Mobile Developer Network Invites you to Samsung Developers Conference

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Mobile Developer Network would like to invite you to the first annual Samsung Developers Conference — Oct 27-29, 2013 at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, California, which is now open for Registration.

Samsung is offering developers a single place to learn how to develop, market, and monetize applications and services that may span smartphones, tablets, and televisions.

There have been many rumors floating around, and the Galaxy Gear was confirmed today by Samsung.
Some exciting things to be certain to see are:

• Exciting announcements from top Samsung executives and partners around new tools and SDKs
• First look into emerging Samsung platforms spanning mobile, smart TV and, yes, most likelywearables.
• Lessons on how to build with Samsung’slatest tools and SDKs on the most popular devices
• 50+ technical sessions and panels
• To Be Announced exclusive SDCparty
• Awesome swag
• Device giveaways

Register now to reserve your spot and learn how to sync with some of the world’s finest technologies.

More about Mobile Developer Network:

http://www.meetup.com/developer-network/

Interview with Travor Johns from Google Android Team: Browser, 3.x, Chrome

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Interview with Google Android Developer - Trevor Johns

Met with Trevor Johns (@tjohns) at IO bootcamp Android Office hour today. Have a good discussion.

Here is a summary of few of them:

1 Chrome Browser VS. Android Browser

Android will will use the same JavaScript Engine as Chrome. Android is enhancing the browser (Based on web toolkit) capability. Eventually, the full Chrome Browser will be supported at Android. But there is no time line can be disclosed

2 Android 3.x for mobile phone

Android 3.3 (Designed for Mobile) was on a different branch of code before Android 3.0 was released. Now they are working together.

Silicon Valley Android Developers Favorite Android Apps 2009 Winners full list

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Silicon Valley Android Developers Meetup Announced winners of 2009 Favorite Apps last week. (Source http://www.android-anroid.net) Here is the full list:

Winner: Pro Paint Camera by Popcrowd Software
Pro Paint Camera is a replacement for the stock Android camera app. It adds features such as: 4 filters, 2 whitebalances, autofocus, clipart, text fonts, 6 crazy photo effects & full photo editor
Popcrowd Software
http://www.popcrowd.com
http://twitter.com/popcrowd

Second Place: Geogad Tours by Geogad Inc
Explore the world with video and audio clips. Share your customized tours, and upload video tour stops from your phone.
Company: Geogad, Inc.
Web site: http://www.geogad.com
Info on Geogad’s Android app: http://www.geogad.com/geogad/android
Download link: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.geogad
Twitter: @geogad
Contact: Georgi Dagnall

Third Place: ShapeWriter by Dr. Shumin Zhai
ShapeWriter is a revolutionary text and commands input method for touchscreen mobile devices. To enter text the user simply draws an approximate stroke gesture from letter to letter on a touch keyboard and lifts up to complete the word. The resulting trace is recognized as the intended word. For example a stroke approximately tracing F-U-N results in “fun”. Due to statistical pattern recognition, ShapeWriter’s intelligent algorithm is inherently error tolerant. Other close matches to the user’s gesture are presented in a suggestion bar (demo @ http://j.mp/4GzbzE).
More information can be found at http://www.shapewriter.com I’d be happy to write up more if you need.

Fourth Place: Third PlaceRxdigita by Ivan Tarasov & Siamak Ashrafi (Ash)
Rxdigita connects with Google Health to set cyclic alarms
on medications and racks when medications are taken or if medications
are repeatedly missed an emergency contact is notified.
URL: www.rxdigtia.com

Fifth Place: 8footprints by Apofa
If your life was a treasure map, what would it look like? 8 Footprints enables the modern voyager to map their life’s quest across the globe.See the trail that walks with you wherever you go during all of life’s experiences. Now your footprints can be integrated with twitter as well.
website: www.8footprints.com
download link: avaliable on android market
contact person: Nelson To

The rewards are sponsored by GetJar (http://getJar.com)

Google Phone: An Android dogfood diet for the holidays

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Google finallized admit its plan for Android phone, but play down the expectations. Here is from Google Mobile Blog:
At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding (from “eating your own dogfood”). Well this holiday season, we are taking dogfooding to a new level.
We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe. This means they get to test out a new technology and help improve it.
Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannot share specific product details. We hope to share more after our dogfood diet.

Posted by Mario Queiroz, Vice President, Product Management

Source: Google Mobile blog

Sony Ericsson to release Android based Xperia X10 January

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Previously rumored for release on February 10th, it looks like the highly anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could beat that launch date by nearly a month. Play.com is pegging the release date of the Xperia X10 for January 18th 2010. Play.com is a UK-based retailer so it’s still unclear when (or if ever) the Xperia X10 will hit the States. Only our friends across the pond are guaranteed to enjoy.

However, for those interested in getting one of these puppies, it’ll run you nearly $863. Even though the Xperia X10 packs Snapdragon and a 8 megapixel camera it’s still insanely priced but hey, when you buy unlocked phones you have to deal with ridiculousness. On the bright side, your good money buys you a great color option, ‘Sensuous Black’.

(Source - AndroidCenter )

International Mobile Application Expo @ China – Your Gateway to Chinese Mobile Market

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With the official release of iPhone and oPhone in China, world largest mobile market is creating a wave of opportunities for worldwide mobile application developers. Xi’an Software Park, in collaboration with ExtendLogic teaming up with multiple global organizations, would like to invite you to the International Mobile Application Expo (IMAE http://mlogy.org), a fantastic opportunity to promote your products and services in front of Chinese and global audience.

The IMAE is part of the sixth annual Global Sourcing Summit, which offers unprecedented access to the rapidly growing Chinese IT services community in Xi’an. The summit will feature keynote speeches and 5 individual sessions covering topics such as mobile Internet, client liaisons and service centers, and Sino-Japanese outsourcing talent development.

The IMAE is a value-packed exhibition that will connect mobile application developers globally, help mobile companies to expand in global market. It provides the best opportunity for you to meet with many prospective customers face-to-face, demonstrate products and applications interactively, attract investors, partners, or recruit the brightest and most needed talents. It also encourages direct interaction between peer companies, which allows you to stay one step ahead of your competitors.

Through interactive expositions, exciting product demos and inspiring conference sessions, we usher in the new generation of mobile application innovations, revolutionary new tools and technologies that deliver mobile services to consumers as well as enterprise users.

The 2009 International Mobile Application Expo is designed for the following companies:

  • Mobile Operators
  • Mobile Service Providers
  • Mobile Application Market Places
  • Mobile Application Publishers
  • Mobile Application Developers
  • Mobile Tools and Platforms Developers
  • Mobile Market Analyzing Services

There are many benefits that IMAE participants would obtain:

  • Step into world’s largest mobile market — China
  • Meet with potential local & global partners
  • Seek global mobile opportunities, especially in Asia
  • Attract potential customers and investors, develop quality leads.
  • Build brand awareness and increase your market position.
  • Network with peer companies for opportunities of business expansion and strategic partnership.
  • Recruit the brightest and most needed talents

Exhibition is free for all exhibitors. Local cost for qualified exhibitor will be covered. For exhibition, sponsorship or speaking opportunities, please contact inquiry@extendlogic.com. We will get in touch with you promptly.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

IMAE Team

inquiry@extendlogic.com

Schedule:

Nov. 10th -11th, 2009

Venue:

Shangri-la Hotel Xi’an

38B Keji Road
Xian 710075
China
T: (86 29) 8875 8888

http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/xian/shangrila/

Unlocked HTC Hero available For Pre-order From Amazon.co.uk

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TalkAndroid.com. June 29th, 2009 by Chris Moor

Unlocked HTC Hero handsets are now available for preorder from Amazon.co.uk. Priced at £429.99, the HTC Hero phones are sim-free unlocked handsets with a release date of July 15th.

preorder htc hero

The HTC Hero Box Contains:

  • HTC Hero 3G Android Sim Free mobile phone
  • Quick start guide
  • Screen protector
  • Travel charger
  • Mini-USB data cable
  • Standard battery
  • Wired stereo headset with 3.5 mm connector
  • Accessory leaflet
  • 2 GB microSD card

The HTC Hero will launch across the UK next month on the T-Mobile and Orange UK networks. The handset will be available free to new Orange customers from £39.15 per month as part of a two-year contract that will include 1200 any network call minutes, unlimited texts, as well as inclusive anytime internet browsing.

Likewise T-Mobile UK will offer the handset (known as the G1 Touch), free to new customers from £40 per month on their Flext tariff including unlimited internet browsing.

[via Amazon.co.uk]

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Unlocked HTC Hero Handsets Available For Pre-order From Amazon.co.uk

Android’s winning strategy – what iPhone doesnot do

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Santa Clara.  Many people dreamed to replicate some successful stories in iPhone to Android.  It will remain a dream, at least fo vast majority of them.  Android and iPhone have  difference user base. And I don’t think Android will ever catch up with iPhone in the “cool stuff” and gaming. 

However, Android does has a bright future.  To lots of  consumer and enterprises, it is about about what Android can do, it is about what iPhone or Apples doesn’t do. Lets take a look at them:

  1.     Multiple carriers in US
  2.     Multiple phone manufactures
  3.     Open source for customization and third party use.
  4.    Low cost phones
  5.    And few more

I bet if Apple deliveries two of above, then Android will be like Linux in the desktop world.  But thanks Steve Jobs, Apple will not deliver any of them. So Android will rise quickly for those areas. Here are few examples

Businesses where multiple carriers supprt is required: 

       B2B business: you cannot force all your client to use only Att,

      D2C mobile:

Customization in deployment and or software are required

      This is a big area which potential has not been fully explored. I always believe with better OS, cheaper handsets, lots of traditional specially designed mobile equipment will be replaced by a customized Android equipment.

Third world (Cheap phones)

      In China, India, Africa, Latin America, Android will be a bigger winner.

Android Shipments to Grow 900 Percent in 2009

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Boston – According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Android smartphone shipments will grow 900 percent in 2009. Healthy support from operators, vendors and developers is driving adoption. Apple iPhone OS will be the next fastest-growing smartphone operating system in 2009, with a 79 percent growth rate.

Tom Kang, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast global Android smartphone shipments to grow an impressive 900 percent annually during 2009. The Android mobile operating system from Google gained early traction in the United States in the second half of 2008 and it is gradually spreading its presence into Europe and Asia during 2009. Android is expanding from a low base and it is consequently outgrowing the iPhone OS from Apple, which we estimate will grow at a relatively lower 79 percent annually in 2009.”

Neil Mawston, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “”Android has fast been winning healthy support among operators, vendors and developers. A relatively low-cost licensing model, its semi-open-source structure and Google’s support for cloud services have encouraged companies such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, T Mobile, Vodafone and others to support the Android operating system. Android is now in a good position to become a top-tier player in smartphones over the next two to three years.”

The full report, Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region: 2008, is published by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies service.