May 31, 2010 News
This is the keyboard which has been shown on few of the blogs termed as the Droid 2′s keyboard ,these are the leaked pics , there’s a slight difference between the D-Pad placement and the keys have an extra room , giving the user a better experience . Also the keys are bulged which give a proper idea of key placement while you type , which were flat in case of Droid 1 .
Do you feel this one is a real one , or a fake one lets have a poll .
May 31, 2010 News
Have you ever tried an Augmented Reality(AR) application , they are cool, and the Space InvadAR game seems to sound quite familiar for some reason. This AR game by Zenitum is rather cool, and allows you to print out a large image of a planet (probably Earth) that will be used in the game. Launch the game, point the camera in the direction of the picture, and you’ll see the planet converted into 3D and little targets start to show up for your shooting pleasure. Considering that the game is a never ending one and you can’t possibly win, it actually feels like a proof of concept rather than an actual product. That being said, the game will apparently be put up for sale on the Android Market for $25, which is quite steep for a mobile game. Check out a video of this game in action after the jump.
We hope to see more and more Android application developers coming up with Augmented Reality games in future . Did you check out this game , was it fun ?
May 31, 2010 News
Google’s latest version of Android, version 2.2 FroYo, is undoubtedly the most interesting , so you really can’t blame anyone for wanting to port the OS to whatever Android device they have on hand. In this case, we’re talking about the soon-to-be-released HTC EVO 4G. The XDA Android Development team have done just that, and they’ve even been kind enough to upload the video. Are you looking forward to get Android 2.2 on the HTC EVO 4G? Check out the video .
May 28, 2010 News
Facebook is going to release its Official SDK for Android , this is really going to make integrating Facebook’s platform easier for Android application developers and this SDK is actually more advanced compared to iPhone SDK , the key feature is Facebook’s graph API , which was previously unveiled at f8 developer conference .
The SDK is also supposed to use OAuth 2.0 for authentication and ability to publish stories on Facebook using Feed forms. Steve Soneff said there had been ways to integrate Facebook into Android applications before now, but that these have really been hacked together from the iPhone SDK, and weren’t officially supported by Facebook.
Finally Android has Facebook’s official SDK , and need not feel inferior to iPhone who received the SDK over a year ago . Things are improving with respect to Android application development; let’s see how further this step takes Facebook on Android platform .
May 26, 2010 Android Development Resources
Google had handed over an EVO 4G to everyone who attended the Google I/O 2010 , feels good to own a EVO 4G but a team of few hackers were not so happy until they managed to root the phone after 11 days . So finally the HTC EVO 4G has been rooted ,but details about how the root was achieved are yet not disclosed , out of the fear of last minute patch .
Let’s have a look at the HTC EVO rooting video :
May 26, 2010 News
The Flash 10.1 beta is available for download on the Android market for free; you can download the file and install it on your Android device which weighs around 5 MB.
Now the question people may have why Flash when their iPhone’s or Windows Mo’s give the best browsing experience in the class?
Definitely iPhone does give the best browsing experience but with no flash support , which is neither expect in the iPhone 4G due to the Apple – Adobe war , similarly the windows mobile also lacks the same .
What’s Flash going to change?
Have you played an online game? Or watched a YouTube video’s in your browser over your computer , or seen Flash Ads on the websites ? Of course everyone has done it or at least heard about it .
Yes, now you can play games over the web browser, and those would be Flash games, now you could also watch YouTube video directly in the browser and it’s not only about games and flash videos but also about new capabilities flash can be used to embed in mobile browsing.
Google announced in their I/O conference that Froyo Android 2.2 has the fastest browser which also supports flash. Now the question again is, does Android really have the fastest browser. To check this we compared three phones – iPhone, Nexus One with Android 2.2 and HTC HD2 with Windows mobile 6.5 over the same Wi-Fi network and under same conditions of network strength and the same time.
|FEATURES||iPhone 3GS||Nexus One||HTC HD2|
|Flash content||Does not support||Yes , complete flash support||No , but may come up in future|
|Speed (With Flash content on webpage )
YouTube , Pocketnow , endgadget
|Finished 1st in all , but loads no flash||Finished loading last , with all flash contents||Finished 2nd , with no flash content|
|Speed (without or very low Flash content)||Finished 3rd||Finished 1st||Finished 2nd|
|Flash video||Needs App support to run them||Can be viewed over the browser||Needs app support|
|Scrolling||Smooth scrolling||On pages with Flash content it slow and choppy||Smooth Scrolling|
|Online Games||No support||Yes , tested over websites like miniclip , support flash gaming||Not at the moment , but may be possible in future after some update .|
Playing games over the web is fantastic, flash games are fun, hope Steve hates them. Watching videos and other content over the browser directly is really very satisfying on Froyo . But there are few things you won’t like about this flash release , the flash content increases the page loading time , because it takes a lot of time to load flash content which comparatively larger in size . Also this Flash content Slows down scrolling, due to higher requirement of memory resources, and may also give you low memory notifications.
So the answer to our question – whether Froyo Android 2.2 has the fastest browser is Yes and also No .
Yup, when you are looking for looking for Flash content , the basic elements of page may load on time but it may take slightly longer to load Flash content and thus the page loading will be slower than any other browser .The problem here is Flash 10.1 is still beta and need some more touch up , it does its job but takes some time , oh that’s not a big deal , but along with it makes browsing elements like scrolling through the page, viewing content a bit choppy .
But if you are not looking for Flash content, of course Froyo has the fastest browser and we have seen it on Nexus one.
Android application development is definately going to do more in Flash , Flash may not reach iPhone users but it may show up what it can do for Android geeks , with lots of flash content coming over the web and nearly everywhere, this could be a good step to bring it to Froyo Android 2.2 , and as google has always emphasized on speed , it will be the fastest flash supported browser . Android application developers are always looking forward for such features to come up which can be embedded in their apps and create something innovative . Lets where does Flash stand after Flash 10.1 comes out of beta stage .