Nowadays, android operating system has not only been used in cell phones, but in other several products. Interests in this OS for new products keep growing. At the Computex Electronics show last June, we found that a number of gadget makers put Android for use in notebooks, tablet PCs, readers as well as IPTVs.
Android IPTV Box Offers A New Entertainment Style
The android IPTV box has built-in HDMI port for you to connect with 1080P high definition television or HDTV, projector and computer monitor where you can watch any TV channels you would like to enjoy, HD video or movies, music, playing online games, browsing the internet, online shopping, internet banking, sending and receiving emails, social networking like facebook, twitter, skype or MSN. It is a new generation entertainment style for sharing, enjoying and relaxing with your whole family.
IPTV Box Gives Better Web-surfing Experience
Different from android tablet pc, it is not only a performance computer but also a perfect set top box, based on android 2.2 OS, supporting Google chrome browser and Adobe flash player 10.1 or 10.2. Google TV permits you access everything on the web, watch your favorite web video, view photos, play games, chat with friends. It can connect with RJ45 LAN and WIFI network, USB external Hard Disk, and support keyboard, mouse as well as wireless remote control. Unlike HD smartphone, the all-in-one Google android IPTV box is a combination of home entertainment and communications to offer users a better web experience on larger HD screen.
Cheap But Advanced Android IPTV Box
” Folks do not simply want to stare at static screens, they want to touch and get responses to information they need to make informed purchasing decisions.” said Nick Karnik, the CEO of IN Media Corp. which announced the latest release of its IPTV set top box running Google’s Android platform version 2.2 on March 8. The company press releases free today announced the intended launch of its new interactive high definition kiosk based on IPTV technology. The kiosks will offer cheap but advanced sales and selling technology for today’s consumer. That means the cost of purchasing and maintaining a kiosk will be reduced by at least half from current prices. In fact, we can easily buy this high-tech product through shopsimple.com which is a leading website of prices comparision for huge range consumer electronic products.
Following the fast development of this OS, there will be a lot of android based products in the future and android IPTV box is definitely positioned as a main in-home multimedia device.
Whether it’s a birthday party for the wife, a grand opening, or a new product roll out, Twitter is rapidly becoming the way to announce and invite. You could simply send out 140 characters to announce your event, or you could do so much more. Here are five tools that can help you learn how to use Twitter to announce events.
TaWidget lets you create a customized widget announcing your events, and provides the code you need to add the button to your website or blog. TaWidget integrates with the events calendar Taweet, which publishes your Twitter posts including a description and the starting date and time.
DailyMile is a social training log for athletes. One of its many features is an events page. You can search for functions to participate in, categorized by running, triathlon, or cycling. If you are planning an event, add it to the page including a location. DailyMile is supported by Google Maps, so you can pinpoint the locale and publish the route in advance of the meet.
BigMapple is dedicated to the 5 boroughs of New York City. Add an event to show other New Yorkers what is happening in your neighborhood. Once the party starts, people can add tweets and photos. Search by address to check out the action in the area you’re in. This is a boon to the NYC community.
PlanCast is where people and plans come together. This social calendar is easy to use and easy to search. Adding an event is a snap; just answer what, when and where. You can even invite some of your friends to attend. If you’re looking for things to do, you can explore by category and location.
Hooopla is an Android application for planning gatherings on the spur of the moment. Just create, share, and enjoy. After all, you’re not always sitting at home waiting for an invite. The newsfeed range can be set to global, or zero in on a 5 mile radius.
Upcoming events can be as frivolous as a pillow fight, or as newsworthy as a major press conference. Getting the word out is an important part of the success of any gathering. Once you learn how to use Twitter to announce events, you can relax, knowing your event planning is right on track.
Whereas most custom skins for the lockscreen are all about looking pretty, Cover for Android begs to differ by leaning towards functionality. It observes the time of day and your whereabouts to predict your current activity and provide the appropriate apps.
As Cover for Android website puts it, theres no more fumbling through screens of apps to find the one youre looking for. The app automatically identifies where you arework, car, or at homeand recommends other apps that you often use in those particular scenarios. For instance, your maps software is shown whenever youre traveling.
Besides contextual apps, Cover also features app previews and quick switching between them. Users can even set different wallpapers, as well as smart volume settings, for different locations. (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-K860i-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-5-Exynos-4412-Quad-Core-IPS-1280×720-Highscreen/833807_1363829143.html)Lenovo K860i The developers reckon their app shouldnt consume more than 10 percent of the devices battery.
Cover for Android is coming soon to Google Play, with an invite-only beta available through the official website. The app wont arrive on iOS devices, though there are plenty of alternatives you can choose to make Android look like iOS 7. Theres also Facebook Home to slap your favorite social network on both your home and lock screens.
The Micromax Canvas Turbo is What the Canvas 4 Should Have Been (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A670T-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-512M-4G-Quad-Core-MTK6589-8MP-Support-Russian/833807_1372730340.html)Lenovo A670T
Back when the Micromax Canvas 4 was still being teased, the Indian brands fans had high expectations, such as a Full HD screen and faster processor. However, Micromax decided to focus on improving the software rather than the hardware, releasing a Canvas 4 that had the same screen and processor as the Micromax A116 HD.
Fast forward to today and it appears that the Indian phone brand has released what the Canvas 4 should have been in the form of the Micromax Canvas Turbo. The Canvas Turbo features a 5 inch Full HD IPS CGS screen, 1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage. (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A376-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-4-0-IPS-screen-512M-Ram-4G-Rom/833807_1371132989.html)Lenovo A376 As for the software department, theres a ton of new features in addition to what you already get with Android 4.2.1, but at least the UI is barely touched. The 2,000mAh is a bit of a disappointment though.
While Micromax doesnt exactly have a presence here, they do share a common ODM (official device manufacturer) with MyPhone, which often sources the same OEM devices as Micromax for resale here in the Philippines (ex: Micromax A116 HD = MyPhone A919i Duo, Micromax Canvas 4 = MyPhone Vortex).
(http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-A390-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-New-2013-dual-core-MTK6577-RAM512-ROM4GB-Dual-SIM-card/833807_1391527361.html)Lenovo A390 So even if Micromax doesnt have a distributor here, MyPhone might end up sourcing the OEM device and end up selling it here. Seems like a pretty good bet, but what do you guys think?
Micromax Canvas Turbo Specs
5 Full HD IPS CGS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 441ppi)
1.5GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor
PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
16GB non-expandable storage
13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
5mp fixed focus front camera
GPS with A-GPS
2,000mAh battery (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Lenovo-S870E-New-2013-Original-Mobile-Phone-Android-4-0-EVDO-3G-512M-RAM-4G-ROM/833807_1372851092.html)Lenovo S870E
Dual SIM/dual standby (mini SIM + micro SIM)
Android has come into our day-to-day lives so much that it has become almost inevitable for us to live without our Android devices, and this popularity coupled with the efficacy of 3G has led to the development of a number of apps catering to the TV buffs, enabling them to watch TV online. In todays evaluative and comparative review, we will take a look at the top ten Android apps which will enable us to watch TV and movies online. Some of them even allow you to exclusively watch movies and shows that have been stored on your computer or transferred to your droid on its microSD card.
Android, being such a flexible platform, its no surprise that you can find lots of apps for TV, although they tend to be data hungry, they make a good way to kill time. Streaming TV over a mobile phone is not a new thing. Weve seen this technology since earlier models like the Nokia 6230 and 6230i. Nowadays, the advantages of todays mobile phones make TV streaming better than ever. With high resolution screens that get bigger and bigger and with larger, broadband connections, we can now carry TV shows/movies in our pockets or watch them on our tablets. Personally, I am not a big fan of mobile TV streaming, I like watching TV on a much bigger screen (when I do watch), but there are lots of people out there who do enjoy watching TV over the internet.
Not only does a smartphone let you watch video clips on the device and surf the web to access video-sharing sites such as YouTube, it also allows you stream TV shows and films to the device when you’ve got a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, thanks to a number of apps. And you don’t need to fork out lots of cash to watch TV and movies on your Android device. There are plenty of free apps available that offer this functionality. Here’s five free apps that let you watch movies and TV shows on your Google Android device.
The BBC’s dedicated iPlayer app for Android devices not only lets users watch live broadcasts from BBC channels but it also lets you catch-up on TV broadcast over the last seven days. You can stream content over Wi-Fi and 3G and just like the desktop version, you even add shows to your Favourites so they’re ready and waiting to be watched as soon as a new episode is available.
An iPhone version of this app has been available for some time and now Sky had confirmed it will be made available for some Google Android devices this month. Sky Go lets Sky subscribers access live broadcasts from all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky New, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and 11 Sky Movies channels from their device.
Catch-up on shows broadcast on ITV channels using your Android smartphone. There’s unlimited viewing with the ITV Player app but you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection to watch programmes.
4.Crackle Movies & TV
Crackle specialises in offering movies that you can watch over Wi-Fi and 3G on your smartphone for free.
US movie streaming service Netflix launched in the UK at the start of this year, and this app allows you to stream movies to your Android smartphone . While the service isn’t free, Netflix is currently offering a free one month trial via Facebook that can be cancelled before you’re charged.
These would be my pics for online TV streaming on Android, keep in mind this list doesnt containt all the best Android apps for TV streaming, just some of the apps you can use. If you are interested in seeing how your favorite soap opera looks on a 4 screen, then you should give them a try. But be careful, if you want to try out these apps, be sure to keep a close eye on your internet traffic, they tend to be very data intensive. If you have more interesting Android TV apps to share with us, please do so in the comments section.
Firefox for Android
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IrfanView supports viewing and saving of numerous file types including image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, JP2 & JPM (JPEG2000), PNG (includes the optimizer PNGOUT),TIFF, camera RAW, ECW (Enhanced Compressed Wavelet), EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile), FSH (EA Sports format), ICO (Windows icon), LDF (LuraDocument format), LWF (LuraWave format), PCX (Zsoft Paintbrush), PBM (Portable bitmap), PDF (Portable Document Format), PGM (Portable graymap), PPM (Portable Pixelmap), TGA (Truevision Targa), and viewing of media files such as Flash, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG, MP3, MIDI, and text files. Orbit Downloader is a download manager for Microsoft Windows. One of the main features of the program is its ability to grab and download embedded Flash Videofiles from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc. Orbit Downloader also accelerates downloads by acting as a peer-to-peer client, utilizing bandwidth of other users. The program supports downloading from HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Metalink, RTSP, MMS and RTMP protocols. Orbit Downloader supports Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Mozilla Firefox and Opera web browsers. TeamViewer is a computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer between computers. It is possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser. While the main focus of the application is remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included. To connect to another computer, TeamViewer has to be running on both machines. To install TeamViewer administrator access is required, but once installed it can be run by any user.
Tablet PCs running on the Android OS is collecting much of the tablet market. Despite the large emissions of competing OS, all brands of pills that are running on open source Android OS makes the most sales. This means for you as a tech device vendors is that the Android OS market is where you need to move your business to.
Android phone Android vs. Tablet
Within the segment of the Android OS-based devices, you have several niches and two main candidates here are Android phones, and Android tablets. Again, if you followed the market trends, discussion forums or tech leaders you as communication units sold would now be able to identify that soon there will be a gap between the oversized Smartphone and multi-tasking Android Tablet PC.
Android tablets have already taken off to a rocketing start given its inherent characteristics of open source software, the use of multiple-vendor hardware and basic features of a good performing unit connectivity, security, battery life and reasonable prices.
First advantage with Android OS tablets, its free
The advantage of programs that are developed in Open Source format is that it’s free and anyone can use it. Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, the various names of the software which Free Software can be developed. Others can not use it, make changes to it and share it again with other users. In the case of Android OS (the source code or software for tablet, telephone or other device to operate), the open source code already developed by Google is free to use by everyone. This is not the case with the IOS operating system or the suite of Apple devices like iPhone, iPod or iPhone development. The IOS is a proprietary software that is covertly controlled by Apple and is not free for someone else to use.
Android OS although belonging Google is free for all other manufacturers, etc., , In order to use their own products, changes in, etc. The result is manufacturers do not pay for the Olympics but still has cutting edge, superior OS to put on China tablets produced by them. This is one of the main reasons for the low prices of China tablets.
Other benefit with Android OS tablets-Affordable h w, s w and enriched functions
Android OS can be built to be compatible with hardware components available in the market. Why Chinese manufacturers are able to build their Android tablets around inexpensive hardware. Here again, some makers use branded hardware, in which case, these are high value tablets, but still cheaper than the branded tablets.
Moreover, the Android OS is fully activated for the entire Google Pack, for example, Gmail, Skype, Google Maps etc. , Wherein each tablet is made with this OS comes pre-installed with the Google family. Advantage China tablets.
The third advantage of selling the Android OS Tablets-its Legal
Why is it not, illegal to buy and sell Android OS done Tablets inherent licensing of the software allows this. This is not the case with the IOS and the sale or purchase outside the Apple stores can sometimes be a risky investment.
Android tablets come from Chinese suppliers, the following
Sellers can offer their discerning buyers two value systems of tablets, a cheap average performing units and the other variety, which are high value and shows a performance that sometimes surpasses branded tablets Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy in the price department as well.
The latest version of Android is out – Android 4.4 or Android KitKat! The wait is over and Google has finally launched the newest version of Android technology with many improvements, interface enhancements and a score of features. These new additions are sure to enrich user’s experience. Right now, KitKat is present only in Google Nexus 5. However, it will be soon seen in Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 and other brands’ tablets and smartphones such as HTC, Samsung Galaxy S4, etc.
With many brands soon waiting in queue to embrace the latest version of Android, many Android programmers have started downloading the latest Android 4.4 SDK platform/ Android 4.4 System Image and exploring it, as Android 4.4 applications development offers a gamut of opportunities to the developers and turns out to be rewarding experience monetary-wise. This article takes a cursory view of various important facets of Android 4.4 SDK platform. Salient features of Android SDK which developers can use:
1.Maximum use of every pixel which enhances touch feature and better viewing experience. 2.Printing framework allows to print to apps. 3.Easy search of documents, photos and other files in local drive or cloud storage, using storage access framework. 4. Instant access to the data from storage space. 5.Longer battery life 6.Addition of step counter and step detector to keep a count of walking steps – with screen off. 7.Recording high quality video to create tutorials, videos for blogs, marketing videos and for many other purposes. 8.Better streaming experience 9.Access to RenderScript feature enabled.
To know more about the latest version of Android KitKat, check out www.android.com With the launch of the latest version with a plethora of improvements and addition of new features, many organizations are looking to take advantage of the situation by getting their employees trained in Android application development. Similarly even Android developers working on Android Sandwich or Jelly Bean do not want to miss the golden opportunity and hence are enrolling for Android application development training program in Android training centre in Delhi/NCR.
However, joining any Android training in Noida may backfire, as not all Android training institutes may have the required facility to provide top-class training. So, choosing such an Android training institute will be a wise decision which has state-of-the-art infrastructure and has the record of helping thousands of professionals to clear Android certification exam easily.