Tuesday, January 8, 2013

This Operating System will be Android Competitors

Once the Android operating system is open source success in the global marketplace, coming three mobile operating system open source in 2013. They are Tizen, Firefox OS, and Ubuntu. All three dreamed would like the green robot. Android was first coined by the company Android Inc., based in Palo Alto, California. They build Android with core program (kernel) Linux.

Internet giant Google and then buy all the shares of Android Inc. in August 2005. The founders of Android is finally working for Google, as Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. To further promote and popularize Android, then Eric Schmidt, who was then serving as CEO of Google, formed the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) on 6 November 2007.

OHA is a consortium led by Google, and so far the OHA already has 84 companies engaged in the hardware, software, processor designers, telecommunications, and mobile operators from around the world.

Reputable companies OHA members include HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Asustek Computer, Toshiba, Sony, Dell, Lenovo, Intel, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Broadcom Corporation, Atheros Communications, Marvell Technology Group, Qualcomm, Sprint Nextel, T- Mobile, Vodafone Group, Garmin Ltd, PacketVideo, Softbank, Texas Instruments, and so on.

Google began to seriously develop Android to enter the global mobile device market with the release of Android version 1.1 in March 2009. Android freely adopted by mobile device manufacturers. In fact, he now adopted by the cameras and televisions.

Google also released the source code for Android application developers. It is a seduction that the developers want to create apps for the Android that will be placed in Google's online application store Play Store (formerly the Android Market).

Two months later, Google released Android version 1.5 codenamed Cupcake. From here starts naming Android versions using the code name names cake.

Developed by Internet giant Google and OHA supported by a consortium consisting of 84 companies, Android managed to become the number one mobile operating system, crush BlackBerry from Research In Motion (RIM), Symbian of Nokia and Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone) from Microsoft.

Opponents mean Android is currently only Apple's iOS, which also has a strong ecosystem for business applications. In 2013, the availability of Android and iOS apps, each going through 1 million applications.


OS Tizen
Just like Android, Tizen is an open source operating system that uses the core program (kernel) Linux. Not just for smart phones and tablets alone, Tizen is also designed for multimedia devices in vehicles, television and so on.

He became a major project with The Linux Foundation organizations electronics manufacturer Samsung and Intel processors.

Samsung and Intel Linux Foundation is a donor. Both sit on the board of trustees and holds greater scrutiny in the Linux project, including Tizen mobile operating system. They play a role in the affairs of hardware engineering.

Tizen received support from mobile operators Sprint Nextel from the U.S. on May 7, 2012, committed co-selling Tizen products in the future. The Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup, which is actually a player in automotive technology, also declared himself joined the Tizen Association.

30 April 2012, dirilislah Tizen operating system version 1.0 codenamed Larkspur. Then on 25 September 2012, Tizen released version 2.0 alpha status with the code name Magnolia. Tizen 2.0 full version will be released in January 2013.

Samsung will release a smart phone operating system Tizen 2.0 in the first quarter of 2013.

Google Acquisition over Motorola Mobility had doubted some Android manufacturers, who fear Google will favors Motorola Android smart phones in the industry. Step Samsung support Tizen project is touted as an effort to not rely entirely on Android.

Firefox OS

OS Firefox
There is also an open source mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It was developed by the Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates software Firefox browser with fire fox logo.

Firefox OS is the renaming of the "Boot to Gecko" (B2G), which was originally also project a web-based mobile operating system is open from Mozilla. Mozilla B2G project was announced on July 25, 2011.

The organization is based in Mountain View, United States is saying, Firefox OS will be fully open mobile ecosystem. Built entirely on open web standards and applications are developed with HTML5 technology.

Mozilla hopes to open opportunities for application developers to build applications in Firefox OS. They have designed an online application store that would be named Firefox Marketplace.

All the support has been obtained for the project Mozilla Firefox OS. Mobile device manufacturers ZTE and TCL, both from China, are ready to produce the Firefox OS operating system. Both manufacturers will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. Supporters hope to release Firefox smart phone OS in 2013.

Some mobile operators also voiced his support for the Firefox OS. There Deutsche Telekom (parent company of T-Mobile), Etisalat (which operates in 18 countries including the Middle East, Asia and Africa), Sprint in the United States, and Telefónica in Spain.


OS Ubuntu Mobile
Personal computer operating systems, Ubuntu manifest as mobile device operating system. Just as Tizen and Android, Ubuntu is built with the Linux kernel.

Canonical British, as the developer of Ubuntu, announced the existence of Ubuntu for smart mobile devices on Thursday, January 3, 2013.

Ubuntu Mobile is designed to run on devices with ARM and X86 architecture processors. Ubuntu Canonical wants to be able to reach those segments of the market to lower middle class and upper middle.

To woo application developers, Canonical promised to release the Application Programming Interface (API) that developers would build applications on Ubuntu.

Canocical hope Ubuntu-based devices to be released in late 2013. However, it is not known what the producers will adopt and market the device.

The three new open source operating system above would be dreaming to grow and sesubur Android. They hope to get the support of industrial spray technology, mobile operators, application developers, and accepted in the hearts of the people. Strong ecosystem support and this makes the green robot deserve to be called "smart."

Which will be The Next Android for the future?

Kecepatan USB 3.0 10Gbps

Port USB 3.0
With a maximum speed of 5 Gbps, or about 600 MB per second, USB 3.0 is one of the fastest interface for mainstream computers. This year, the port will receive an update that makes it capable of delivering data at up to two times faster.

"USB 3.0 Promoter Group which determines the USB specification revision 3.0 is doing that will increase the speed to 10 gigabits per second," said president and COO of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) Jeff Ravencraft, as quoted from The Register.

Double the transfer speed is not the only improvement to be implemented on USB 3.0. "The other main point is that we improve the ability of encoding data so that the data transfer capabilities can be more efficient. This will increase the speed, efficiency of I / O power becomes higher," said Ravencraft.

USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman Brad Saunders added that the increase in the speed of USB 3.0 is done by doubling the clockrate, in addition to improved its efficiency of data transfer. "Bandwidth is two times higher than the estimated minimum."

Encoding data model that will be applied to the USB 3.0 interface is compatible with all types of data, including audio and video.

However, to be able to enjoy a higher theoretical speed, the cable will also be needed a new model. "You see, old wiring can not support the new speed standards," said Saunders, assuring that the new USB port to maintain compatibility with previous versions of USB ports.

About the name, it is unclear the new USB 3.0 standard will be called what. Once, when it was first introduced in 1996, is referred to as the universal port "USB" only. Then, in April 2000, USB 2.0 add frills in the front so it becomes "Hi-Speed ​​USB". Then there is USB 3.0, which is named "SuperSpeed ​​USB".

"We will develop its brand in conjunction with the updated specifications," said Saunders.

Samsung Switched to Operating System Tizen

OS Tizen
Samsung, the largest Android device manufacturers in the world, felt he had a strong position in the smartphone market that plans to expand to release a phone with an operating system Tizen. Samsung step is presumably a reaction to Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2011.

Like Android, Tizen is an open-source operating system that has been used in tablet devices, cell phones, entertainment systems in vehicles, and Smart TV. Its market share is still far behind Android or iOS, but this operating system competes with other open-source platforms such as Sailfish and Ubuntu for smartphones recently introduced.

Tizen circumstances can change a lot with the backing of Samsung, which is one of the manufacturers of smartphones with the greatest profits in the world. Third quarter of 2012 and then, Samsung has a market share of 35 percent and shipped 56.9 million smartphones.

Despite reaching a large critical success with Android, Samsung seems to never be satisfied with the operating system. South Korean manufacturer, for example, always apply skin interface TouchWiz UI across all Android devices hers, except the Nexus series made in partnership with Google.

With Tizen, which was formed by executives from Intel, Vodafone, and Samsung itself, is likely to offer a higher flexibility than the Samsung Android is owned by Google.

Samsung plans to release some phone models Tizen once in 2013, but the products will be sold in limited markets Eastern countries. If successful, the product sales of Samsung's Tizen will be widened to the markets of Western countries.

DoCoMo, the Japanese mobile operator Tizen a fourth partner, is likely to be the first operator to receive Tizen based products from Samsung.

Samsung steps to distance from Google may be less fun for the Internet giant's Android owners. However, this could be an opportunity for Google to get up with devices made by Motorola, such as X Phones are rumors circulating lately.

Google itself since first acquiring Motorola stressed that the manufacturer of the device will not be in priority among the other Android vendors. So far Motorola has not been a partner flagship Android phone (Nexus).

Samsung estrangement which had been a partner of Google in the recent two Nexus models it potentially provides an opportunity for Motorola to perform the so-called XPhone addressed as opposed to the iPhone from Apple.

Google's New Tactic of Attacking Apple

Apple vs Google
After years of attacking Apple with cheap Android devices, Google recently known to create new tactics to subvert the company bearing the fruit of the apple in the mobile business.

This new tactic might be called a "moment caterpillars eat the fruit". Because Google is really eroding Apple from the inside. During the last six months, Google has been trying to "kick" the main applications in the iOS operating system in conjunction with software of its own.

  • July 2012, Google launched its Chrome browser for the iPhone that can be used to replace the native iOS browser, Safari
  • October 2012, the Internet giant to bring Google Search by voice search features that compete with Siri.
  • December 2012, tens of millions of iOS 6 can breathe easier because getting the Google Maps application instead of Apple Maps is problematic.
  • Application YouTube also launched a new version to fill the former position, after being dumped by Apple to update iOS 6.

Google did not plan to stop here. In fact, the company is increasingly focusing its efforts on developing iOS applications. A site that contains a Google internal quotation Google iOS developer interview with Ken Bongort even contain links to job "iOS developer" from Google.

Google's efforts to win the hearts of users use the products and services of the internet giant may be sweet fruit. AppData, which monitors the ranking of the iTunes App Store, for example, revealed that YouTube and Google Maps respectively the first and second position on the ladder free applications.

6 iOS users were flocking to download Google Maps to replace Apple's Maps application which became the default choice in the mobile operating system. A number of iPhone users also claimed to be more suitable with Google products, rather than similar applications from Apple.

"My main smartphone is an iPhone. Adaah I think the iOS operating system that's great, but later Google applications seem more suited to me," says Liz Gannes of AllThingsD, who admitted throwing Apple applications from the homescreen and replace it with software Similar fib Google.

Like it or not, the mobile world is now increasingly split in two. On the one hand there is the fact the Android users rely on Google products. On the other hand, iPhone users which is the second largest ecosystem of the many who download Google applications. This situation benefits the internet giant.

Well, if you include iOS users who also love using Google applications?

Google Manipulates Search Results

Google has been in the investigation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for 9 months over alleged manipulation of search results. Today, the internet giant has agreed to change some business practices that could potentially reduce the search results.

Google said that it will allow site owners to block their pages from search results specials. Suppose a user tried to find a comparison of goods through Google Shopping, the search results would be less.

The change comes after the FTC reprimanded Google not to abuse the online content that comes from shopping or travel sites to be displayed in a special search hers.

FTC worried if Google can act as a hub for certain services and the site had no way to resist, the creator of the site and their funding sources are likely to be difficult because it is dominated by the Internet giant.

In short, the hotel review site owners may not want to review his show on the page Google Travel, Google Travel fearing visitors no longer visit the original site

USB Flash Drive 1TB

Kingston Technology Corporation is preparing the latest USB flash drive. Portable data storage devices will be present with a capacity of 1TB (Terabyte).

Kingston Technology will soon release the first USB flash drive in the world, the carrying capacity of 1TB. The company is headquartered in California, said, the DataTraveler HyperX Predator will be sold in the first quarter of this year.

Reportedly, the device with storage jumbo class is for people who work with video or image file size is high. In addition, a data storage device is also suitable for the game, who love to travel with a variety of their favorite games.

As is known, Kingston has launched a version of USB flash drive with a capacity of 512GB. The device sells for USD1.337.

USB flash drive is wrapped with a metallic casing made ​​of zinc alloy. In addition, a data storage device with a length of 72mm it supports standard USB 3.0 port.

To speed capability, this new USB flash drive has the ability to read up to 240MB per second and writes up to 160MB per second.

Antidote Giant Asteroid

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reportedly would consider to capture a giant asteroid. By capturing large asteroids and placed in high orbit around the moon, then it is likely the object space would not threaten the Earth in 2020.

NASA confirmed that it will pay high attention related to the project and the move is expected to bear fruit in 2020.

According to New Scientist, the idea to divert the asteroid lane is associated with enthusiasm by U.S. President Barack Obama to send manned missions to near-Earth asteroids. If NASA robot can pick and place objects in space that orbit around the moon, the crew of the space shuttle can be involved without the need to move beyond the reach of rescue mission.

NASA set the time for 6 to 10 years and see spacecraft moves towards the target asteroid. Then, NASA asteroid will catch them in a big bag and send it back to the moon.

Potential uses to be included NASA as anticipatory measures, one of them using the object space. Object space is expected to be used as a source of fuel or building materials for space missions, including support for the mission trip to Mars.