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Last week, I began the “Android in 2013” series, projecting where Android will be a few years' out. That initial post focused on what people usually think of with respect to Android: smartphones.
However, the little green guy is already being used beyond smartphones, and there is no indication that this will change during the next few years. Let's take a look at some other segments and see where Android may wind up.
Right now, a lot of the focus is on tablets, U5+ Phone courtesy of Apple's iPad and Google CEO Eric Schmidt's recent comments regarding Google and HTC developing a tablet. Other Android-powered tablets have already been announced or discussed. Android is an easy fit for a tablet, since it can support a touchscreen interface. This segment is likely to proceed similarly to the past couple of years in smartphones: Apple will have the early lead, with Android a strong second in terms of momentum, and Microsoft getting into touchscreen-centric tablet operating systems a bit later. It is probable that, by 2013, Android will be #1 in terms of unit sales, with Apple focusing on the high end. However, it remains to be seen how well this segment will fare in terms of absolute size.
It should also offer better peripheral support than it does today, particularly with respect to Bluetooth. This will be driven less by Android on smartphones than it will be by Android on other devices, particularly TVs and set-top boxes. I would expect that N8i+Capacitive i4GS+ Bluetooth keyboards and pointing devices will be the first out of the gate, again with an eye towards allowing user input for a set-top box. My hope is that there will be steady momentum to add support for other peripherals as well, perhaps even outside of Bluetooth (e.g., USB for a set-top box).
Somewhere along the line, Google will cook up a push framework for Android. Partially, this will make it easier for developers to notify running applications of events “in the cloud”. Partially, this will be to better manage background battery and CPU utilization, since every app today needs to “roll their own” polling system. I suspect this will also be tied into their HTML5 work, since many of Google's own HTML5 apps will need something for this sort of push, and every app holding open its own WebSocket will seem wasteful.
Not all will be rosy, though, as I fully expect more APIs to be eliminated to defend against malware. We saw this with Android 1.5, where APIs to control various system settings were moved to be “secure” and only modifiable by firmware-signed apps. It would not surprise me in the least if the API used by so-called “task killers” will be substantially revised in the next Android release. And as more and more developers find ways to impede users, Google will modify Android to block those things, occasionally at the cost of harming legitimate development.
Part of the skepticism around tablets comes from the THUI 9650+ recent experience with netbooks, which had a 12-18 month heyday and then have somewhat faded. Devices where keyboards are the primary form of user input are not well-suited to Android...or, more accurately, other operating systems are at less of a handicap. Hence, I am not expecting Android to be terribly popular on netbooks, though it may do fine at the spot where netbooks and tablets overlap (e.g., a tablet with a popular or bundled Bluetooth keyboard accessory). Instead, I expect Microsoft to continue its dominance in this segment, followed by non-Android Linux (e.g., Ubuntu).
The other segment that got a bit of attention earlier this year is the television set-top box, courtesy of a New York Times report that Google and Sony are developing an Android-powered device in this segment. Apple, of course, tried Apple TV, but they may have been a bit early to the game, with the “sizzle” now on accessing free streaming content from Hulu and related sites via front-ends like Boxee and XMBC and hardware like the Neuros Link and upcoming Boxee Box. Android could do reasonably well in this segment, if the right media hooks are put in place and if Flash runs well on the devices. However, I am not sure that these devices will cross over into the mainstream by 2013. Some “set-top boxes” will have their functionality rolled into actual televisions, of course.
While people think of Android and smartphones, another area where Android may enter is in lower-end “feature phones”. As CPU and flash prices fall, what had been powering a low-end Android device (e.g., T-Mobile G1) could power a less-expensive phone, particularly when coupled with other cost savings (e.g., no touchscreen, no GPS). While the smartphone gains ground in theUSand other nations, less-expensive phones are dominant elsewhere. By 2013, a few manufacturers are likely to have tried Android in this segment.
The smart phone market is totally competitive and cruel for the manufacturers; they have released a lot of new phones with amazing performance and excellent set-up. What impress me are HTC evo, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola droid razr. The apple company released iPhone 4S right after Jobs died with no more surprise. It is totally the same with Iphone 4, however, the set-up is much better than the former. Also the market of notebook is also horrifying, here I would like to talk about the smart phones, and see some of the top phones of 2011. And I hope this may become a guide of suggestion for you if you want to buy electronics, or new phone.
Samsung Galaxy S II
This phone is quite successful in both the US and EU for its high set-up and good performance. This phone is a flagship phone of Samsung Galaxy series. The Samsung updates it with an huge 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 21 Mbps HSPA+ support, dual-core 1 GHz processor,. When it released, this kind of set-up is quite awesome and may make you surprised and want to buy one at once. At the same time, it is equipped with a 8 megapixel camera which can take a good quality photo. I strongly introduce this phone to those who want to experience an android phone, it performs perfectly on the Android 2.3 OS. As the update of OS, I think there is no trouble with it for its high set-up can support a higher level of android OS.
Apple iPhone 4
If there is one smart phone you can buy with no doubt and you will never hesitate, the answer must be iPhon4. Apple has done an amazing work with its design and you will feel comfortable and great when taking an iPhone 4 in your hand. It has a 3.5 inch 960×640 pixel resolution screen. You can buy a lot of apps in the Apple store, there are countless apps in the Apple store which bring you some fun when you are boring. Totally, it is indeed a great phone for you. If you like it, and are hesitating, then you have wasted a lot of time for using it. No hesitate, just go for it if you want one.
HTC EVO 3D
This phone is fantastic for its 3D screen, one can view a 3D image or video from the screen without equipped with a device. The HTC EVO 3D has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 1730 mAh battery, dual 5 megapixel cameras for 3D picture taking and 3D video taking.
It is also equipped with the android 2.3 OS. For its 3D display, I gave up my iPhone4 and began to use this phone. And the performance does inspire me and not let me down the 3D effect is good when you see a picture and you would like to say, “wow, amazing!”
All right, let us stop here, as we see Nokia now is falling quickly, it can not follow up with pace of smart phone with system of android and iOS. Although it has made some efforts, such as cooperates with Windows to equip its new lauch mobiles with the windows phone system which has no effect almost. The android has sweeping around the world that many China electronic factories are making China phone with the android OS and have made some success. So let us see what other surprises the android and iOS can bring to us.
Not long ago, the iphone 4s launched into the market, brought a wave of purchasing summit. Right after that, Samsung released their new flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Of course, you have got to pay a lot for the new flagship phone, that means an f, If you choose to get one with a mobile servicer, that will be much cheaper.
The much-anticipated new Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – or ICS if you’re being very 'now' – the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. It also includes one of Samsung’s top of the range HD screens, a dual core processor and 1080p HD video recording – not too aspirational then.
Pick it up and it’s immediately clear that you’re in the company of a quality phone. It’s quite a handful at 136 x 68mm, but pleasingly slim at just 9mm. For the size, it’s also surprisingly light at 135g, due largely to the all-plastic casing. The 4.65in capacitive touch screen takes up most of the front and virtually disappears when the phone powers down, giving it a sheen of glossy black glass.
And what a screen it is. It’s a Super AMOLED HD number, with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, all crammed in at 316ppi. That’s 0.3in bigger than Samsung’s flagship Galaxy SII and a real advance on that phone’s 800 x 480 resolution too. With a beautifully wide viewing angle, it’s arguably the best display you’ll see on any mobile phone today.
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At the bottom of the screen is a touch sensitive panel with just two of the standard four Android controls (home and back) plus a multitasking button that shows all your currently running apps as thumbnails. The buttons disappear when the screen’s not in use, adding to that sleek black effect when the phone’s in repose. The loss of search and app controls isn’t too much of a hardship, since menu options now pop up in various apps and search is available as an on-screen widget.
From the start you’re in no doubt that this is Ice Cream Sandwich. Where past updates over the last three years have added features and fixed glitches, this version offers a completely new look and feel, albeit one that bears some resemblance to the 3.0 Honeycomb version that’s been appearing on tablets.
It’s more advanced however, with lots of cute little tweaks that not only look better, but help it to work more intuitively too – using a picture of your face to unlock the device for instance, and the action bar that appears in apps such as Google Maps, allowing you to access key functions without entering a menu first.