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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.


Integrated Tech Muliplicity with Compufon

An all in one gadget to lure your appetite for technology. In a world which has seen itself transforming from wires to optical cables and then to seamless wireless networking. This gadget is a must have for those who believe – the simple the better.

What more could you have asked for as Compufon introduces this master piece. All in one a Smartphone, a Tablet PC and a Netbook. A smartphone that can help you connect to a tablet PC which has no processor and you also don’t have to synchronize the two devices (that’s a blessing).

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Augmented Reality at it’s best

For those who have missed my first blog on AR (augmented reality) click here. Now for those who have read it, as you get to know the future of reality browsing here is a list of few more amazing AR gadgets that will just change the way we do things in our daily life.

Just like Junaio, but a bit older is the first AR browser is the Wikitude World Browser launched in 2008 with the very first android device. For this to function, all it needs is a camera, a GPS, an accelerator and a compass (almost available on all medium to high-end handheld). With its search capability based on location-based Wikipedia and Qype content, it uses your device’s camera and sensor to scan your environment and provide you the search results on the screen of your device. It’s currently in its 6th version for both Android and Iphone.
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