Another success of Instagram – 40 million users.

April 15, 2012 Leave a comment

It took a little over 10 days from the time when the Instagram was made avalible in Google Play store for devices running Android. After two updates for repairing errors reported by users, the application has become compatible with most popular smartphones and internet tablets. According to Rakshith Krishnappa, the creator of the program, the Instagram API is used by over 40 million people.
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The exact number is 40 026 379 and growing with every second. Before granting an application for Android, the Instagram was used by the 30 million owners of devices with iOS. This means that in just ten days of service user base grew by 10 million and became one of the most downloaded applications on Google Play. This is an amazing achievement made by admirable group of enthusiasts, which consists of only 12 people.

I think we can easily assume that the upward trend of Instagram popularity will soon accelerate. Instagram recently became the property of Facebook, which bought it for a billion dollars. With such treatment, Instagram has gained 500 million potential users. How to integrate Facebook photo service with their services? We will see in the next few months.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x: 7″ with Android Honeycomb

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x works based on Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, a dual-core CPU Tegra 2 with 1GHz clock speed. On board you will find 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixels, MiniHDMI output, WiFi, and two camera of unknown resolution (most likely 2 and 5). The whole device weighs 380 g.

More details about the ViewPad 7X will be announced soon. Meanwhile, we are left to wait for the market launch of the model, which … for the moment no one knows when will be.

By the way – if in fact the ViewSonic Tablet PC will debut in the next few weeks and its price will no be extremely high, it might be the most interesting device with 7-inch screen, which can be found on market today.

Categories: Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 – there will be a new version

new samsung galaxy tab 7Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7:

  • Display: 7 “, 1024 × 600 LCD ISP
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Camera: Yes, for video calling
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB SSD
  • Operating System: Android Gingerbread 2.3.4
  • Miscellaneous: microSD, the ability to perform voice and video calls and send sms

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 is going to appear in the autumn of this year.

ViewSonic has announced a seven Honeycomb tablets for the summer. Why Samsung holds an obsolete system? Nobody knows. This is a terrible minus for the device. In fact, it is not like the tablet, but oversized smartphone, which hardly fits into any pocket.

There are still few months before the initial realse, maybe we will see Honeycomb afterall, we really hope so.

Categories: Android Tablet

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Pro with Windows 7 will launch Android applications using the BlueStacks

Are you looking tablet with Android but would like to be able to run applications from the familiar Windows? The answer to your needs can be ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Pro, which in addition to dual boot option will allow you to run Windows programs at the same time as applications from Android. Meet BlueStacks.

BlueStacks is virtualization software, Android emulator for PCs, Tablet PCs running under Windows platform. BlueStacks allows you to run Windows programs as well as Android ones, and at the same time. As if that were not enough, you can create shortcuts for Android directly on the desktop in your windows tablet pc. All through virtualization of Android under the Windows platform. Users with such treatment currently have access to a full version of Android 2.2 Froyo.

The creator of the emulator is a company based in Silicon Valley, Bluestack Systems Inc.. The software supports functions interestingly OTA (Over-The-Air) so that users can automatically receive updates for Android.

BlueStacks software is to be sold separately, as well as pre-installed on some devices. ViewPad ViewSonic 10 Pro with Windows 7, and Android 1.6 will come with preinstalled BlueStacks emulator by default . Yes ladies and gentlemen, this is the first tablet, which allows applications to run on Windows and Android at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G later this year, Galaxy Tab 8.9 delayed

samsung GALAXY TabSamsung Mobile shared some information today that the Samsung 4G Galaxy Tab will appear later this year. It’s hard to say whether this will be a completely new device, or simply an extended version of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, which will be released next month.

Wall Street Journal got the information saying that Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available in summer (July and August), and not, as we expected, in June. This is bad news for all those who had hoped to buy a new tablet in the next 30 days.

Let’s recall the specification of “Brothers Tabs”. Elder of them, the model with 10.1-inch capacitive touch screen and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1GHz dual-core processor features a 3Mpx camera, webcam 2MP fixed focus camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, the function of recording video in HD 720p and 3.0 Honeycomb Android with the Touch Wiz UX graphics overlay .

Younger Tab, 8.9, differs from his brother only because of reduced screen size and battery capacity, which in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 6800 mAh and 8.9 – 6000 mAh.