Axioo Pico Pad Ramaikan Pasar Tablet 7 Inci

Satu lagi tablet 7 inci yang siap menggebrak pasar Indonesia tahun depan: Axioo Pico Pad.

Tak mau kalah dengan tim nasional yang semalam memukau lewat gocekan bola. Axioo, vendor asal Indonesia dengan prestasi global ini menyihir penggemar gadget berbasis Android dengan tablet yang sudah dilabeli Google certified.

Apa artinya? Menurut Budi Wahyu Jati (Director – Corporate Division, Axioo), Pico Pad memampukan pengguna mengakses langsung Google Market dan selalu ter-update dengan berbagai aplikasi baru yang ada di sana.

“Kalau [dengan perangkat] yang belum disertifikasi Google, pengguna hanya mengakses situs web yang memang disediakan vendor untuk mengunduh aplikasi,” jelas Budi kepada wartawan di sela-sela acara launching Pico Pad hari ini (30/12) di Jakarta.

Selain itu, perangkat yang ditenagai prosesor Qualcomm 600MHz ini dan RAM 512MB ini memiliki keistimewaan berupa menu berbahasa Indonesia dan nuansa batik. “Ini khusus untuk yang ditawarkan ke pengguna Indonesia,” papar Budi. Namun sayangnya Pico Pad batik ini menurut Budi Wahyu Jati tidak akan dijual ke negara lain yang menjadi pasar Axioo, seperti ke negara-negara ASEAN dan Eropa.

Axioo Pico Pad mengadopsi sistem operasi Android versi 2.2, dengan koneksi internet yang secara default bisa mengakomodasi HSDPA. Tablet yang termasuk kelas 7 inci ini rencananya akan dilempar ke pasar dengan harga sekitar Rp 4 jutaan. Sebagai kelengkapannya, Axioo membundelkan kartu memori berjenis microSD 16GB pada Pico Pad.

Ditanyai kemungkinan Axioo membuat tablet dengan sistem operasi selain Android, “Sementara ini roadmap kami masih dengan Android,” Budi menjawab diplomatis. Menurutnya Android menawarkan kekayaan konten yang menarik. Bahkan Axioo sudah mencanangkan untuk merangkul pengembang-pengembang lokal agar semakin banyak berkontribusi ke Google Market.

Sementara menurut David Kartono (VP Product Development & International Sales, Axioo), sistem operasi yang sedang naik daun ini dipilih karena melihat perkembangan jumlah serta antusiasme penggunanya. “Kabarnya sampai Juni 2010, pengguna Android bertambah 160 ribu per hari,” papar David. Hal ini, imbuhnya yakin, akan mendorong teknologi maupun pasarnya.

source : infokomputer

Acer's Android tablet (and its gyroscope) previewed on video

While Acer wasn't willing to let us power on its forthcoming Android tablets at its press event last month, it looks like the company just doesn't have the same kind of control over its partners or employees. Three videos of what appears to be Acer's 10-inch Android tablet have popped up on YouTube, and not only is the slate powered on, but the footage provides a pretty clear look at some of Acer's custom Android apps.

The entire UI looks like it's still in a beta stage and the video itself looks like it is some sort of internal test demo -- don't forget Acer is planning to ship these with Honeycomb in April -- but the company seems to be messing around with gyroscope-based page turns and some unique zoom gestures within the photo / e-reader application. We're assuming the tablet is running Froyo as there's a quick peek at the homescreen and app drawer in the first video, but other than that we're really at a loss for details here. Hit the break for the trio of videos and to see it all for yourself. Oh, and Acer, if you send us one, we promise to go easier on the screen (see 0:12 of video three) than this lady... just sayin'!

Source : engadget

Google Maps 5.0 for Android Adds 3D, Offline Access

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Google on Thursday released an updated version of Google Maps for Android that incorporates 3D capabilities and offline access.

Since the launch of Google Maps for mobile five years ago, map views have consistently "remained the same: a flat, north-up map and the need for a strong Internet connection," Google said in a blog post. "Today, we're changing that for the first time."

Rather than downloading maps as set of small, square images stitched together to form a map, Google Map 5.0 will use vector graphics to dynamically draw a map, Google said. This will allow for tilting when you drag down with two fingers. "Tilt while zoomed in on one of the 100+ cities around the world with 3D buildings to see a skyline spring to life," Google said.

Users can also twist with two fingers to rotate, pinch to zoom, and access a compass mode.

"Center the map on your location, and then tap the compass button in the top right corner," Google said. "The map will flip into 3D mode and start rotating to match your perspective, while still keeping all the labels upright and readable."

Using vector graphics will require 100 times less data to get maps across all zoom levels, so Google said it will be able to cache large areas on your phone based on where you use Maps the most. As a result, you can refer back to those maps when you're in an area without Internet connectivity.

"This way, you can rely on having fast, robust maps available to you where you're most likely to need them," Google said.

Google Maps 5.0 will automatically start caching most-visited areas when a device is plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi. "We're already hard at work improving the algorithms and technology behind these features, so over time you can expect to see maps work better in more offline situations," Google said.

These offline capabilities will also extend to Google Maps Navigation beta, the company's free turn-by-turn GPS navigation feature. It will now support offline rerouting in case you drop a connection en route, though users will still need connectivity to start a route. Google will start rolling out the feature in the next few weeks.

To download, search Google Maps in the Android Market. 3D and offline capabilities require Android 2.0 or higher.

Huawei's Low-cost IDEOS Android Phone Coming

Huawei may be a name not too popular with many, but the company has its presence in devices that you may be using. Like your Tata Photon+ or a similar USB 3G dongle is mostly made by them. But now, the Chinese giant is waving its flag big-time with three Android phone launches in the country one after the other.

The first one will be launched this month in the under Rs. 10k bracket - the IDEOS U8150; as Indian Android enthusiast blog reports. It is expected to be priced at under Rs. 8,000 but does not miss out on key features that we really care for - like a 2.8 inch (that's not it), QVGA (nope, no excitement there), "Capacitive" (YES, that's the one) touch-screen. The second sixer the IDEOS U8150 strikes is Android 2.2 (Froyo) at launch, while competing models like the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500 or even the Micromax Andro still run Android 2.1 with no confidence that they'll ever get updated to 2.2. A worrisome part about this phone is the kinda slow 528 MHz processor; while the other two we mentioned, have 600 MHz ones.

Now, in our experience, 528 megs has turned out to be incapable to run the UI smoothly or perform tasks like playing a DivX video. Let's hope the interface is smoother due to the Android 2.2's speed optimizations. Rest of the specs are pretty good for an under 8k phone - Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, 3.5mm jack and a 3.2 megapixel camera. If the phone is actually priced at Rs. 7,000, it will make buying the Resistive screen plagued Micromax Andro A60 absolutely redundant. It will also serve up a good competition for the Samsung Galaxy 5 - if and only if that 528 MHz processor bottleneck doesn't slow down the UI too much.

That is what's coming down this month, but looks like the company has bigger plans for the months to follow. As TelecomYatra reports, two mid-range Huawei IDEOS branded phones - the X5 and the X6 - will reach the Indian shores by mid-January 2011. Both are similar in terms of specs. Like the X5 comes with a 3.8-inch capacitive screen, while the X6 has a bigger 4.1-inch 800 x 480 pixel one.

Both support Dolby mobile sound enhancement and 3G speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. Both have 5 megapixel auto-focus cameras that can also record 720p video. The X6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor. Lastly, both also have an HDMI port (mini-HDMI, we assume) to hook 'em up to a bigger screen. Pricing details of these phones are not disclosed as yet.

Source : techtree

Seperti Apa Spesifikasi Nexus S?

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Jakarta - Nexus S akan menjadi ponsel Google penerus Nexus One. Ponsel dengan Android Gingerbread ini memiliki spesifikasi mirip Galaxy S.

Samsung agaknya sekarang sedang di atas angin dalam hal ponsel Android. Produk unggulannya di ranah ini adalah Galaxy S yang terbukti cukup laris.

Seperti diumumkan dalam blog resmi Google, Selasa (7/12/2010), Samsung pun akhirnya secara resmi diperkenalkan sebagai rekanan Google dalam membuat Nexus S.

Seperti apa spesifikasi Nexus S? Berikut adalah beberapa data yang dikumpulkan detikINET:

  • Nexus S akan memiliki prosesor 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird. Prosesor ini, sama dengan yang digunakan pada Galaxy S, berbasis ARM Cortex A8.
  • Nexus S memiliki memori 512 MB, setara dengan 'standar' saat ini yang digunakan iPhone 4 maupun Samsung Galaxy S.
  • Seperti dijanjikan CEO Google Eric Schmidt, Nexus S akan memiliki perangkat Near Field Communication. NFC ini bisa digunakan untuk transaksi keuangan lewat koneksi nirkabel jarak dekat.
  • Kemampuan grafis Nexus S diperkuat oleh PowerVR SGX 540. Sama dengan Galaxy S, sedikit berbeda dengan iPhone 4 (SGX 535).
  • Kapasitas Nexus S adalah 16GB, sama seperti iPhone 4 16GB dan berbeda dengan Galaxy S (8GB internal, 16GB via microSD).
  • Nexus S memiliki dua kamera. Satu di belakang (5MP) dan satu di depan (VGA). Di bagian belakang terdapat lampu LED untuk membantu penerangan.
  • Layar yang digunakan serupa dengan Galaxy S, yaitu Super AMOLED berukuran 4 inchi dengan resolusi 800 x 480.
  • Satu yang unik, layar Nexus S memiliki bentuk lengkung agar nyaman saat digunakan untuk menelepon.
Nexus S

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Source : detikinet

Andy Rubin Shows Off Android 3.0 On Prototype Motorola Tablet

Devin Coldewey 8 hours ago

Andy Rubin is, as I type this, in the middle of a demo of Android 3.0 (AKA Honeycomb) at Dive Into Mobile. The rest of his talk I’ve got written up elsewhere, but this was too cool to pass up. The software is running on a prototype MOTOPAD that looks really slick, though it was only out for a moment and there are but few pictures at the moment. I’ll be updating this post as more information breaks.

First thing he showed off was a new lock screen and then what appeared to be a brand new “desktop” with widgets and buttons in the corners. Different UI aesthetic than earlier versions of Android. He then launched the new, 3D-and-vector-based version of Google Maps that should be coming to your phone in just a couple days.

Honeycomb will be out “next year,” which is a pretty vague deadline, but if I remember correctly, we’ve heard Q2 for the Moto tablet. Another improvement he notes is the ability to split applications into multiple “fragments,” i.e. a mail app would have two panes for mail and inbox, which would be viewed sequentially on a phone but simultaneously on a tablet. There’s a new app grid and Gmail appears to have gotten a much nicer version of itself, which I would bet money is a lot like what they’re going to show off tomorrow at their Chrome thing.

The tablet itself looks to me to be larger than the 7″ we heard a while back, but it’s really difficult to tell without actually being there. I’d guess 9″ at 16:10 from these pictures. I don’t know how big Andy Rubin actually is, so my frame of reference is a bit off.

I’ve always said the Android versions we’ve had are a bad fit for tablets. This looks like a different story. I’m looking forward to Honeycomb.

Barnes And Noble Android Nook Color gets app SDK

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Barnes & Noble has finally released the software development kit for the Android-powered Nook Color and this could lead to multiple apps on the color e-reading tablet.

While the Nook Color is powered by Android, it won’t be able to access the more than 100,000 apps in the Android Market. Barnes & Noble did say that it would be relatively simple to port existing programs over, although it will vet these apps for various criteria.

First of all, you can expect Barnes & Noble to axe the apps with excessive violence or nudity but it will also stop competitors from getting on its platform. Don’t look for the Amazon Kindle app to show up on the Nook Color anytime soon even though porting the Android app should be relatively simple.

With a 7-inch color touchscreen and decent hardware under the hood, the Nook Color could be a decent mobile gaming device. While I’m not expecting the next Rage HD to pop up on it, I could easily see a crossword game or Words With Friends being a bit hit with the e-reader crowd.

Will this be enough to make the Barnes & Noble tablet a big success? It’s tough to tell. While the e-reader has a nice price tag at $250, it may never garner the amount of apps that the Apple iPad has right now.

Additionally, we’re in line to see a glut of Android apps from the likes of Motorola and others that will be able to access many of the programs from the market. We may also start to see a price war for Android tablets and that makes the Nook Color price tag not as appealing.

Still, this is a positive sign for Barnes & Noble Nook Color users, as it will give them more things to do with that tablet.

[Via Engadget, nook developer]

Mobile phone display mega shootout: The full picture


There are so many of them that it’s pretty hard to make up your mind. It all boils down to LCD vs. LED although this simple fact is easy to overlook. You can go ahead and blame it all on marketing but that’s one thing that just can’t be black and white. Instead of keeping it simple, manufacturers are busy making up catchy names.

Had enough with LCD? Be our guest, try Super LCD. There’s even Super Clear LCD for the sake of being different. Same with AMOLED. There’s the garden variety. But there’s also Clear Black and Super AMOLED.

Anyway, with so many screens around even we got mixed up. And instead of writing down “We’ll never again mistake regular LCD for Super LCD” three thousand times, we got assigned to do this article. Yes sir. Coming up, boss. It’s about LCD and AMOLED, about Super AMOLED and SUPER LCD. It’s about the Retina display, which technically is a type of LCD.

Display shootout

This is not a story going back to monochrome displays and the dawn of STN and CSTN screens. That would’ve made an even bigger mess. Instead, we’re focusing on present day touchscreen and the varieties it comes in. We have each technology represented and it’s quite a bunch of highly popular and fairly recent phones being judged by the quality of their screen. From the good old LCD to the ClearBlack AMOLED by Nokia – they are all here, with all their strengths and weaknesses.

And here are the contenders, along with the display technology they stand for. In the LCD corner, the HTC Desire HD and LG Optimus 7 are next to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10.

HTC Desire HD LG E900 Optimus 7 Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

HTC Desire HD • LG Optimus 7 • Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

The Samsung S8530 Wave II is on the enhanced LCD team – technically, it’s Super Clear LCD, the brand name Samsung use to market their own SLCD-based screens. The Retina display is not just another LCD screen either – like the Apple iPhone 4 is not just another phone.

Samsung S8530 Wave II Apple iPhone 4

The Samsung S8530 Wave II • Apple iPhone 4

The Nokia N8 is running for AMOLED, while the C6-01 has Nokia’s ClearBlack technology behind it. Finally, we have a couple of Super AMOLED screens – on the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and Samsung S8500 Wave.

Nokia N8 Nokia C6-01 Samsung I9000 Galaxy S

Samsung S8500 Wave

Nokia N8 • Nokia C6-01 • Samsung I9000 Galaxy S • Samsung S8500 Wave

An elite club it is and that goes to show how important screens are. Manufacturers can’t go on for ever offering more and more features, so things like screen quality are becoming a key selling point.

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Lomba Aplikasi Android Berhadiah Rp 400 Juta

JAKARTA, - Buat Anda yang mau tantangan membuat aplikasi, lomba Ericsson Applications Awards – Code for Cash 2011 pantas dicoba. Apalagi, lomba bertingkat dunia tersebut menjanjikan hadiah tak kecil, 30.000 euro atau lebih dari Rp 400 juta.

Lomba ini terbuka bagi mahasiswa dan karyawan perusahaan yang mempekerjakan kurang dari 100 karyawan. Mohon dicatat bahwa partisipasi secara individu tidak akan diterima, namun perserta harus dalam bentuk sebuah tim beranggotakan dua hingga empat orang. Peserta harus menciptakan aplikasi berbasis Android (web atau native) yang menggunakan paling sedikit satu Ericsson Labs API dan memiliki hubungan dengan tema "Connected Things."

"Saya sangat berharap ini dapat menarik peserta terbaik dari Indonesia dan menjadi pemenangnya," kata Mats Otterstedt, Presiden Direktur, Ericsson Indonesia, dalam siaran pers yang diterima

Kompetisi tersebut di bagi menjadi dua bagian, untuk mahasiswa dan satunya lagi untuk perusahaan. Tim pemenang pada setiap kategori akan menerima uang sebesar 15.000 euro dan ponsel dari Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson juga akan menjadi salah satu panel penjurian sebagai salah satu partisipasinya dalam kompetisi tersebut.

Ini merupakan kompetisi tahap kedua setelah event perdana yang sangat sukses tahun lalu, yang telah dimenangkan oleh seorang mahasiswa dari Waterford Institute of Technology, Irlandia. Pemenang aplikasi yang dimenangkan oleh seseorang dari Irlandia ini, dinamakan CallerProfiler untuk Android, mengkombinasikan jaringan sosial dengan IP telephony yang dapat menayangkan informasi dari Facebook dan situs jejaring sosial lainnya saat sebuah telepon masuk diangkat.

Untuk detil informasi mengenai proses aplikasi dan kompetisi, silahkan mengunjungi Kompetisi akan berlangsung hingga 31 Maret 2011, dan hasilnya akan diumumkan pada Juni 2011. Di antara proses seleksi, Ericsson juga menggelar lomba kecil yang bisa dimenangkan.

Nah, mengenai detil informasi proses aplikasi dan kompetisi, silahkan mengunjungi

Sharp LYNX 3D Smartphone Android 3.8 Inci Terbaru Tidak Perlu Kacamata 3DSharp LYNX 3D Smartphone Android 3.8 Inci Terbaru Tidak Perlu Kacamata 3D By

Selain meluncurkan smartphone Android yang mampu menampilkan 3D tanpa kacamata yaitu Sharp Galapagos 3D, Sharp ternyata juga meluncurkan smartphone terbarunya bernama Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C bagi NTT Docomo di Jepang. Smartphone Android 3D ini menawarkan spesifikasi mumpuni dengan prosesor 1 Ghz, kamera 9.6 Mp, digital tv tuner, layar berukuran 3.8 inci.

Perangkat ponsel 3D ini akan menggunakan sistem operasi Android 2.1 walau carrier akan menawarkan update ke versi 2.2 yang bisa mendukung Flash 10.1 dan kemampuan tethering. (sumber)

Ayo kita lihat video Sharp LYNX 3D:

source : beritateknologi

2011, Tablet Android Kuasai 15% Pasar

Kamis, 18 November 2010 - 13:01 wib
Susetyo Dwi Prihadi - Okezone

Galaxy Tab, tablet berbasis Android

LONDON - Tablet komputer berbasis sistem operasi Android Google diprediksi akan menguasai 15 persen dari pasar dunia pada tahun 2011. Ini artinya tablet Android bakal menjadi pesaing terberat dari iPad.

Prediksi ini sendiri dikeluarkan oleh IMS Research, yang juga mengharapkan tablet Android akan menguasai 28 persen pangsa tablet pada tahun 2015. Beberapa pembuat perangkat keras yang akan menjual tablet Android, termasuk Samsung, Dell, Motorola dan Cisco.

Samsung telah membuat taruhan terbesar di tablet Android, dengan meluncurkan Galaxy Tab untuk T-Mobile, Sprint dan Verizon Wireless di AS, dengan peluncuran AT&T yang ditetapkan untuk 21 November. Samsung mengharapkan dapat menjual 1 juta tablet di musim liburan 2010 saja.

"Ketersediaan Samsung tablet Tab Galaxy melalui operator seluler seperti AT&T di Amerika Serikat dengan cepat akan meningkatkan kehadiran Android Google di pasar tablet," kata analis IMS Research Anna Hunt, seperti dilansir eWeek, Kamis (18/11/2010).

Sementara Hunt juga memprediksi tablet akan menguasai 75 persen dari pasar atau lebih pada saat ini tahun depan.

Popularitas tablet sendiri melejit setelah diluncurkan pada bulan April, penjualan jutaan unit dalam beberapa bulan pertama, hingga saat ini berhasil menjual sebanyak 4,19 juta pada kuartal keempat saja.

Google CEO: Android Is for Touch, Chrome OS Is for Keyboards

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has finally made it clear what differentiates Google’s Android OS from the soon-to-be-released Chrome OS: keyboards.

That’s a rather simplified expression of the bigger picture; but ultimately, Google (Google) sees Chrome OS as the operating system for traditional computers, such as PCs, netbooks and laptops, which may include touch interfaces but always include keyboards; and the company sees Android (Android) as an operating system best suited to mobile devices, which may include keyboards but almost always include touch interfaces.

During his talk at Web 2.0 Summit, Schmidt was asked by a member of the audience about Android’s perceived fragmentation. In addition, Schmidt was asked about where Chrome OS should be used vs. Android and where they overlap. The audience member professed that he was confused about Google’s strategy surrounding both platforms.

Schmidt responded in a few parts. His first point was that Android isn’t fragmented, stating that you can still run the same app on all Android phones — a point which our readers are welcome to dispute in the comments. However, Schmidt emphasized that he wants to make sure you can run the same apps on all Android devices.

What I found more interesting was his response to the difference between Chrome OS and Android. He iterated multiple times that it seems like Android is optimal for touch devices, while Chrome OS is best suited for traditional keyboard devices. While this explanation makes perfect sense to us, we’ve never heard this explanation from Google’s CEO until now.

In other words, if Google builds a touch-based tablet, it’s going to run Android. If it builds a new type of keyboard computer device, it’ll run Chrome OS. Schmidt says to expect Chrome OS “in the next few months” and the new version of Android (a.k.a. Gingerbread) in the next few weeks.

Google Android Turns 3 : Happy Birthday Android

Today marks exactly three years since Google and a slew of hardware and carrier partners officially announced the Android mobile operating system.

It was almost a year after that before the first major Android (Android) handset was released – the G1 on T-Mobile – and not until late 2009 that the Motorola Droid, complete with an aggressive ad campaign, catapulted the platform into the mainstream consciousness.

Today, a wide variety of manufacturers are producing Android phones, and they’re sold on all major carriers in the U.S. In fact, in aggregate they’re now outselling those running on Apple’s iOS, with recent numbers putting Google ()’s share of the mobile operating system market at nearly 20%.

With variants of the Android operating system now being extended to other platforms like tablets, Internet-connected televisions and even automobiles, we can only see it getting more pervasive in the years ahead.

Three years ago, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, “Our vision is that the powerful platform we’re unveiling will power thousands of different phone models.” Three years later, it appears his company is very much on the way to doing so.

source : mashable

Tri gandeng CSL Blueberry rilis Handroid Pad MI700 Merek ponsel lokal melakukan gebrakan dengan menghadirkan Handroid Pad MI700, tablet telepon yang memiliki fungsi lengkap sebagai ponsel pintar android, netbook, tablet PC dan router.

Perangkat canggih ini dibundling dengan kartu perdana Tri Internetan sepuasnya dengan bandrol Rp 3.999.000,- yang memberikan manfaat gratis internetan sepuasnya selama enam bulan. Paket ini tersedia di 28 3Store di seluruh Indonesia, gerai resmi CSL dan toko ponsel atau komputer di Indonesia.

“Pasar aplikasi android market menunjukkan pertumbuhan yang menggembirakan. Tim android developer menyatakan telah menembus angka 100.000 aplikasi. Selain itu prospek pertumbuhan pasar tablet PC maupun ponsel juga sangat positif. Minat konsumen sangat tinggi terhadap tablet dan telah mendorong pesaing Apple meluncurkan produk serupa. Hal ini inilah yang melatarbelakangi diluncurkannya Handroid Pad CSL MI700,” ujar Herman Janto, Chief Executive Officer CSL Blueberry.

Menurut Herman, mereka ingin menghadirkan solusi telematika yang terintegrasi dalam satu perangkat, tentunya dengan harga yang sangat terjangkau bagi masyarakat Indonesia.

"Kami menyambut gembira kerja sama Tri dengan CSL Blueberry yang memadukan layanan data Tri dengan tablet telepon berteknologi tinggi dari CSL Blueberry. Kerja sama ini semakin memberi kemudahan bagi masyarakat Indonesia untuk dapat mengakses internet dengan harga terjangkau," ujar Suresh Reddy, Chief Commercial Officer Tri.

Tablet yang berukuran tujuh inci, merupakan tablet berbasis chipset Qualcomm USA dengan prosesor Qualcomm MSM7227 dan didukung oleh sistem operasi Android 2.2. Selain itu, CSL Blueberry melengkapi MI700 dengan fitur untuk telepon, dan fungsi router untuk sharing wi-fi.

MI700 memberi kepuasan bagi pecinta Android dengan memberikan banyak aplikasi gratis Android market yang tersedia plus akses internet 1 GB per bulan selama 6 bulan dari Tri. Dengan gratis data ini, masyarakat Indonesia yang membeli paket bundling MI700-Tri dapat melakukan bermacam aktivitas mulai dari download, akses jejaring sosial hingga browsing.

“Dengan perangkat seharga Rp 3.999.000, para pecinta tablet telepon dan PC bisa mendapat fitur senilai 6 jutaan dengan hanya menggunakan Handoid Pad CSL MI700 ini,” imbuh Herman.

Tampilan layarnya flat dengan luas tujuh inci. Ukuran bodinya, 179.4 mm (H) x 110 mm (W) x 11,5 mm (T). Sudutnya yang aerodinamis, dengan material stainless steel warna putih untuk keliling bodi, yang dipadu dengan warna hitam, membuat Handroid Pad CSL MI700 tampak elegan dan mewah.

Terdapat sejumlah tombol di sisi bodinya. Di sisi atas, ada tombol volume, slot kartu memori dan lubang untuk kartu telepon GSM. Sedang di sudut kiri atas terdapat tombol power, dengan speaker di sisi kiri dan kanan atas. Sementara di sudut kiri bawah, ada lubang USB, jack audio 3.5 mm, dan mic.

Di bagian belakang, terdapat kamera utama beresolusi 3.2 mega piksel. Selain kamera beresolusi 3.2 mega piksel, terdapat juga empat ikon menu di sisi kiri layar: ikon back, browser, recent, dan tombol menu.

User Interface
Dengan layar berukuran tujuh inci, membuat Handroid Pad CSL MI700 cukup enak digunakan terlebih untuk Anda yang gemar dengan multimedia, bermain game. Apalagi didukung dengan layar berteknologi TFT WVGA, gambar video maupun foto pun terlihat tajam.

Bagi yang terbiasa dengan smartphone Android, sepertinya tak akan merasa asing ketika melihat Handroid Pad CSL MI700. Terdapat sejumlah ikon menu di home screen-nya. Ada empat ikon virtual antara lain untuk akses ke multimedia dan browser. Sedangkan di sisi kiri ada ikon untuk akses telepon dan membuka menu utama.

Handroid Pad CSL MI700 yang memiliki empat widget, ini menggunakan screen capasitive touch screen yang sensitif. Cukup mudah dan enak digunakan, termasuk ketika menulis dokumen. Tidak membutuhkan waktu lama untuk membiasakan menulis di layar dengan sentuhan jari. Yang menarik, aplikasi tidak hanya untuk menulis teks aksara atau angka, tetapi juga bisa memasukkan dokumen dalam bentuk gambar atau suara.

RouterHandroid Pad yang satu ini memiliki kelebihan yang belum dimiliki oleh tablet lain. Salah satu kelebihan dari Handroid Pad CSL MI700 ini adalah fasilitas router untuk sharing wifi. Jadi kita tidak perlu khawatir jika tidak ada hotspot. Karena dengan fasilitas ini, kita bisa berbagi wifi.

Android MarketFasilitas ini merupakan salah satu keunggulan yang disediakan oleh Handroid Pad CSL MI700. Ponsel canggih keluaran CSL Blueberry ini, menyediakan fasilitas Android market yang menyediakan berbagai macam aplikasi yang dibutuhkan secara gratis. Bisa dibilang produk csl Blueberry ini, melebihi ponsel Android lainnya dengan seabrek fasilitas yang disediakan.

Layaknya sebuah tablet, Handroid Pad CSL MI700 ini juga dilengkapi dengan beragam aplikasi. Tidak sebatas aplikasi untuk akses ke internet atau multimedia. Tetapi juga aplikasi untuk membuat dokumen tertulis dengan aplikasi Note Pad. Sehingga, sangat mendukung untuk Anda yang biasa “mengendalikan” operasional kerja dari luar kantor.

Dokumen itu pun bisa langsung dikirimkan ke klien melalui e-mail. Tidak hanya dengan akses melalui WiFi, tetapi Handroid Pad CSL MI700 juga bisa digunakan mengakses internet melalui telepon dengan jaringan GSM. Pendeknya, ini merupakan smartphone yang memiliki kemampuan canggih.

Tablet ini dilengkapi dengan aplikasi multimedia. Aplikasi standar, seperti umumnya perangkat smartphone lainnya, juga ada di Handroid Pad CSL MI700. Seperti kameranya ada dua dengan kamera utama beresolusi 3.2 mega piksel. Kamera ini sekaligus bisa digunakan untuk merekam video. Sementara pemutar suaranya, bisa membaca beragam format file. Dengan dua buah speaker yang mampu mengeluarkan suara berkualitas bagus, menjadikan perangkat ini asik digunakan untuk menonton video, mengakses Youtube, atau bermain game.

Dengan sistem operasi Android 2.2 dan chipset Qualcomm MSM7227, perangkat ini bisa dengan mudah digunakan mengunduh aplikasi yang ada di Android Market. Mulai dari aplikasi untuk meningkatkan performa MI700, musik, atau game. kbc7

Sumber : kabarindonesia

Ziio, Tablet Android Murah dari Creative

Creative Ziio (electronista)

Jakarta - Creative bikin kejutan. Vendor yang dikenal dengan produk pemutar musik ini tiba-tiba terjun meramaikan pasar komputer tablet dengan merek Ziio.

Tablet Creative Zioo menggandeng OS Android 2.1 dan memiliki dua pilihan ukuran, 7 Inch serta 10 Inch. Harganya pun tak terlalu menguras kantong. Di Amerika Serikat, tablet ini rencananya dibanderol USD 279 atau sekitar Rp 2,5 juta saja untuk versi 7 Inch.

Seperti dilansir PCWorld dan dikutip detiKINET, Rabu (3/11/2010), Creative menyatakan tablet besutannya akan mulai dipasarkan Desember 2010. Tablet ini rencananya bakal dijual di berbagai belahan dunia.

Salah satu kelebihan Ziio adalah kompatibel dengan perangkat musik Creative. Kualitas suara pun diklaim mumpuni dengan codec Apt-X dan pemrosesan audio khas Creative yang dinamakan X-Fi. Sedangkan aplikasinya disediakan via toko aplikasi ZiiStore.

Creative Ziio didayai prosesor ZMS-08 (ARM Cortex A8) dan mampu memutar video 1080p. Kemudian ada dua buah kamera, Wi Fi, slot MicroSD sampai port HDMI.

Strategi Creative menyasar segmen tablet dengan harga terjangkau sepertinya tepat. Hal ini bisa menjadi alternatif bagi yang merasa iPad atau Galaxy Tab kemahalan. ( fyk / eno )

Android's App Store Is Growing Fast, Coming After Apple

Apple's iPhone Platform Still Ahead, But Android Is Growing Fast

Apple now has 285,000 apps available for the iPhone. An impressive tally that's almost three times the nearest competitor, which is Android.

But, while Android might not be as big today, it will soon enough. Apps available for Android grew to 100,000 today from 30,000 in March, a 233% increase. Apple over the same period went to 285,000 from 170,000, a 67% increase.

Research in Motion's app store has grown to around 10,000, a nice, but ultimately insignificant, bump. Microsoft, about to launch its new smartphone platform, says it will have 1,000 at the start.

Source : Businessinsider

Nexus Two To Be First Native Android 2.3 Device

The Nexus One was the very first phone to get the upgrade to Android 2.2, so it makes sense that the Nexus Two will also be a flagship phone for a new Android operating system. If new reports are to be believed, it'll be the first to have Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, pre-installed.

The device, which was designed and manufactured by Samsung instead of HTC in collaboration with Google (like the Nexus One), will be officially unveiled November 8 at a pumped-up media event in Times Square. I4U will be on hand at the event to provide all the full details once they become official.

But for now, we're getting word that Android fans should be happy to hear. By incorporating Android 2.3, that would mean the new OS is complete and ready for deployment. Updates to existing Android phones should hopefully not be too far behind, even though most of us have just recently gotten the update to 2.2.

Other early details about the Nexus Two suggest it will have a 4-inch AMOLED or Super AMOLED display, a 1.2 GHz processor, 5 MP external camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera, as well as 16 GB of internal storage and 512 MB of RAM.

It'll pack a powerful punch to the Android market, as those specs are more powerful than we've seen on any existing Android phone to date.

The Nexus One was well received in reviews among mobile enthusiasts, but due its lack of brick-and-mortar retail availability, and a very underwhelming marketing campaign, sales were abysmal. By placing Samsung, one of the most prolific Android supporters, at the helm of the Nexus Two project, it stands a much better shot at success.

Carriers for the phone haven't been officially detailed yet, but it's likely it will have the same carrier partner as the Nexus One - T-Mobile. Rumors suggest it might also be made available for AT&T.

Again, the Nexus Two will be officially christened at an exclusive, balls-out New York City spectacle, and we'll be there to get all the juicy details. Stay tuned.

AndroidAndMe. Via After Dawn. source i4u

The Nook Color Might Be a Better Android Tablet Than We Thought

The Nook Color Might Be a Better Android Tablet Than We Thought

The Nook Color's built on top of Android, but seemed crippled in its potential to be a killer Android tablet by the way it'd run apps. Well, the reality is, it could be a solid little Android tablet after all.

At the Nook Color announcement, Barnes & Noble wasn't super clear about how apps and its own app store would work in relation to the larger Android ecosystem and Market. But now that we've talked to them about the development program a little more in depth, things look peachier.

Barnes & Noble is going to run their own app store for the Nook Color, distributing and selling applications. It's a "curated" experience, meaning they'll have to approve apps for the store, which developers can start submitting in "early 2011," with apps approved "within weeks" of submission. So the apps that we saw at the launch, like Pandora, is all that'll be available for a couple of months. (They won't disclose how they're splitting revenue with developers but said they're using a "familiar" scheme, so the standard 70/30 probably applies.)

The Nook Color won't run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that doesn't mean it can't run them—in fact, they've done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they "pretty much run on Nook Color," which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook's native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble's special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one, and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps isn't difficult. B&N says it's more like "optimizing" them for Nook than porting them.

While Barnes & Noble really doesn't want the Nook Color "to be perceived as a multipurpose device," and their goal is to "extend the reading experience through applications," their definition of apps that do that is quite elastic. In fact, they don't have to be text-y at all. I posited a Netflix or other video service app, and B&N's Director of Developer Relations Claudia Romanini said they'd probably fly. "Is it attached to a book? Maybe not. But when I'm looking at content, I'm looking for multiple touch points. The fundamental question B&N is asking of apps is, "Woul
d that reading user be interested in consuming that content?"

Frankly, most of what I use my iPad for is reading—RSS, books, newspapers, email—and Netflix. If the Nook Color can deliver that in a slick way, well, that's all I really want out of an Android tablet, especially for $250. And given that it's plain ol' Android underneath, I won't be surprised when the more enterprising Android nerds make it capable of doing a lot of other things too.

Send an email to matt buchanan, the author of this post, at

Source : Gizmodo

Barnes & Nobles Luncurkan Nook Color


New York, – Nook Color meramaikan pasar tablet dunia. Diluncurkan Selasa lalu, 26/10/10, di Manhattan, New York, Amerika Serikat oleh jaringan toko buku besar Barnes & Nobles. E-reading tablet ini dapat membaca buku, majalah, koran dan buku anak-anak dengan fitur layar berwarna.

Nook Color yang memiliki ketebalan kurang dari 1/2 inci ini menawarkan fitur layar sentuh berwarna berukuran 7 inci dan dilengkapi memori 8 Gb yang mampu menyimpan sampai 6000 buku atau jika dikombinasikan sekitar 1.000 buku, 25 majalah, 10 surat kabar, 50 buku anak-anak, 500 lagu dan 150 foto. Jika kehabisan memori, Nook Color menyediakan slot untuk kartu memori MicroSD. Nook Color juga dilengkapi fasilitas Wi-Fi. Barnes & Nobles mengatakan produk ini juga akan dipasang fitur 3G seperti pada produk Nook sebelumnya.


Selain aktivitas membaca, Nook Color juga dilengkapi fasilitas browsing internet namun tanpa dukungan Adobe Flash. Sambil membaca, pengguna Nook Color juga bisa mendengarkan musik melalui headphone jack, streaming radio dan bermain games. Bagi social media junkie, Nook Color juga menyediakan sarana berbagi dan update status.

Fitur Work on the Go memungkinkan pengguna Nook Color membuat, menyunting, dan melihat file Microsoft Office seperti Word, Excel dan PowerPoint. Nook Color juga dapat digunakan untuk mentransfer file PDF, ePub dan JPG untuk personalisasi wallpaper.

Buat pengguna Nook Color telah tersedia 2 juta judul buku dan beragam majalah. Barnes & nobles juga menawarkan aneka judul buku dan majalah interaktif untuk anak-anak .

Beberapa fasilitas menarik yang disediakan Barnes & Nobles adalah Lifetime Library. Fasilitas ini adalah perpustakaan pribadi tempat pengguna menyimpan buku yang dimiliki dan bisa dibaca di mana saja, kapan saja. Fasilitas lain adalah pengguna bisa saling pinjam meminjamkan buku tanpa biaya hingga 14 hari dengan teknologi LendMe antar sesama pengguna Nook Color.

Nook Color dijual seharga 249 dolar, sekitar setengah harga iPad Apple dan sekitar 100 dolar lebih mahal dari produk Nook berlayar hitam-putih yang dirilis tahun lalu. Barnes & Noble mengatakan pelanggan bisa langsung membeli Nook Color, yang didukung oleh software Android Google, sekitar 19 November 2010.

by Alexander Louiciano

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Liquidware Announces an Open Source Android Development Kit

Canton, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2010

Liquidware, a leading open source engineering firm based in Boston, MA announced on Tuesday the availability of an open source hardware Android development platform. The Android Modular Gadget Platform is the first commercially available modular development kit based entirely on open source software and hardware reference designs. The Android Modular Gadget Platform is designed for rapid prototyping Android systems. The gadget platform is designed around 5 main modules, each of which can connect directly to each other to facilitate rapid development. Those modules include an organic LED (OLED) touchscreen, a high performance ARM carrier board, an extended capacity lithium ion battery, USB hub, and wireless G card module. When combined, these modules create a fully networked Android gadget capable of running any and all APK Android app files.

In 2010, Android grew from a small cell phone operating system into the preferred operating system for consumer and industrial design development. Today, thousands of hardware engineers and software developers have made Android their platform of choice for end-user applications.

Google's own development platform, the Nexus, was launched in 2008, and saw tremendous popularity amongst software developers. Since then, however, few development kits have been developed and launched.

"This presented a major problem for Android development," said Justin Huynh in an interview on Tuesday. "The current Android devices on the market are designed for software only applications. They're not designed to integrate into third party sensors, industrial control and automation systems, or medical devices."

"We built the Android Modular Gadget Platform to cater to rapid prototyping engineers and developers looking for the absolute fastest way to get a product proof-of-concept functional."

While Android has enjoyed rapid growth and successful adoption in the marketplace, it faces steep competition from Apple's iPad and iPhone operating system, as well as the newly announced Microsoft Windows 7 Mobile platform. However, Android's operating system is the only open source system, and therefore developers are choosing it over the proprietary options from Apple and Microsoft due to the availability of lost cost and free compilers and development tool chains.

"At Liquidware, we believe in the power of Open Source. Our customers are sophisticated, high end developers and advanced systems engineers. They demand the best, and most efficient tools available. Today, nothing beats a 100% fully open source development stack, which we're proud to deliver in the Android Modular Gadget Platform."

In the past, consumer gadget development platforms were delivered using closed source, proprietary systems. These cost $1,000-2,000 in software alone, and frequently ran on a limited subset of hardware. The integrated development environment was often error-prone, and buggy, and hardware development took months. Today, open source software tool chains and open source hardware reference designs have reduced out-of-pocket software costs to $100-200, and dropped hardware development timelines from months to weeks.

About Liquidware

Liquidware is one of the fastest growing engineering firms, specializing in high speed, lower power embedded systems product design, rapid prototyping of medical devices, parallel systems, and defense engineering.

Liquidware is also one of the most widely recognized organizations of Open Source Hardware hackers. Based in Boston, MA, Liquidware has three primary lines of business: high end medical device development, defense systems engineering, and Open Source Hardware design. Liquidware's hardware has been used by some of the world's leading research institutions, consumer product firms, and is deployed in field operations worldwide.

OMAP and Beagle Board are trademarks of Texas Instruments. ARM is a trademark of ARM Limited. All
other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Editorial Contact for Liquidware
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Liquidware, Press Manager
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Introducing the DIY Android Gadget Starter Kit

This past weekend, Chris and I hacked Android onto the Beagleboard Embedded Gadget Pack. It was the culmination of about 3 weeks worth of working straight through, sleeping very little, and consuming many ASCII bunsen burner Red Bull's :-) The result is the DIY Android Gadget Starter Kit, which includes everything anyone would want or need to get started programming Android hardware and software applications, and to make a custom Android device.

Here's a picture of the Android DIY kit assembled:
The DIY Android Modular Gadget development kit uses the same base modules as the Open SciCal, which got written up on Wired (thanks!), and also as the Embedded Beagleboard Gadget Pack, which has been really popular with embedded systems engineers:
This is a nice perspective shot of the Android home menu, where the apps are typically stored and can be launched. The settings menu and options are fully functional, and the system comes preloaded with SL4A, a high performance scripting language that lets programmers write GUI's in Perl or Python (and a handful of other scripting languages):
Justin uploaded all of the modules, components, and preprogrammed SD cards onto the Liquidware shop over here... and here.

Source : Antipastohw

Gandeng Indosat, Galaxy Tab Dibanderol Rp 6 Juta-an Gandeng Indosat, Galaxy Tab Dibanderol Rp 6 Juta-an

Jakarta - Galaxy Tab akhirnya secara resmi mendarat di Indonesia. Tablet PC berukuran 7 inchi itu pun bakal dipasarkan pada kisaran harga Rp 6 juta-an, termasuk paket internet yang ditawarkan Indosat.

"Samsung Galaxy Tab sudah bisa didapat mulai 30 Oktober. Dengan harga Rp 6,9 juta pengguna sudah mendapatkan paket unlimited Indosat selama 6 bulan," Eka Anwar Head of marketing HHP Business, Samsung Electronics Indonesia di Ritz Carlton, Selasa (19/10/2010).

Sementara itu, meski dipaketkan pada layanan Indosat namun Samsung mengaku pengguna masih bisa menggunakan operator lainnya. Untuk menggunkan akses data, atau sekadar melakukan panggilan.

"Selama periode peluncurannya, kita memang bekerjasama dengan Indosat. Namun user masih bisa menggukan kartu dari operator lain. Tapi nantinya bakal dikenakan tarif data reguler," jelas Eka.

Galaxy Tab, diklaim Samsung sebagai tablet PC Android pertama yang menggunakan layar 7 inchi. Dengan segudang fitur yang dibawanya, produk ini diklaim bakal bisa mengalahkan rival utamanya, iPad. ( eno / wsh )

Android OS Keeps Gaining Momentum: 10 Reasons Why

News Analysis: Google's Android OS is more attractive than ever. It's a hit with smartphone buyers and makers, and Google is making moves that will keep the mobile operating system on a roll.

Google's Android operating system is easily besting the competition in today's mobile market. In fact, the company's operating system, which runs on several devices from a number of vendors, is outselling Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and other products that haven't been able to captivate audiences as effectively as it has.

And now with Windows Phone 7 out of the bag, it's clear that Google's operating system will only grow even more rapidly. Microsoft's operating system lacks the key features that most consumers really want, and it's arguably going to fall even further behind due to the limitations in its functionality.

Google's Android OS has what it takes to succeed. The mobile operating system is on a roll, and it doesn't look like there is anything out there to put a brake on its momentum.

Here's why:

1. Android 2.2 keeps coming

When Google first offered Android OS, it was a mess. The operating system didn't work the way consumers had hoped, and Apple's iOS looked all the better. But Google improved the mobile operating system with each new update. Android 2.2, for example, is easily the best version of the software ever released. That's why it's coming to more devices. As that continues, it will be harder for consumers to opt for an alternative.

2. Android 3.0 is right around the corner

As good as Android 2.2 is, Google is planning to offer Android 3.0 in the coming months. Most estimates peg the release date at early 2011. When that software is released, it will likely include several updates that will make it even more appealing to customers. Considering Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 have been such successes, it's hard to see why Android 3.0 won't be as well.

3. Tablets are starting to adopt it

With Apple's iPad setting the sales standard in the tablet market, other vendors that want to run Android OS are starting to fall into place. Currently, Cisco, LG, Samsung and others plan to introduce Android-based tablets in the coming months. That's good news for Google, and it will likely only help the company's mobile operating system take the lead in the space.

4. It's becoming more enterprise-focused

Google is finally starting to realize that in order to be successful in the mobile market, getting the enterprise into the mix is extremely important. So the company is starting to make inroads into the corporate world. Android 2.2 is widely considered by people who have evaluated it as the most enterprise-friendly mobile operating system Google has ever released. Going forward, Google will likely continue to make a push for the enterprise. That should only make its software that much more appealing.

5. Windows Phone 7 looks to be a failure

Windows Phone 7 is arguably Google's biggest competition in the mobile OS space. The new operating system from Microsoft attempts to attract vendors and beat Google at its own game: selling a slew of devices to consumers around the world. But Windows Phone 7 lacks full multitasking, apps and a number of other features consumers want. And it will likely be viewed as the other operating system when it launches in the U.S. next month.

6. Apple isn’t powerful anymore

Apple might still be a major player in the mobile market, and it's a company that should be respected. But Google has shown that it can beat Apple at its own game. Granted, the company had to do it with several devices against one, but it did it nonetheless. It has proved to the industry that it can beat Apple without much trouble.

7. Verizon has doubled down

The only way an operating system is going to be successful is if major carriers get behind it. Luckily for Google and its vendor partners, that is exactly what has happened. Verizon has been extremely successful in its support for Android. And it has made every indication that it will continue to support the operating system going forward. Considering Verizon is the top carrier in the United States, that's a good thing.

8. Google has real focus

When Google first started marketing Android OS, the company's intentions were unknown. It was still heavily invested in the search and advertising markets, and it wasn't clear how dedicated it really was to mobile technology. But it's clear now. And Android OS has become a key component in Google's strategy. That's good news for the company's partners. And it will likely only help the search giant.

9. More vendors are joining in

Motorola's and HTC's success with Android has caused some companies to take notice of Google's operating system. As a result, Google is seeing several new vendors start opting for its operating system over others. For example, Dell's Streak tablet and Aero smartphone both run Android OS. For consumers, the more options available, the better.

10. The Android Market is growing

Apple's App Store has spurred an entirely new industry in the mobile market. But Google's Android Market, which admittedly has far fewer applications than Apple's store, has been gaining ground. In fact, it currently has most of the top applications available in Apple's marketplace for sale or free download in its store. That only adds to the value of Android OS, and it will make it all the more appealing in the future.

By: Don Reisinger

source : eweek

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