Posts Tagged ‘gps’

Google Earth for Android Phones

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

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It is done. Google Earth for Android has been published. I just ran it on my Nexus One and it seems to work fine. Very smoothly, nice 3D graphics and all the layers in there with your favorite restaurants. Zooming in and out as well as panning in the 3D world works totally fine. Besides that it is not doing much, but it shows your current location on the earth, of course. Still, well done Google!

Check it out here:

Android Wallpapers which connect to GPS and the Internet

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I just read that article on the Android Developers Blog about Live Wallpapers.

The interesting fact in there – which many people might not know – are the possibilities what we developers can do with such live wallpapers. Just imagine you have a massive screen in the background of the phone desktop where you can do pretty much everything with. Kind of like a separate application, but the user will always see it behind his normal icons.

It is a very neat concept which you won’t find on the iPhone (afaik, you might want to correct me if I am wrong). Developers like you and me could show most recent stock info on there (check out Google Finance APIs), a list of the latest Google News or something else. You are only limited by your own imagination here. So hack attack and get freakin’ going! 😎

More Android Powered Mobile / Smartphones from HTC, Samsung, Garmin

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

More Android Powered Mobile / Smartphones from HTC, Samsung, Garmin
There will be more Android powered phones released very soon!

Garmin

In the second quarter of 2009 Garmin will release a new Android powered device – rumors say. Most probably it will be a device that combines mobile phone functions with Garmin’s navigation expertise.

Source Golem.

HTC

HTC will release a new physical keyboard-free G1 successor the upcoming 1st quarter 2009.

Source Golem.

Samsung

Samsung Electronics will release its first Google phone in the second quarter of the next year in North America.

The launch of Google phone by Samsung is regarded as a signal of its plan for increasing the shares in the smart phone market by releasing handsets in various operating systems.

Source etnews Korea.

That’s gonna be an awesome year 2009! 😎

P.S.: Image by BGR.