There is no doubt that Android is almost everywhere, powering a wide variety of smart devices ranging from the usual suspects of smartphones and tablets to the more multimedia-centric boxes and TVs. Android has even appeared in some traditional landline situations, as an add-on tablet, a dedicated cordless home phone, or, in this case, a fixed display for an office phone. Make no mistake, though, as Cisco's DX650 phone is all about business and very little about entertainment.
This year’s Computex featured a lot of exciting new things in the world of Android. QuickBoot by Ubiquitous aims to shorten the time it takes to boot up Android to a fraction of the current time. It usually takes 30 seconds of more to for Android to boot up, this video has a device that does it in 1 second.
The Samsung Galaxy S has created a lot of buzz around the web. There’s still no official word on when this device will hit the market here in the US. Initial reports have the “Superphone” slated for release on all the major carriers here. This promo video gives you a few things to look forward to if you decide to purchase one.
SugarSync is file sync, backup and file sharing service for Android. Today, they announced their new 3.0 version for Android and it has a few great changes to their already good service. This is another “Cloud-Based” solution for accessing all of your photos, music, videos and other documents while on the go. This app will be available tonight in the Android Market.
If you have a PC or work around them, you should be familiar with McAfee. They are one of the top computer security companies in the world. If you have an Android device on SK Telecom in Korea you will soon be able to download this free Anti-Malware software to your handset.
There is a new version of the LogMeIn Remote Access Application being developed for Android. This app will allow your Android-based device to control your work or home PC from almost anywhere in the world. You will also have the ability manipulate any program that is on your desktop or laptop right from your Android device.
Android 2.1 for the Droid may be closer than we think. An official pamphlet has been discovered from Verizon wireless that gives specific details on the update. So we can pretty much put this in the confirmed pile.
The most popular mobile browser in the world has finally made its way to Android. This version 5 seems to be light years ahead of the version 4 which has been available for quite some time.
This version now offers tabbed browsing, there is a bar at the bottom that shows you the number of tabs that you have open and when you click on it a mini view of the page appears. This browser for most will replace the stock browser.
Some of the other big new features:
* Speed Dial: Gives you one-touch access to 9 of your favorite sites.
* Password Manager
* Opera Link: Syncs your bookmarks (and Speed Dial) between your handset and your desktop (be it that you’re running Opera on your desktop, that is)
The only two problems I've found so far is the browser doesnt recognize my existing bookmarks and there's no Flash integration. So if you have a Flash capable phone, I would play with this but stick to the stock browser.