Cell Phone Technology – Unleashing the Future of the Smart Phone

Most people do not realize how fast mobile cell phone technology is moving today, it seems to be exponentially increasing. As we study all the new applications and features along with all the new devices, we see that there is no stopping these advances. The question is; are you in or out? Will you embrace these new technologies and applications or fear them. Are you sure you trust these innovations? What about privacy, hacking, what about the future?

To quickly illustrate just how fast things are moving in the smart phone space, let me give you a few examples. These are up to date, as in this week; personal tech articles in the smart cell phone industry. The first article I found in Boston.com, an article titled: “Check this out: Deposit money by taking a photo,” By Andrew Vanacore – AP Business Writer / February 23, 2010. In the article the writer states:

“In the near future, you might not even have to visit a bank or an ATM to deposit a check. You’ll simply snap a couple of photos of it with your cell phone. Applications to do just that are already available for Apple’s iPhone and other gadgets from USAA, a company that provides insurance and banking mainly for military veterans.”

He goes onto explain in this personal mobile smart cell phone tech piece that banks such as Chase, B of A, and Citibank appear to be all in with this technology suggest the article’s author, and they will introduce this technology in 2010. The concept is called “remote depositing capturing,” and where as this seems to be great technology and a user friendly concept, we must also recall the target that mobile users have become from hackers, especially as we learn of the release of secret codes used to encrypt such devices.

Scary stuff, for those using such applications, but indeed, it would sure make electronic wired deposits easy wouldn’t it? Of course, if cell phone banking bothers you, perhaps we should suggest window shopping in real time via your cell phone? No sense in shopping tell you drop anymore, just walk by the window, even if the store is closed and press buy, and it’s yours, and will be sent to your home. Online shopping while window shopping.

A recent article in the New York Times explains it all. The title of the article; “Cellphones Let Shoppers Point, Click and Purchase” By Stephanie Rosenbloom – Published: February 26, 2010. The author explains how shoppers can use their cell phone to order from the window of a retail store, and buy online simply by pointing at the item in the window; wow, now that’s cool.

Wow, what a concept, all this via your smart phone technology. And this is something that will definitely be a hit with shoppers and cell phone users. Okay, so what about Skype smart phone calls? Yes, that too is available now; In TopNews online of India and article titled; “Samsung embeds Skype” which was submitted by Jimmy Peterson on Sat, 02/27/2010 – 12:25 explains it all. The article researched the impressive growth of Skype usage features in various smart phone devices, as if it could become the international standard for all cellphones in the future. Panasonic and LG are already offering this, and it is a big hit in the EU and Asia markets.

As fast as one company introduces a new feature, all the others seem to follow. Just because Apple or Google has a new application, does not mean the industry will not make that a standard feature on all smart phones, just like digital camera, video clips, etc. Sure the technologies or applications might work slightly differently due to patents, software, device hardware, but essentially all companies will offer all applications eventually.

The competitive nature of the industry is heating up as 100s of millions of Chinese, Indians, South East Asians, Africans, and South Americans are getting their first mobile devices, face it, it’s a mobile wired world. In fact, in a recent article in MB Manila Publishing Company’s online version; “Report: Global phone sales grow 8% in Q4,” By Melvin G. Calimag on February 27, 2010, 2:19pm explained how smart phone sales are hitting record numbers in 2009 up nearly 25% and could double in 2010.

Indeed, I’d say this is an exciting time in the mobile smart personal tech sector, perhaps, you’d like to upgrade, and get on board and enjoy some of the incredible applications which are being announced monthly, even weekly in some cases. Why not consider upgrading your cell smart phone device and signing up for a new cell calling plan? Please consider all this, because our Online Think Tank is.

Smartphones And Android Development Go Hand In Hand

Why Android development?

Android is a very powerful mobile operating technique, created by Google and carters especially to smartphone mobile handsets. It is a great OS for all developers as it makes the work simple, easy and uncomplicated. Therefore, android apps developers gets to design and manufacture mobile applications at cheap prices. You will also find an Android Software Development Kit (SDK), which is the basic kit to help every Android app developer get started.

What are the services offered in Android development?

There are many companies online that offer you a plethora of Android development services. All you need to do is search for them on the web to see what their rates are and what their services are. Some of them are given below –

1. Android Application Development
2. Android Game Development
3. Android Software Development
4. Android Website Development
5. Android Tablet Application Development and many more

There are several advantages of using Google android applications such as it offers a wide selection for sound, video, documents, photos, GPS navigation, video camera, touch screen, high clarity display screen and many more.

Android offers you simple methods for designing, production, testing, format changing, and coding, all this makes it easy for an Android developer to attain new heights in the field of Android Development. Making efficiency and quality their key goals.

There are a plethora of options in the Android field. If you want to be an android application developer, there are plenty of options for you. There are already many android applications in the market, and the field is on the rise. If you want a career in Android Application Development or Android Eclipse Development, you can easily get it. Android apps development is a set of core applications, and all these applications are written with Java. In a nutshell Android can be explained as follows – A free, open source mobile platform, which is not just limited to phones. It can be used in a DVR, or even in an mp3 player.

Some of the features of Android Application development include:

1. Application framework

2. GSM Telephony

a) Camera
b) Accelerometer
c) Rich development environment
d) Optimized graphics
e) Bluetooth
f) 3G
g) WiFi
h) Integrated browser

The use of Smartphone on android applications has increase greatly over the years. Mobile companies such as HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other handsets make full use of Android. These mobile companies are developing new applications using Droid Eclipse Development which are most suitable to its users. There are several companies that will help you develop your android application. They will give you customized solutions that will provide you with the best applications. All you need to do is contact them and tell them your idea behind the mobile application. Android games are also extremely popular, everyone with an android phone will know exactly how interesting and addictive android phones are, especially the games.

This is a big reason why Android Game Developers are also very much in demand in the Android application development field. There are openings in all segments designing, testing, debugging, developing tools for the applications, publishing and distribution. All these are segments of the android development platform where it is easy to get placements.

The reason for the increase in android phones and development phase is because it has all features that a Smartphone needs. Be it a student, businessman or a housewife, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

Technology Information Sites Lack Visionaries with Passion

Not long ago a gentleman asked me to write an article on rapidly advancing communication technologies for a high-traffic, well-known technology website, which discusses future innovations on the horizon. After agreeing to do this and submitting my first article, I felt that there was something missing to the project. And having passion for the future of technology and what it can do for humanity, I felt it the right thing to do, to take a stand.

Thus, I did the only thing a true passionate personal-tech spokesman could do, I sent them an email and stated that; I was thinking out-loud here and wanted to give you constructive criticism:

You know what is so unfortunate? When you asked me to write about 5-10 years out on communication technologies and I, in an email, started discussing “Mind-Thought Swapping w/Computer Interface” you told me that people would think that I was crazy and I should not mention that? Then you told me to write about “challenges” with future technology when discussing this stuff, well there are very few challenges that I see, that are even viable as excuses.

Next, you accepted a crappy article from me, telling me it was “good” but in reality it isn’t, it totally lacks a “true” snapshot of where we will be in 5-10 years. I think the article sucks, but it is not because I cannot write a good article or I do not know what I am talking about, it is because you have set your expectations too low to that of the rapidly advancing technologies. You and I read all the same stuff on the Internet, as far as technology is concerned, yet you do not wish to talk about the reality of where this is taking us. Still you position your website as a “Futurist Tech Site” and then wish to have articles that are for the average science reader?

The fact is that mind-communication will be here very shortly, but as an editor you are looking towards what people are ready to believe, rather than what is going to be in the near future. Thus, you are slowing down the forward progression of the human species, by your caving to the common perception out there for money and popularity, rather than enlightening people.

On top of that, you tout your group experts based on degrees earned in various colleges and universities, making me feel bad for leaving college to become an entrepreneur in the real world – I just don’t get it, Bill Gates, Michael Dell and so many others left school, just like I did? Where is your PASSION? The site looks and feels real nice, but where are the visionaries? Where is the juicy stuff, where is the meat.

Now, I know as an editor that you want to keep the content and concepts discussed sell-able, but if you are a real entrepreneur, tying industry with science and futurism, then you must figure out a way to make the site and its information sell-able. And yes, you must still give people a more reality based perspective from a futurist standpoint of what is coming, get them excited about it, but you should not be regurgitating and purporting the general debris and mass media academia scientific fog. We really need to get a jump on the future of things if mankind is to be ready for it.

Anyway, that was my thought, and I do not mean to be too critical, just saying, I think people deserve more and I know I want more from a site like yours. All the great science in the world is worth nothing without the applied part, the ‘killer aps’ and the problems it can solve – In my humble opinion.

Now, me as a futurist, Political, Sci-Fiction and Business Writer – you are probably thinking that I should not be telling editors how to run their websites, TV programs, how to write or which books to publish. But when someone has passion for something, they tell it like it is, besides, I am retired at forty as an entrepreneur Franchisor, so, well, I just call it how I see it. I would advise you if you are a website owner, publisher, documentary producer to think about this. We need better content on the Net, TV and in our Futuristic Books. So think on it, it is time to take this to a whole new level.