Showing posts with label Google Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Maps. Show all posts

Friday, July 6, 2012

Comparison of 3D Maps, in iOS 6 and on the Google Earth in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Comparison of 3D Maps, in iOS 6 and on the Google Earth in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 

Comparison of 3D Maps, in iOS 6 and on the Google Earth in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Out there in the marketplace of the tablet and the smart phone industry there is a strong competition and the secrets are not a big deal now. The big giants like the Apple and the Google with their operating systems, the iOS and the Android are the top big league players presently in the world, the numbers itself speaks for these two. As on each day the Google activates around 1 million android devices and the Apple selling 250 million iPhones from past five years and with the original launch of the new iPhone the numbers are still growing.

The latest surprise from Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 was the announcing of its own mapping system in its iOS 6 new versions of iPhone and leaving out the Google Maps. This has even made a very strong competition between the rivals. But, Google put up a head on competition by announcing the new Google Earth version 7.0, bringing amazing 3D maps to its Android smart phones and tablets too. This 3D Map announcement was made in San Francisco, firstly by Apple and then followed by Google.

Good options for consumers as these two, iOS 6 and the Android operating systems making the availability of 3D maps to the devices. But which one will be the best and we all know about the Google Earth and Google Maps and used it once in a while or even often and Apple introducing its own mapping system is new to this mapping game and also consumers will be excited to see the Apple’s 3D maps, as Apple has a history producing excellent user experience software. So, will its own 3D maps solution meet the same trend?

The comparisons are put up to view by people of iPhoneItalia to you to see the differences between the two maps of the iOS 6 and Android 4.1 in the images below. First of the difference is the Apple’s vector maps having a built in 3D button displaying at the bottom and in the Android it is available in Google Earth app or the Google Maps app and a simple tap on the “3D Buildings” button your into viewing the 3D maps.

The other thing is Apple’s 3D maps will be available in the iOS 6 new iPhone and the launch of its new iPhone is due this year and it will be offering a beta version and not ready for real-time use, so until then consumers need to still wait to see this. And for the new 3D maps view in Android devices, Google has made it available and is been planning it for long time so it’s a no surprise from Google but has put up a good strong response.

Friday, July 6, 2012 by Sheetal Arora · 0

Friday, June 29, 2012

Is there a surprise from Google at the Google I/O 2012 event?

Is there a surprise from Google at the Google I/O 2012 event?

Is there a surprise from Google at the Google I/O 2012 event?

There are plenty of announcements to be made by Google at this year’s annual developer conference at the Google I/O which is going to take place in San Francisco in may be June 27 – 29. We have already guessed what is expected at the Google I/O event and if don’t know, no worries we are about provide the information to you all.

Google I/O 2012 - Google Latest Gadgets

One of the surprises is the Nexus 7 Tablet of the Google

We have already confirmed about the Google’s first Nexus brand tablet will be made by Asus a few weeks back and even about the Android tablet that is made of Asus too. With the leaks of Google’s and Asus’s Nexus 7 documents, which said it’s going be launched at the Google I/O this year. So this made the surprise a little unfair.

The Google Nexus7 tablet comes with a 7-inch display with NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and with a friendly budget price ranging $199 to $249. This Google’s Nexus tablet can’t be rival of the iPad and not least of its versions, rather Google aims to adverse the tablet business that can do some harm to the Android tablet ecosystem.

With the Google approved Android versions, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet priced around $199 was running on this version and was the best selling tablet in the electronic market. So this made everyone of the tablet makers go for Google’s approved android version.

The second would be Motorola Intel Devices with Google.    

We know that in May Google has already purchased Motorola and the Google-Motorola first smart phones will be available in the stores. Strangely about this Google Motorola devices there was no leaks mentioning them but we have already know Motorola hinted at CES 2012 that there will be a multi-device deal with the Intel. So assuming this we can expect Intel chips in Google Motorola smart phone devices in the future.

The star of the show will probably be the Nexus 7 of Google and it will update its future hardware plans and also mentioned was it won’t be providing full treatment to Motorola but still will be working on most of the android based Motorola devices.

The new Jelly Bean an Android next version

This Android Jelly Bean OS will be on the new Google’s Nexus 7 and it is the most talked word in the streets, that it is a successor of the present Ice Cream Sandwich. But the confusion is, “Is Jelly Bean an Android 5.0 or Android 4.1?” A leak tells us that it is going to be Android 4.1 is called as Jelly Bean, so this means it will be an update of the previous Ice Cream Sandwich android version not a fresh Android OS.

Google would love to see that people adopt the ICS on to their Android handsets and tablets, but currently only 7% ICS is running on the Android devices and most of the remaining still on Android 2.3 Gingerbread version. With the launching of Jelly Bean Android 4.1, the Android device makers can update their old versioned devices.

A Virtual Assistant called “Majel”

With the Apple launching Siri in last year October it challenged every mobile business makers to equal its voice based virtual assistant and come up with the best to beat it. So Samsung came up with “S Voice” in the Galaxy S3 and LG with a “Quick Voice”. In near future HTC is going to release its very own virtual assistant.

We are going to expect Google will launch its virtual assistant in its Android devices, and many reports say that a codename “Majel” will be the virtual assistant and if its true, it can be demoed at the Google I/O. Developers will feel free to use the assistant in their apps, guessing by this it can be unveiled in this week itself. Way to go Google.

3D and Offline Maps from Google

On June 7 few days ago from Apple’s WWDC 2012 developer’s conference, Google has hosted a special event on “Google Maps”, as the purpose was to make an early announcement and be the first to do it, and Google just did that by announcing an advanced 3D mapping system and even unveiled its Google Offline Maps but kept secret of mentioning the release dates, so expecting the Google products that we just know can be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O event.

Mobile Payments using Google Wallet 2.0

A top three U.S. carriers are trying to sort out its mobile payment solution and even found one called the “ISIS” and with the Microsoft launch it’s Wallet Hub on its new Windows Phone 8 devices, Google is certainly not backing away as it is also set to release it’s very own “Google Wallet 2.0” at this year’s Google I/O event 2012.

Android at Home and Everywhere

The Android OS is not just available on smart phones and tablets also can be used in other activities too. At this year’s Google I/O the Android giant is all set to reveal the full details of its plans that relate the Android to be the other part of our lives, which are as work, home and other things or purposes. Hope these apps make our present life just easy.

Cloud Service called Google laaS for Enterprises

The Microsoft and the Amazon, with their cloud services the Azura of Microsoft’s and EC2 of the Amazon’s are going to be challenged by the Google’s “laaS”, an Infrastructure Service, where it would allow companies renting virtual servers or a storage space kind of thing, but not a big deal to end-users but certainly we would appreciate the laaS offers. This Google laaS for Enterprises will also be unveiled at this year’s Google I/O.

The Offline Google Drive

Talking about cloud computing for enterprises, at this Google I/O, Google comes up with an idea called Google Drive Offline as it is a much awaited product for the present Google’s regular consumers of the online services.

The Project Google Glasses

We have already seen a demo of the Google’s Project Glass and it become an important product for the top executives of Google and is also being paired along with the future Android devices. This Google‘s Project Glass will take you to a virtual reality level, letting you experience a future technology and can expect this at the Google I/O event 2012.

An OS and a Browser from Chrome

Chrome Browser is one of the best internet browsers and has put up a good challenge in the race of the top browsers, but Chrome OS is way behind the Microsoft’s Windows and even the Apple’s X in the desktop environment. Google certainly has no plans to scrap its Chrome OS and or even not merge it with the Android. The updates will be available of the Chrome OS and even the Chromebooks too. 

We will get this Chrome’s latest update in the Google’s I/O event of 2012.

The long awaited Google TV

Mr. Eric Schmidt in last year 2011 announced that Google TV would be the coolest TV by this year’s summer, but it didn’t happen. This Google TV product might be a very important product for Google as it can be an another revenue generating idea. And out there is a real tough competition in TV market and Google want to revolutionize by introducing the Google TV to the consumers and not behind is the Apple’s own rumoured iOS HDTV.

So, we may expect in near future of Google vs Apple TV business battle. In this year’s Google I/O we may get the overall details of the Google TV, we hope it impresses you.

Available of Larry Page

Larry Page, CEO of Google is down with some health issues and will not make it at Google I/O 2012 event, the reports say. Not revealing about his full details of health issues, Google just put up a word of his un-availability. This secret topic reminds us of the great “Steve Jobs” who had the same health issues.

Hope Mr. Page gets well and makes it to the Google I/O and makes his Android developers and fans of the Search Giant happy.

The Android Pinterest App

For Google this topic is not so interesting as it has its own social network with the help of other web are trying to market it. But the rumour is the Android app will be announcing its official launch at this Google I/O 2012 and will be great for its Android users, who are active till now can show some more love for this Pinterest Android app worldwide.

We have put up the list up and you know what will be the latest updates and announcements at this year Google I/O 2012 and we will be soon updating the after events highlights, so just be tuned and we will provide you the latest info from Google’s Android, TV, Chrome and the other evenly products that are to be launched in this week’s Google’s news updates.    

Friday, June 29, 2012 by Sheetal Arora · 0

Project Glass - Close to reality by Google Glasses, Video & Review

Project Glass - Close to reality by Google Glasses, Video & Review

Project Glass - Close to reality by Google Glasses, Video & Review

Project Glass, Google’s augmented reality glasses, has released an impressive video of these Google Glasses. On seeing the video itself, has made us to buy those Glasses immediately.

What does Augmented reality means? Well it is a concept of overlaying or altering what we see. On wearing these Google Glasses you can watch a video without ever titling your head and more over reading news on the go is more comfortable. Wow, this is amazing right. Well the concept is going to be demonstrated by this end of the year by Google.

Project Glass - Google Glasses

We have listed some of its features that will be on the Google Glasses, as per the video on Google augmented Glasses. Here are some of them below:

Well how will this going to Work?

One of the members of the Project Glass team, named Babak Parviz has developed contact lens, in which pixels are inserted in them. It could be a daily wear contact lens, where a Near Field Communication system is built in the housing above the right eye of the frame, as seen in the images, it sends video signals wirelessly. Each day could be a very interesting start, with the contact lens with pixels in it is used by the Project Glasses. 

In the video of the Project Glasses, the wearer looks away from whatever is happening before him. May be the small hole on the right eye housing of the frame, is the camera and takes images in front of your eye. If this does that, with glasses responding to eye gestures is a great technology at present. It should be a sensor or a camera directing directly to your eyeball to detect the gestures.

In the images, we don’t see one thing that is the audio? May be there’s a hidden ear piece or might be in the housing on the right eye of the Google Glasses, but if it doesn’t have them then the conservations cannot be kept private. How about a Bluetooth headset? But seeing the Google Glasses being very thin, there can’t be more space available for it and also how about the Battery too? How can it be charged?

Available Features as per the video showed are:

Seeing the video is very exciting but we cannot get any closer hands on the Google Glasses, but will demonstrate as if you are really seeing it closely.

Using only his head gestures, the wearer Checks In the food truck while standing with his friend. The other feature is the Video Calling, it’s amazing to see the wearer transmitting the video to his girlfriend and she is seen on a smaller image at the bottom of the screen. It cannot be at that high quality video but will differ in original. Before that he gets the call first, from his girlfriend, where he tells the Google Glasses to stop the music from playing further, but was a surprise as we thought it was the background music that was playing.

In the start of the video of about Google Glasses, we see he gets to know about his calendar with appointments and present events in it, even gets the messages displayed and replied, it’s really amazing right. But the voice command is ok, but will it understand the exact pronounce in traffic or in crowds?

On further, the Google Glasses wearer takes a picture of a graffiti art on the move by a voice command, but sources say that it might have a button to take pictures. And he also shares them on to his “all my circles”. Finally it displays the Google map direction too, awesome right.

So, do you want these amazing Google Glasses? And are you willing to put on contact lens with pixels in it? Will you be ashamed for wearing weird glasses like this? But has a different kind of style, like people wearing these kinds of glasses in a fantasy movie. If the Project Glasses of Google releases them we be very excited of its price range and are you excited to get them? 

by Sheetal Arora · 0

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Top Free Android Apps for Android OS - September 2011

Top Free Android Apps for Android OS - September 2011

1) Google Maps by Google Inc.

Download the latest release of Google Maps

Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again.

Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude.

2) Facebook for Android by Facebook

Facebook for Android makes it easy to stay connected and share with friends

Facebook for Android makes it easy to stay connected and share with friends. Share status updates from your home screen, chat with your friends, check out your News Feed, review your upcoming Events, look at your friends’ walls and user info, check in to Places to get Deals, upload Photos, share links, check your Messages, and watch videos.

3) Skype by Skype

Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move
Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move

Skype 2.1 for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move

4) YouTube by Google Inc.
The latest version of the official YouTube app, now with in-page playback!

The latest version of the official YouTube app, now with in-page playback!

Experience the latest and best version of the official YouTube app, which offers:

* Beautiful new UI design
* In-page playback (read comments while video is playing!)
* Personalized homescreen video feed
* Brand new player controls
* Rotate-for-fullscreen playback

5) Talking Tom Cat 2 by FreeOutfit 7

Talking Tom Cat 2 by FreeOutfit 7

Tom is back with an all new adventure!

PLEASE NOTE: Before running the app for the first time you will be required to download additional 3-28 MB to get the best graphics quality for your device.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by Sheetal Arora · 0

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