Google Releases Android 3.0 Platform Highlights


Some good news for all you Android fans out there; Google has come out with a list of technical specifications and features that will be included in its upcoming Android 3 “Honeycomb” mobile operating system. Google’s announcement comes even as a number of Android 3 powered tablets like the Motorola Xoom are about to be released shortly. Google has designed the Android 3 OS to take on the highly anticipated iPad 2 tablet which runs on Apple’s iOS operating system. The Android 3 will come equipped with a holographic interface and a Chrome-like web browser. According to Google’s official statement, “The new UI brings fresh paradigms for interaction, navigation and customization and makes them available to all applications — even those built for earlier versions of the platform.” → Read More

Windows Phone 7 – Tough Times Ahead


Low sales figures for the “Kin” brand of smart phones introduced by Microsoft have made life difficult for its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The smart phone market is largely controlled by devices powered by the Google Android operating system and the iPhone which runs on Apple’s iOS operating system. The smart phone market is currently dominated by Apple and Google along with RIM’s Blackberry relegating Microsoft to fringe player status. The forthcoming debut of a CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network will make it even more difficult for Microsoft to establish itself in the rapidly growing smart phone market. The debut of the iPhone 4 on America’s largest telecom network will make life that much tougher for other smart phone brands. But while Android and Blackberry are already established names in the business, Microsoft remains a rank newcomer. To add to its woes, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 powered devices are only available on Sprint and AT&T currently while both Blackberry and Android are available across all networks. → Read More