Celltick, a global leader in home screen marketing have shared a wealth of behavioral data for their latest report entitled, “Global trends in Android use 2015.” Among the key findings: the vast majority of smartphones in Asia (71 percent) and the Middle East and Africa continue to be configured with English. Facebook might be ubiquitous, but Facebook Messenger is only popular on low-end phones; amongst the higher-end handsets, Skype is the most common application installed.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced that the Gear S2 ($299.99) and Gear S2 classic ($349.99) will be available in the U.S. beginning Friday, October 2. The smartwatches, which were unveiled at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Conference in Berlin, turned heads with their elegant curves and premium finishes. The revolutionary and intuitive circular interface and rotating bezel of the Gear S2 allows for quick and precise navigation. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist where you can access important notifications at a glance.
Looking for a fine, Android WorldPhone solution?? Look no more… oh, andit starts at just $199! Obi and Ammunition celebrate the launch of Obi Worldphone SF1 & SJ1.5 smartphones at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Obi Worldphone co-founder John Sculley, former head of Apple and Pepsi-Cola and an international investor in consumer tech companies, and Robert Brunner, founder and partner in the world-acclaimed Ammunition design firm collaborated to create elegant design at attractive prices for select markets the world over. Introducing them is Satjiv Chahil, Global Marketing & Innovations Advisor to Obi. See more about the device in the official launch PR
I’m a pretty heavy Android user, and I’m also a big lover of my device(s). So naturally I’m also quite proactive when it comes to keeping them secure. Here’s a tip on how you can hopefully secure your Android smartphone – remember, a disaster is pretty much inevitable!
A recent survey of planners by Planetizen looked at mobile app that enhance public participation in local governance and planning to improve efficiency and data collection for planners. A number of fine productivity tools were mentioned in the findings, many of them can possibly be useful to some of you I’m sure! From the results… common apps mentioned include such apps as Todoist, Constant Contact, Mediafire, GoogleMaps, Dropbox, ArcGIS, GoToMeeting, and SlideShark, among others. Planners report regularly using Trulia and Zillow, which are helpful in finding information about properties.
Social Cyclist app for improving your community
This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.
Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon
Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel – is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!
If you’ve followed me over the years then you likely know that I really luv mobile photography… yet no, I refuse to call any of my work or myself a photographer, iphoneographer, AndroidOgrapher etc… heck, we’re all photographers in my mind!
But, there’s some great way to enhance your photo taking skills and the tricks are quite simple. Check out this very cool video with some simple tricks that will WOW yourself and your fiends… happy snapping!
Some WAY cool technology here just in time for the holidays – the Burg smartwatch/smartphone! Priced at only $199, the “Dick Tracy”-like BURG 12 smartwatch functions as a standalone phone, with the ability to make and receive calls and texts without connecting to a smartphone. It offers all the basic functions of a smartphone – phone calls, text, music, video, camera, calendar, contact lists, voice recording, etc… Available from WalMart, The BURG 12 functions as a standalone phone utilizing any GSM SIM card. BURG includes a SIM card with $25 prepaid talk and text.
Found this little nugget via Twitter (@ChrisLeSueur) and courtesy of Jeff Shaner @jeffshaner and the ArcGIS mobile team… yep, Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon! According to details of the release on the ArcGIS blog… “Explorer for ArcGIS on Android is a native app and has a look and feel that will be familiar to Android users. Like our other Explorer for ArcGIS apps on iOS and Mac OS X this app was created for everyone, it is intuitive and easy to use…no special training is required to us the app.” See more on the Esri blog
The Beta is open although this is a private Beta