Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to install Android market on Emulator

It's a article from Varun mention about How to install Android market on Emulator, you can refer here if you want to try Apps from Android Market on Emulator.

Android Market run on Emulator

Friday, November 26, 2010

OpeniBoot: an open source implementation of iBoot for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices

OpeniBoot is an open source implementation of iBoot for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It allows booting of unsigned code such as linux kernels on the device. There is also and OpeniBoot console (oibc) which can be connected to from a libusb enabled computer.
OpeniBoot is critical for the booting and usage of linux on the iPhone as it sets up and initializes many devices ready for the linux kernel to take over. Many iBoot functions are replicated here, however when booting iOS iBoot is chainloaded from the NOR to guarantee iOS will boot without problems even with OpeniBoot installed.
Latest Version: 0.1.3

Supported Devices

Currently the following devices are supported by OpeniBoot:
  • iPhone (iPhone1,1)
  • iPhone 3G (iPhone1,2)
  • iPod Touch 1st Generation (iPod1,1)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Content Rating for Android Market

Starting in a few weeks, Android Market will be showing content ratings for all applications. This new capability will provide users with additional information to help them select the best applications for them.

Applications will be rated according to four content rating levels: All, Pre-teen, Teen, & Mature.

To prepare for this launch, starting next week, developers submitting new or updated applications will be required to include a rating for all applications and games uploaded onto Android Market. In addition, developers will have the next several weeks to add a rating to their existing applications and games. Once content rating is visible to users, any applications or games that do not include a rating will be treated as “Mature”.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Changes to Android Market that require developers' attention

First, Google have added support for a recent changes feature, which allows developers to add notes about changes specific to the newest version of application. Developers are able to submit these from the Developer Console, similar to descriptions. In the Market app, these notes will appear under the app description as "Recent changes."

Second, there is now a ‘draft upload’ capability for application updates. This feature enables developers to edit app listing and upload a new version without affecting the version live in Market. The app listing edits will not change the live listing until developer select “Publish.”

Finally, Google are adding support for larger promotional graphics to showcase application. In addition to the currently required app screenshot, developers will be required to upload one “feature” graphic. Supported promotional assets will now include:
- A “feature” graphic, landscape aspect ratio, 1024 x 500 (required).
- A high-res icon, 512 x 512 (required).. The Android icon design guidelines located at apply.
- 2 screen shots, 320w x 480h, 480w x 854h, or 480w x 800h, increasing to 8 screen shots in the future (1 required).
- A link for a promotional video hosted on YouTube (optional).

Google Sky Map- now with time travel

Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.

the new version of Google Sky Map lets you time travel to see the sky at a specific date, past or future. After smooth travel to the desired year, you can fast forward or rewind in various speeds and watch how the sky changes.

Google Sky Map is available for Android-powered devices running Android 1.6 and above. Download this new version by going to Android Market on your phone, or by scanning the QR code below.

Mobile Editing in Google Docs

That means that...
  • You can work on that important memo...while on the bus or train to work.
  • If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
  • You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
  • ...and the list goes on!
It’s easy to get started: visit in a browser on a supported device, and select the document you want to edit. Then, when you’re viewing it, press the Edit button to switch to the mobile editor.

Mobile Editing in Google Docs

Try Google Docs for mobile to edit your documents from wherever you are.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Samsung Open Source Release Center

Samsung Electronics offers extended source code benefited from open source communities. You can download or request source code of open source software that is used in Samsung product from Samsung Open Source Release Center. You can also post questions or share your ideas.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt shows up Samsung Nexus S in Web 2.0 Summit

Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Eric Schmidt, "A Conversation with Eric Schmidt"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Web 2.0 Summit 2010 Live Stream

During scheduled live broadcasts (see schedule), the live presentation will appear automatically below. After the conference ends, all recorded video from Web 2.0 Summit 2010 will be available on YouTube,, and as a podcast subscription.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR Teaser

Introducing Motorola FLIPOUT with MOTOBLUR. This teaser product video shows off the latest Motorola Android 2.1 smartphone featuring enhanced MOTOBLUR. For those looking to stand out from the crowd, but stay in the loop this perfectly pocketable phone offers access to thousands of apps, replacement coloured covers, a full 5 row flip out keyboard, and your entire social life manageable from the homescreen. For more information please visit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mini Cooper S driven by Android

BeeWi bluetooth Mini Cooper S controlled by android phone ( samsung galaxy s ) at Trocader Paris ( Eiffel Tower )

Petit test , sous la Tour Eiffel et en avant première ,d'une nouvelle voiture téléguidée via le bluetooth des smartphone sous Android et Symbian....
Tres bientot disponible en magasin

Bluetooth Controlled Car BBZ201 ( Beewi )
- Intuitive motion control using mobile's orientation sensor or touch-screen button interface
- Super fast motor with full directional steering capability
- Requires 3X AA batteries
- Compatible with Android 2.1 Smartphones and above, Nokia Symbian^3 & S60 3rd & 5th editions

Google announce YouTube Remote App

Turn your Android device into a YouTube remote control! Use the full-featured interface on YouTube Remote to find and queue up videos to watch on the big screen. It’s like having a wireless video cable to your big screen!

To get started, simply sign in on YouTube Leanback and YouTube Remote with the same YouTube account.

Google redesigned Google News for mobile access

Google redesigned Google News for mobile access on smartphones including Android, iPhone and Palm Pre.

The story space is expanded to make tapping on articles easier and more accurate. Tapping anywhere on an article headline or snippet opens it up, and clicking on a section heading opens up that topic section on your screen.

In addition, the default view of stories is now collapsed, to reduce scrolling time. Users can ‘expand’ a story by tapping ‘More sources’, which brings users to related stories from other sources.

So, pick up your smartphone, point your browser to, and catch up on news on the go.

Monday, November 8, 2010

OpenIntents collect, design, and implement open intents and interfaces to make Android mobile applications work more closely together. Samples and free applications are provided to demonstrate their usage.

Visit or the Mobile View.

free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight in this holiday season

This holiday season, Google Chrome has teamed up with AirTran Airways, Delta, and Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011. These participating airlines have outfitted their entire domestic fleet with Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi, and we expect more connected passengers this holiday season than ever before!
Just bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends while you travel.

Pro Android 3 cover Gingerbread

Android is hot—Android device sales are increasing and even challenging those of the ubiquitous iPhone. If you're a developer interested taking advantage of this expanding market and creating sophisticated apps using the latest Android SDK, then this is the book for you.

Pro Android 3
shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the new Android SDK, codename "Gingerbread." This book covers everything from the fundamentals of building apps for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components and multi-tasking.

This book offers hand-on tutorials and advice, so you’ll quickly be able to build mobile applications ranging from games to Google apps, including add-ons to Google Docs. You’ll be able to extend and run the new Google Chrome APIs on Droid, Nexus One, X10, and the dozens of other Android-based smartphones.

  • Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK, and how to build mobile applications using the Android SDK.
  • Explore and use the Android APIs, including those for media and Wi-Fi.
  • Learn what’s new with Gingerbread: improved UI across all Android platforms, integration with WebM, the latest Flash integration techniques, and more

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gmail provide Android Theme

Gmail Android Theme

To setup Gmail using Android Theme:
1 - Click Settings on the top-right
2 - Click Theme under Settings
3 - Select Android Theme

HTC Developer Center

The HTC Developer Center is a place for developers to obtain essential resources to help you in developing great applications on HTC's Android and Windows Mobile phones.

Include Kernel Source Code and Binaries for HTC Android Phones for download.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Get a FREE Android device from RadioShack, this weekend only!

On Saturday, November 6, RadioShack will kick-off the holiday season with 3 amazing deals just for their Facebook fans. Everyone who likes RadioShack on Facebook will have access to one of three limited-time offers. The offers are good from November 6-9, and customers will need to print a coupon and bring it to the store to redeem them. These offers are:
  • $10 off a purchase of $40 or more (in-store and online)
  • 20% off all accessories (in-store only)
  • Get a free Android phone (AT&T HTC Aria, Sprint LG Optimus S, or T-Mobile LG Optimus T) with a two-year agreement (in-store only)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Skyfire 2.0 for Android

Experience the world's hottest mobile browser with Skyfire 2.0 for Android. Check out the all new SkyBar™ which features:

Vibrant Video
watch videos, including Flash, while browsing your favorite sites

Explore Related
find related content & media to the page you're browsing

Social Sharing
makes browsing social with one-click share features for Facebook, Twitter and more

User Agent Switching
load pages for either mobile or desktop

Private Browsing
keeps your browsing private, with no data trail

Available on the Android Marketplace!

Launch the Marketplace application and search for "Skyfire". Skyfire runs on Android 1.5-2.2 devices.

or, Photograph this QR code with the Barcode Scanner or Google Goggles app on your Android phone and it'll point you to the Skyfire app in the Marketplace.

Google Instant in mobile

Google Instant makes search faster by displaying not just predictions but actual search results as you type. Updated,

Google are making a beta version available to most iPhone and Android devices in the U.S. To try it out, go to in your phone’s browser and tap the Google Instant “Turn on” link beneath the search box (if you don’t see the “Turn on” link, try waiting a moment and then refresh the page).

It’s currently available for Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) devices and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 in the U.S. in English.

Introducing Google Instant for mobile, beta

Google Instant for mobile is now available for Android (2.2+) devices and iPhone (iOS4) in the US. Just go to on your phone and tap "Turn on" the Instant Beta to enable it and give it a try. Read more at

Enter the Android wallpaper contest for a chance to win a new Android phones.

Want the Opera Android guy on your phone? Can't wait? Enter the Android wallpaper contest for a chance to win one of two new Android phones.

Download the Opera for Android icon (transparent png). Make sure to use the icon in your design. Any submission without the Opera for Android icon will not be evaluated.
Submit your contribution to The best design will be announced and featured on the Opera Mobile campaign site.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK (Developer's Library)

Want to get started building applications for Android, the world’s hottest, fast-growing mobile platform? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need!

Completely up-to-date to reflect the newest and most widely used Android SDKs, The Android Developer’s Cookbook is the essential resource for developers building apps for any Android device, from phones to tablets.

Proven, modular recipes take you from the absolute basics to advanced location-based services, security techniques, and performance optimization. You’ll learn how to write apps from scratch, ensure interoperability, choose the best solutions for common problems, and avoid development pitfalls. Coverage includes:
  • Implementing threads, services, receivers, and other background tasks
  • Providing user alerts
  • Organizing user interface layouts and views
  • Managing user-initiated events such as touches and gestures
  • Recording and playing audio and video
  • Using hardware APIs available on Android devices
  • Interacting with other devices via SMS, web browsing, and social networking
  • Storing data efficiently with SQLite and its alternatives
  • Accessing location data via GPS
  • Using location-related services such as the Google Maps API
  • Building faster applications with native code
  • Providing backup and restore with the Android Backup Manager
  • Testing and debugging apps throughout the development cycle

Turn to The Android Developer’s Cookbook for proven, expert answers–and the code you need to implement them. It’s all you need to jumpstart any Android project, and create high-value, feature-rich apps that sell!