released a list of ways you'll be able to drain your Adam tablet's battery in around six hours, as a counterpoint to earlier talk of over fifteen hours of "normal" use. 1080p HD video playback at full brightness and volume will do it, the company says, together with playing a 3D augmented reality game with camera input and 3G or WiFi for data. Solid YouTube or other Flash video playback over wireless will also sap power quickly, as will streaming 3D maps over 3G and using the hardware GPS receiver. Finally, recording HD video using the Adam's rotating camera and streaming it via WiFi is apparently a sure-fire way to drain the tablet in record time. To be fair, none of that is especially surprising, but it does raise a couple of interesting use-cases, particularly the HD streaming potential. We've seen apps like Qik do real-time video uploads, but the quality is generally well short of HD.
secured exclusive rights to use Garmin's PND software on their Android handsets, promising Garmin branding on the devices themselves. News of the deal follows confirmation that the Garmin-Asus partnership has been dissolved. As part of that move, ASUS will return to single-branding its devices, and Garmin will be free to distribute its software to other vendors. The company apparently plans to release Garmin PND apps into Apple's App Store and the BlackBerry App World as free downloads.
CoPilot Live may have just the thing for you. The company has announced a new Android app that sells for under $5 that has maps of the US.
Comet with Android 2.2 on November 3. It's going to be the first entry-level smartphone with Android OS that will be available to both prepaid and postpaid customers. Not only will this device feature Android 2.2 OS, but it will have access to thousands of apps through Android Market.
app looks like that targeting computer and your destination is represented as a red mark coming closer on the targeting computer. When you aren’t driving somewhere, the app can also be used as a clock. The downside is you don’t get those pretty arrows you are used to seeing in GPS apps.
already seen the results of an application showdown, and now we get to see our first glimpse of a wrist-mounted GPS unit that will allow soldiers out in the field to keep tabs on their unit, as well as up-to-the-minute GPS imagery.
Google Open Spot is billed as a way to alert other Android users to available parking spaces nearby, relying on helpful tagging of free spots which show up on a GPS-led map. The freshness of spaces is indicated with color-coding - red means it's a fresh spot, orange means it's five minutes old, yellow spots are over 10 minutes old, and after 20 minutes they're cleared from the map by default - and only those within around 0.9 miles of your position are displayed. An Android 2.x app, Open Spot is currently available in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. Unimpressed by Open Spot? You could always try making your own version; Google pushed out App Inventor this morning, a simple drag & drop way to create your own apps, even if you don't have any coding skills. [Thanks JD!]