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The latest version of Windows OS Phone, with codenamed ‘Mango’ has reached a stage production called the Release to Manufacturing (RTM). This fall Microsoft’s mobile OS plans will be available for handsets worldwide.
RTM stage marks the end of Microsoft’s development phase for their mobile OS. When Mango in the hands of the handset makers and operators, who have the opportunity to optimize the OS for their devices.
This giant technology companies from Washington is began to introduce Mango in May, with a focus in the development of communication, multitasking applications and Internet browsing. In addition, Mango also will be equipped with new features such as Threads (combination of SMS, Facebook Chat and Internet Messenger), a web-based marketplace for applications, as well as mobile versions of IE9 with HTML5 support.
Though currently Microsoft has also been working with Nokia, but Windows Phone 7 Mango seems still difficult to dominate the mobile market, because the iOS and Android still dominating. But some predictions say that WP7 will increase its achievements within the next few years.
MacRumors reports that was launched based on Cnet.com, a hard drive with Mac OS X Lion is ready to be installed has been sent to various Apple stores.
Separately, 9to5mac also reported that staffs of AppleCare recently received training for the new OS, as well as installing the final version to their own devices.
Unfortunately, none of the report specifying the date of the new software release. When introducing this OS at the Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, Apple claims it will only release it in July.
This software is the first Mac OS offered by Apple without a CD. If consumers are anxious to spend a lot of time to download a software upgrade for 4GB, Apple invited them to come to its retail stores and using their own Wi-Fi.
Apple released this gold software to the developers on 1 July. This is the same version that will be used by consumers when the software is finally launched.
Google recognizes if the average Android phone that is currently circulating is relatively expensive with a price range of $ 500. But with a number of innovations underway, Android phones are expected to be present even cheaper.
This was conveyed Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at Google Mobile Revolution that took place in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday (19/07/2011).
“This phone is still too expensive for the average user. However, the price of this phone will be down from the initial $ 500 to $ 200 or perhaps in the range of $ 50″, Eric said.
Eric assess the decline in prices is due to the price of the hardware which may also be down. While Google is more play in the realm of software via the Android which is open source.
“This is why the mobile revolution is present and ready to make Android a fundamental factor,” he concluded.
Unfortunately, Eric did not mention any further when the price reductions of this Android device will happens or which vendors that will do it.
To be sure, its own Android device is currently growing massively. In the final data owned by Google, there are more than 550 thousand Android devices that are activated every day, while there are now 135 million gadgets with Android OS.
Adobe has launched a beta version of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3. Desktop beta version of Flash Player 11 also plucks some of the features of the Flash Player Incubator, such as 3D Stage and support for 64-bit.
The key to Flash Player 11 beta for the desktop already include application programming interfaces (API) Stage3D, support 64-bit for Mac OS X. Then as Windows and Linux, there is also the ability to integrate voice/phone into business applications using the G.711 audio compression codec, and encodes the video quality even higher by using the H.264/AVC SW Encoding.
While Adobe AIR beta 3 also introduces a feature that provides the developer an ecosystem increase for shipping out a browser application on all devices and platforms.
AIR beta 3 delivers an innovation with the development of quality graphics rendering, high-definition video and outreach consistent across operating systems and devices. AIR 3 beta has a special focus for those who interested in the development of quality game consoles, high definition video, and others.
The time period for the desktop AIR 3 beta is provided in order to ensure the application before AIR 2.7 and older versions to be compatible with AIR 3 will be launched later.
Telecom operator AT&T will become the exclusive sales partner of S2 tablets. The tablet has a unique shape with two touch screen measuring 5.5 inches each. The tablet will support 4G networks owned by AT&T.
If not subsidized by the operator, the Sony S2 reportedly will be priced in the range of USD 699.
While S1 is a tablet with a 9.4-inch screen sizes, these tablets have a form factor such as tablet computers are common on the market. Both S1 and S2 have been running the Android operating system Gingebread, OS that specifically made for the tablet.
It is estimated, the two tablets on sale in September 2011.