Posts Tagged ‘samsung’

Android Developers can now sell their Apps on Verizon VCAST

Saturday, October 16th, 2010


VerizonWireless will soon launch the Android 2.2 powered 7″ Tablet from Samsung called Galaxy S Tablet. How do I know that? Well … Verizon just sent an email to all developers in their VCAST Apps Program. The VCAST Apps store currently only supports BlackBerry applications, you can browse it on your desktop here: http://mediastore.verizonwireless.com/

I quoted the email below, but Verizon basically asks developers to upload their Android apps to their storefront for the Galaxy S Tablet by Samsung. On Samsung’s website that device is called Galaxy Tab, though. Here are some pictures for those of you who don’t know how it looks like:

Looks nice, huh? Even the back is kind of pretty; but as usual with such Asian gadgets, they look very much like style-copies of Apple products similar to other known western brands.

Still, the technical specs are promising and the tablet provides more features than Apple’s iPad. However, from a professional point of view, I don’t believe Android OS in version 2.2 is ready for full tablet usage yet. Users just expect a bit different of an experience from a tablet compared to a smartphone. Though the Galaxy S Tablet does only have a 7″ display it comes with pretty much the same resolution as the iPad and therefore you get as many Apps icons on your screen as you can see on an iPad (if those icons are the same resolution). Anyway, Android 3.0 will hopefully be a big step forward to better tablet usage and richer API’s for us developers. Meanwhile, you guys can join Verizon’s developer program and sell your Android apps in their VCAST store. I reckon there is quite some potential in here!

Dear Developer,

We are happy to let you know that V CAST Apps is now accepting submissions for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tablet! As you may know this will be the first tablet form factor to release with internal access to America’s largest wireless network, and V CAST Apps will be the featured app delivery channel.

In most cases applications built for Android 2.2 will work without modification, but we want to make sure you have the opportunity to optimize your experience. Here are some notes to remember:

  • 7” LCD Screen
  • Android 2.2 (FroYo)
  • 2GB Internal Memory
  • 16GB SD Card included
  • Data Only
  • GPS and aGPS Supported

Click here for more detailed information: http://developer.verizon.com/downloads/OEM_PDF/SamsungTab.pdf

If you have already submitted a binary for your application concept, you can add a new edition for the Samsung Tablet. After uploading your new binary, you will select the supported device SCH-i800 on the Content Descriptions page.

New Edition Quick Reference Guide: http://developer.verizon.com/jsps/devCenters/Smart_Phone/Landing_Pages/sp_gtm_vcastapps_binr_edit.jsp

If you have not yet submitted a concept, you can get started now through the developer portal.

Concept Submission Quick Reference Guide: http://developer.verizon.com/jsps/devCenters/Smart_Phone/Landing_Pages/sp_gtm_vcastapps_conc.jsp

If you have any questions, please check out the forums and FAQ’s at http://developer.verizon.com.

Thank you for being part of the Verizon Developer Community. You applications help our subscribers Rule the Air!

Regards,

Verizon Developer Relations
http://developer.verizon.com

Final Note: I am wondering whether Verizon will also sell the BlackBerry PlayBook? What do you think?

Samsung I7500 – New Android Phone Upcoming

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

With Samsung we see another major phone manufacturer entering the market of Android phones. The phone is gonna be released at O2 Germany in June ’09.

  • 3,2 inch AMOLED-Touchscreen
  • 320 x 480 Pixel
  • 16 Million Colors
  • 5-Megapixel-Camera
  • Built-in GPS
  • Dimensions: 115 x 56 x 11,9 mm
  • HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, GSM
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Weight: 119 g
  • MicroSD card slot for up to 32 GB
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack


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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.