InfoStreams Alert – Mobile Devices and Apps

Infostreams Alert on Mobile Devices, Apps, Vendors and Markets

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  2. Spotify CEO shows off iPhone voice integration hack, love for Siri, Coldplay
  3. Iwan Thomas on Motorola ACTV, motivation, music and more
  4. Android Market hits 400,000 apps
  5. Best Android sports apps
  6. SugarSync updates Android and iOS apps, brings auto sync technology to videos
  7. APP OF THE DAY: Touchnote Postcards for iPad review
  8. Apple iPhone 4S Lands in China, 21 Other Countries Next Week
  9. Android Ice Cream Sandwich Now on 0.6 Percent of Devices
  10. iOS 5 Bug Could Leave Your Photos On iPhone Open For Everyone To See
  11. Use Your Android Device As An Extended Display For PC With ScreenSlider 13 Download Now
  12. How To Root ASUS Transformer Prime On Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb Using NachoRoot [Tutorial]
  13. Apple Set To Launch iPhone 4S In China And 21 Additional Countries On January 13
  14. Android Market Breaks The 400,000 App Barrier, Still Lagging Behind The iOS App Store In Absolute Numbers
  15. Tweet Time Is A Simple And Efficient Twitter Application For iPhone Running iOS 5 13 Download Now
  16. Google introduces mandatory Holo theme for Android 4.0
  17. Android now has 400,000 apps, still a ways to go to catch iOS
  18. AT&T to launch LTE Pantech Element 1Cwaterproof 1D tablet next week for $299
  19. Samsung intros two new value members to the Galaxy family
  20. Velocity Micro Cruz tablets will let you bring Android 4.0 home on a budget

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Internet that is proactive, predictive and context-aware

Not a bad thing to dream about. Looks as if Intel is trying to make that happen with more powerful and less power-hungry processors. Here is Intel CEO at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES):

“It’s an internet that is proactive, predictive and context-aware.”

Explaining that devices would be location-aware, and would access the internet over Wimax wireless connections, he said: “Instead of going to the internet, the internet comes to us.

“We need a ubiquitous, wireless broadband infrastructure. Eventually we will blanket the globe in wireless broadband connectivity.”

Mr Otellini said for this vision of the future to be fulfilled it would “require exponentially more powerful processors, using less and less power”.

This is great. It may happen in a few years. But as software professionals, how can we leverage these new developments?  Here are some things to think about:

  • Does size (of applications) matter?
  • Will we have hundreds of small, loosely connected, context-aware applications, instead of just a few?
  • Do we need new frameworks to build these apps?
  • What will be the evolution of mobile operating systems? Which one is ready for the challenge?
  • How will the IDEs and development tools evolve?
  • What new languages or new language features emerge?
  • What are the user interaction design challenges? (the current mobile apps suck big time)

There seems to be many opportunities in this space.