Thursday, December 30, 2010

Is Android 3.0 the Answer to Google TV’s Problems, or Is It Already Too Late?

The global search engine giant had huge ambitions to bring the web to living room screens across the world. And it had been cleat since the day Google TV was revealed. We can say, it is an attempt to reshape the future of TV.
But they had to get the things right the first time to succeed. Release early and often may work on the web, but users don’t want to have troubleshooting devices in the living room.
And now everyone knows the story. Google pushed a pushed an unfinished product out of the door, and now Google is scrambling to fix its TV product and save the project from implosion.
And it is heard that Google has asked its partners to hold off on launching Google TV devices at CES so that it can tweak the software.
In the mean time Apple TV has been far more successful. We are thankful not only to its lower price point but also far more intuitive interface.
Google’s going to try to rectify the mistakes it made in the previous release with upgrades it will likely launch in February. This upgrade will come in the form of “Honeycomb,” the Android 3.0 OS. Unlike version 2.3 (“Gingerbread”), 3.0 is designed for bigger screens. While it’s focused on tablet devices, it will also come with upgrades for Google TV.
But nobody is sure about what Honeycomb will include to fix Google’s television device. As Google said, they are working on it, we can expect it to make the interface less complicated, to improve the quality of video search results and to add the Android Marketplace to Google TV. These are relatively safe bets for what will come in “Google TV 2.0,” courtesy of Android 3.0.
Now the question is will that be enough, though? The core of the problem lies in the speed, fluidity, and intuitiveness of the software inside the device. Google TV can be agonizingly slow and the interface can be gut-wrenchingly confusing.
Can Google transform its interface enough to get Google TV started? Should they take a page from Apple’s playbook: Apple TV.
Perhaps the more appropriate question is whether it’s too late for Google TV to make a comeback; because the clock was ticking for Google TV.

Monday, December 20, 2010

10 years ago we called it a science fiction!

But now it is not hard to imagine that translation app (Word Lens App) can be available in iOS devices. The app lets you translate written phrases simply by pointing your iPhone’s camera at them. The app’s optical character recognition technology recognizes the text, which is then translated and shown on your iPhone’s screen instead of the original text. The app itself is free, but you must pay for the individual language packs.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The mobile web is burgeoning.

Yeah! It is rapidly growing.

As Netmarketshare shows, usage of iOS, the operating system for Apple’s mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad, almost doubled in just seven months (from March 2010 to October 2010), according to Netmarketshare. This is an indicator of just how many people are browsing websites, more and more, through their mobile devices instead of their computers.

Well! But one question arises, what do people usually apply to develop mobile web design? Are they exploring new tools?

There are so many new internet tools that have graphical user interfaces and copy-and-paste code blocks that can be installed on the site quite easily.

But people say, plug-in tool of various CMSs are more helpful. For example, WordPress Plugin WPTouch is one of the higher rated, more frequently updated, more compatible, easier to use tool.

PluginBuddy Mobile is a professional WordPress plugin that allows you to easily build an iPhone version of your site in minutes using the built-in style manager, mobile-ready themes and custom header uploader.