Germany has become a battle ground when it comes to patent cases between top mobile device manufacturing companies. In a recent patent infringement case filed against Motorola by Microsoft which revolves around an application running on various devices, Microsoft lost to Motorola. This news made me a bit happy and surprised as this is Motorola’s first lawsuit they have won in the recent years.
Nexus 7 is the most popular Android tablet but it comes with many bugs and other issues. Many Nexus 7 users have been sending their devices back because of these issues and some people just got fed up and got a refund. These new updated driver binaries released by Google for the JRO03R build is said to solve some major software bugs.
Apple has issued a general warning to all developers telling them to avoid scamming market ratings via third party services. With over 500,000 apps in the store , developers have to resort to various tactics to gain app store visibility.
Nexus S received the Android 4.0 update a few weeks back though not all the features of ICS were available in the Nexus S update and one of the feature was Face unlock and the the main reason behind that was the VGA front camera. Many of the Nexus S users were really upset about the decision taken by Google, but the developer community is always there to look out for all the consumers and now this time they have taken the official update and have embedded face unlock into it.
Adhering to Google’s third-quarter earnings report in the previous week, David Barnard, founder of App Cubby, established an intriguing observation on his company’s blog, Google declared a run rate of $2.5 billion for its cellular ad revenue based on third-quarter earnings, up from $1 billion a year previously.
Today at Google I/O conference, Google officially unveiled Google Music, Android 3.1 and Google Movies. Whenever Google get a chance to tell people about their Android sales, they don’t miss the chance and we are always waiting to hear from them. Continue reading “Google: More than 400,000 Android devices are activated daily”
Android 2.3 is around the corner, and Google will launch it anytime now. Our friends over at IntoMobile are saying that Google will officially launch the Gingerbread SDK on November 11th, and now Adobe Flash Android app is also suggesting that “Please install the upcoming 11/9 update (ver. 10.1.105.x) to ensure that Flash Player loads properly with future OS updates.” So may be IntoMobile is right about it. Continue reading “Android 2.3 SDK launching on November 11th?”
Android Market is growing up faster then everyone’s imaginations. Android was launched in 2008 with 50 apps, and after 2 years there are more than 80,000 apps in Android Market, you heard it right. Android Market just crossed 80K mark, and in a few months, it will be above 100k. Continue reading “Android Market got more than 80,000 apps”
Nexus One is one of the best Android handsets ever made, and as we know that Google discontinued the handset last month but not for everyone, they made it available for developers only, and everyone can become a developer by Continue reading “Google Nexus One available for developers once again !”
Recently we heard that Google has stopped the shipping of the one of the best Android devices of all time, the Google Nexus One. But they stopped it for consumers, not for developers. G Continue reading “The Legend never dies, Nexus One available for developers”
The T-Mobile G1 would be available for purchase to Android Developers in India but branded as the Android Dev Phone 1but carries the same specs as the G1
Android Developers in 18 countries including India can now purchase the Google Android Phone
Its both Network and Hardware unlocked and is mainly made available to android developers world over.
You don’t have to be on T-Mobile or inside USA to get this phone ..
Anyhow we managed to get the unlocked G1 to work on Airtel earlier Continue reading “Google G1 now available to Android developers in India”
Nokia, the global leader in mobility, today announced the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge, a competition designed to drive development of innovative new mobile enterprise, music, location-based and Macromedia Flash applications for the S60 3rd Edition Platform.
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Nokia launches S60 3rd Edition Challenge for mobile developers
Four Grand prize winners to each receive ?25,000, free Forum Nokia PRO membership; early entrants get free on-site technical consultancy, free Symbian-signed testing
Espoo, Finland – Nokia, the global leader in mobility, today announced the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge, a competition designed to drive development of innovative new mobile enterprise, music, location-based and Macromedia Flash applications for the S60 3rd Edition Platform.
Any company that creates mobile applications can compete for ?100,000 in grand prizes awarded for C++ and Flash applications for smartphone devices built by Nokia and other S60 licensees based on the S60 Developer Platform 3rd Edition. Grand prize winners in each of the four competition categories – mobile enterprise, mobile music, location-aware applications and Flash Lite(TM) mobile media applications — will receive ?25,000 each, plus free one-year membership to Forum Nokia PRO. Co-sponsored with Macromedia, the contest will also award top winners a demo spot at a Nokia event, free on-site technical support and consultancy, devices and additional marketing support from Nokia partner, Handango.
Providing developers with a consistent set of technologies, the S60 3rd Edition Platform supports new C++ Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) enabling a wide range of possibilities for creation of location-based applications, as well as several new Java Specification Request (JSR) APIs that allow applications that include scalable 2-D vector graphics, wireless messaging, robust security and authentication and other advanced application features.
Introduced in February 2005 at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, the S60 3rd Edition Platform enables developers to create “smarter” applications both in terms of better user experience and more efficient development, and offers an enhanced security model that provides better protection for valuable applications and content.
Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge registration is open until Dec. 15, 2005 at http://mktools.forum.nokia.com/challenge. Registered contestants will receive notification by Dec. 31 of availability of the final S60 3rd Edition SDK. The first 25 companies to enter the competition will receive two technical support requests free-of-charge from Forum Nokia Technical Services and Consultancy, with Symbian providing the first 50 registrants with a free round of Symbian Signed Testing for mobile applications.
“We’ve invited all developer companies to register for the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge in order to open the doors as widely as possible to development of dynamic new C++ and Flash applications for the widely popular S60 platform,” said Lee Epting, vice president, Forum Nokia. “We’re anticipating competition among the best and most innovative applications being developed by the S60 community and the large global base of Macromedia Flash developers, who are now able to use the S60 platform to bring greater levels of performance and targeted features and applications to best-selling S60 smartphone devices.”
Contestants in the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge will submit the final versions of their mobile applications by March 31, 2006, with a shortlist of finalists announced April 28, 2006. Winners will be invited to the S60 World event in Cannes at end-May 2006, where the winners and prizes in each of the categories will be announced.
Submissions in the Enterprise applications category of the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge can include applications that give mobile workers real-time access to information and co-workers, create cost-efficiencies in management of mobile and enterprise communications hardware and networks or let business users find practical solutions to real-world problems.
Location-aware applications and services submissions can include any innovative, lucrative-to-consumer, easy-to-use standalone or client-server application, which uses maps and/or automated positioning (BT GPS, GPS, A-GPS, network based positioning) in the areas of search navigation and travel; gaming, music, entertainment, sports and outdoor activities; imaging and personal content; the enterprise and personal productivity.
The Mobile Music applications category is focused on applications for music consumers and can address the superior usability of a given music application, innovative playback or collection management features, combinations of various media and usage types, or consumer sharing of music play lists, experiences and information.
Submissions to the Flash category can include Macromedia Flash Lite(TM) applications using Flash mobile technology in the areas of gaming, media and entertainment; tutorials and interactive help; personal and enterprise productive; or experimental and other innovative mobile Flash applications.
Full details on categories, prizes and registration requirements for Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge can be found at the competition website at: http://mktools.forum.nokia.com/challenge.
About Forum Nokia
Nokia’s global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at http://www.forum.nokia.com/.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.