Explorer for ArcGIS on Android, coming soon!

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

HERE maps for Android (Beta)

From HERE… HERE offers fast, accurate maps that are always ready to use, with or without an internet connection. Search for places, find routes and get turn-by-turn voice guidance wherever you are. Underground, on holiday, or even in the middle of nowhere: HERE just works, always.

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Features

  • Offline navigation: Interactive maps and turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection.
  • Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries.
  • Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you’re offline.
  • Live traffic info for more than 40 countries.
  • Plan your journey on beta.here.com, then find your way there using your mobile.
  • Personalise your map by creating Collections of your favourite places.
  • Share your location with family and friends in real time as you go via Glympse. It’s private, secure and safe.

See http://here.com/beta/android/

First Look Video – Cedar Tree CMP1, mini Android smartphone from @cedar_tech

I’m pleased to share this one with you, shot on location at the 2014 ESRIUC in San Diego… likely your first chance to have a look at the really awesome, Cedar Tree CMP1, mini Android smartphone – My first look at the AWESOME @cedar_tech mini Android smartphone – oh, and FYI, this video was shot with a trial Nokia Lumia 1520 – pretty sweet video quality I’d say! Keep on reading to see the video…

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Android 4.5 Lollipop OS may be a desktop OS-like mobile firmware

The next generation of Android OS dubbed as 4.5 Lollipop will be like a desktop OS packed into a mobile device.Google is about to unveil the next flavor of Android OS at the company’s annual I/O Conference on June 25. Rumors claimed that the upcoming mobile software will have the functions of a desktop OS coming to smartphones and tablets. Reports claimed that Android 4.5 will redesign its user interface. According to a report of Android Police, the company was currently experimenting with Project Hera, which “essentially represents Google’s effort to unify the experience users have in Android, Chrome, and Search all on your Android-powered device.”

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What’s The Best Smartphone For Enterprise Solutions?

In 2006, Blackberry devices dominated the global enterprise and business community. From small to medium enterprises, including the Fortune 500 global companies, Blackberry handsets were the top choice for office/field productivity with 10 millions users in 2007, due to its high security and encryption level (which can protect one’s private data), intuitive smartphone applications such as Document viewer and push-email support, and ergonomic design brought about by its QWERTY keyboard layout. But, the consumer behavior has changed dramatically since Steve Jobs introduced the very first touchscreen smartphone in 2007 – the 1st generation iPhone

We now have a plethora of high-end gizmos from Apple, HTC, LG, Samsung, and even Huawei that could pass as a great business device. For this entry, we’ll give you our four recommended smartphones that offers a great value for your organization’s money. Enter the iPhone 5S, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S 5, Nokia Lumia 1520 and others…

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Comes to Market

Android fans will like this one… the commercial release of the Galaxy S5 has been officially announced by Samsung. The Galaxy S5 combines the advanced camera with world’s fastest auto focus, superior network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools with S Health 3.0 and enhanced device protection features including IP67 dust and water resistance. New and enhanced Samsung WatchON and Samsung Wallet are available to make the Galaxy S5 experience even more enjoyable and productive. The Galaxy S5 is currently available in charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold. See more about the S5 at http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys5/

More specs and features here


Samsung wants you to make Gear 2 apps, ASAP

Samsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company’s new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its Gear 2 smartwatch, which is based on the Tizen operating system, and an SDK for its S Health application. It also launched a Gear Fit SDK that will allow developers to make apps for their Androiddevices that can interact with the Gear Fit.

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Now Available The Google Nexus 5

Ohhhh yes indeed, I’m drooling over the new Nexus 5 which is available in many areas now, however, with a price that’s now almost double ($349 compared to $199 for the Nexus 4) I’m not really sure how badly I really want one. The specs are nice indeed (photosphere, immersive 360, kitkat, 4G LTE…) , the commercial… meh! You gotta admit though, this is a pretty darned nice device to consider and at $400 for an unlocked World phone it’s not a bad deal at all. See details and specs