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Eight Conjectures on Android 2.4 – a Combination of Mobile phone and Tablet OS

Friday, February 25th, 2011

It was said that Android 3.0 operating system will be used in mobile phone these days. As the rumor says, HTC Desire HD and Nexus One will both adopt this OS. All these show that the majority of Android users are looking forward to Android 3.0 eagerly. Although Google has confirmed that Android 3.0 will not be used for mobile phone, we can still expect the Android 2.4 or the next Android OS for mobile phone. In the following, let’s find the eight conjectures on this new coming OS which is said to combine the features of Android 2.3 and 3.0.

1、Action Bar

As we seen in our Android mobile, the top of home page is always the status bar. However, the status bar will be evolved into a compact program controller. The top of home page will be much improved in the next version of Android OS. When mentioned this improvement, David Burke, the technical director of Android says that the named Action Bar will provide the specific buttons related to application.

Action Bar

2、The status bar will be canceled

In the Android 3.0 OS, Android 2.X system status bar is existed in order to adapt the operation of tablet. After the integration in the next version, the status bar that has gone with Android system all the way may be going to a glorious retirement. The top of the homepage has been replaced by the action bar. However, we still no nothing about how the specific power and signal status and other status will be displayed.

the status bar will be cancelled

3、Continuation of Hologram 3D style

All those who are expecting use Android 3.0 on mobile phone will surely be tempted with the attractive 3D page switching that shown in the demo video. Fortunately, this feature will also be included in the Android 2.4. The only thing that the users need to worry about is that their own hardware is not powerful enough.

Continuation of Hologram 3D style


4、Multi-task switching mode

As a matter of fact, many Android users are complaining the slow and inconvenient switching mode. We are happy to see that this has been greatly improved in the Android 3.0 OS.  In the new operating system, multi-task will be displayed in a small window in the home page. In addition, the system interface also provides more powerful multi-tasking support. And this feature will be extended without reservation to the mobile phone in Android 2.4.

Multi-task switching mode

5、Enhanced NFC function

It’s true that NFC has been supported in the Android 2.3 OS, and this function will be enhanced in the future. For example, it will use the NFC chip when pairing Bluetooth devices during calls. Currently this feature has appeared in the recently released Android 2.3.3 SDK. With the popularity of NFC technology in mobile phones, this feature is also no doubt will appear in the Android 2.4 and enhanced.

Enhanced NFC function

6、Video call

The Android 2.3 system has provided multi-camera support. In The next version of the Android system, Gtalk will start supporting video call.

Video call

7、Browser improvement

We have widened our knowledge with the same tabbed browser exactly as the computers when Android 3.0 released. However, due to restrictions of mobile phone screen, tabbed browser is currently not sure if it will be used on the phone. Hopefully, the anonymous mode and the synchronization is something to look forward to our mobile users.

Browser improvement

Browser improvement

8、Support the application of Android 3.0 OS

Compared with the Android 2.x systems, Android 3.0 has been much updated in the interface as well as the supporting for dual-core Application programs. Due to system differences, there are some development for the Android 3.0 applications also cannot be well supported in the Android 2.x OS. If this issue can be solved perfectly, Android 2.4 will be a great combination of mobile phone and tablet.

Support the application of Android 3.0 OS

With these conjectures of the next version of Android operating system, let’s wait for its coming.

Google Android Reaches #2 Spot among Smartphone Platforms- More Users Come Calling for Android Cellphones

Monday, January 10th, 2011

ComScore reported key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending November 2010 in January 6, 2011, which is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics.

The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone.


According to the survey, we can see clearly from the table that there are more Americans are using cell phones powered by Google Inc.’s Android system than Apple Inc.’s iPhone. About 26% of U.S. Smartphone owners said in a survey they used Android devices as their primary cell phone in the three months ended in November, compared with 25% using iPhones. Although BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. still held the first-place spot, its share of the user base declined to 33.5% from 37.6% in August.


The survey comes when the 2011Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins. Other estimates have shown Android devices outselling iPhones, or moving ahead among consumers. And comScore’s numbers show Android now has the larger user base overall, even counting business users and people who still have older phones. The shift shows Android’s importance in the mobile market. The iPhone system runs only on Apple devices, while Android has opened up the world of Smartphone to kinds of manufacturers, and it is paying off. At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, device makers publicized a variety of cell phones that run on Google’s platform.


However, Mark Donovan, comScore senior analyst, said that Android’s rise doesn’t tell the whole story. He noted that Android was spread across dozens of different phones in comScore’s survey, while Apple’s iOS operating system is only on iPhones.


Although Android is doing a great job of getting consumer penetration, there are still challenges from Apple.

Google Android Reaches #2 Spot among Smartphone Platforms- More Users Come Calling for Android Cell phones

comScore reported key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending November 2010 in January 6, 2011, which is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics.

The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone.

According to the survey, we can see clearly from the table that there are more Americans are using cell phones powered by Google Inc.’s Android system than Apple Inc.’s iPhone. About 26% of U.S. Smartphone owners said in a survey they used Android devices as their primary cell phone in the three months ended in November, compared with 25% using iPhones. Although BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. still held the first-place spot, its share of the user base declined to 33.5% from 37.6% in August.

The survey comes when the 2011 begins. Other estimates have shown Android devices outselling iPhones, or moving ahead among consumers. And comScore’s numbers show Android now has the larger user base overall, even counting business users and people who still have older phones.

The shift shows Android‘s importance in the mobile market. The iPhone system runs only on Apple devices, while Android has opened up the world of Smartphone to kinds of manufacturers, and it is paying off. At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, device makers publicized a variety of cell phones that run on Google’s platform.

However, Mark Donovan, comScore senior analyst, said that Android’s rise doesn’t tell the whole story. He noted that Android was spread across dozens of different phones in comScore’s survey, while Apple’s iOS operating system is only on iPhones.

Although Android is doing a great job of getting consumer penetration, there are still challenges from Apple.’