"The beta versions of Mac OS X (code-named Mountain Lion) and Windows 8 are now being tested worldwide, and although they are quite different from one another, they share one characteristic: Both take designs and features built for smartphones and tablets and tack them onto desktops and laptops. Does that mean that Apple and Microsoft believe that your computer is really just a big smartphone? And what do these new upgrades mean for IT?" - Read More
"Apple and Google will soon have more than just each other to worry about in the race to provide the software for smart phones and tablets. Later this month, Intel will announce that its MeeGo operating system is ready to run devices including touch screen tablets and phones. MeeGo is a Linux-based, open source project created by merging Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo operating system projects early this year." | more
"A few weeks ago we talked to some key people at Nvidia and we still have a few details to reveal from these talks. Tegra general manager Mike Rayfield told us that Nvidia strongly believes that we will see a new phone category in 2011. He calls them superphones." | more
The Android family gets bigger with the addition of Sony. Is this a sign Nokia is failing to adapt by holding onto Symbian?
Holy Moly! There are almost 5 Billion devices plugged into the Internet. How many of those devices do you think are serving us spam? Hmm.. lol
"Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet... " | More
We stepped out of a killer panel Monday from MobileBeat 2010 titled "How to turn Android into a money machine," and the answer from the panel to that very question seems to be "all the little things." Is it as easy to make money on Android as it is on, say, the iPhone? The answer seems to be "no" at this point, but there's not a single killer reason that Google is lagging behind.
I admit, I'm an AppBrain fanboy. Using a phone to dig and search through all the 68,000+ apps things in the Android Market is enough to drive anyone insane, so I don't do it unless I have to. Today, using AppBrain just got better -- you can now install apps direct to your device, right from the AppBrain website. Yes, just like the 'coming feature' from Google that Vic Gundutra demoed at Google I/O, without the wait. And it works on all modern versions of Android (1.5 and higher). Hit the break for a quick how-to and a vi
any Android handsets are rooted even before their official release, but the Xperia X10, being Sony Ericsson’s entry into the Android world, apparently has some pretty tough security protection to prevent people from rooting and flashing custom ROMs onto it. Back in May, someone even claimed to have rooted the X10 using a special flashing system which needs dedicated hardware, so not many were able to try it and for those who did, it simply didn’t work as it was a fake.
A big thanks to Jerpelea, biktor_gj and Bin4ry over at xda-developers for first obtaining root and secondly providing a method that everyone can use. Once you root your phone, please head over to the xda-developers and make a donation to these guys. It’s the least they deserve for cracking a phone that many thought may be impenetrable. You can check out the full Xperia X10 Root guide here.
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