Archive for May 10, 2011

Since the launch of Android OS, technology has taken a revolutionary turn especially the smartphones department, and since there has been a horse race between the leading companies to secure the top spot. Companies like HTC, Motorola and Samsung being the leader of smartphones have thus delivered some of the coolest and awesome smartphones that runs Android OS and had satisfied their customers in every aspect. So here are some of the best smartphones in business that runs Android OS.

10. Google Nexus one:

Though Nexus One was released a long time ago but still it makes his way to the top ten android based smartphones. It runs Android 2.1(éclair) and what makes it best is its extended features and unique designed and of course users acceptance.
Specification: CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset
Display: AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inche
Memory: 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, Extended memory upto 32GB
Battery Time: upto 290 hours with10 hours of talktime.

9. HTC Desire

Another brilliant smartphone by HTC. Although it bears a strong resemblance to Nexus One but it has many other strong features that makes it more desirable samrtphone. It runs the Android 2.2 (froyo) OS and has 5mp camera. 
Specification: CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset 
Display: AMOLED or SLCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
Memory: 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM, extended memory upto 32 GB
Battery Time: 340 hours and 7 hours of talktime.

8. HTC Droid Incredible

Well HTC smartphones has always been at the top of the leading smartphones list and why is that because they have always satisfied their users with their unique features. HTC Droid Incredible is one of the HTC’s best android based smartphone. It features Android 2.1 (éclair) operating system and 8mp autofocus camera with other important features as follows. 
Specification: CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon chipset 
Display: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
Memory: 8 GB storage, with 32 Gb memory card option.
Battery Time: upto 146 hours with 5 hours talktime.

7. Samsung Epic 4g

Samsung Epic is the one fastest smartphones and it has also dominated HTC recently but failed to make an impact over Motorola who is currently leading the whole market. Samsung Epic contains the Android 2.1(éclair) operating system and has many other power packed features that will rock the user. 
Specification: CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Hummingbird chipset 
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, upto 32gb extended microSD option
Battery Time: upto 300h with 6 hours talktime.

6. HTC EVO shift 4G

Another glory set but HTC called EVO shift. This smartphone is another one of the most wanted smartphones in the world. It contains Android 2.2 (froyo) with 5mp camera and huge storage option. 
Specification: CPU: 800 MHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon chipset 
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 3.6 inches
Memory: 512 MB RAM / 2048 MB ROM, 2GB in external memory included upto 32 GB
Battery Time: upto 146 hours with 6 hours talktime.

5. Motorola Droid X

Another blockbuster in the smartphones market, Motorola Droid X is a perfect competitor in the leading smartphones list and contains the Android 2.1 (Éclair) operating system and 8mp camera. 
Specification: CPU: 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor, ; PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630-1000 chipset 
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches.
Memory: 6.5 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 16 Gb included
Battery Time: upto 220 hours with 8 hours talktime.

4. HTC Thunderbolt

The master of the android based smartphone HTC delivered yet another super bomb smartphone with Android 2.2 (froyo) OS that has won many users heart. But this phone has faced tough competition with other smartphones so currently it stands at no.4. 
CPU: 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches
Memory: 8GB storage, 768 MB RAM, with external memory option upto 32GB.

3. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Those who want a “play station” along with other features like phone and internet can now find all these things in Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This uniquely designed set has all the power packed specs and features the brand new operating system Android 2.3 (Gingerbird) and so it is ranked 3rd in the list. 
CPU: 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Display: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory: 400 MB, 512 MB RAM with 8Gb microSD. Memory extendable to 32Gb.
Battery Time: 425 hours with 8 hours of talktime.

2. Samsung Galaxy S 4G

Samsung has delivered one of the best smartphones in the world. But it has fell just short to Motorola Atrix. However this Android based smartphone is still good enough to be ranked at no.2. 
CPU: 1GHz ARM Cortex A8, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Hummingbird chipset
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory: 1GB ROM, 512 MB RAM including 16GB microSD memory card.
Battery Time: 300 hours with 7 hours talktime.

1. Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Atrix is currently leading the list of best Android smartphones. It has a beautiful sleek design and 5mp camera. It is also known as mini laptop because it features dual core processor and 2.2 Android OS. 
CPU: Dual Core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset.
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory: 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, external memory up to 32GB.
Battery Time: Up to 250 hours and 9 hours talktime.

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Vishnu Pratheek ( MGIT ECE- Alumni)

  • The mobile Internet makes its way into cars….

Wifi Routers installed in cars ( Above Image)

Just as radios evolved from hulking home consoles into expected accessories in virtually all cars, so may Wi-Fi Internet access break free to become a commonplace automotive. That’s the hope of Autonet Mobile, a company that supplies,  in-car Wi-Fi routers that let passengers use laptops and other mobile devices in their vehicles.


Having a mobile WiFi hotspot in a vehicle can have numerous convenient applications. Most mobile computers and many gadgets now uses WiFi connectivity and can all take advantage of this rolling WiFi. Not only does it allow access to the internet and to email, but users can also take advantage of streaming media such as music and video, and can even take advantage of WiFi phones that utilize  VOIP technaolgy

By 2016, consumers will consider such Internet connectivity as important as traditional features such as safety and fuel economy, said Thilo Koslowski, vice president of the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Advisory Service at market researcher Gartner, Inc.

Potential customers were skeptical of Wi-Fi in vehicles, but have recently become more in favor of the idea, according to Autonet Mobile CEO Sterling Pratz. With the stamp of approval from car makers, Autonet Mobile’s sales have grown 50 percent every month since November, he said.

In addition to buying the router, a 20-minute installation to place it in the trunk of a vehicle should cost another $35-$50 depending on the shop, Autonet Mobile says. The monthly 3G data service costs $29, with a $35 activation fee. More than half of consumers say they would like Internet access in their cars, compared to only 16 percent who thought it was a good idea a few year.

“Too early for us to judge” its success, he said. “It has the potential to be a big thing going forward. It could be really ubiquitous, but it depends on what the evolution of portable devices is.”

Data speed comparable to 3G
It’s possible to have mobile Internet access in the car and everywhere else either through a mobile phone with data service or using a laptop that has a cellular modem card and Internet service. But Autonet Mobile says that data doesn’t stream as smoothly over those services as it does using the company’s system which is optimized to maintain continuous contact as service is handed off from one cell tower to another.

That makes watching videos and listening to Internet radio much more pleasant, Pratz said. And, of course, having Internet access on those cellular devices does not extend that connection to other users and their devices like the game systems.

Data speeds are similar to those of other 3G cellular devices, running between 800 kilobits and 1.2 megabits per second. Among Autonet Mobile customers, the company says it is seeing 2.7 average users per car. That sounds higher than the typical number of occupants in the average car, but it may be that drivers who have Wi-Fi in their cars are carpool drivers or families with children.

Another entertainment means for kids
Certainly the prospect of productive passengers busily checking e-mail or gathering needed information while driving to work or to meetings, and that of kids in the back seat occupied with YouTube videos, Facebook, MySpace, Webkinz and games sounds plenty attractive, said Doug VanDagans, Ford’s director of connected services solutions organization.

VanDagans, who said he has examined Autonet Mobile’s technology, questions the number of customers who would be willing to pay for the router hardware and the $29 monthly data fee on top of the cost of the mobile voice and data plans they may already have.

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C.S.Sumanth (MGIT- ECE 1st year)

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