Android is indeed grabbing the market fast and challenging iPhone to a great extent. Thanks to thousands of apps available on Android Apps! Here is a list of some of the best utility apps available for Android.
More than 26 million downloads across 50+ countries is what Swype is claiming. Indeed, a revolutionary keyboard that changes the entire paradigm of typing n toush screen. Not limited to Android phones, Swype is a great App. Must have for every Android phone users…
Search the web and your phone by voice and control your phone with Voice Actions. Quickly search your phone, the web, and nearby locations by speaking, instead of typing. Call your contacts, get directions, and control your phone with Voice Actions. Note: Voice Actions is only available in US English for now.
The browsers on the phone make the fullest use of the touch screen facility and provide some amazing features at your finger tips. Here are three such browsers for Android that makes your browsing experience fast and easy.
1. Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin Browser HD is a brand new version of Dolphin Browser that is the most popular browser on Android 2.0+ platforms. It is Powerful, Fast & Elegant with features like Multi-touch Pinch Zoom, Thumbnails Flick Menu, Tabbed Browsing, Gesture URL Commander, Bookmarks Sorting and has impressive add-ons.
2. Skyfire Mobile Browser
Skyfire Mobile Browser Android App is a powerful browser that brings full web browsing to mobile phones on many platforms and now on Android. The key feature it offers is to the ability to view Flash Videos that other Android Web browsers do not offer. This allows you to play sports highlights from ESPN, news clips from the New York Times, high quality Vimeo vids, and music videos from Vevo.
3. Opera Mini & Opera Mobile
Opera’s well-designed user interface has you navigating gracefully and efficiently on both touchscreen and keypad devices. The browser comfortably adjusts to your needs by switching between portrait and landscape mode and also lets you adjust the font size for easier reading. Opera Mini always uses Opera’s advanced server compression technology to compress web content before it gets to a device. The rendering engine is on Opera’s server. Opera Mobile is a full Internet browser for mobile devices. The full web-rendering engine – Opera Presto – is run on the phone using the phones’ hardware to download and display webpages.
Finally, iPhone is getting right competition. Android Army is on the rise and here is a list of the best of the best Android Devices for iPhone alternative lookers! Will soon get a Windows Phone 7 Army. Steve Jobs is out there thinking very hard. Lets see what iPhone 5 brings!
CPU – Qualcomm 1GHz, 3.7 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.
HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)
CPU – Qualcomm 1GHz, 4.3 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.
Samsung Galaxy S
CPU – ARM Cortex 1GHz, 4.0 inch AMOLED Capacitive Screen, 5MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.
Motorola Milestone XT720
CPU – ARM Cortex 550MHz, 3.7 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.
Microsoft has been releasing new videos and information on Windows Phone 7 devices that will definitely make anyone expect them to be equal to the iPhone or the Droid II. The latest new suggest that devices that are lined up for Windows Mobile & has some of the features that were never seen before. They have shown their creativity from QWERT keyboard to creative surround sound speakers that are designed to get everything you love.
Here are the list of five Windows Phone 7 Device Lineup with their features:
1. Dell Venue Pro
A new phone with vertical QWERT keyboard.
2, HTC HD7
With scratch and shatter resistance screen, giant 4.3” screen and a hands free kickstand.
3. HTC Surround
With an Yamaha speaker that you can slide out and get a surround sound effect.
4. LG Quantum
Comes with horizontal QWERT keyboard and voice to text option too.
5. Samsung Focus
With 4” super AMOLED touch screen though its thin and light at 110g. It also has a 5 MP camera with enhanced photo features.
Now, what do you think. Would you not expect them to be equal to the iPhone or the Droid II? or may be more..
Android is the most popular Smart Phone platform at the moment as per recent Nielsen Report. Blackberry as well as iPhone have taken a toll because of the raising Android popularity. Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, 6.5 also suffered heavily due to their non finger friendliness. Now, Microsoft has learned and seem to have corrected themselves. The recent release of WP7 (Windows Phone 7) has created new hope for Microsoft and new boy on the street! Surprisingly, fans of Android have liked Windows Phone 7 a lot and given great ratings. Windows Phone 7 is expected to hit the market from Nov 8th.
Android feels mostly like an iPhone clone but Windows Phone 7 has a fresh UI design. Here are 5 things of WP7 that could hit Android badly!
Windows Phone 7 UI is a lot refreshed than Android. Android is mostly similar to iPhone OS (IOS) and lack refinement. UI layout is not uniform, skins, shells are different on different phones. Most phones are not regulated to have high end H/W. Microsoft has not understoos from past experience. They will have a strict H/W spec check to have optimum performance. Android is already becoming cheap iPhone, with all time low cost devices like Samsung Galaxy Spica, Galaxy 3 and some Acer phones. Google still plans to reduce costs of phone. There is no doubt that WP7 will create its on niche market soon.
Windows Phone 7 games are better with rich user experience. With XBOX 360 background, a lot of developers are expected to provide gaming support for WP7 devices.
Android users are not cult followers as iPhone/Apple fans. More than 14% of them are ready to switch (Source GigaOM) to different phone OS if needed.
Microsoft is already pumping a lot of money to make WP7 popular, attracting a lot of developers for Apps. App Store is going to be a formidable competition for Google.
Microsoft has big plans in adding new features to WP7, great MS Office support, Sharepoint support etc.
WP7 is still evolving, multitasking, copy paste etc features are still a long way to go but Microsoft has taken a bold step in talking to Android/iPhone! Blackberry is still a long way to join the show with BB6!