While the Pentagon was previously heavily equipped BlackBerry, the U.S. administration will now open its doors to iPhone and Android devices. Indeed, the Pentagon announced the opening of its secure network to mobile devices Apple and Google. This should be more than 100,000 iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets that should be used on the network in February 2014.
Currently, the Pentagon’s network account for only 470,000 BlackBerry, 41,000 iOS and 8700 Android smartphones /tablets. With the opening of the two mobile operating systems most popular in the market, the Pentagon wants above all to simplify the work of its employees. A specific application store is also developed in-house to propose appropriate software for both platforms. Ultimately, the Pentagon’s network should be able to withstand 8 million connected devices.
Building on the success on the tablet, Photoshop Touch arrives on iPhone and Android smartphones. For the happiness of those who can not resist the urge to touch up your pictures. The team at Adobe is launching a new version of Photoshop Touch optimized for iPhone and Android smartphones, which complements the one already available for the tablet.
Photoshop Touch provides the user with a variety of tools for working images: something similar in substance to that needed to make the desktop program but with gesture-based interface functions.
Among the features of Photoshop Touch are optimizing images through a set of tools (selection, filters, adjust hue and color), apply effects, add text, editing and automatic synchronization of Adobe Creative cloud.
Photoshop Touch for iPhone can be purchased from App Store, the Android version from the Google Play Store.
The Korean manufacturer LG is riding the wave of ads. After a year in 2012 resulted in the sale of 55 million phones, LG plans, according to the Korean Times , to sell 75 million mobile an increase of 36%.
The Korean manufacturer wants to increase its sales and market share from one year to another, it is also the case for 2013. After year 2012 ended with about 55 million mobile phones, LG wants to accelerate the pace to 75 million phones sold in 2013.
New smartphones should be announced during the Mobile World Congress, the most important event for Mobile Phone, held in Barcelona, including a 5.5-inch Full HD model highly anticipated since it is supposed to be the standard bearer of the brand. LG will also stand out if it arrives on the market for Windows Phone with a proposal that makes sense.
At CES, LG showed initiative with the demonstration of new products and online rumors lends already producing the next Nexus 5. Anyway delivering Nexus 4 for pre-ordered, is currently on the period 2013, already providing a first million smartphones sold.
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The combat of mobile platform is very high and now the young app store of the Verizon Wireless, a mobile phone carrier in U.S., will shut down due to some critical issues. First this app store is called Vcast Apps which has varieties of Android and BlackBerry apps. The subscribers of Verizon network can access to these apps in addition to what it has on its OS store. This Vcast Apps will by totally shut down on March 27 of 2013.
One of the main reasons is that Apple has bought Chomp which is the main partner of Verizon to build this store and of course the fast growing Google Play won’t allow Verizon to survive easily.
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Recently IDC has released the result of the research of mobile phone operating system in the marketplace. According to the result, about 136 million Android devices were shipped during the Q 3 2012 making it to be the best quarter. Apple shipped about 26.9 million iOS devices in the same quarter ranking in the second place after Android.
The 3rd and 4th places are for BlackBerry and Symbian respectively leaving the 5 place for Windows Phone.
In short, Android covers 75% of marketshare meanwhile iOS has 14.9%. BlackBerry Symbian and Windows Phone have 4.3%, 2.3% and 2% respectively.
Recently HTC has just pushed Android Jelly Bean update for its most anticipate smartphone the One X. The company chooses to amuse its homeland citizens and those who are in Singapore. So now only Taiwan and Singapore can get this official update. The whole update weights 352.87MB and it is Over-The-Air update. After updating HTC One X to Jelly Bean, your device will run on Android 4.1.1 and HTC Sense 4+ to the One X.
To update, you need to get to “Setting”> “About device” > “Software update” > “Update”. Make sure that your device is connected to a stable WiFi network.
Hope HTC and the carriers can push this update for EU and U.S. as soon as possible.
Recently there is leaked information about the new model of Nexus 7 with 32GB storage. We can manage to get the price tag and release date. Learning from the screenshot, 32GB Nexus 7 will be available for $249 on October 29th. The sources indicated that this 32GB tablet is spotted at Staples locations that one person grabbed one already.
This is exactly the Android Event that Google has already sent invitation to press media. It should be the day that Google to announced the next Nexus smartphone by LG with codename as LG E960 as well as 10-inch Nexus Tablet by Samsung.
Let’s forget about Android or iOS for awhile and focus on BlackBerry OS. RIM has announced that developers can start submitting their application early 2013 but now seems like thing is going on smoothly and it starts accepting BlackBerry 10 app now.
So for developers who have done their jobs with their app, they can start the submission today. Of course it will be busy day now. First come first served. However it is quite clear that RIM will make some change with its device to full touchscreen leaving the tradition QWERTY space.
However with current competition period with Android and iOS, RIM do not expect huge submission. Talking a bit about Android, Google also has wowed developers to focus on compatibility of each app on tablet since it usually won’t work well on tablet as it is on smartphone due to bigger screen and features. Google has launched Tablet App Quality Checklist.
We are waiting to see further strategies from RIM to compete with Android and iOS.
Recently Android Authority has just noticed that the devices of their visitors landed on its website were running on Android 4.2. This information was collected by Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a webmaster tool to monitor the website with critical information including visitors, source, code and many more.
With the data on Google Analytic, Android Authority finds that it was since August that it started to receive visitors with devices running on Android 4.2 which means that this OS version has been testing for two months already.
The devices that appear to run on Android 4.2 are Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Xperia Arc S, Nexus 7 and Samsnug Galaxy Y. There are two more unknown device called Occam and Manta but it is believed to be smartphone and tablet of Motorola.
With the two months period, it can confirm that this OS is already in the final stage already and it should be ready for the next Google device. It will be something to do with Nexus something in the near future. With codename, jumping from Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 is expected to call “Key Lime Pie”.
So be ready to slide the cake into pieces.