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Samsung and Google to launch new Android device on Oct 19

Samsung and Google

Yes ! It’s finally on the countdown !…Samsung and Google have finally announced the launch of a new device at the upcoming event on October 19. The launch of the new device had been delayed as a tribute to Steve Jobs. Google’s Android has been one of the biggest competitors to Apple’s iOS. With the iPhone4s expecting to hit records, this new Android device will also have a tough time and will give a tough time to Apple.

Is it the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android OS and the most awaited Nexus Prime ??? Let’s wait for a few more days and find out.

Ice Cream Sandwich Delayed

Google and Samsung have postponed their much hyped first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, owing to the death of Steve Jobs.¬†They are looking for a “new date and venue” to unveil the smartphone, which has been dubbed both the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus Prime.

The launching date aside, Samsung posted a teaser video of the device it is planning on debuting soon, on the day when the iPhone 4S was announced to the world. This move would be right because even tho the new device is just some modifications on the previous iPhone4, it would still be a good competitor to Google’s new top-end Android device.

Connecting Galaxy Tab in USB mode

Samsung Galaxy Tab

I was developing some stuff for my Samsung Galaxy Tab using the Android SDK and Eclipse. Just follow the simple steps below to get your device detected by Android SDK.

  • First, go to the Samsung site and download Samsung Kies. Install it and then plug in your device.
  • Run Kies. It should now automatically detect your tab and display it’s contents. If it does so, then it means that the USB Drivers for your device is installed by Kies.
  • In order to run the application successfully on the device, the tab should be first set to Debugging Mode. This can be done by simply going to Settings>Application>Development>USB Debugging. Make sure debugging is turned on.
  • After you have created your application, Run it and it should show you an option of connecting either with the live device or with the emulator. Choose your tab from that screen and voila ! The apk file installs on your device and runs it !

Google introduces flight search feature

Google has recently launched a flight search service that enables you to learn everything about travelling from one place to another, including fares, availability, time etc:

Here’s a video highlighting the features :

 

 

 

To know more or see it for yourself, visit Google Flight Search

 

Ice Cream Sandwich coming really soon ??

Android

As all the android fanboys look forward to the release of the most hyped about Ice Cream Sandwich, Google just announced on the Android Developers Blog instructing developers on how to build apps for this latest OS version.

From the looks of it, the latest Android release will support big screens, small screens and everything in between. Since Android apps are forward-compatible, this means tablet apps developed for Honeycomb will also run on Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich will apparently bring all the Honeycomb APIs to handsets.

All in all this announcement of Google could suggest that the release of the latest Android is not far behind as we all think. Well, we’ll just have to wait and watch.

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