Android Market

Android Market

Android Market is the online software store developed by Google for Android devices. An application program (“app”) called “Market” is preinstalled on most Android devices and allows users to browse and download apps published by third-party developers, hosted on Android Market. As of October 2011 there were more than 300,000 apps available for Android, and … Continue reading

Android Mobile Phone Version history

Android Mobile Phone Version history

Android has seen a number of updates since its original release, each fixing bugs and adding new features. Each version is named, in alphabetical order, after a dessert. Recent releases 2.3 Gingerbread refined the user interface, improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features, improved gaming performance, added SIP support (VoIP calls), and added support for … Continue reading

Android Mobile Phone Foundation Acquisition by Google

Android Mobile Phone Foundation Acquisition by Google

Google acquired Android Inc. on August 17, 2005, making Android Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. Key employees of Android Inc., including Andy Rubin, Rich Miner and Chris White, stayed at the company after the acquisition. Not much was known about Android Inc. at the time of the acquisition, but many assumed that … Continue reading

Android Mobile Phone Foundation

Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003 by Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger), Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.), Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile), and Chris White (headed design and interface development at WebTV) to develop, in Rubin’s words ” smarter mobile devices that are more aware … Continue reading

Android Mobile Phone (operating system)

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset … Continue reading

Pocket PC Vendors

Pocket PCs are manufactured and sold by several different companies

Pocket PCs are manufactured and sold by several different companies; the major manufacturers include HP (under the iPAQ and now defunct Jornada brands), Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Dell (under the now defunct Axim brand), Fujitsu Siemens, E-TEN, HTC, and ViewSonic. In Mid-2003, Gateway Computers and JVC announced they would release Pocket PCs, but the projects were … Continue reading

Pocket PC Operating system versions

Several phones running Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile 6.5 The first Windows Mobile 6.5 device was first shown on September 2009. Leaked ROMs surfaced in July 2009 for specific devices.[5] The generic ROM images for Mobile 6.5 are also available as part of the officially distributed and freely downloadable development kit. Several phones running Windows Mobile 6.1 can be updated to … Continue reading

Definition of Pocket PC

Run Microsoft's Windows Mobile

According to Microsoft, the Pocket PC is “a handheld device that enables users to store and retrieve e-mail, contacts, appointments, tasks, play multimedia files, games, exchange text messages with Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN Messenger), browse the Web, and more.” (src: microsoft buyersguide)[dead link] From a technical standpoint, “Pocket PC” is a Microsoft … Continue reading

History of Pocket PC

The Pocket PC is an evolution from prior calculator-sized computers. Keystroke-programmable calculators which could do simple business and scientific applications were available by the 1970s. In 1982, Hewlett Packard’s HP-75 incorporated a 1-line text display, an alphanumeric keyboard, BASIC language and some basic PDA abilities. The HP 95LX, HP 100LX and HP 200LX series packed … Continue reading

General Pocket PC

General Pocket PC

A Pocket PC (P/PC, PPC) is also known by Microsoft as a ‘Windows Mobile Classic device’. It is a hardware specification for a handheld-sized computer, personal digital assistant (PDA), that runs the Microsoft ‘Windows Mobile Classic’ operating system. It has some of the abilities of modern desktop PCs. As of 2010, thousands of applications exist … Continue reading