Saturday, April 24, 2010

Android on iPhone

Its really cool!!!

Android running on an iPhone. A member of iPhone development team called Planetbeing have ported Android to run on iPhone. iPhone can be configured to dual boot iPhone OS and Android phone. I even had a glimpse of Android running on iPhone in one of my friend's mobile. I would rate the experience is quiet better than the Samsung I5700 galaxy spica The graphics transition is quiet faster.

The port is currently available only in the first generation iPhones. Hope it would soon be available in iPhone 3G and 3GS models. The source code is available online here

Have a glimpse on this video.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

HJSplit for Linux

If you are looking for an alternative method to join the splited files using HJSplit program, there is one for Linux users. The tool is used to split and join a big file. The splited files are named in the format file_name.avi.001, file_name.avi.002 and so on by the tool.

Linux users, just use the 'cat' command to merge the files. The syntax that I used is as below:

$ cat file_name.avi.* > filename.avi

This works because the cat command takes filenames in alphabetical order and merges the files.

- Have fun.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

MeeGo 1.0 first look

Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo merged together to give birth to MeeGo mobile operating system. MeeGo is a Linux-based operating system with Qt support for UI. The OS currently support ARM and x86 architectures. As the OS has been released as open source (hosted by Linux Foundation), soon there will be support for various architectures. It is claimed that MeeGo is not based on any other Linux distros. But, the packages will use the existing Fedora's .rpm.

MeeGo can be downloaded here and developer resources are available here.

Look at the first preview of MeeGo running in Netbook.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Samsung I5700 galaxy spica

If you are looking for a cheaper and good Android based mobile, consider Samsung I5700 galaxy spica. Initial looks and feature of this phone looks promising. In fact, the main reason that I am considering this model is it comes with Qualcomm 800MHz processor, comparing to 200MHz processor in my current mobile. Listed below are the basic features of this model:
  • 800 MHz Qualcomm processor.
  • Android v1.5, you can upgrade to v2.1.
  • 16M color, compared to 256k color in my current mobile.
  • 3.5 mm audio jack. SE users will understand why this is a required feature :)
  • 3.2" TFT capacitive touch screen display.
  • wi-fi, gps
  • The most appealing thing is you get a xVid/divX player application.
The big brother of this model is Samsung I7500 galaxy spica, which came with a slower processor. You will feel the difference with 800MHz processor speed.

With Android, you have a open box. You can write and use your own applications. Current market price is around Rs.12,000. No wonder, if I buy this as my other mobile soon :)