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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

A few hours after Samsung and Google launched the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), SVP Mobile Google's Andy Rubin at conference sessions AllThingD's Asia platform and talk about Google's plans for the future.

As quoted from TheNextWeb, Rubin discuss the launch of the Galaxy Nexus and Google Android 4.0 and plans to smartphone Nexus and Google Android smartphone made ​​by other vendors.

Rubin also tells how many Google engineers and designers worked hard to build Galaxy Nexus. They are all involved directly in the manufacture and design of Google's smartphone operating system is the latest. Google workers are working with all the hardware partner, Samsung and Texas Instruments for his cell phone as the processor supplier.

Rubin adds, behind Android Ice Cream Sandwich there is more than one million lines of code. Yes, it takes one million lines of code to build the latest Android.

Andy Rubin said, "You certainly do not want to build something that is mediocre and then threw over the fence", is related to the Galaxy Nexus is used as a "reference design". That is, Google wants to Galaxy Nexus can be a reference to the mobile phone vendors in designing Android smartphones and tablets.

In building the Ice Cream Sandwich, Rubin said Google has been working hard to improve the quality of the user interface platform, by making it more intuitive.

He says "It takes a long time to increase the ability of honeycomb. Ice Cream Sandwich is the best platform we have ever made."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Google, Apple, & Microsoft's 'War' in Asia

Continent of Asia has become 'battlefields' for technology companies in the smartphone industry. The importance of Asia is seen when Google with Samsung's flagship smartphone Galaxy reveal the Nexus in the region, precisely in Hong Kong.

Google itself has worked closely with various vendors from Asia, especially Samsung. Their goal is to rely overthrew Apple iPhone.

"The Asian market is very important. Particularly in some countries its smartphone market is growing and we are very interested in this opportunity," said Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president for Samsung's Global Product Strategy.

Information from Reuters on Friday (21.10.2011), Asia Pacific will be the growth center feature phone and smartphone market in the next few years. While Europe and the United States is predicted to experience stagnation.

Vendors Asia now plays an important role in the world mobile industry such as LG, Samsung, HTC, Huawei or ZTE. In addition to Android, some vendors are also taking on other platforms such as Windows Phone from Microsoft, who also expect a lot of Asian markets.

"When prices began to fall, the growing market will be a great opportunity because it will be more people using smartphones," said Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division.

On the other hand, Apple is eyeing China and surrounding areas as one of its main markets. CEO Tim Cook said China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will become the second largest revenue contributor for Apple after the United States.

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