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Android powers Portable Eye Examination Kit for blindness prevention

Here’s a very worthy use of Android – underpinning the Portable Eye Examination Kit. Created by scientists at the University of St Andrews, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, it’s currently being tested in Kenya as a potential tool to aid…

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Jelly Bean III, the codename that wouldn't surrender

The much-anticipated release of Android 4.3 has been announced. And, as we suggested could be the case, it is being labelled as another Jelly Bean, as opposed to Key Lime Pie. We are up to Jelly Bean III, now, following Android 4.1 and 4.2… Anyhoo, headline…

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Google pushes envelope for seven-inch devices - John Lagerling

An interesting article is on the New York Times, in its Bits technology section. Brian Chen has interviewed John Lagerling, director of business development for Android. The talk is mainly centred on Google’s strategy with the Nexus brand and pricing – see One on One: Google Android Director on Nexus…

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Comment: Jelly Bean, pt II - marketing wriggle room?

The release of Android v4.2 was classed simply as a “new flavour” of Jelly Bean, rather than one deserving of a new moniker (Key Lime Pie was lined up). This is not the first time Google has had multiple versions of Android under one codename, but it’s not…

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Jelly Bean remains a small Android stat

A stick often used to beat Android is the fragmentation of the OS across various devices. And in particular, the slowness with which new platform updates emerge across the market. Take, for instance, the latest monthly stats from Google that show an uptake of 1.2% for its latest and…

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MIPS sells Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' tablet for $125 in India

MIPS Technologies and Ingenic Semiconductor, the China-based mobile CPU developer have worked with Karbonn Mobiles of India to offer a low cost Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet, writes Richard Wilson. In India it is priced at Rs. 6999 (approximately $125). The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet uses the…

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What, exactly, is Google Now?

Nomenclature has not always been Google’s strongpoint, in my humble opinion, and here is another recent example to consider, Google Now, featuring in Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”… On CNet, Jessica Dolcourt writes about how Google Now is not Jelly Bean’s version of Siri – Android 4.1′s…

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A review of Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean"

The Independent’s blog has an interesting review of Android 4.1, the forthcoming “Jelly Bean” which will advance on the current latest “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Alex Masters covers his first impressions, performance, use of notifications, Google Now personal organiser and Speech Recognition…

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