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Android Jelly Bean, The Successor Ice Cream Sandwich

Written By John Mitt Sam on Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 9:14 AM

Although the Android version 4.0 with the title Ice Cream Sandwich has not officially presented, have started out the name of the new variant of the Android operating system named Android Jelly Bean. Naming variants of the Android operating system is very unique and diverse, it is visible from the start of the most popular existing 2.2 Froyo Android, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the most recent special Android tablet PCs, Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Android Jelly Bean

It looks like Android Jelly Bean is ready to welcome the Android fans around the world. Such information is reported via SlashGear, the latest variant Jelly Bean's Android will soon be seen as the successor of the operating system Ice Cream Sandwich, an operating system planned for use in tablet PCs and smartphones.

Jelly Bean's Android operating system is expected to bring significant changes in Android, from the interface to support additional technologies. About his arrival, the new Android Jelly Bean is planned to arrive after Dihadirkannya Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Ice Cream Sandwich alone is expected will be released around November or later in October 2011. Unfortunately, the latest news said that Sony Ericsson and several other manufacturers of Android might not participate in the project Ice Cream Sandwiches, although the chances of his return is still open in Android. Obviously we are still waiting for the certainty of it all.

Source: SlashGear
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10 New Attractive Features In Windows Phone Mango

Mango update reported to be released by Microsoft to the old model devices this middle of the month and of course, has become the default OS for new model devices such as Samsung’s Focus S, Focus Flash, HTC Titan, and Radar.
Windows Phone Mango

Here are 10 exciting new features of Windows Phone Mango:

  1. Threads – SMS, Facebook chat, and chat on IM will be in one thread for each person.
  2. Groups – contact list can now combine in a group.
  3. Improvements in Live Tiles – Live Tiles will now display more real time information and more dynamic.
  4. Multitasking – by holding the back button, the multitasking window will shows.
  5. App Connect – the application is now integrated with Bing search results. Examples: if you do a movie search with Bing, then the Fandago application will automatically open to you if you want purchase a tickets.
  6. People Hub – If in the past we just able to sync a list of contacts with Facebook, now the People Hub will also be integrated with Twitter, Outlook, LinkedIn, and Windows Live Messenger.
  7. Multiple Email Accounts – all email lists will be in one universal inbox
  8. Better Bing search results – search on Bing now has included seeking information on songs like the song title, its singer, and album title by bring phone closer to the source of the sound, this feature is the same as in TrackID, Shazam, and SounHound. Bing also be used as bar code scanners, QR codes, and Microsoft Tags by utilizing the camera without the need for third-party applications anymore.
  9. Internet Explorer 9 – the latest browser with the addition of HTML5 features and promised faster than the browsers on the other smartphones. There are graphics acceleration features that already integrated with the browser.
  10. Augmented Reality – by pointing Mango mobile phone to some place, some related applications will be open to be able to interact with the real world.

Source: technobuffalo
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Intel and Google Join Hands on Android Development

News Intel has revealed a new partnership with Google on Android, advances in the ultrabook device category and a new security technology that protects against zero-day exploits at its Intel Developer Forum.

To strengthen business relationships in mobile computing, a provider of OS Android (Google) along with the provider processor (Intel) finally agreed to establish cooperation. Manufacturer Intel previously had been reportedly working on making processors for mobile phones and tablet PCs classes so that collaboration between Intel Corp and Google Inc. It also seemed to bring the integration of the Android OS and Intel processor into the smart phone / high-powered tablet PCs.

Previously, many Android-based smartphone using ARM processor from NVIDIA, this cooperation will make the step to speed up Intel's entry into the smart phone market is booming. In addition to the smart phone market share to be acquired, Intel also had ample opportunity in terms of procurement processor for Android-based tablet PC.

It is estimated, the realization of the cooperation between Intel and Google will be immediately visible at least at the beginning of 2012. That means, on the fight smart phones in 2012, we can already see an Android phone with Intel's new processor chip. It is as revealed by Intel executives in the annual event, Intel Developer Conference in San Francisco, USA recently.

With the collaboration between Google and Intel, it also brings benefits to the Google, the article, Google will become increasingly more focused again in its mobile computing project in conjunction with Motorola's Mobility.

Intel is currently the company's PC processor maker in the world's number one, allowing the existence of a strong ecosystem of the collaboration of Google and Intel. We await further news.

Source: Reuters
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Sony Announces Walkman Z Series

Walkman Z Series can also be applications in the Android Market. Not everyone wants to use the smartphone as a music player or video. Reason is what makes the iPod and Apple still does not rely on producing the iPhone is used as a music player.

Sony Z Series Walkman is ready to release as if to follow the success of the iPod Touch. Three touchscreen Walkman series that uses the Android operating system is also ready to be marketed in Japan, in December.
Walkman Z Series

Has a shape such as smartphones, the Walkman NWZ-1000 has a touch screen monitor with 480x800 pixels. Portable music player is also equipped with Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, FM tuner, and micro-HDMI port for video output.

Sony calls this music player can play music up to 20 hours. While the video is only capable of approximately 5 hours. With the series Gingerbread Android operating system, this Walkman also comes with a number of typical applications of Google, like Gmail, Gtalk, YouTube, and Google Maps. Walkman is also possible to download a number of applications in the Android Market.
Walkman X Series

The advantages of this Walkman is on the device than the iPod add-on sound with digital noise canceling and MX S-Master digital amplifier built-in. Walkman is also able to play music in MP3 format, WMA, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, Linear PCM, AAC, and HE-AAC. However, ATRAC is not expected to be used outside Japan.

Walkman is available in three types, the NW-Z1050 with a 16GB storage capacity, NW-Z1060 with a capacity of 32GB and the NW-Z1070 with a capacity of 64GB. As quoted from page Geek.com, Walkman is priced around U.S. $ 360 to $ 560.
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HTC Sensation XE: Featuring Beats Audio Technology

Some time ago, HTC announced its cooperation with the Electronic Beats, a company known for audio products Beats Audio. Now, the merger between the two already bearing fruit. Their work comes under the name HTC Sensation XE.

HTC Sensation XE

HTC Sensation XE will use the audio technology of Electronic Beats. Besides being equipped with such technology, the HTC smartphone also complement this with an exclusive earphones Beats by Dr. Dre. HTC claims, if you connect these earphones to Sensation XE, the smartphone will automatically activate the voice profile that is optimized for the Beats. Still according to HTC, the profile will provide a more steady pounding bass, the vocals are sharper, and better sound range.

HTC Sensation XE
HTC Sensation XE is also equipped with a powerful specification. Smartphone is equipped with dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, 4.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of QHD (540 x 960), and a large battery capacity, which is 1730mAH.

HTC Sensation XE will use the Android operating system. Unfortunately, HTC still has not leaked version of what will be used. However, most likely, HTC will be using version 2.3 or so-called Gingerbread.

There is no certainty the price for this product HTC Sensation XE. However, HTC plans to launch this smartphone in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Middle East later this month.
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Sony Announce the PSP-E1000

Written By John Mitt Sam on Saturday, September 10, 2011 | 9:29 AM

Sony made a surprise announcement yesterday during Gamescom by introducing a new model of the PSP called the PSP-E1000. The new product looks interesting. Have the same screen as the PSP-3000 and compatible with all PSP games earlier. On the face of it, the new handheld sounds enticing. It’s got the same screen as the PSP-3000, keeps the UMD so is backwards compatible with all PSP games, comes in a charcoal black that matches the slim PS3, and will be available at a pocket-friendly price of 99 euros, which would equate to $99 in the U.S.

The product comes with a charcoal black color, which matched with the sleek PlayStation 3. However, the good news just got there. Because this product has limited features. In addition, the E1000 will not be launched outside the region with PAL video formats.

Where as the 3000 measures 169.4 x 18.6 x 71.4mm, the E1000 is 172.4 × 73.4 × 21.6mm. It is lighter though, weighing in at 223 grams compared to the 280 grams of the 3000.
Unfortunately, so cheap, users who want to update the firmware on this gadget can only do it via cable. Because, in the PSP-E1000 does not support WiFi. In addition, Sony also remove the stereo features such as those in the PSP-3000. In PSP-E1000, there’s only monoaural sound, in other words, there is only one speaker. In addition, there is also no video-out feature. However, size is a bit more compact and lighter weight as well.

Below I have included the official specification breakdown for the PSP-E1000 and the PSP-3000 so you can see what has changed.

Dimensions: 172.4 × 73.4 × 21.6 mm
Weight: 223 g including battery
Screen: TFT 16 million colors, 4.3 inci/10.9 cm (16:9) full-transparent type
Sound: Mono
Internal disc drive: Read-only Universal Media Disc drive
Interface: DC IN 5V connector, Hi-Speed ​​USB 2.0, connector DC OUT connector, plug a headset connector, Memory Stick PRO Duo slot
Power source: DC 5.0 V AC Adapter, Lithium-Ion rechargeable

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