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And yet another Monday liveblog from Mobile World Congress where Faceook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to give a keynote address on, well, whatever he wants. Zuckerberg’s actually a fairly compelling speaker, and this should be a good one.
What to expect? Probably not any new Facebook phone announcements, folks. Instead, look broader topics that have to do with the Internet, social connectivity and the world in general.
We’re liveblogging this one starting at 6 p.m. CET — that’s noon in New York and 9 a.m. on the West Coast. Join us!
The folks behind CES have announced who will give the keynote address during 2013′s show, and it may surprise you to find out that it’s Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. Okay, it might not be that surprising considering that Jacobs also gave the keynote address at the 2012 and 2010 shows, but with Microsoft giving up its keynote spot, many thought that the CES people would choose a more well-known company. That’s not to say that Qualcomm isn’t well-known among technophiles like all of us, but for the mainstream crowd, Qualcomm isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the word “technology” is mentioned.
Still, as CNET points out, the fact that Qualcomm will be giving the keynote seems appropriate. That’s especially true when you consider that PC sales are on the decline while smartphones and tablets seem to be getting more popular by the minute. Qualcomm, as many of you already know, is one of the smartphone and tablet industries’ biggest players – and indeed is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of Android – so the fact that Jacobs will get up on stage to deliver the keynote for CES 2013 is fitting.
You’d think that Microsoft would want to rethink its decision to skip out on CES with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Microsoft Surface all launching soon, but that clearly isn’t in the cards. In any case, the theme for Jacobs’ keynote will be “Born Mobile,” and he’ll naturally be highlighting the role of mobile technology in the world today. Qualcomm has even released a teaser video for the keynote address, which features a 14-month old toddler who is quite adept at using mobile devices. Check it out below.
Obviously, Jacobs’ keynote will kick off the Consumer Electronics Show for 2013, which is scheduled to run from January 8 to January 11. He’ll be taking the stage at 6:30 PM Pacific time on January 7 to get everything started, and we certainly look forward to hearing what he has to say. Only time will tell if Qualcomm will serve as a suitable replacement for Microsoft, but we’re thinking that Jacobs won’t have any problem getting people excited for CES 2013. Stay tuned.
Google has now uploaded its day one keynote address from last week’s Google I/O developer conference, at which the Nexus 7 was announced, Android 4.1 or “Jelly Bean” was first shown off, plus some weird speaker things and some posh glasses we’re unlikely to ever see or use were also demonstrated by Google’s bosses.
If you’d like to relive the conference in full, Google’s stuck the complete two-hour presentation up on YouTube, which kicks off with a run through of Android 4.1 and its new features, complete with the enjoyably nerdy polite ripples of applause from the crowd when new features are illustrated.
Good to see next-word prediction hitting the stock keyboard app, too, and there are proper cheers from the crowd when “offline voice typing” is announced. Well worth a watch to get yourself up to speed on the latest in Android.
Here we go again! We're back for the Day 2 keynote address at the Google I/O developer conference. What's in store this time around? Only one way to find out. Ease on past the break for Google's video feed and our liveblog.
Things get going at the following times:
- 9:30 a.m. Pacific time
- 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
- 5:30 p.m. in London
- And other times on either side.
Check this space Thursday morning as we get it done once more!
Here we go, ladies and gentlemen! We're up and ready and raring to go at Moscone West in San Francisco. We've got the Google I/O Day 1 keynote address coming your way, after the break.
This one's going to be a little different, though. Unlike a lot of keynotes, Google's streaming this one live, and you can watch it with us after the break. (Might even be able to see the back of our heads.) That also means we don't have to set our keyboards on fire trying to type every little word, which is nice. That also means we'll have more time free to let you know what's really going on, behind the scenes and between the lines.
So break on through to the other side, and let's kick off this crazy ride. The keynote begins June 27 at the following times:
- 9:30 a.m. Pacific time
- 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
- 5:30 p.m. in London
- And all points east and east.
Got it? Good. Let's go!
One of the highlights yesterday in Barcelona was Eric Schmidt's keynote address. Schmidt always entertains, and as former CEO and current chairman at Google we're usually listening when he speaks. At Mobile World Congress this year, Schmidt was focused on one thing — the digital divide. We did get to see a nifty demonstration of Chrome for Android Beta from Android Product Director Hugo Barra, but for the most part it's an hour of hearing Schmidt's thoughts on how to bring connectivity to areas of the world that don't have it, and why that matters.
It's worth a look. There's no hidden gems about Jellybean or some secret-stealth project the folks at Mountain View might be working on, but it's a look at what drives Schmidt, and in turn Google, to go forward. You can find it embedded after the break.
Source: Google Youtube channel
Last year at Mobile World Congress during Eric Schmidt’s keynote address he spoke about slowing Android releases down. Android releases were coming in rapid fire succession, and while Honeycomb threw the schedule off a bit, the two phone releases, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, had about a year of separation.
Google keeps the Android details lock and key for as long as they can. Of course we get rumors here and there, and then there’s obvious things like bowls of jelly beans at the Android booth-0-fun this year at Mobile World Congress, but concrete details rarely leak until one of the executives leaks them out.
Having said that, we’re not sure what is going to come with the next iteration of Jelly Bean, but at last year’s Mobile World Congress Keynote we all left feeling like not just Android 4.0, but future versions of Android would be compatible with both tablets and phones. This would mean we could get to a one annual release schedule, which ultimately slows down that awful F word, Fragmentation.
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So with that in mind a Fall release would make the most sense. Phone OS releases have been, for the most part in the fall, this puts them out just in time for the holidays.
Keeping all of this in mind, than what Hiroshi Lockheimer, Vice President of Engineering for Mobile at Google, said at MWC Tuesday will come as no surprise. When speaking with reporters from Computer World Lockheimer said that the release of the next version of Android won’t happen until the fall of 2012. He also hinted that no firm release date was in place.
Now, that doesn’t mean that at Google I/O in June they won’t formerly announce the next version of Android. That just means we won’t see a device with it running until after fall of 2012. As we said earlier, if Google is in fact issuing one version of Android for tablets and smartphones going forward, fall of 2012 is right on schedule.
Ask us what we thought the most important story out of CES was for 2012, and we'll likely tell you it's Intel's entrance into the Android ecosystem — and its partenership with Motorola for devices coming later this year.
Hopefully you caught our liveblog from Intel CEO Paul Otellini's keynote address — including a surprise appearance from will.i.am, who talked Ultrabooks. And now you can watch the keynote in its entirety (and maybe even see the back of our heads). Check it out, after the break.
It's 50-50 on this one, we suppose, but Intel CEO Paul Otellini will be giving a keynote address on the first afternoon of CES on January 10 in Las Vegas. And it's entirely possible that we'll see some new Android hardware come out of it. You'll recall that Google's Andy Rubin joined Otellini at Intel's developer conference last month to announce that "Combining Android with Intel's low power smartphone roadmap opens up more opportunity for innovation and choice." And that goes from the kernel on up.
Needless to say, this won't be a CES to miss, and we'll be there to bring you the whole thing.
Source: Press release
Could this turn out to be a wireless case of the tortoise and the hare? According to Ralph de la Vega, that answer is a resounding yes. In his keynote address at CTIA, the AT&T Mobility CEO announced plans to bring a line of thinner, less power-intensive smartphones to its recently launched, true 4G network. How’s that possible? Utilizing a technology described as “circuit switch fallback,” phones running on the operator’s network will make use of a single radio to ride along the LTE waves, and default to a “circuit switch-based 3G” signal when out of range. If these claims pan out, it’d give the slow-to-market, second place operator a leg up on industry rivals Verizon and Sprint, which incorporate separately powered 3G / 4G radios in their next-gen handsets. We’ll know whether or not to call de la Vega’s bluff later this year when the first batch of LTE phones are destined for consumer release. Until then, it’s just executive grandstanding at its best. Handsets or it didn’t happen, Ralph.
AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega: LTE phones to be leaner, retain charge longer originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The eyes of the world were on Cupertino today, as Apple unveiled their
next generation iPhone 5 slightly improved iPhone 4S. While much of the focus of the keynote address was on new features in iOS 5, there are some definite hardware and software upgrades to the top-tier iPhone model to consider. To see how the iPhone 4S stacks up against the competition, we pitted the flagship phones from Samsung, Motorola, HTC and LG against it in a hardware showdown. Here’s how the Galaxy S II, DROID BIONIC, Sensation 4G and G2x compare:
As you can see, the iPhone still bests just about everything in screen resolution, but falls far behind in the screen’s physical size. That isn’t an important factor for some, but it’s a big deal for others. The iPhone 4S’ processor is well in line with the rest, but we don’t have numbers on certain specs like RAM and battery capacity, so a hard line comparison is difficult. The iPhone’s radio brings it up to speed with “4G” phones, but only on AT&T. While the iPhone’s most expensive model has a jaw-dropping 64GB of storage, Apple once again eschewed any sort of removable memory.
Of course, this chart only includes currently-selling phones. New competitiors like the Samsung Galaxy S II HD and Galaxy Note best the iPhone as far as the screen goes, and who knows what goodies are lying inside the DROID RAZR or Nexus Prime. We’ll have to wait a few weeks for details on the latest and greatest in the Android world – for new smartphone hardware from Apple, be sure to tune in in about 12 months or so.
We’re live at Adobe Max in Los Angeles this week and today was a really big day. Adobe Max officially started with some developer sessions over the weekend but kicked into high gear this morning with a keynote address and the unveiling of Adobe Touch Apps for tablets. The best part, the Adobe Touch Apps were shown off on Android tablets running Honeycomb.
The Adobe Touch Apps will debut in November with a $10 pricetag which is a far cry from the hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars you pay for similar apps (with way more features) on a PC or Mac.
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The six apps in debuted today are: Photoshop Touch, Collage, Debut, Ideas, Kuler and Proto.
While these apps arent the blazing full suites we are used to from Adobe, this is a breath of fresh air and seeing Adobe take on a new market is quite refreshing. The Ideas app is available for iOS but the other 5 apps, including Photoshop Touch are available only for Honeycomb at this time. The video above shows us demonstrating the Photoshop Touch on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung was in full force today even showing off a new reference model tablet that they said wasn’t coming to market anytime soon.
Although it’s unclear exactly what type of user these new Adobe apps will attract, one thing is certain, mobile bloggers are welcoming something to make editing, and creating content on the go easier.
Maybe you’ve noticed them, maybe you haven’t. At I/O this week, Google has announced many changes to the Android Market, and they all seem to make it a more robust, user-friendly outlet for applications. Well, not only applications, since one of the changes is the addition of movie rentals. That’s just the start, though. There are plenty of additions that should make your browsing of the Android Market a more enjoyable experience.
As Android Police noted following the I/O keynote address, Google added an Amazon-like feature to the Market. Now when you download an app from the market you’ll see recommendations based on what other users have installed. That is, if you download, say, Angry Birds, you’ll see recommendations based on things that other Angry Birds users have installed. I’m not sure how deep the algorithm runs here, but if it matches up to users who have a similar download profile, I can see it being very useful. In general, though, I’m not quite interested what the other fifty million people who downloaded Angry Birds also installed.
As Android Central writes, there is now a content filtering option. The first thing that comes to mind is parents filtering out the high maturity content on their kids’ phones, but come on. Kids are savvy enough to find that filter and make sure Show all apps is checked. It does provide the benefit of filtering out the annoying porn spam from the various discovery channels. A few times I tried browsing the What’s New section, only to find porn, porn, and more porn. Selectively using the high maturity filter comes in handy for that.
In terms of discovery itself, there are many new features, as Google lays out on its mobile blog. They’ve worked over the top app charts, but what I’m digging more is the Editors’ Choice. Featuring apps based on user popularity is nice and all, but I like seeing what the editors are featuring, too. There might not be any hidden gems there, but generally it will consist of solid apps. The top developers feature, too, is nice, since discovering a quality developer can give you a window to dozens of other awesome apps.
As a couple of closing notes, it appears that developers now have a 4GB cap on apps, up enormously from the previous 50MB. They can also blacklist certain devices for whatever reason. There will not be any movement on the 15-minute window between purchase and refund. I still have hope that it will bring more free trials for full apps to the Market, but I haven’t really seen that yet.
One of the most exciting things for us at Google IO is seeing the ways Android is being applied far past the world of phones and tablets. It all started Tuesday morning during the first Keynote address when the Android team announced an accessory developer kit. The highlight of that part of the presentation was [...]
San Francisco, CA- This morning at Google IO during the main keynote address, it was announced that the next version of Android will officially be called “Ice Cream Sandwich”. If you remember back to Mobile World Congress, former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, revealed that the next version of Android would merge Honeycomb with Gingerbread and [...]
Google I/O is set to kick off in just about 24 hours. Don’t believe me? Check out the official countdown clock on the I/O site. But what can we expect? A new Android version to be revealed? Some new info on Google TV? An Android-powered robot that will turn sentient and eventually go rogue, recreating the events of the Terminator franchise? We really can’t say for sure, but we can make a few educated guesses.
Just taking a quick look at the sessions list for the week’s events, we see that this year’s I/O focus is decidedly more Android than ever. Sure, there will be some talk of Google’s +1 social service, the Chrome webstore, and the cloud, but Android is covered top to bottom. A large emphasis seems to focus on gaming, but sessions will also cover everything from NFC to apps for Google TV. Yes, apps for Google TV will be covered, but can we expect any big announcements for the platform at I/O?
Many sources are saying that while Google is indeed in the middle of revamping Google TV, no huge announcements will be made about an imminent update to the platform. We may get a glimpse of a new Google TV interface, a tease of some new hardware, and even a look at the internet television box running some Android apps, but don’t expect anything to actually launch for several months. Remember the gap between announcement of the platform at last year’s I/O and the actual release in the fall? Still, the new capabilities should come as the result of Google merging many aspects of Honeycomb, Gingerbread, and Google TV to create the next iteration of Android: Ice Cream Sandwich.
OK, so we don’t have 100 percent confirmation that the code name will not simply be Ice Cream, but Ice Cream Sandwich seems the popular choice. Either way, we expect this to be the major focus of Google’s keynote address tomorrow. The next version of Android is rumored to answer the question of how Google will navigate the separation of Android for tablets and smartphones. Some of the bigger features (and maybe even UI tweaks) of Honeycomb will come to a smartphone-friendly package. But we’re sure Google has a lot more up their sleeve than that.
And maybe, just maybe if we’re lucky, the announcement of Android Ice Cream Sandwich will coincide with the launch of Google Music, the lone holdout from last year’s I/O conference. In May of 2010 Google first impressed us with visions of a cloud-based music service to rival iTunes, but since then countless reports have surfaced of Google’s inability to ink any deals with record labels. The latest says Google is shifting their strategy and turning towards established music provider Spotify to help launch the highly anticipated service.
So that could be Google I/O in a nutshell, but so much more will occur within breakout sessions and around the Moscone Convention Center that we can’t possibly predict what could come out of the conference. We still expect Google to give away a customary free device, though we don’t know what it could be. Remember, you have a chance to win it no matter what. We’ll be live at I/O bringing you all the news as it breaks, so be sure to stay tuned to Phandroid for all the latest.
While it’s still unofficial — former Google CEO Eric Schmidt went out of his way to not name it during his keynote address at Mobile World Congress — it’s hardly a secret that the next named version of Android will have something to do with Ice Cream. And it looks like "Ice Cream Sandwich" – a name that has been rumored for months — is starting to firm up, according to a Googler’s reply on the AOSP issues forum.
The "I" version of Android will bring together features of Gingerbread and Honeycomb, Schmidt said in February. Anybody think we’re going to see it unveiled next week at Google IO?
Source: AOSP issues forum; Thanks, Yuankai!
Another taste of Ice Cream Sandwich — the next version of Android posted originally by Android Central
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