During the first week of May an ad video was posted in youtube by Google titled Google Chrome Speed Test. Seeing this Opera released another speed test ad video last week titled World Record Speed Test.
Google Android 2.2 codenamed Android Froyo was released last day. Google has has also released the standard development kit for Android 2.2 made available in their website. You can download the Google Android 2.2 SDK here.
If your new to Android development then you should go through the following steps get the details of setting up a development computer.
You should download Eclipse. A Java or RCP version of Eclipse is recommended. For Eclipse 3.5, the “Eclipse Classic” version is recommended. You can download it from this location: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
After downloading, unpack the Android SDK archive to a safe location on your machine. By default, the SDK files are unpacked into a directory named android-sdk-. Make a note of the name and location of the unpacked SDK directory on your system — you will need to refer to the SDK directory later, when setting up the ADT plugin or when using the SDK tools.
Installing the ADT Plugin for Eclipse
Android Development Tools (ADT) is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE that is designed to give you a powerful, integrated environment in which to build Android applications.
Google has officially announced Google TV on the second day of Google I/O 2010. The product was demonstrated before a live audience. Google is working with Sony and Logitech for the development of Google TV. Google TV is not a substitution for the traditional TV, instead it enables the users to access the web using the TV. Users can get what they want from searching the web. Google Chrome is included in the Google TV device to make the web browsing fast and secure.
Required bandwidth will depend on the kind of content you consume, but good performance can be expected from 3MB/s connections.
Sony has already introduced a HDTV to use with the Google TV program. The Google TV device was integrated to this TV. The Sony Internet TV has enough processing power to easily load sites and stream videos, while a wireless handheld QWERTY remote makes navigation simple.
Developers can work on Google TV projects starting today.
Google TV will be available to consumers by fall 2010 in the U.S.
Aggressive international expansion is planned for 2011.
Android Market for Google TV will launch in early 2011.
In the second day of Google I/O 2010, they announced the Android 2.2 codenamed Android Froyo. Android is one of the most useful, innovative mobile platforms developed by the Google engineers. Android launched the first Android-powered phone with T-Mobile in October 2008.
Now Android has more than 180,000 developers and more than 50,000 apps for Android devices. This is the seventh update to Android platform.
The main highlights of the current update of Android are
Performance & speed: The new Dalvik JIT compiler in Android 2.2 delivers between a 2-5X performance improvement in CPU-bound code vs. Android 2.1 according to various benchmarks.
New enterprise capabilities: Added Exchange capabilities such as account auto-discovery and calendar sync. Device policy management APIs allow developers to write applications that can control security features of the device such as the remote wipe, minimum password, lockscreen timeout etc.
Rich set of new APIs and services: New data backup APIs enable apps to participate in data backup and restore, allowing an application’s last data to be restored when installed on a new or a reset device. Apps can utilize Android Cloud to Device Messaging to enable mobile alert, send to phone, and two-way push sync functionality. Developers can now declare whether their app should be installed on internal memory or an SD card. They can also let the system automatically determine the install location. On the native side, a new API now gives access to Skia bitmaps.
For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the platform highlights.
Yesterday Google show an interesting chart during the first Google I/O keynote. The Google Chrome users has increased dramatically in the last year. The count doubled from 30 to 70 million in the short span of one year. The count is of active users, not just the downloads. Chrome’s support for extensions was recently introduced which caused a rapid growth of the browser. Also upcoming Chrome App Store and Chrome OS will definitely increase the number of Chrome users.
Anyhow the Mozilla Firefox still remain in the top position among the web browsers. Firefox has 350 Million users currently.
Normally Adsense ads shown is a webpage is related to the content of the page. There are several guidelines to show ads with high relevancy in your webpages. With traditional AdSense for content, ads refresh only when a page is reloaded.
But if your webpage uses ajax to deliver contents, visitors will be able to navigate a lot of content without actually leaving a single page. Here’s where AdSense for Ajax comes in. With AdSense for Ajax, your AdSense for content ads will refresh whenever there’s a context change – regardless of whether the page reloads or not.
Further, it is often difficult to crawl these Ajax-rich sites. This means that it’s harder to target the ads to the content on the page. AdSense for Ajax also gives you the ability to supply hints to help ensure that ads with high relevancy are shown to your users.
Today is the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco. The search giant is making several announcements on Google Wave and many of its other products. You need to login to your Google account to use this.