Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, It will be a universal OS that runs on everything from teeny tiny Android phones to 10-inch tablets and will intelligently adapt to each form factor with things like a resizable status bar, face-tracking and camera focus shifting based on voice recognition, but most of the salient details remain under lock and key for now. Smartphones will get some of the features first released for tablets in Honeycomb such as sliding widgets, the new task launcher and multitasking interface.
One of the first phones expected to run Ice Cream Sandwich could be the rumored Nexus Prime manufactured by Samsung. Nexus Prime is expected to have a large, Super AMOLED display with 1280-by-768 resolution, a dual-core processor, and a 5 megapixel camera. Google has yet to officially announce when Ice Cream Sandwich will debut.
More details about Ice Cream Sandwich
Jelly Bean will follow Ice Cream Sandwich which is the next version of Android coming shortly.. It’s the Android version that will democratically unite tablet and smartphone software into one. This continues to be a rumor, and we probably won’t know much about Android Jelly Bean for a while. Jelly Bean will actually include some game-changing that was originally meant for ICS. It is still unknown what these features will include.Jelly Bean is actually one of the proposed names for the Android version after Ice Cream Sandwich. It seems like the final name has not yet been decided by Google. We still have to wait on Ice Cream Sandwich!
Dart (originally is called Dash) is a new programming language for structured web programming developed by Google. It will be unveiled at the GoTo conference in Aarhus, Denmark, on October 10 and another two weeks later in Portland, Oregon.
Modern programming languages are often designed without considerations for the underlying execution engines. In many cases, this leads to systems that are slow, complicated, memory bloated, and therefore error prone. This talk will present a new structured web programming language where the underlying virtual machine has been designed along with the language.
They are developing a cloud-based IDE called Brightly, that will perhaps be the first Dart application. Google will offer a cross compiler that compiles Dart to ECMAScript 3 on the fly, for compatibility with non-Dart browsers. There will also be a facility to convert typed closure code to Dart. Google will also integrate a Dart VM into Chrome and encourage competitors to do the same with their browsers. The Dart VM and Dart Cross Compiler could be available in late 2011.
You will soon be able to use a Magic Mirror instead of taking your mobile computer into the bathroom. On average we spend an hour in the bathroom every day and the magic mirror is designed to capitalize on that time by letting you surf the web in the bathroom. Microsoft Kinect’s movement tracking and voice recognition provides the human-computer interface. Additional interaction is provided through objects (skin care products, prescriptions) with RFID tags that are recognized by the system.
It can be used while you brush your teeth, blow dry your hair, or take your meds. Far from being a device that can only be used to surf, the magic mirror is basically everything you’d want from a bathroom computer. You can use it to check your email or calendar, but you can also use it to go shopping or check on your social networks.
Magic Mirror is a fantastic prototype that has been built entirely from commodity parts, from an LCD display-cum-mirror, Microsoft Kinect and a healthy dollop of ingeniousness. Once the software is complete, there’s no reason such a device couldn’t be rolled out immediately and for only a few hundred dollars. Such an interface could work well in any public spaces.If you combined the magic mirror with facial recognition you would have a killer combo, too: the mirrors could act as public terminals, where you can log in by simply walking in front of it, check your email and the latest news, and then log out by walking away.
Siemens Gigaset L410 brings telephoning at home to a new level. With L410 you can easily talk and do other things: walk through the garden, cook in the kitchen, relax on the couch , options are unlimited. Just clip the wearable speaker-phone to your shirt to savor hands and you will be able to talk in perfect sound quality. You can also transfer calls to the Gigaset L410 from your DECT-GAP handset with one button click or take calls directly on the clip. In addition, the Gigaset L410′s ECO DECT features make it an environment friendly, saving energy and reducing radiation. Enhance your home telephony with more flexibility.
Google Gears, is/was software that enables more powerful web applications, by adding new features to your web browser. It allows some online files to be used offline. Released under the BSD license, Google Gears is free and open source software.
There are several major API components to Gears:
- A Database module (powered by SQLite), which can store data locally.
- A Desktop module, which lets web applications interact more naturally with the desktop.
- A Geolocation module, which lets web applications detect the geographical location of their users.
In 2010, the Gears team at Google announced that the development of Google Gears had stopped, as they are working on bringing all of the Gears capabilities into web standards like HTML5. Although development of new features has ceased, Google is planning to continue supporting Gears until they have developed a “simple, comprehensive” method for users’ data to be migrated to HTML5 features.
Google Team: “Our mission with Gears was to enable more powerful web applications. Over 5 releases, we added tons of APIs, enabling everything from offline access to parallel computation. Now that these features have all been adopted by browsers and have official W3C specs, they are available to more developers than we could have reached with Gears alone. There will be no new Gears releases, and newer browsers such as Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 will not be supported. We will also be removing Gears from Chrome in Chrome 12. The code itself will of course remain open source, and anyone is free to use it.”
Wi-Fi Direct is a certification mark for devices supporting a game-changing new technology enabling Wi-Fi devices to connect directly, making it simple and convenient to do things like share, sync, print and display. Wi-Fi Direct is a standard that allows Wi-Fi devices to talk to each other without the need for wireless access points(hotspot). Mobile phones, cameras, printers, PCs, will be able to connect directly to each other to transfer content and share applications. Wi-Fi isn’t just about accessing the internet, but about connecting all the Wi-Fi devices you and your friends have! The future looks sparkly.
Demonstration at CES 2011 of two LG Optimus Black phones and laptop connected with WiFi Direct!
Sapphire Technology is a well-known manufacturer of AMD-based graphics cards and motherboards. But they have created one of the smallest PC in the world called Edge-HD2 Mini PC. It mesaures only W 193mm x D 148mm x H 22mm and weights just 577g! Sapphire includes a dual-core, quad-threaded Intel Atom D510 chip that’s supported by 2GB of DDR3 RAM. 250GB hard-drive storage, graphics NVIDIA’s DX10.1-totin’ ION 2. That means the EDGE-HD2 is without any AMD hardware. Probably the best low-power hardware from Intel and NVIDIA in small package.