What you users think in a sudden, you may have assumed any gaming apps or some fan clubs apps like that. However they are the Defense Contractors, trying to turn the US Army into a lethal Apple/Android force with this Soldier-Centric Apps. Harris Corp. has a tablet apps in that it allows the soldiers to control IP cameras on UAVs for more pertinent intel on the ground while the soldier can simultaneously send that information to the command centers anywhere in the World. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Software Solutions aims to bring mapping mash ups to the battlefield. With an apps that combines smartphones’ geolocations with historical data to show troops what’s being going down in the area from IED explosions to insurgent arrests. Best of all is that these apps lower training costs since most warriors are already fluent in Android or iOS and their hand held will be cheap to replace the more robust $10,000 units in the field today. Should protective measures fail, the devices relatively low replacement costs makes them almost disposable.
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Google has added a new connection bar feature in its Gmail Mobile Version for iOS to provide basic information about the status of Internet connection and user mail activities. The new connection bar is similar to the status bar of a mobile web browser and this change has been implemented only in the iOS for iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Microsoft’s latest update of Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours, it’s not a big milestone on browser downloads in first 24. But, Microsoft is keen to make it a big hit. A post in the Internet Explorer’s official blog make use of the word ‘wow’ to explain the download numbers of IE9 in a day. But, with 8 million downloads Firefox3 got a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in a day on 2008. Given Firefox for both Mac and PC, but it still beat Microsoft Windows’ new browser 3 time over. Anyways we like IE9, but we still think lot of modesty goes a long way.
The official Facebook application for Google Android has been updated and will let you upload photos from your mobile phone. The new Facebook for Android update v1.5.2 also has number of bug fixes and gets SSL layer security.This new update will bring added security and the ability to to use the mobile phone’s inbuilt camera to take images and upload them directly to Facebook. The pictures taken from the camera will be uploaded in perfect orientation.
HTC Thunderbolt is the first device on Verizon to support simultaneous voice and data over 3G. Online sources says that sale will be open from Thursday. The reports says that the device will not ship with the Verizon’s edition of Skype that features both voice and video calling support.
Google has released a WebM Plug in for Microsoft’s latest browser Internet Explorer 9. So, Internet Explorer 9 now got WebM Plug in support with ‘Preview’ from Google to make Internet videos more friendly. As a technology preview, the users are able to play all WebM videos just like the good Internet overloads intended them to, despite the fact that an additional download is needed. Microsoft said that it will allow for support and it appears to be following up on its word.
Cobra’s iRadar system is used since last years by iPhone users, seems to be Android users will be getting it soon. The Cobra used the gdgt live event at SXSW and announced that iRadar will be available for Android phones by this April. It consists of a standard dash-mounted radar detector and an app it takes advantage of your phone’s built in GPS capabilities to provide you the warnings of photo enforcement zones and other potential impediments to your inability drive 55. You can also share the radar alerts with the iRadar users.
The LG’s revolution is the only phone capable of streaming Netflix at the moment, but a enterprise hacker extracted a full system from the LG Revolution this week, make it happen into Android SPIN and subsequently pulled out Netflix juicy innards. The Apps APK is now freely available in the web now. Though it is not good enough, you can browse and add items to your queue. But if you try to play a video the app will informs that Could not reach the Netflix Service. So, the question is Netflix is just simply flip switch to it is waiting for DRM authentication from a Qualcomm MSM8655 Processor?
Google is likely to launch its own social networking site in May this year. According to the technology blog, the search engine giant will unveil Google Circles as its Google I/O conference in San Francisco, reports the Daily mail.
Samsung India Electronics now illuminates through the country with trio of smart phones Galaxy Ace, Fit and Pop. It is just sporting catchy titles, these Android 2.2 powered mobiles offers a boast of incorporating a superior multimedia features such as Active Sync, Social Hub, TouchWiz 3.0 and Quicktype by SWYPE.