ericsson has worked on its Timescape UI which you can observe in these phones. The phone is very fast and easy to use. The Mini Pro features a full featured keyboard and buttons are spaced properly for fast typing.

sony ericsson xperia mini pro
sony ericsson xperia mini pro

Unlike the X10 mini, it features a faster 1GHz Scorpion Processor with Adreno 205 GPU. It runs the newer version of Android Gingerbread. Both the Xperia Mini & Mini Pro share the same spec sheet except that the Pro has a secondary camera. The devices belong to the mid range family and it costs about $220 for Mini and $280 for Mini Pro.

Physical Specifications

3″ capacitive touchscreen with HVGA resolution
99g (Mini) , 136g(Mini Pro)
3.5 mm earphone jack
5 MP Camera with LED Flash
secondary VGA camera for Mini Pro
1200 mAh battery

Technical Specifications

Android 2.3 (G90ingerbread) (upgradable to v4.0)
1GHz Scorpion Processor
Aderno 205 GPU
512 MB RAM
Music Player, FM Radio
EDGE, 3G, GPS(with A-GPS support)
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine for Enhanced Display
Adobe Flash Support

Conclusion

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro fairly stand on the concept of compact smartphones. The most important thing in these phones is that you can get an upgraded version of Android with its new releases. Well it stands on the top among its rivals like the HTC Explorer, HTC Wildfire S , Samsung Galaxy Y, etc.

The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro are great phones that anyone who cares for the best must have.

What are your views concerning this phones?