This is the video on YouTube of the race to port a working version of Android onto the TouchPad. It is still very early days as a lot of the features including the touchscreen don’t work yet but it’s a step in the right direction. Take a look at the video after the break and if you have an extra TouchPad lying around, remember don’t –> Read more
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All week I have been reading about the hype surrounding the supposed Nexus Prime super phone by Samsung. This device will be the first to run the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The update is going to bring a big leap in the fragmentation that haunts the Android operating system the changes will also mirror its tablet operating system honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2).
Here what I’m expecting out of the Nexus Prime: –> Read more
Today a preliminary injunction has blocked the sale of three Samsung Galaxy models in Europe. Apple has claimed at the district court in the Hague that their patent EP2059868, which specifically describes the way in which photos are navigated on a touchscreen mobile device, has been copied by Samsung along with other less serious design disputes. Although this is a blow for Samsung, the judge rejected several other patent issues, as well as Apple’s claim that Samsung had stolen many of its design ideas.
The judge later ruled that Samsung could not use the Netherlands to import any of its Galaxy smartphone range. This would mean that unless Samsung change their supply strategy to the European union, it would not be able to keep up with demand of its popular range. Currently the Samsung Galaxy S II’s sales have been going through the roof in Europe!
What does this mean for Android?
The Gallery application that runs in Android 2.3 gingerbread is the culprit. So what is next for Android, and the many other manufactures that back it like Samsung? Are they all in the firing line? As soon as we find out we’ll let you know!
Source BBC News