Google I/O 2014 by the Numbers

Another large silicon valley focused developer conference, and another blast of company statistics to showcase their market penetration. At the opening day of the yearly Google I/O 2014 conference in San Francisco, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai and others on his staff covered a wide range of subjects and new product announcements that will shape interesting directions...

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What Android-for-Work at Google I/O 2014 means for you

About 2 hours into a marathon keynote session at the opening day of the massive yearly Google I/O conference in San Francisco, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, had a very interesting segment about the business related updates coming to the new “L” release of Android. Google is continuing the alphabetically naming convention of their Android product releases,...

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Setting up Windows Intune to Manage Android

Android with Windows Intune Use this guide to help you get started testing management of Android devices with Windows Intune (Wave D) standalone.  This guide assumes Office 365 has been completely set up, configured, and operational for your organization. Create the emulator First and foremost, create an Android emulator.  One of the best guides that I have found [...]

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Run Android apps on Surface Pro

Still in Beta, BlueStacks has produced an app (App Player) that allows you to install and run Android apps on Windows 8 Pro.  As already mentioned, the perception of device success (no matter how wrong that might be) is the number of apps available for it.  The BlueStacks solution is to provide the ability to run all of the apps...

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Win 1 of 5 licenses for SoftMaker Office Mobile 2012 for Android just for commenting

Those working with Android mobile devices (tablet and phone) know that a truly compatible app for Microsoft Office is a critical app.  SoftMaker has recently released SoftMaker Mobile 2012 for Android which includes TextMaker 2012 (Microsoft Word), PlanMaker 2012 (Microsoft Excel), and Presentations 2012 (Microsoft PowerPoint).  As a long time Android user myself (but, now using Microsoft Surface RT) I’m completely...

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"Send to Kindle" browser component works extremely well

“Send to Kindle” has been around for a bit, allowing you to send documents and emails to your Kindle reading device, but not as a browser component.  Amazon.com, today, released a component for Google Chrome that works extremely well.  Amazon.com is promising components for Firefox and Safari soon, but no mention for any other browsers (ahem…Internet Explorer). The component works great, however,...

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More Android Fragmentation

The hits just keep on coming.  Google doesn’t wait for anyone.  Before OEM’s can address an update to the Android platform, Google releases yet another update.  We’re waiting on most carriers to release ICS/4.0 to their phones, and Google releases JB/4.1. The higher you go, the less apps available in the marketplace.  We’ve been testing the two new devices already...

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Android app now available for TechEd 2012, mobile site is still your best bet

Search for “TechEd North America” in the Google Play store on your Android device (tablet or phone), or just install it to your device from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oktaset.conference.techedna The app doesn’t allow you to login using your TechEd credentials, but gives you the Agenda, Speakers list, and the ability to locate things by Tags.  Also, the app only supports Portrait mode,...

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Want to try Win8 now, but only have an Android tablet or iPad?

It’ll be interesting to see Microsoft’s take on this, but the Splashtop folks have released Win8 Metro Testbed where you can run Windows 8 on your Android tablet (or iPad)!  Well, kind of.  Win8 Metro Testbed requires a PC running Windows 8 Release Preview, and it utilizes and RDP connection to mirror the Windows 8 installation. Get it in the...

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Build a Cheap Android Tablet for yourself or your Kids

I just purchased 2 (7” Polaroid PMID701c) from Big Lots for $89 each. They each had Gingerbread 2.3 installed. I then upgraded then to ICS 4.0 with this   ICS 4.0 Update (official update) http://southerntelecom.com/polaroidsupport/firmware_guide_pmid701c40.html    Then I followed this thread and installed this guys script and now have a fully functioning ICS 4.0 tablet with Google Play market for...

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