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New Android Devices Introduction: Motorola Xoom & Motorola Atrix 4G & Motorola Droid Bionic

Cute Android: New Android Devices Introduction: Motorola Xoom & Motorola Atrix 4G & Motorola Droid Bionic

Motorola Xoom
The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It will be the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It will be made available in the first quarter of 2011. It was launched with 3 other products: the Motorola Atrix, the Motorola Droid Bionic, and the Motorola Cliq 2.

The Motorola Xoom supports up to 1080p video playback and Adobe Flash. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over WiFi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features a variety of sensors, including a gyroscope, a magnetometer, an accelerometer and a barometer. The Xoom uses a dual-core Nvidia CPU and an Nvidia Tegra GPU.

The Motorola Xoom supports docking stations for charging and as a stand for viewing video. It also features Bluetooth keyboard support.

The Xoom will run Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb, whose new features include a redesigned, tablet-optimized UI, a 3D desktop purportedly taken from BumpTop (which Google acquired in April of 2010), improved multitasking, Google Maps 5 in 3D and browser enhancements including tabs, form auto-fill and bookmark syncing.

Motorola Atrix 4G
The Motorola Atrix 4G is an Android-based smartphone by Motorola, introduced in CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It also introduced a concept called Webtop, in which a smartphone can be used as a fully functional laptop. It will be made available in the first quarter of 2011. It was introduced along with three other products which are Motorola Xoom, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Cliq 2. It uses an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It is the first phone to use the PenTile qHD display with 24-bit graphics. With its high resolution output and docking hardware, the Atrix qualifies as a NirvanaPhone. The Motorola Atrix 4G will be carried by the following wireless providers: AT&T Wireless US, Orange UK[8], Bell Canada CAN. The release dates have not been set for any carrier. However, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, did confirm that it will launch at the “End of February”(US AT&T). It won CNET Best of CES 2011 Award in the Smartphone category, winning a total of 9 awards at CES 2011.

Specification Highlights

* Also known as Motorola Atrix MB860
* NVIDIA Tegra 2 (Dual-Core 1GHz Cortex A9 + GeForce ULP)
* HSPA+ at 14.4 Mbps (Where Available)
* Android 2.2 (Android 2.3 Release planned for later in 2011)
* 1GB LP DDR2 RAM
* 16GB Internal memory, expandable by microSD 32GB (Total of 48GB)
* 4-inch qHD display (540 x 960) with Gorilla Glass
* 5.0MP with Dual LED Flash, 4x Digital Zoom and Auto Focus, 720p video capture @ 30fps

(Full 1080p video capture will be supported via Software upgrade post-launch)

* VGA Front facing camera for video calls
* TriColor LED Notification Light
* Fingerprint scanner
* 1930 mAh battery
* 117.75 Long x 63.5 Wide x 10.95 Thin (millimeters)

4.63 Long x 2.5 Wide x 0.43 Thin (inches)

* 135 Grams (Approx. 4.8 oz.)

Motorola Droid Bionic
The Motorola Droid Bionic is an Android-based, 4G-capable, smartphone designed by Motorola, It is scheduled for release in Q2 2011, although no sale date has been offered.

It was introduced at the same time as the Motorola Xoom, Motorola Atrix, and Motorola Cliq 2.

The smartphone includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, HDMI output, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor, a 4.3″ qHD display, 3G wireless hotspot capability, GPS, an 8 MP low-light–capable camera with 720p video capture and a front-facing camera for video chat. In the United States, the handset will be distributed exclusively by Verizon Wireless.

Motorola DROID BIONIC is one of the first Android handsets to leverage Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It comes with a 4.3 inch qHD (540 x 960) display and has a dual-core processor from Nvidia which will run at 1GHz, while 512MB of DDR2 RAM comprises its memory capabilities. An 8 megapixel camera with HD video capabilities and a front-facing camera enables high resolution photos and HD video along with video calling. The phone comes with Adobe Flash and HTML 5 support, as well as with HDMI output to an HDTV

Motorola DROID BIONIC specifications also known as Motorola XT865
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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: CoolReader Engine

Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: CoolReader Engine

Description
CoolReader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based E-Book reader for desktops and handheld devices. Supported formats: FB2, TXT, RTF, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM. Platforms: Win32, Linux, Android. Has GUI implementation for eink base devices.

Project Home
http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/

Project owners

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

Version
v3.0.40

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/files

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Source Code

http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/files/CoolReader3/cr3-3.0.40/coolreader3-3.0.40.tar.bz2/download

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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Hubroid

Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Hubroid

Description
Hubroid is an open source Android application which allows you to access various information about GitHub repositories and users through the GitHub API. Hubroid is available in free and donate versions on the Android Market and on SlideME.

Project Home
https://github.com/eddieringle/hubroid

Project owners
eddieringle

Version
v1.3.2

Downloads
https://github.com/eddieringle/hubroid/archives/master

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Source Code
git://github.com/eddieringle/hubroid.git
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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android Screenshots and Screen Capture

Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android Screenshots and Screen Capture

Description
Screen capturing tool for Android handsets connected via USB to a desktop/laptop. It is great for fullscreen presentations, product demos, automatic screen recording, or just a single screenshot. Without root.

Project Home
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ashot/

Project owners
alexus-ivanov, etf, mightypocket

Version
v1.1

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ashot/files/Android%20Screen%20Capture%20v1.1/AndroidScreenCapureSetup.v1.1.exe/download

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Source Code

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ashot/files/

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Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android PDF Viewer

Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Android PDF Viewer

Description
Andorid PDF Viewer is a viewer for PDF-Files on ANDROID mobiles. The implementation will be a port of the pdf-renderer which is published by SUN under the LGPL: https://pdf-renderer.dev.java.net/.

The PDF Renderer is just what the name implies: an open source, all Java library which renders PDF documents to the screen using Java2D. Typically this means drawing into a Swing panel, but it could also draw to other Graphics2D implementations. We hope you will come up with cool things to do with it that we never thought of.

PDF is one of the core file formats of the Internet, so it is very important for Java programmers to be able to both read and write PDFs. Great open source libraries like iText have long handled the writing half, but until now there has not been a good way to read PDFs using open source Java libraries. It could be used to draw on top of PDFs, share them over a network, convert PDFs to PNG images, or maybe even project PDFs into a 3D scene.

Project Home
http://sourceforge.net/projects/andpdf/

Project owners
ferenc_hechler

Version
v1.0.1

Downloads
http://sourceforge.net/projects/andpdf/files/AndroidPdfViewer_1_0_1.apk/download

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Source Code

http://sourceforge.net/projects/andpdf/files/

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