As Android’s Applications Base Grows So Does Ubuntu’s

Android is Google’s mobile and tablet operating system. Many of these are touch screen applications. In the next year or two there is predicted to be an explosion of Android based devices on the mobile phone and tablet platforms. Without having to have approval for applications like on the iPhone, it’s expected that there will be quite a few applications available.

For Ubuntu users this is good news. While Ubuntu is not Android by any means only sharing the Linux kernel as a base, there is work being done right now to make sure that Android applications will run on the Ubuntu distribution. Eventually this might be able to work on a number of distributions.

Why this is good is that there is quite a bit of commercial development being made for Android. Some of these are paid applications but many are free. What this means for the Ubuntu user is that there will be a wide variety of new applications that could be used on the system. Some of these specifically made for the phone platform might not be too useful, but those made for tablets can be used on the desktop environment since they are made for larger screens.

Another benefit to this is that if there are great applications made on the Android platform, other developers on distributions that might not be able to run Android software might develop open source versions of the most popular software giving everyone quite a few more beneficial applications to work from whether you use Ubuntu or not.

Android Software Development – Fuel For Your Mobile

Developers rely heavily on Android as a major developmental platform to meet customer needs. The complexity of demand is fuelled by the unstoppable sophistication in mobile device development and the steadily improving quality of wireless networks.

Android offers developers the potential to build rich and innovative applications through the open Android software development platform it provides. Developers are free to exploit device hardware, access location information, set alarms, run background services, add notifications on the status bar and more. Developers are free to access the framework used by core applications. Application architecture is designed for simplicity in reuse of components and replacement by the user.

Android also includes a handset emulator, debugging tools and sample code. Being an open source platform, it offers developers plenty of applications for business and utility practices. Android utility applications provide added features to end users which enlarges the functional capacity of the Android phone.

Android software development enables developers to have a significantly better control over various features like how an application appears and its ultimate capability. It is designed so that all developers can distribute their applications to other users through its open source platform.

The Advantages of the Android Platform

– Bluetooth, CDMA, EDGE, EV-DO, GSM, UMTS, and Wi-Fi technologies to receive/send data through mobile networks.
– Multiple libraries for image, video and audio files.
– Comprehensive libraries for 2D and 3D graphics.
– IPC (Interprocess communication) message passing.
– Features of Touchscreen, GPS, Video camera, magnetometer and accelerometer.
– Publishing with an app for export and signing.
– P2P with Google Talk.
– Data storage with SQLite.

Today’s consumer demands are for applications that are becoming steadily more difficult. Being a major platform for mobile applications, Android meets the challenge with its software development potential which empowers a developer to create any apps required by a client however sophisticated and complex. Android software development permits a developer to meet the challenge and go above and beyond a client’s expectations. Another feature of such programs is that despite their complexity, a developer can always ensure they are user friendly.

The Google Nexus S Showcases The Latest Android Software

The Google Nexus S represents the next generation of the Google Nexus series. The original handset was manufactured by HTC, however Google have opted for Samsung to produce this instalment of the franchise.

It is absolutely packed with features, ranging from a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi internet browsing, advanced touchscreen, and of course, the latest Android software. The handset measures up at 123.9x 63x 10.9mm and weighs in at a pocket friendly 129 grams. The 4 inch super AOMELD capacitive touchscreen is on hand to display up to 16 million bright and vivid colours within the confines of the 480x 800 pixel count. This makes it a great phone for displaying photos, watching videos, playing games and internet surfing. The screen also comes with multi-touch input support, proximity and accelerometer sensors, and a touch sensitive shortcut panel.

A generous onboard storage capacity of 16 GB is provided as standard, meaning that right out of the box, the handset can be used for storing thousands of music tracks of various formats, video clips, photos, documents and additional apps. The level of storage means that expandable memory such as a microSD slot is simply unnecessary.

The Google Nexus S relies on both GPRS and EDGE to provide it with its initial means of internet access and wireless network connectivity. Additionally, Wi-Fi can be utilised for fast internet browsing and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps in 3G covered areas can be enjoyed thanks to HSDPA. Bluetooth is included alongside micro USB, DLNA and GPS for additional connectivity options.

The Google Nexus S is an impressive digital camera on account of the 5 megapixel offering which is capable of taking very high quality snapshots. This is thanks to autofocus, touch focus, LED flash and an operating pixel resolution of 2592x 1944. As an additional means of image capture, the camera can also shoot high definition video footage at a rate of 30 fps in WVGA quality.

The Android OS (v2.3, Gingerbread) works in harmony with a 1 GHz processor to provide a customisable and versatile interface. The processor provides the power to run demanding applications with ease and keeps the interface running quickly and smoothly.

The Samsung Galaxy S represents the best in smartphone technology, and ticks all the boxes. It boasts an impressive spec list whilst retaining great aesthetic style and an impressive user experience.