Various events occurred in the Android world during last week. Thus, Samsung displayed signs of slow down, Xiaomi came up with a new tablet, ART underwent a series of actions that raised lots of questions, while Amazon had difficult to guess plans for its Fire Phone. To all these, add the news about the applications for writs wearables.
The results obtained by Samsung during the second quarter crested a bit of a fuss in the Android world, because it has been showing signs of sale drops. The figures pointed out a24% decrease in the operating income while the operating profit suffered a 10% drop as well. The smart phone world is not without precedents when it comes to drops in sales with none of the stories having a nice ending.
Xiaomi’s New Tablet
While Samsung has to face serious problems Xiaomi is riding the wave. Its new table the Mipad vanished immediately from the market. This was not due to some fault which caused rapid warehouse retreat but because the limited batch containing no more than 50,000 units sold in approximately four minutes. Small batches launched on the market, just to create an urge for something more is a typical marketing strategy that wears Xiaomi all over it. The China based company has all it takes to be the number one Android star on its home market. The day will come when Xiaomi will look beyond the border of the Chinese market and that will definitely be a memorable day for the Android world.
ART closely scrutinized by Anandtech
The Dalvik runtime characteristic of ART (Android Run Time) is for the time being one of the greatest changes that gadget developers working on Android have to face. The switch from Just in Tim to the new Ahead of Time offers more when it comes to performance; however, it relies on energy and storage which Android has managed to obtain due to Moore’s Law.
Andrei Fumusanu, working for Anandtech has closely analyzed the runtime so as to identify its strong and weak points. Thus, he has pointed out that ART displays lots of weaknesses that are typical when using non-native like applications and when having a system that manages memory in an automatic way. He has said that for developers this new change is beneficial and that the majority of the performance problems he needed to solve by using smart programming are less drastic now.
This also involves that Android can compete now with iOS when it comes to performance and fluidity.
The Mysteries of Android L
ART is just one of the new features of Android L. It is for sure that all features will have some sort of an impact upon the user. However, customers might not be very sure why all of a sudden their audio is better, why they have large picture files or why their battery does not need constant recharging. Obviously the operations that lead to these results are well hidden from consumers, but the effects are more than public.
Android wants more permission
Chris Nerny has analysed the issues surrounding Android applications that make use of permission groups. He has also looked into the way in which new permission organizations like “identity” diminish the handset security. Thus, if the user approves the request for a certain group, other updates of the application will gain access to every single permission in the respective group.
Amazon and its new Fire mobile smart phone
Experts say that Amazon’s Fire phone is a highly exploratory gadget which will allow producers to understand and to improve the future models. Many presume that with the second model Amazon will put aside the Amazon Prime membership and will make use of the enormous distribution network that Amazon has been built in the past years.
New applications for writs wearables.
Dan Seifer has put together applications such as Trello, Lyft, Runkeeper, Evernote and others. These are available to users having a Samsung Gear Live or an LG G.