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Nexus S – The real news is in the software

Posted by Jeremy Paris on December 7, 2010

Nexus SIt wasn’t too long ago that the tech news was filled with stories about Google’s phone failure in the form of the Nexus One.  Most of the fault was put on Google’s marketing and distribution, and to tell you the truth I didn’t see many bad reports on the phone itself, just the phone’s sales.  But it was still clear that “Google will be stepping out of the hardware arena and will focus instead on the software side of the house”.

Well, apparently that is not the case with the new buzz about Google’s Nexus S.  It will be the first phone to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which on the surface is not much of a jump from 2.2.  However, looking at the official Android Developers Site you can pull out a very important paragraph from the rest of the mundane upgrades.

Android 2.3 adds API support for several new sensor types, including gyroscope, rotation vector, linear acceleration, gravity, and barometer sensors. Applications can use the new sensors in combination with any other sensors available on the device, to track three-dimensional device motion and orientation change with high precision and accuracy. For example, a game application could use readings from a gyroscope and accelerometer on the device to recognize complex user gestures and motions, such as tilt, spin, thrust, and slice.

Adding the capability of these new sensors could be another “game-changer” in the tech world.  It allows outside-the-box developers to come up with incredible new apps that haven’t even been imagined before now.  I am a card-carrying iPhone user, but I do have dreams of developing apps for all mobile platforms in the future (read: iOS, Android, and WinPhone7…sorry RIM, you’re dead to me).  And when the new android apps that use these sensors start to get some serious press I’m sure that Apple and Microsoft will start adding them into their next build as well.

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WordPress from iPhone

Posted by Jeremy Paris on July 28, 2009

As you can see from my last post, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. With my newborn daughter at home, my son in town for the summer, and a new position at work it’s been very hard to get online for anything non-work related. A few weeks ago the clouds parted and a light from heaven came down to my open hand leaving behind the Holy Grail. Ok so the light was from the Apple sign and the Grail was actually an iPhone 3GS…but u get the idea.

Few things have positively impacted my life as much as this new gadget. It does what I want it to without having to think about it. Intuitive is an understatement. With over 65,000 apps, I am constantly finding new tools to help me do whatever it is I need to do. For example, right this second I am holding my daughter in one arm, watching my sons in karate class, and writing this blog in the WordPress app that was free on my iPhone. What’s not to love. Look for some new blogs from me any time I get the urge to multitask.

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