Tag Archives: Android

Tracking sleep, activity & food – the Jawbone UP app

Imagine being able to track every calorie you burn, every calorie you consume and every minute you are sleeping? We came across the Jawbone UP and are just amazed at the capabilities this app possesses. It needs to be coupled with the UP wristband to function (available on their site for about $129 or on ebay for less than $100). The app is compatible with iPhone and Android. Here's some of the amazing features: Sleep and nap tracking - it tracks your sleep including the amount of light Read more [...]

An alternative to buying an e-book reader: Google ebookstore

With its eyes firmly focused on the ebook market which is reportedly about $500 million in annual sales, Google has launched it's ebookstore. A fast look at the ebookstore appears to make it a smart alternative to buying proprietary e-readers and ebooks like Amazon's Kindle device.  At the beginning of 2010, Amazon held about 90% of the ebook market - a number that is estimated to drop to about 35% of the overall market in the next five years. What is special about Google's ebookstore? Purchasing Read more [...]

Samsung & Toshiba to introduce their iPad killers

Look for new tablets to come from Samsung and Toshiba in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2010. Interestingly enough both the Samsung tablet and the Toshiba tablet will be running on Android software (sorry, Microsoft!). Both Samsung and Toshiba are itching to capitalize on the portable tablet market that Apple created this year with the introduction of the iPad. Apple, which has sold over 3,000,000 iPads since this spring will keep the tablet crown for now as there are so many applications and components Read more [...]

Android smartphone sales up a whopping 886%

Research firm, Canalys, reports that Android platform smartphone sales increased an amazing 886% in the 2nd quarter. An even bigger accomplishment is the fact that Android based phones now account for 34% of the market - topping all other platforms including Apple's popular iPhone platform. The press release from Canalys also reports that Android devices combined reached almost 475,000 units in Q2 2010 from no presence in the country a year ago. The Google-backed Android is available in phones Read more [...]

Keeping up with the newest smartphones

Buy a smartphone in May, chances are that you can buy a bigger - better - upgraded - faster - prettier - cooler phone in June. It's been that way for years with PCs and notebook computers so why should the smartphone market be any different? I'm still waiting on my backordered HTC Incredible, but we already have 3 of them in service on our plan. They've quickly become the all-time favorite phone at West Florida Components. Powered by a 1GHz processor, these phones are fast! Other favorite features Read more [...]