Saturday, February 28, 2015

Google announced the platform Android for Work – Computer Information Portal

Despite the fact that the Android operating system has a dominant share in the consumer smartphone market, Google has not paid much attention to adapt the system to the needs of corporate users. In the platform ecosystem existed alternative implementations of Samsung (SaFE KNOX), Motorola Solutions (Mx) and other companies, but now search the corporation decided to correct this defect and to provide a universal solution – Android for Work (AfW).

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The new product is probably not a software solution, and the whole platform uniting device manufacturers, application developers and suppliers of centralized management class Enterprise Mobility. The basis for Android for Work will be version Lollipop, who, according to Google, significant improvements in the security and management policies. However, for older smartphones and tablets, controlled by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later, will be issued a special application, which will become part of Google Play Services and allow the transfer of the functionality on older versions of the system. Thus, IT-departments of the organization will be able to create a separate area on the devices employees, which can be placed confidential information and maintain internal corporate correspondence, plan events in the framework of common platforms for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes and use any compatible application. For control applications, a special control panel Google Play for Work, which will use the standard application catalog Play Store, but IT-departments will be able to control which applications you can put an employee and what will be in the black list.

Platform Support in centralized management (EMM) will provide not only Google with its decision Apps for Business, but also the company’s Blackberry (Enterprise Server), VMWare (Airwatch), SAP and Citrix. On the part of device manufacturers signed an agreement with Google company Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Motorola Mobility, Huawei, LG, Samsung and Sony. According to regulations of Google, will provide several options for release devices – AfW-compatible, which may include and consumer electronic gadgets and AfW-certified, which will be designed to the needs of the corporate market, so fans of smartphones with keyboards may be hope for the revival of form- Android-factor side sliders, which are somewhere in 2012. On a variety of platform solutions already working company Adobe, Box, Citrix, Salesforce and others. Android for Work platform is now available for deployment in the corporate environment, but Google promises that the next time will be made addit ional announcements, including the conference Google I / O, which will host workshops for developers with recommendations for the creation of safe, reliable and flexible applications. According to analysts, Google although growing in the corporate market, but the customer is no high confidence in the search Corporation, preferring instead to work with Apple and Blackberry Mobile direction and with Microsoft – in-patient. But according to experts, the dominant position of Android can greatly simplify the task of Google to convince customers to start cooperation. However, this same fact can cause issues and regulatory agencies with an interest in the various activities of the corporation.


Android-smartphone Asus Zenfone 2 demonstrated in AnTuTu record result –

The new smartphone Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL) appeared in the database of the popular benchmark AnTuTu, showing impressive results. He can rightly be considered one of the most productive smartphones in the world, ahead of Meizu MX4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and other equally popular high-end smart phones.

According to GSMArena, based Asus Zenfone 2 lay powerful chipset Intel Atom Z3580 with a quad-core CPU, clock frequency up to 2.33 GHz. Responsible for the graphics PowerVR G6430. It should be noted that 50,401 new smartphone scored points with 2 GB of RAM on board. Also, the data AnTuTu confirm that the new smartphone will be equipped with Asus 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

According to previous information leaks, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL) will be equipped with 16 GB of internal memory, a slot for memory cards MicroSD (up to 64GB), 8-megapixel main with LED flash and autofocus, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and also non-removable lithium-polymer battery capacity of 2500 mAh. As expected, the official announcement of the new smartphone Asus will be held in March. It is possible that he will debut at the upcoming exhibition MWC 2015, which starts on March 2 in Barcelona.


Choosing organizer for android-devices: Organiser Viribus, aCalendar and Carpe Diem –

Easy control and navigation

The ability to self-configure


The maximum load on the system (CPU / RAM)
0/26 MB

Working with cloud storage

Synchronize with Google calendar and Internet services

Long-term planning

Send notes via wireless network

Backup to SD-card

Getting Started

The first thing that greets us after the start of the program – a minimalistic interface, executed in pastel colors. Where the elements are arranged intuitively, so to deal with job applications require a minimum of time.

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Thus, in the home screen tiles settled four main elements: a new note, a new to-do list, calendar, and a new drawing. At the top you can find all the notes, all the pictures and a complete list of lists. In the upper right corner is the search.

And since no special configuration is not provided, proceed directly to testing.

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Testing and setting

Consumes this kid a record low amount of RAM – only 26 MB, which is not surprising, because in front of us a simple organizer without the ability to synchronize with the cloud, or Google Calendar.

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Well, let’s create the first note, the corresponding tapnuv icon on the main screen. In the window, trying to drive the text, and in the upper right corner click on the “paper clip” to add the file.

You can add only drawing, and it must choose from a list of previously created images, and not from the gallery. Well, try yourself as an artist. The procedure itself is drawing resembles a stripped-down Paint.

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Of course, a good thing that we can add to your notes handwritten drawings, but it would be nice to use the camera or gallery, all the more special problems in the implementation of such a simple function is not. It is possible , it can be done in the list?

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There is one more remark. If you habitually system key press “Back”, you will get not on the main screen applications, and on the desktop, ie organizer simply minimizes to tray. To create another note, you will need to get a finger into a small program logo in the upper left corner, which is not very convenient, and only after that you will return to the main screen.

In addition, after you save the notes (upper right corner) you also throw on your desktop. Dear developers, this situation is only annoying.

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Let us turn to the list. Here, problems should arise. To get started, enter a name and then the first entry of the list. To continue the list, it is enough to press the “+”, but the first entry will be moved to the end. You can not add the date, reminder, or a file that turns the organizer announced in a simple notebook.

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« new drawing “- it’s just a quick graphical sidenote, and” calendar “- it’s just a calendar. In the upper sidebar you can view all notes, to-do lists and drawings.

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It should be noted that the addition of a new pattern in the previous note will be removed, that is available to us only one graphic recording, and a long press on the image to open it full-screen viewing.

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In addition, we have not found, as send lists, notes, and drawings in the social network, and attach them to e-mail. Of course, you can use the system tool in full-screen viewing figure, but it is not what was expected.

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Yes, this app is nowhere near worth with Google Calendar, both in terms of functionality and as an interface. Nevertheless, the “Viribus” is a number of advantages to create notes and to-do lists.

First, the small size of the application (installed program weighs only 464 Kbytes), a record low consumption of RAM (26 MB), and the possibility of a second to make graphical notes. Therefore, if you decide to “bang” gluttonous system application (33 MB in the fourth and 83 MB of RAM in the fifth version of Google Calendar), then why not pay attention to the “Viribus”, which is not as colorful and functional, but it offers the most the main thing – the ability to quickly make a note. The only pity is that the developers have not provided data backup.


Friday, February 27, 2015

New images of Android-smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge –

A few days separate us from the start of the exhibition MWC 2015. The day before its official opening, scheduled for March 2, Samsung will hold its own presentation in Barcelona, ​​which introduced a new flagship Galaxy S6 and curved version of Galaxy S6 Edge. And on the eve of the debut of new products in the network has their new image.

Edition GSMArena announced the exclusive spy photos, which depicted smartphon es Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The latter shield is bent from both sides rather than one, as was the case with the Galaxy Note Edge. Frame smartphones, as previously reported, is made of metal, while the rest of the body is made of a different material.

And the journalists SamMobile in the meantime received from a trusted employee of the US mobile operator Sprint advertising image, indicating the beginning of the reception of pre-orders for the new smart phones Samsung. Also, the publication reports that the South Korean company will be broadcast live on the upcoming presentation of his YouTube-channel, which will begin on March 1 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (20:30 Moscow time). Follow the presentation can be anywhere in the world in the presence of a stable internet connection.

In addition, the publication of SamMobile published pictures of headphones that will be bundled with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.


Kazam introduced just six budget Android-smartphone – 3DNews

The company Kazam, founded in 2013 by former leaders of HTC, has introduced six new low-end phones based on the platform Google Android, which are intended for the European market. All new devices belong to a series Trooper and although very similar in characteristics, some are still different.

These are the main features of smartphones:

  • Kazam Trooper 440L – 4-inch screen WVGA (480 × 800), 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash memory (plus card support microSD), a 2-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, battery 1650 mA Ah, and support networks 4G LTE;
  • Kazam Trooper 445L – 4,5-inch screen WVGA (480 × 800), 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash memory (plus support for cards microSD), a 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, battery for 1980 mAh and network support 4G LTE;
  • Kazam Trooper 450 – 5-inch screen WVGA (480 × 854), 1.3-GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash memory (plus card support microSD), a 5-megapixel rear and 0.3MP front camera, the battery 2000 mAh, and support networks 4G LTE;
  • Kazam Trooper 450L – 5-inch screen WVGA (480 × 854), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash memory (plus card support microSD) , 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, battery 2000 mAh, and network support 4G LTE;
  • Kazam Trooper 451 – 5-inch screen WVGA (480 × 854) 1, 2-GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash memory (plus card support microSD), a 5-megapixel rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, battery 1800 mAh, support for two SIM-cards;
  • Kazam Trooper 455 – 5.5-inch screen WVGA (480 × 854), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal flash memory (plus card support microSD), 5- MP rear and 0.3-megapixel front camera, battery 2800 mAh, support for two SIM-cards.

As you can see, the device is clearly designed for the budget market, and some characteristics of the cause bewilderment. For example, using a 5.5-inch screen with WVGA resolution is difficult to explain even the budget. One way or another, but the company has achieved some success in the market, mainly due to additional services.

For example, all these smart phones include the ability to free replacement of broken screen, as well as a 3-year warranty and service Kazam Rescue, which allows contact in case of difficulties when using the machine with the Kazam – the latter can remotely solve software problems.


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Google launched Android for Work – Sotovik

Android for Work, secure container for applications proposed by Google. We are talking about running programs in an environment that meets corporate security policy. In other words, the owner of a personal smartphone can bring it to the office, and then use it to perform job tasks without fear that important and confidential data go to the side.

Android for Work organizes an isolated environment in which you are as well as business applications such as Google-mail, contacts and calendar as well as third-party business applications such as Box, SAP and Salesforce 1. New product is available on smartphones and tablets with Android 5.0 Lollipop and over.

If your mobile device working under the control of less than fresh versions of “green robot” (from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and older), Google offers to appeal to download applications Android for Work with approximately the same capabilities for security.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

BlackBerry will pump safety Android-smartphone – Economy News

Print Canadian BlackBerry announced the beginning of cooperation with Google to provide protection to the recently introduced platform Android for Work, as reported by Reuters. On this news shares BlackBerry surged 4,3%.

The platform Android for Work aims to divide the information space of the smartphone business and personal. To protect the system will be used to develop the type of BlackBerry BES12. The work zone will be able to access the network administrator of the employer, but to invade the personal information they will not be allowed.

Google also announced the cooperation in the field of integration of Android for Work with software developers such as SAP, Samsung and SOTI. Obviously, these steps Google is pushing closer alliance of Apple and IBM.

At each quarterly conference management Apple announces new victories in the struggle for corporate clients, so infinitely long withstand this pressure Google would not be able to.

Meanwhile, the video hosting YouTube, which is visited by over a billion visitors a month, still not profitable Google. This writes The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.

In 2014, video hosting received about $ 4 billion in revenue, compared with $ 3 billion in 2013 revenue growth contributed to changes in the service, after the introduction of which became the major brands to spend more on advertising.

On the video business accounted for only 6% of revenue Google, though there is no profit. YouTube pays content and hardware and then pay holders is at break-even, says one of the interlocutors edition.

For comparison: Facebook, received last year about $ 12 billion in revenue, profit increased to $ 3 billion, compared from $ 1.3 billion a year earlier.

The main problem analysts YouTube called locally local stars, which outside of the service, few people know. The most famous star of YouTube – a leading blog about computer games PewDiePie, his channel 35 million subscribers. Head Susan service Voyzhitski admitted at the conference that before the arrival on YouTube did not know of its existence.

Canadian vendor reduces losses.

Recall that for the III quarter of fiscal net loss amounted to $ 148 BlackBerry million, or $ 0, 28 per share, compared with a loss of $ 4.4 billion, or $ 8.37 per share, for the same period a year earlier.

At the same time, adjusted earnings per share of 1 cent, while analysts expected a loss 5 cents per paper.

Revenue was also significantly worse prognosis: in this period, the indicator fell by 33.3% to $ 793 million, compared with $ 1.19 billion in the same period last year. Wall Street had expected revenue of $ 936 million.

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $ 3.1 billion. The previous quarter the amount was at times less – $ 43 million, with the exception of $ 31 million, that the company has spent on acquisitions.


Overview iA Writer for Android, entirely written in the smartphone – BBC News

Mobile devices are still rarely perceived by users as a tool for solving typical “office” tasks like typing, editing, spreadsheets or presentations. However, the developers do not lower the arms and continue to improve their application, as well as releasing new.

The day before there was Google Play Android-version of the popular long on Apple devices minimalist text editor iA Writer. At the time, its developers have argued that the development of a mobile platform, Google is not worth it – work must invest many times more than when writing iOS – programs, and to pay for the software owners of Android-devices are not accustomed. However, times are changing, and iA Writer yet decided to release to the most massive in the world of mobile platforms.

The program allows you to create and edit simple text files, storing them in a memory device, and connect the account in the” cloud “Dropbox and work with files from there. iA Writer of principle (“so as not to distract you from the main thing – writing text”) does not allow to change the font of the text or visual design. In this case, the formatting is available via Markdown-marking, allowing then convert the file to a PC ready for publication in a blog or a HTML-code different format.

Personally, for me as a journalist iA Writer for Mac is the main working tool . So that by the Android-version I in a good way biased, from my point of view it (in conjunction with Dropbox) the best possible way to do on the fly drafts of text notes, not on what not distracted and thinking only of text. According to the results of a short test (the text was written on the Nexus 5 little less than half an hour) no problems on the part of sync with the “cloud” (what often guilty of similar Android-editors of other developers) was not found.

The interface becomes a little richer when you turn a smartphone or tablet in landscape orientation – there are dedicated buttons “undo” and “return” key for “regime of attention” Focus Mode – when the whole text except the currently editing the proposal is whitish. In the vertical orientation of the device, all these functions are hidden under a translucent “button-burger” in the upper right of the screen ugulu.

Of the minuses (in addition to the main, on kotorom- below) – probably not enough available in the iOS-version iA Writer Additional keys to move the cursor and quickly enter the most popular punctuation such as dashes, parentheses and quotes. But with alternative keyboards on Android there are no problems, so for sure you can find the persistent exactly what he needs. Personally, I can not live without Fleksy, which is able to correct the word seems to be any number of typos, and in conjunction with iA Writer she showed herself very well. Surely any keyboard with unseparated like Swype text input is not suitable for worse.

The main problem, which certainly have a negative impact on the popularity of applications on the platform of Google – price about 330 rubles. Because Google gives 15 minutes for a refund, no one bothers to download the program and try it in action. You can download it at this link.


BlackBerry Google will make the Android platform more secure –

Until then, si BlackBerry cooperation with representatives of the Android camp was reduced to working with Samsung to create a secure environment for corporate users who prefer to operate personal smartphones for business purposes. However, as reported by Reuters , this week BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Google to integrate the recently introduced platform Android for Work with your solutions like BES12. This immediately caused a rise in the share price on the BlackBerry 4,3%.

The platform Android for Work aims to divide the inner “space” in the smartphone business and personal. The first will be able to access the network administrator of the employer, but to intrude into the second sphere they will be banned. Gaining popularity the concept of “bring to work their” forced Google to release a dedicated solution for corporate clients. Russian as modern folklore inclined to describe very different trends: “I do not work on a guest will take away at least a nail”, “swept through our checkpoint and your own mother” …

Google also announced the cooperation in the field of integration of Android for Work with software developers such as SAP, Samsung and SOTI. Obviously, these steps Google is pushing closer alliance of Apple and IBM. At each quarterly conference management Apple announces new “victory” in the fight for corporate clients, so infinitely long withstand this pressure Google would not be able to.