Saturday, October 15, 2011

Android Applications Supported by TEGA v2

Android Applications Supported by TEGA v2, Offers Dual Boot into 1.6

By greymatter india

In the hype of Android applications development, Windows world has reliability only for business users. After releases lined up for Android-based, iOS-based, and RIM-based tablets, people were hands-on-the-heart to check what’s going to be for Windows, next. With looks similar to just released ViewSonic ViewPad 10, TEGA V2 is more of a netbook that has lost its keyboard. Again the 10.1 inch display working on 1024 x 600 resolutions gives user a complete feel of working on a touch screen netbook. Its main hardware features include an Intel Atom N455 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD that boots Windows 7 Home Premium. What makes it portable is its 0.5-inch / 1.9-pound slate that sets itself apart by being one of the thinnest and lightest out there.

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Its elegant combination of Black front and aluminum back, gives a closer feeling to the iPad than any other plastic tablets. Talking about its sleek look, it is only 0.02-inches thicker than the iPad, and a noticeable 0.2-inches thinner than the 2goPad and the Nav9. Due to its sleekness, there is no room for Ethernet port, however, it compensates with two USB sockets, a microSD slot, a mini-VGA, as well as a combo headphone / mic jack.

Hardware specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Atom N455, 1.6 GHz (single core) + GMA 3150 Graphics card

  • RAM: 2 GB + DDR3

  • Storage: 32 GB SSD

  • Screen: 10.1-inch, wide-angle, 1024×600

  • OS: Windows 7 Premium / Android

  • Slots/ ports: 2-USB, Mini VGA, microSD, audio, SIM (3G)

  • Battery: integrated, 3,500 mAh, 3.5 - 4 hour real-world battery life

  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G (GSM)

  • Webcam: 1.3 MP

  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 6.7 x 0.63 inches, 1.9 lbs.

Windows and the touch compatibility

Apart from hardware features, you would be surely expecting the review on its touch screen sensitivity. Let me assure you, it has just the right sensitivity. Windows 7 works with touch better than you might expect. Light taps on the display are all it takes to make selections and gentle swipes are enough to scroll down the page or browse through pictures. The accelerometer is used for auto-rotating the display to the desired orientation, and as this feature is incorporated internally to work very well with only a slight delay observed in the process. While the capacitive screen does make it easier to get around with a finger and type on the on-screen keyboard, we wish there would have been an active digitizer to recognize handwriting making it easier for stylus input.

The fast SSD leads to good Windows Performance. The problem with all windows touch tablet is that Windows 7 is touch capable but not touch-centric. All Windows programs can handle touch operation, however, only a few are written for touch screens. Still, there are programs that cannot handle touch operations and for them you need to use external keyword and mouse. No wonder, why keyboard and mouse attachment options are provided. For those facing situations where running Windows programs is mandatory, TEGA v2 is a perfect fit. Much like Droid, Tegatech has included Back, Home, and Power buttons. Hitting ‘Home’ button would take you to the Windows desktop minimizing all your open applications. Since it’s a toggle, tapping again will bring you back to where you were opening back the minimized applications.

Running Android

Did I tell you that TEGA v2 dual boots into Android 1.6? Tegatech is working on 2.2 version currently as the older version doesn’t support newer Android applications and the apps that work on older version cannot adjust to the 10.1 inch screen. Moreover, for some reason, Wi-Fi doesn’t work with Google O/S whereas it works fine with Windows 7. Hope, Tegatech would soon release drivers for Wi-Fi to work on Android application development. Till then, Dual boot is much of a novelty than something useful. Also, TEGA v2 has an Intel processor which is why open source version of Droid is being used.


TEGA v2 is a solid device as a whole, mainly manufactured for people who cannot work without Windows. While iPad 2 is a super cool device, TEGA v2 will likely create a product that will meet most business needs. Try out this great tablet ordering one from Tegatech website and availing special discounts as their promotional offer.


About Author :  Grey Matter India (GMI) Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a leading IT services and solutions provider that excels at providing offshore software development, Android application development, and wireless application development service.

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Android Tablet 3 Programming : Surging Demand

Android Tablet 3 Programming : Surging Demand But Increasing Vulnerabilities

By greymatter india

Performing quick tasks on the go is now possible. Thanks to the development in the mobile industry. Smart phones are indeed a good option; however, they cannot deliver a better performance, resolution and ease, when compared to the tablet devices. Tablet market is surging with Android tablet programming needs. After the flagship release of Galaxy Tab 10.1, various tablet programmers began with app development for Android tablets. In terms of market figure, Android acquires a share of 16.26 percent.

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Android tablet 3 programmingoffers high scalability. Due to this quality, the tablets belonging to Android platform accommodate itself in all industries. However, using Android for business purpose is a bitter pill to gulp. A few months ago, media raised an issue concerning users about Android vulnerabilities, but the issue still persists. Researchers say they have uncovered vulnerabilities in Android’s popular component, which may be exploited to do things like disabling the apps. A malicious app could be created to disable any app or the anti-virus itself.

Moreover, HTC is embarrassed due to Android vulnerabilities and sloppy Android Tablet application programming techniques must take the blame. It means that any application given access to the internet can take a look at the confidential information stored in the smart phones such as email addresses as well as the GPS location. Trevor Eckhart, a smart phone enthusiast, raised it a while ago but wasn’t taken seriously. Apparently, when no solution evolved, Eckhart decided to go public with full details. The warning says that the vulnerabilities lie in all HTC smart phones and even in Android tablet devices.

While Google finds a fix to it, we’ll take the story further with Android’s new release, a copy of its flagship tablet. Believing that bigger is not always better, Android is planning a release one its slightly small tablet with a slightly decreased price. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a shrunk-down version with a better deal all around, although iPad 2 is the greatest. One has to believe that Samsung is making some of the best looking tablets with no physical buttons in the front. It is bright and reflective with 1280-by-800-pixel display with same resolution as its bigger version. Since the 8.9 is a smaller screen, the dense pixels are more pleasing to the eye.

The new tablet is extremely slim and light-weight. It’s a Wi-Fi-only tab and delivers the performance same as its older version. It works on Honeycomb 3.1 and possesses no updates ready pertaining to Honeycomb 3.2. Unfortunately, Honeycomb doesn’t own enough apps. This fact opens up a wide prospect for custom Android Tablet application programming. Although Samsung insists that thousands of phone apps run well on its tablet, thousands of others don’t. It’s difficult to chase 90,000+ apps for iPad tablets; however, developers must try and escape this inferiority through dedicated Android Tablet Application Development.

Besides, Adobe system is taking a plunge with about six of its new programs for Android Honeycomb tablets including the Photoshop. The programs are to debut in November and Adobe plans to launch them under a new Adobe Touch Apps brand, tied with new Adobe Creative Cloud: a service for sharing files. Although Android demand surges, the tablet world is not ready to accept Android as a full-fledged and fully secured tablet platform. With a minimum number of applications, Android 3.0 Tablet App Development is still a progressive field.

About the Author: Grey Matter India (GMI) Technologies Pvt. a prominent name in IT services and solutions provider that excels at providing customized social networking development, custom development of Community portals, and so on.

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Augmented Reality Unveiled for Symbian Applications

Live in Augmented Reality Unveiled for Symbian Applications

By greymatter india

Just going through good news for Nokia owners, I came across a thought as to so much have been achieved by a mobile world. Well, I am thoroughly excited to experience augmented reality on my Symbian. Yes, Layar launched its augmented reality version for Symbian applications. I am sure just like me, many of you must have thought of the disappearing charm belonging to Nokia Phones. Listening to Android and iPhone, I had almost lost faith in Symbian application development. However, Layar has rebuilt the faith proving there are still millions of Symbian Smartphone owners out there, representing a lucrative market for developers.

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With tons of Layars to choose from on OVI store, you can surely expect same functionality the Android and iPhone versions offer. All Symbian^3 phones are supported (Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7) as well as few S60 5th Edition devices (Nokia N97 and N97 mini).

Augmented reality is something that is being heard since early 2009; however, the question arises as to why Layar thought launching its Augmented Reality browser to Nokia-based OS so late? It has been on Android and iOS for a long time now. Is it that difficult to develop a Symbian version or is there something else? I guess, we’ll soon find out.

What is augmented reality?

According to Wikipedia, our office knowledge sensei, an augmented reality is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery.

People who are new to the entire concept of augmented reality; here I bring-in explanation to what it is. Augmented reality enables users to overlay digital content onto a view of the real world. As its name suggests, developers create individual ‘layers’ for the app, each of which does something different. For example, using your handset’s camera, GPS, accelerometer and digital compass, the handset can bring up information about a local business, including local tweet, shopping data, travel data, and much more.

There are various layers like weather layer that fetches the weather forecast in your city; office layer finds more details about the office and satellite tracks that spot satellites in space. A simple example of one of the augmented reality layer is, point your camera to a location and through GPS and compass you can get detail of the place.

Features of Layar for Symbian phone applications are as follows:

  • Facilitates discovering places and find details about the places from the list of layers that are both free and paid.

  • Switch between live and augmented reality mode easily.

  • Explore 3D objects, sounds, videos and amazing interactivity with different Layers.

  • Get directions to a nearby Layer location easily.

  • Change between the genre of old and new look of the places.

  • Share the place, take a picture and post it on twitter.

  • Discover restaurants, bars, shops and houses nearby.

  • Learn history of a particular building or a monument.

An Insight to Layar

Layar adopts simple things. It takes a streaming image input from your mobile phone’s camera, and adds one, or even a number of layers onto it, also knighted filters. With these filters you can find Pizza shops, bars, pubs, interesting art, or even, houses in the vicinity. With 400 layers and more, I am sure you will find something useful for yourself.

Layar’s own local search engine can be called as one of the most basic but significant filters. The layer does a Google Maps search, and surrounds you with the results on a grid. It asks you for only two things to fetch you what you need: the keyword and the distance. Layar and Google will initially show you the name and distance of the object searched for. In case you need more information, just focus on a specific information and press OK button. You’ll get the address, phone number and can even plot your route.

Layar has also proved efficient when I travel, I now use these layers to learn the history of Italy or Egypt, or simply which way to walk to the nearest subway station. Just point your camera and follow the virtual signs!

About the Author:Grey Matter India (GMI) Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a leading IT services and solutions provider that excels at providing web application development Symbian application development, wireless application development, and offshore mobile application development service.

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