Android is has clearly become a hot topic in today’s mobile world. Currently designing the new Android Android developers also face difficulties. In the early discussions, even have the topic like why the iPhone applications look like simple but it is better than Android’s. A last meeting Matias Duarte (Google’s design leader) had answered some question on the next version of Android (that is, Ice Cream Sandwich). He answered the question that how the Ice Cream Sandwich will help application developers make better projects, and across a variety of Android factors, in order to meet lots of platforms like Google TV, mobile phones and flat-panel and other products . Duarte have explained a lot and he said Android OS platform will continue to be a better platform to become more mature.
Here are some of Matias Duarte’s statement quoted , to see how he describes the next version of Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich:
Earlier this month, Samsung said publicly that Galaxy S II global cumulative sales have exceeded 3 million. Today, the latest news, the king of this Android popularity has exceeded 5 million sales mark.
Samsung said, Galaxy S II listed for sale from the current 5 million to sales in just 85 days time, if the current pace continues, Galaxy S II will refresh Galaxy S of seven months a ten million record sales .
July 29 news, Xiaomi mobile phone, which is owned brand phone of the official development company from MIUI, probably will be bounced. According to reliable sources revealed that the majority Xiaomi mobile phone components supplier is the same company with the iPhone’s, in order to make the iPhone 5 to be listed as scheduled, Xiaomi mobile phones is expected to delay the production. as we know, Xiaomi mobile phones and iPhone 5 use the same corresponding parts , Xiaomi mobile phone’s TPK capacitive touch components, AAC audio devices, Amphenol antenna, Qualcomm and other industry leading suppliers, which is the same as iPhone 5 components suppliers.
What a great news ! there will be three important improvement in the next CyanogenMod 7 RC13 for Milestone A853, The Crystal Talk (built-in functions) , the Gingerbread Android 2.3.5 memory fixes, the DSI fix v2.x . The update package is going to release later today or tomorrow, I am looking forward to this RC 13 update. Nadlabak said there will be more than one RC13 update roms, because the DSI-fix needs some more debug.
Message from IRC channel, the Motorola Crystal Talk will be a built-in feature in CM7 for Milestone A853 (RC13) and Defy MB525, all code work is done by Quarx2k, many thanks to him, now the code is under final improving, people who does not want this Crystal Talk function could disable it in the settings.
Today I got the real Aliyun(Ali-cloud) OS Mobile Phone: K-touch w700 by the first time, Aliyun(Ali-cloud) OS Mobile Phone was made by three Companies, Ali-cloud the Alibaba’s subsidiary, Tianyu the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer and Nvidia the chip manufacturer company, they work together to build the phone. Ali cloud who leading by the dominant position, Aliyun(Ali-cloud) OS phone is a Tianyu mobile phone that equipped with custom Aliyun operate system, the model is W700, Nvidia Tegra2 dual-core chips inside, the relations between three companies is also not difficult to see from the back logo of the exposure of the real phone.
Google just updated the Google Maps to the 5.8 version, this is the second update in this month. last update support offline maps, better search results and street views. v5.8 still a beta version, continue to improve the personal features like upload pictures and visited places management. some hidden features like less battery usage amount, and fonts enlarge in the map is not mentioned.
*personalize place pages by uploading pictures from your visit.
*manage your starred and recently visited places in the “My places” tab.
*see descriptive terms for Places in search results and Places pages.
*Add a new place to Places when checking in.
PS. people who can’t not update the Google maps, try full wipe the phone, remember to backup your data first.
btw: Google maps is ‘missing’ in the market again…to me.
3 weeks ago, a message “Motorola Defy MB525 Bootloader to be Unlock with Gingerbread update on July 29” showed on the Chinese Android forum, bbs.gfan.com, the post’s author said, Motorola is going to bring a surprise gift to the Defy users on July 29, the content is only a few words: “lock? unlock? lock? unlock?, if not , I will eat a tea table.” click the link to see the original post: http://bbs.gfan.com/thread-1882265-1-1.html. Maybe you will say that is fake, Motorola is bad, yes I agree, but I should remind you, that guy is the man who had foretell the official Froyo for Milstone 1 date of released in China,
Mororola Defy bootloader is going to be unlock when it update to official Gingerbread, just like the Motorola Atrix 4G.
Recently Android 2.3.5 r1 was released, update 4G issue and NFC features for Nexus S. Some other updates does not be mentioned, one important thing is the fix to the Memory Leak issue.
As Milestone A853 has only 256MB memory, people who use this phone like me is suffering the low memory environment after updated to CyanogenMod 7 (Android 2.3 based rom), the system use more memory than the Froyo (Android 2.2), and that is unusual, do a research to the memory issue and some reports points to the display component, it is the Surfaceflinger has some bug, that make the memory leaking in some conditions.
To get more memory in Milestone A853 with CyanogenMod 7, developers have try some workaround, I rather to say it is much better than the first CM 7 rom, but the free memory still a little low. CyanogenMod 7 updated to Android 2.3.5 r1 yesterday, Hopefully the new fixs to the Surfaceflinger will bring us more free memory to use.
What is Surfaceflinger function?