via : (OMG ! UBUNTU! )
Well Acer‘s brought the phonebelt,that is mixture of phone and a tablet.It’s being powered by 1GHz Snapdragon processor.Acer confirmed that this hybrid which is 100% phone + 100% tablet would come to US in April and would be running Froyo or Honeycomb.The display is pretty huge (4.8 inch) and boats of its unique 1024 x 480-resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio display ,but then don’t complain cause it’s a Phonebelt ! (We’ve got another thing for 2011,that other manufacturers would be busy copying throughout the year *sigh* )
Let’s wish Acer luck,and please wish me too so that I can have my own Android that I desperately WANT.
We’ve been hearing for months that Android 2.x isn’t the OS made for tablets.And now Google shows off a video with the latest flavor of Android the Honeycomb,which is designed ‘particularly for tablets’.Completely redesigned UX and lot more,if it is supported by good quality apps,then the tablet market is set for a huge shakeup.
Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.
Honeycomb also features the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability, access to over 3 million Google eBooks, and Google Talk, which now allows you to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled device (PC, tablet, etc).
Here’s the video.
Though a question remains in my mind : Will Honeycomb come to phones ?
iPod touch is enjoying tremendous popularity,mainly because the market has very few competitors to actually compete with it.But it’ll surely lose the market share once an Android based multimedia device steps in this segment.And that’s what I am expecting from Galaxy Player.Here’s an recipe to make itouch lose the dominance which it has been enjoying for such a long time.
Take the most popular OS i.e. Android (2.2 or 2.3),spice it up with App Market,dual cameras,good body design,32/64 GB storage options,responsive capacitive touchscreen and a good display.(The last 2 points are damn important if the device wants to compete with iTouch.
I have high hopes from Galaxy Player. !
This project sends notifications to a desktop computer when certain events happen on an Android device, such as the phone ringing, an SMS being received, or the battery running low. The notifications can be sent over Wifi, Bluetooth, or (in the future) USB.
It runs as a service on android, consuming little resources while no events are happening, and the desktop application notifies the user about the event in some way (Growl on Mac, Gnome dbus notifications on Linux, Growl for Windows or System tray alert on Windows), including information such as the number that’s calling.
Once intsalled on your Ubuntu and your Android,you can be updated about recent calls,text messages etc,without looking in your phone.
How To Get It ?
Download/install the Android notifier application first.