wow. an android camera. that is badass. i want one.
- Samsung Galaxy Camera Gallery (goandroid.co.in)
- Samsung announces EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera with Android Jelly Bean, massive 4.8-inch display, 21x zoom, WiFi and 4G connectivity (hands-on) (engadget.com)
- Samsung’s Galaxy Camera unveiled: Everything you love about Android in a point-and-shoot camera (9to5google.com)
Over the past 6 months we’ve been logging the new devices that download OpenSignalMaps, we’ve based this study on 681,900 of these devices. We’ve looked at model, brand, API level (i.e. the version of Android) and screen size and we’ve tried to present this in the clearest form we can.
Wow. 3997 different devices from 599 brands have downloaded the OpenSignalMaps app in the last 6 months. Interesting post with a lot of graphs showing the fragmentation of Android and with thoughts on the ups and downs of being a developer for such a platform.
Why Apple needed a redesigned Iphone and why the disappointment can be serious for Apple
Many people including me are disappointed with Apple for not having released a redesigned Iphone. Reasons why they should have done so: -
- Android has gained momentum and is gaining momentum and this needed to be broken quick
- Too much hype and expectation created around the new phone especially cause of the delayed launch meant anything less than a new design would automatically mean a let down
- Too many other phone manufacturers who have caught on to the touch screen phone with large screens etc (HTC, Samsung, Motorola etc) and it is upto Iphone top set a new trend up upping the “GAME”
- New CEO Tim Cook’s first BIG event ended in a whimper (irrespective of the stellar Apple stats, the credit for which will go to Steve)
Apple will continue to lose steam now that there is no Iphone5. It was important for them to have a new design to gain momentum back from Android powered phones. That being said, I dont think android will continue the momentum as companies like HTC and Samsung start migrating to Windows from Android, given the fact that their competitor, Motorola and the Android platform belong to the same company, Google.
Slicing an Apple
APPLE doesn’t make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, a Taiwanese firm, at its plant in Shenzhen, China. The “teardown” graphic below, based on data from iSuppli, a market-research firm, shows who makes what inside the iPhone, and how much the various bits cost.
Full Story: The Economist