Android commonly refers to: read more at WikiPedia

  • I use the hard way, free but a bit more difficult as it require a rooted device, I personally use “Android Terminal Emulator” with granted root permissions (after typing su a prompt will appear)

    Android how to delete system application

    su (enter)
    mount -o rw,remount /system (enter)
    rm -r /system/app/FILE-NAME-HERE.apk (enter)

    How to remove this SHIT of myTaxi – Passenger Taxi App on Samsung Galaxy S3

    This application got installed without my knowledge by a Samsung update as a System App that CANNOT BE UN INSTALLED!

    First before I forgot: Go to hell Samsung andIntelligent Apps GmbH

    If either of you continue in that direction, installing software without my prior permission, the next update to my Samsung Galaxy S3 will be CyanogenMod 10

    Back to the removal of MyTaxi,&160; Samsung did hide under the name /system/app/samsung_ch.apk

    To remove it

    su (enter)
    mount -o rw,remount /system (enter)
    rm -r /system/app/samsung_ch.apk (enter)
  • Apple just did steal the idea and is trying to convince the world that they did create it.

    The Verge is reporting that, in particular, Samsung pointed to the Diamond Touch device — developed in 2001 at the Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratory — which included predecessors of both pinch-to-zoom and Apple’s bounce-back effect. The device, available in the MERL lounge for anyone to use, saw images snap back into place, rather like they do in iOS, and featured an application called Fractal Zoom, which allowed users to manipulate and zoom in on images using multiple finger gestures.

    DiamondTouch: Pinch to Zoom in 2001

    Add pinch to zoom demo of Jeff Han that shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface in 2006 that may spell the end of point-and-click. Read now Multi touch and pinch to zoom years before Apple copy it!

  • Downloading resources on Android devices returns unknown file in Google Chrome, or internal browser but not in Firefox for Android!

    Short version

    • Do not rely on self signed certificate for android when downloading resources: android download manager wont work (below Android 4.1.4 SSL was even not supported in download manager)
    • Android do not support all kind of SSL Cipher, check the compatibility table below

    Long Story

    On some Android devices clicking the download link return back an error and show an 'Unknown file'. The file of an initial size of 790kb get partially and randomly downloaded: sometimes you get 140kb, sometimes 224kb or more.

    There is a workaround: if one lets the cursor on the link and clicks 'Save' then the saved document is correct and can be opened.

    This issue appear on some Android phone, not on Android tablet (???) and never on iOS (sic)

    Looking  at the logs, we have found that In Apache access log the resource-size returned is not the same as in Tomcat access log (only when client is Android). Using Desktop class browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) the sizes returned by Tomcat and Apache is the same!

    After  a lot of try and error we found out that Android is able to download properly the resource when connecting directly to tomcat (e.g. without SSL), however in this case there is a VERY strange behaviour:

    So, when we try to download the resource via HTTP, android needs to connect twice! The first connection seems to abort and only the second connection (Android download manager) is able to fetch everything. 

    After that, we enabled the debug logging in Apache and had look at the output.

    [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] Initial (No.1) HTTPS request received for child 0 (server
    [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] mod_proxy_http.c(56): proxy: HTTP: canonicalising URL //localhost:8443/xx.pdf
    [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] proxy_util.c(1525): [client] proxy: http: found worker http://localhost:8443/ for http://localhost:8443/xx.pdf
    [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] mod_proxy.c(1026): Running scheme http handler (attempt 0) [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] mod_proxy_http.c(1982): proxy: HTTP: serving URL http://localhost:8443/xx.pdf [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] proxy_util.c(2102): proxy: HTTP: has acquired connection for (localhost) [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] proxy_util.c(2158): proxy: connecting http://localhost:8443/xx.pdf to localhost:8443 [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] proxy_util.c(2285): proxy: connected /xxxxx.pdf to localhost:8443 [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] mod_proxy_http.c(1741): proxy: start body send [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] (104)Connection reset by peer: core_output_filter: writing data to the network [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] (103)Software caused connection abort: SSL output filter write failed. [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] mod_proxy_http.c(1851): proxy: end body send [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] proxy_util.c(2120): proxy: HTTP: has released connection for (localhost) [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] Connection to child 3 established (server ... ~removed useless debug output~ [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1966): [client] SSL virtual host for servername found [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 read client hello A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write server hello A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write certificate A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write key exchange A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write server done A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 flush data Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_io.c(1929): OpenSSL: read 5/5 bytes from BIO7f1a4c1230d0 [mem: 7f1a4c17a493] (BIO dump follows) ... ~removed useless debug output~ [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 read client key exchange A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_io.c(1929): OpenSSL: read 5/5 bytes from BIO7f1a4c1230d0 [mem: 7f1a4c17a493] (BIO dump follows) ... ~removed useless debug output~ [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 read finished A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write session ticket A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write change cipher spec A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 write finished A [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1853): OpenSSL: Loop: SSLv3 flush data [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [debug] ssl_engine_kernel.c(1849): OpenSSL: Handshake: done [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] Connection: Client IP:, Protocol: TLSv1.2, Cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits) [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] (70014)End of file found: SSL input filter read failed. [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] Connection closed to child 2 with standard shutdown (server [Tue Jan 26 16:06:29 2016] [info] [client] Connection to child 0 established (server ...

    So we see, the intial SSL connect works, we can see the request issued and the proxy request. Body is written and then "connection reset by peer"

    After careful search it is pretty sure that we are running into this problem:
    when you try to download stuff with chromium it works (even from unsecure sources), this is why the first connect is okay. however chromium interrupts the download to hand it over to android download manager (this is why actually displaying pictures works, despite the fact that they are delivered though the same pipeline, e.g. skye code, tomcat version, apache and ssl). this is also why we see two downloads per click in the log files. Problem is however that android download manager does NOT NEVER EVER download stuff from unsecure sources (e.g. selfsigned certs) and thus the final download fails. this is also true for the default andoid browser, because they also use the android download manager.

    Solution: the only solution was be to upgrade to valid SSL  certificates (Verizon, Verisign or any other) instead of self signed. This increase the number of Android device working but unfortunately  some Android devices were still NOT able to download resources with a valid SSL cert...

    By using the Android SDK debug console (adb.exe logcat > file.txt) of android, we saw the following:

    	Line 7487: D/DownloadManager( 3054): [1] Starting
    	Line 7489: W/DownloadManager( 3054): [1] Stop requested with status HTTP_DATA_ERROR: Handshake failed
    	Line 7491: D/DownloadManager( 3054): [1] Finished with status WAITING_TO_RETRY

    This show again that the initial connect to our server happen correctly but return partial content but is then forwarded to the download manager that try to build another connection that is still fail

    Solution: change Apache cipher suite according to the table below.

    Android compatibility table

    Depending on which version of android you would like to support you'll  have to find a cipher suite that is supported by iOS, Android while not sacrificing too much security. 

    Android Version Released API Level Name Build Version Code
    Android 6.0 August 2015 23 Marshmallow Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Marshmallow
    Android 5.1 March 2015 22 Lollipop Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.LollipopMr1
    Android 5.0 November 2014 21 Lollipop Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Lollipop
    Android 4.4W June 2014 20 Kitkat Watch Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.KitKatWatch
    Android 4.4 October 2013 19 Kitkat Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.KitKat
    Android 4.3 July 2013 18 Jelly Bean Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.JellyBeanMr2
    Android 4.2-4.2.2 November 2012 17 Jelly Bean Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.JellyBeanMr1
    Android 4.1-4.1.1 June 2012 16 Jelly Bean Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.JellyBean
    Android 4.0.3-4.0.4 December 2011 15 Ice Cream Sandwich Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.IceCreamSandwichMr1
    Android 4.0-4.0.2 October 2011 14 Ice Cream Sandwich Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.IceCreamSandwich
    Android 3.2 June 2011 13 Honeycomb Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.HoneyCombMr2
    Android 3.1.x May 2011 12 Honeycomb Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.HoneyCombMr1
    Android 3.0.x February 2011 11 Honeycomb Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.HoneyComb
    Android 2.3.3-2.3.4 February 2011 10 Gingerbread Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.GingerBreadMr1
    Android 2.3-2.3.2 November 2010 9 Gingerbread Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.GingerBread
    Android 2.2.x June 2010 8 Froyo Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Froyo
    Android 2.1.x January 2010 7 Eclair Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.EclairMr1
    Android 2.0.1 December 2009 6 Eclair Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Eclair01
    Android 2.0 November 2009 5 Eclair Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Eclair
    Android 1.6 September 2009 4 Donut Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Donut
    Android 1.5 May 2009 3 Cupcake Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Cupcake
    Android 1.1 February 2009 2 Base Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Base11
    Android 1.0 October 2008 1 Base Android.OS.BuildVersionCodes.Base

    It is always a good idea to validate your SSL settings by using one the these online services (In no particular order). Some even report if you are vulnerable to some common SSL attacks ()

  • Technology, society has only come this far by building on the work of the people before you! the patent system is broken and useless: UPSTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) don't even check if something was invented by another person or company. Just so long as no one has patent you can do it even if you are NOT the inventor!!!

    Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform. Kirby Ferguson explores creativity in a world where "everything is a remix."

    Said in the video:

    • Apple need 28 pages to explain how to unlock your device using your finger…
    • Steve Job famous quote should be extended with “Great artists steal but not from me”!

  • The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, developed Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. To help developers get started developing new applications, we're offering the Android Software Development Kit.

    ANDROID is now OPEN SOURCE software

    At they describes how to set up your local work environment, how to use GIT to get the Android files, and how to build the files on your machine. The source is approximately 2.1GB in size.

    Try android emulator for FREE;

    Important links:

  • Preinstalled applications are in /system/app folder, these are the one that can not be removed without root access. User installed applications are in /data/appbut also can be seen nor downloaded without a root access.

    If you just want to get an APK file of something you previously installed, you can do this:

    1. Get AirDroid from Google Play, this app let you wirelessly manage, control and access to Android Devices from a web browser Over-The-Air.
    2. Access your phone using AirDroid from your PC web browser,
    3. Go to Apps and select the installed app,
    4. Click the "download" button to download the APK version of this app from your phone.


  • 500px-android-logo_svg&160;Nullwire has posted a how to

    1. Download and install the Android SDK found here.
    2. Download this zip containing new latest Android images:

    3. Unpack files to a temporary location.
    4. Backup the folder <android-sdk-folder>/tools/lib/images (<android-sdk-folder> is the Android SDK installation folder)
    5. Replace the files ramdisk.img, system.img and userdata.img in <android-sdk-folder>/tools/lib/images with the files unpacked from the zip in step 3.
    6. Start the emulator and wait.

    android.cupcake And if you don't want to try this HACK, just watch the posted Screencast detailing the main new features of Cupcake
  • I did have the chance to try a HTC Desire (non HD with Android 2.1) 3 week end in a row, and I did really like what i was seeing compare to my iPhone 3GS.


    HTC desire HD

    Made of a solid block of aluminum, a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, Dolby Mobile, and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi and enhanced HTC Sense experience with services (backup, erasing/locating device remotely)

    But&160; I will wait a bit more till Android Gingerbread (3.0) and Dual Core CPU at 1.5GHz (crazy) appears in Smartphone

  • It seems that in the graphical and overall user experience, Android is catching fast the iPhone (even if HTC add a layer call HTC Sense UI on top of android). Non Android handset, aka all windows mobile 6.1, should also get this new UI as an update soon.

    HTC Hero

    HTC Hero Trailer

    HTC Sense UI


    • Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
    • Operating System Android™
    • Memory&160; ROM: 512 MB RAM: 288 MB
    • Dimensions (LxWxT) 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
    • Weight 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
    • Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution
    • More..
  • Are popping up on the Internet. This great phone is also now available in Switzerland as well :-)


  • With a nice comparison with the Apple IPhone side by side




    For me a real Apple IPhone killer would be a HTC Touch HD bundled with Google Android

    Key Touch HD product specifications:
    • Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
    • Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery
    • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
    • Software/Operating system: HTC Touch FLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
    • Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)
    • Camera: 5.0MP with auto focus – Second Camera: VGA
    • Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
    • Memory card: micro SD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)
    • WLAN: 802.11b/g
    • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
    • Interface: HTC Ext USB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
    • Battery: 1350 mAh
    • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 310 minutes***
    • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 390 hours***
    • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz


    Size comparison:


  • samsung_galaxy_nexus_prime_header

    My next telephone will be a Samsung Nexus Prime Smile  bye bye Apple

      Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2 Samsung Nexus Prime
    Size(Height* Width* Depth): 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm x 9.3 mm 125.0 x 66.0 x 8.5 mm 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm
    Weight 140g 116g 135g
    Mobile Network: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 3.0
    Display: Retina Display 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus 800×480, Gorilla-Glass 4.6 Inch Super HD AMOLED, Gorilla-Glass
    Display Width: 3.5-inch 4.27-inch 4.65-inch
    Resolution: 960 x 640 Pixel 480 x 800 Pixel 1280×720 Pixel
    Other accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor, barometer
    Camera (Back) 8 MP 8 MP 5MP LED Flash
    Camera (Front): VGA Ja, 2MP 1.3 MP
    Operating System: Apple iOS 5 Gingerbread Android 2.3.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0
    Processor: Apple A5 (Dual Core) Samsung Exynos 4210 1.200 MHz (Dual Core) Dual-Core Texas Instruments 1.5 / 1.2 GHz CPU
    Memory (RAM): 512MB 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM
    Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16 GB 16 GB
    External Memory No Yes micro SDHC No
    Autonomy   1650mAh Talk time 8 hours, one day heavy usage, two days moderate 1750mAh Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    Price CHF 879.- (Apple iPhone 4S - 16 GB – SIM-Free) CHF 489.- (Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - 16 GB - Black) 
    Website: Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2  


    Samsung and Google introduce GALAXY Nexus
    World's First Smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a HD Super AMOLED display

    Hong Kong – October 19, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, and Google, today announced GALAXY Nexus™, the world's first smartphone running Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
    "Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the compelling consumer experience in mobile world," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
    "Ice Cream Sandwich demonstrates the Android platform's continued innovation with one release that works on phones and tablets and everything in between. Features like Android Beam and Face Unlock show the innovative work our team is doing, and GALAXY Nexus showcases the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich," said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile for Google.
    The first smartphone to feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
    Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People app, which lets you, browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks. GALAXY Nexus features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.
    GALAXY Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. You have access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market™, or, in certain countries, you can buy and read books, or rent movies and stream them instantly from your phone. In the U.S., you can also upload your music to the cloud with Music Beta by Google and listen anywhere, even when offline.
    Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows you to quickly share web pages, apps, and YouTube™ videos with your friends by simply tapping your phones together. You can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.
    Google Experience
    GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a "pure Google," experience, and with it, you will be the first to receive software upgrades and new applications as they become available.
    It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™, and a redesigned Google+ app.
    Best-in-class hardware meets the most advanced software
    GALAXY Nexus is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65'' display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280x720), ensuring you can enjoy GALAXY Nexus' immersive entertainment capabilities and fast web browsing in superior clarity.
    Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calling. Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen.
    GALAXY Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, providing superior power and speed, ensuring you can take full advantage of GALAXY Nexus' enhanced multitasking capabilities with ease, or enjoy the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition gaming or video streaming. LTE or HSPA+ connectivity combined with a dual core processor delivers high-speed web browsing which ensures you always have the web at your fingertips, wherever you are.
    GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November and gradually rolled out to other global markets.
    For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit
    Note to Editors:
    GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    *LTE version will be available depending on the region.
    1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    4.65" 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED
    Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
    Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
    Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
    Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
    Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fps
    Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
    3.5mm Ear Jack
    Google™Mobile Services
    Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
    Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
    Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google+ app
    Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)
    Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
    1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory
    135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g
    Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh
    * Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
    * All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • 500px-Android-logo.svg Android has now 14 new members:

    AKM Semiconductor Inc., ARM, ASUSTek Computer Inc., Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Garmin International Inc., Huawei Technologies, Omron Software Co. Ltd, Softbank Mobile Corporation, Sony Ericsson, Teleca AB, Toshiba Corporation and Vodafone.


    December 9, 2008

    The Open Handset Alliance, a group of technology and mobile players, is pleased to announce the membership of 14 additional companies. By joining the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance, the following companies demonstrate their support for Android as an open mobile platform and their commitment to its commercial success. The new members are: AKM Semiconductor Inc., ARM, ASUSTek Computer Inc., Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Garmin International Inc., Huawei Technologies, Omron Software Co. Ltd, Softbank Mobile Corporation, Sony Ericsson, Teleca AB, Toshiba Corporation and Vodafone.

    New members will either deploy compatible Android devices, contribute significant code to the Android Open Source Project, or support the ecosystem through products and services that will accelerate the availability of Android-based devices. With these commitments, the Open Handset Alliance will continue to drive greater and faster innovation for the benefit of mobile users and everyone in the industry.

    Open Handset Alliance members' continued contributions to Android give everyone in the mobile ecosystem a free and complete mobile platform to build Android devices. The new members will add to the momentum of Android device availability, providing developers with an even greater opportunity to deploy compelling applications that will reach a global audience. As a result, consumers around the world benefit from a superior mobile experience that features less expensive devices, more compelling services, rich Internet applications, and easier-to-use interfaces.

    For more information around the Open Handset Alliance, visit

    For more information around Android, visit

  • google Over 1.5 million mobile public domain books are available thanks to Google Book Search, nothing new this service is since a while freely available. What is totally new now is that they provide an optimized interface for all mobile phone (Android, IPhone)

  • Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1-Tablet_00

    Second model of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is taking the model number P7100, and will have 10.1-inch display offering 1280×800 maximum resolution for its touchscreen display, and will be running tablet optimized Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS.

    The tablet also designed with Bluetooth 2.1, supports quad-band of 3G/4G HSPA+ 21Mbps and GSM/EDGE networks. The dimension of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is 246.2 x 170.4 x 0.9mm, weighing 599g.

    • 2MP front camera,
    • 8MP rear-facing camera with auto focus,
    • 16GB or 32GB internal storage,
    • NVIDIA 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core processor
    • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n,
    • 6860mAh battery,
    • LED flash
    • 1080p Full HD video recording




  • Palm has shot first!

    The Software Store has gone mobile. Browse and download over 5,000 apps & games right from your Palm device. Plus, there are over 1,000 free apps to choose from. The mobile software store supports over 25 Palm devices

    All of this is just a click away &8212; install the free mobile software store and choose from thousands of apps ready to download now! You'll also receive 25% OFF your first download when you enter coupon code SHOPMOBILE at checkout.


    I've heard that Microsoft is also working on an alternative to the too much present iPhone shop: Microsoft Skymarket.
    That will be a huge task as Windows mobile is known to have more than 18,000 3rd party applications... In between you can also try Handango, which is a well-established purveyor of apps for Windows Mobile


    Android Market helps developers get their applications in the hands of users by acting as an open distribution system. A beta version is now available on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1.



    Competition will be profiting to customers.

  • Welcome to Android application development! If you're new to Android app development, this where you should begin.

    Download Android Studio

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. Similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin, Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

    • Gradle-based build support.
    • Android-specific refactoring and quick fixes.
    • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility and other problems.
    • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
    • Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components.
    • A rich layout editor that allows you to drag-and-drop UI components, preview layouts on multiple screen configurations, and much more.
    • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine as server-side components.


    This download includes:

    • Android Studio early access preview
    • All the Android SDK Tools to design, test, debug, and profile your app
    • The latest Android platform to compile your app
    • The latest Android system image to run your app in the emulator

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  • The 6 biggest carrier Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Nokia and Siemens has teamed up to create the SCOPE alliance.

     SCOPE is an industry alliance commited to accelerating the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications. Its mission is to help, enable and promote the availability of open carrier grade base platforms based on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware / software and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) building blocks, and to promote interoperability to better serve Service Providers and consumers.


  • android.g2

    A new phone based on Google's operating system Android has been unveiled by Vodafone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

    The touchscreen HTC Magic will feature a 3.2 Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, and GPS, but no slide-out keyboard. and