The Google Nexus S Showcases The Latest Android Software

The Google Nexus S represents the next generation of the Google Nexus series. The original handset was manufactured by HTC, however Google have opted for Samsung to produce this instalment of the franchise.

It is absolutely packed with features, ranging from a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi internet browsing, advanced touchscreen, and of course, the latest Android software. The handset measures up at 123.9x 63x 10.9mm and weighs in at a pocket friendly 129 grams. The 4 inch super AOMELD capacitive touchscreen is on hand to display up to 16 million bright and vivid colours within the confines of the 480x 800 pixel count. This makes it a great phone for displaying photos, watching videos, playing games and internet surfing. The screen also comes with multi-touch input support, proximity and accelerometer sensors, and a touch sensitive shortcut panel.

A generous onboard storage capacity of 16 GB is provided as standard, meaning that right out of the box, the handset can be used for storing thousands of music tracks of various formats, video clips, photos, documents and additional apps. The level of storage means that expandable memory such as a microSD slot is simply unnecessary.

The Google Nexus S relies on both GPRS and EDGE to provide it with its initial means of internet access and wireless network connectivity. Additionally, Wi-Fi can be utilised for fast internet browsing and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps in 3G covered areas can be enjoyed thanks to HSDPA. Bluetooth is included alongside micro USB, DLNA and GPS for additional connectivity options.

The Google Nexus S is an impressive digital camera on account of the 5 megapixel offering which is capable of taking very high quality snapshots. This is thanks to autofocus, touch focus, LED flash and an operating pixel resolution of 2592x 1944. As an additional means of image capture, the camera can also shoot high definition video footage at a rate of 30 fps in WVGA quality.

The Android OS (v2.3, Gingerbread) works in harmony with a 1 GHz processor to provide a customisable and versatile interface. The processor provides the power to run demanding applications with ease and keeps the interface running quickly and smoothly.

The Samsung Galaxy S represents the best in smartphone technology, and ticks all the boxes. It boasts an impressive spec list whilst retaining great aesthetic style and an impressive user experience.

As Android’s Applications Base Grows So Does Ubuntu’s

Android is Google’s mobile and tablet operating system. Many of these are touch screen applications. In the next year or two there is predicted to be an explosion of Android based devices on the mobile phone and tablet platforms. Without having to have approval for applications like on the iPhone, it’s expected that there will be quite a few applications available.

For Ubuntu users this is good news. While Ubuntu is not Android by any means only sharing the Linux kernel as a base, there is work being done right now to make sure that Android applications will run on the Ubuntu distribution. Eventually this might be able to work on a number of distributions.

Why this is good is that there is quite a bit of commercial development being made for Android. Some of these are paid applications but many are free. What this means for the Ubuntu user is that there will be a wide variety of new applications that could be used on the system. Some of these specifically made for the phone platform might not be too useful, but those made for tablets can be used on the desktop environment since they are made for larger screens.

Another benefit to this is that if there are great applications made on the Android platform, other developers on distributions that might not be able to run Android software might develop open source versions of the most popular software giving everyone quite a few more beneficial applications to work from whether you use Ubuntu or not.

Android Mobile Application – The Demand of the Next Generation

The expensive iPhone and its unique technology, features and mobile applications, though of exceptional class, are well beyond the reach of the rapidly growing next generation of mobile users. Android mobiles are now the preferred choice of working executives, housewives and senior citizens from the Middle income groups, college goers and highschoolers. With the increasing popularity of Android mobiles, Android mobile applications development is also bound to grow in order meet the demand from a diverse section of subscribers.

The Android operating system that powers most Smartphone of today was released as early as 2007 by Google and has been providing a host of features for both the end users and application developers. Android mobile applications have come to the rescue of mobile service operators looking to woo the next generation mobile users, who are constantly seeking new, challenging and useful applications that allow them to customize / personalize the otherwise standard device.

Developed using the structured yet friendly Java language, Android mobile applications span a range of functions from utility to enterprise apps, catering to almost all requirements of the next generation mobile users including music, videos, shopping, bill payments, banking, web-based apps, social networking and instant messaging. The growing demand arising from increased mobile penetration, availability of moderately priced smart phones and improved telecom services, drive scores of dedicated application developers to effectively harness the capabilities of the Android SDK to deliver outstanding Android mobile applications, in the process paving the way for a healthy competition.

The Android SDK offers an easy-to-use development platform which has a lot of in-built features to develop quality applications for the mobile users. Tutorials, in-built code and 3D graphic libraries, testing, debugging utilities, as well as handset emulator and multi-tasking facilities on the Android OS can be utilized effectively to build conventional / modern scalable applications for the Smartphone. The OS has the capacity to seamlessly integrate with a wide range of connectivity /communication technologies such as CDMA, GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-MAX, UMTS and more, and can ably deliver corresponding services depending on the hardware of the underlying mobile device. Since the next generation 4G services are expected to be rendered on Android mobile applications are bound to capitalize on the large volume of data, speeds, and quality of the services to effectively showcase their presence.

Android mobile applications developed on the Android SDK are quite cost-effective as the SDK is open source software, constantly tested and improved by a tenacious group of self-motivated programmers. Any trained java developer will be able churn out a range of rich and challenging mobile apps with relative ease and also get familiar with SDK using the documentation and samples provided with the package. Java being a structured language allows re-use of code, further reducing the time/effort and cost of developing Android mobile applications.

The Android OS has also been designed to cater to additional hardware requirements of 3G, GPS, compass, accelerometer and the standard camera functions, enabling applications to support all mobile hardware configurations in the present as well as the near future, making it an ideal platform for servicing evolving mobile phone designs.