Recently Google let out an open secret and put a staggering number to it – a whopping 3 billion. Yes, that’s the number of android applications which have been downloaded from market with consummate rage by the users. No wonder it wants a share of this rapidly evolving market and is coming up with its Ice cream sandwich OS after Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Let’s sneak a quick look at the table topper applications for android that are best enjoyed on 3G mobile services.
India’s largest cellular service provider and state’s telecommunication arm – BSNL, has come up with a trump card of its own. To rival the late surge of its competitors in private domain, especially reliance and Tata photon cards in the last few years, BSNL has come up with an ambitious project. It is set to offer its customers an unmatched broadband speed of 100 mbps, with its trial run to be flagged off in country’s IT hub – Pune.
Reliance Digital TV, also known as BIG TV, has decided to aggressively pursue the customers to their living rooms with two tempting offers. Firstly, it has tied up with ESPN-STAR group to bring in the HD quality feed of the opening of Buddh international circuit for F1 grand Prix in India. With the D-day October 30, 2011 right around the corner, Reliance DTH has played a masterstroke by adding ESPN HD to its bouquet. Both ESPN and star cricket DTH channels will be available to customers of Reliance DTH from this week.
After the chaos that ensued in Pune with BSNL taking corrective measures to recover its long outstanding dues from the private operators, Haryana circle is the next to suffer. Subscribers of Airtel mobile plan as well as Idea’s services have been left in lurch as BSNL has cutoff connectivity at all POI’s (Point of Interconnection). The customers availing services under the Vodafone mobile plans have also been relegated to similar circumstances. Resultantly, even the BSNL customers have suffered with no or restricted connectivity to all these networks.
September of 2011 saw India silently cross the 100 million mark of internet users. While not much has been made of this fact, the e-commerce populace is grinning wide, licking their lips at the ever expanding market. IAMAI came out with other important details in this report too. Nearly 70 percent of these are active users, which itself is a huge number for online commercial ventures. But the urban and rural divide still persists with only a quarter of those users from villages. Though public access points like cyber cafe are still important, there has been a major fall in the usage numbers with the advent of cheap internet in every home. People shop online, Buy Datacard Online and pay bills too.
If you can’t get rid of that ‘DO-CO-MO’ tune that runs in your head even after the commercials are long over, you would know exactly why Tata Tele services has decided to club all its brands under the umbrella of the now famous DOCOMO. Till now Tata Docomo had confined itself to GSM based plans. Recent spurt of Docomo 3G commercials had created quite an impact on its market figures. The now-clubbed tele-services which were offered by Tata were Tata Photon – the high speed data card, CDMA powered Indicom brand and the fixed line Walky.
Bharti Airtel Ltd., known as Airtel in Indian telecom circles, has taken the pole position in 4G technology chase. For the uninitiated, 4G is a successor to 3G technology. It promises to bring in ultra fast broadband services, including live streams and gaming on-the-go.
Touted as the most popular of the all mobile phones, Apple’s iPhone 4s comes loaded with a range of engaging features that have got customers and reviewers excited. First and foremost is the A5 dual core processor that is believed to make it about seven times faster than the iPhone 4 and makes browsing a whole new experience. Then there’s that extremely handy 8 megapixel camera with an added 1080p HD quality video option. What’s more, its backside is CMOS illuminated and so gives almost 73 percent more light than all previous models.
In a dynamic environment where more is not essentially the merrier, having that special edge that pushes you up and apart from the crowd is necessary. Such seems to be Adobe’s policy in launching new applications for iPad, and Android tablets. This move is a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe’s latest initiative for making creative apps available via a single, one stop forum. As news has it, this forum includes Nitobi Software and Typekit, which bring added expertise and infrastructure to Creative Cloud.