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Rise of the Androids: Google’s Android@Home platform

It was 1996 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on a search engine program by the name “BackRub”. By 1998 this whole “backrub” concept was incorporated into a company by the name “GOOGLE”.

Little did Page and Brin know, what the future will look like? But I am sure they are happy. What started as a search engine is now of the biggest brand. The recent development with Android based smartphones might just be the beginning, as google get ready to mark their presence in every home with their new Android@Home platform.

What they plan to do? It Can be best described by the statement made by the company at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco recently,

We want every device in your home.

Google is now extending the capabilities of these device to wirelessly control and interact with virtually any electronic device in your home by using an Android smartphone or tablet. So in future you can switch of the lights, open the doors, manage room temperature, record your favorite programs and transfer your health scorecard from your exercise bike to your phone. To establish the platform’s credibility, they gave a small demonstration by wirelessly operating an electric bulb from an Android device.

To develop a single complete network for your home, Google has made the Android@Home platform freely available to developers so they can write applications that can control various devices. The platform can work on any Android device running on Honeycomb 3.1 or regular Android 2.3.4. OS.

Google also revealed that,

a future release of Android, code-named ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’, would unify the smart phone and tablet branches of Android into one single operating system that works across all devices

Ice Cream Sandwich will see a partnership between Google, the handset manufacturers and the carriers. This is to ensure that the users are able to get seamless service and timely updates.

Source: Metro / geeky-gadgets

To know more about Google Project for Android.

Gold & Co’s 24 karat Gold iPad 2


Gold and Middle East seems to have a lot in common. It’s not unlikely to find gold in the most uncommon of forms in this rich region. First it was a gold car, gold phone and now its gold iPad 2.

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It’s raining Tablets…

2011 is now 96 days old. But somethings are still keeping the sense alive, at least when it comes to technology and gadgets, and what they can offer to its customers. We all know brand loyalty does exist in today’s competitive market. Once you get glued to a companies products you expect them to come up with products that are common among users for e.g. the Tablet. Not to complicate any further, lets steer ahead.

With Samsung Galaxy as the last offering for 2010, much it knew what it will be against when 2011 arrives. Feb 2011, HP TouchPad Tablet was released, HP flaunted its webOS, which was initially developed by Palm (2010 Palm was acquired by HP). What webOS provides is a great multi-touch user interface and the webOS browser i.e. “web” uses a webkit layout engine. The best part about the synchronization is that, it uses cloud based sync.
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