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Google Brillo, Android, new mobile OS, mobile development, Google Brillo features, IoT

Google Brillo – Will It Show It’s Brilliance?

May 26th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Google is rumored to release a new operating system (OS) called “Google Brillo” specifically developed for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The first version of Google Brillo is expected to be announced in a just a few days. With IoT devices becoming a hot market, many major vendors such as Microsoft and Samsung are already jumping into […]

Google and Microsoft Push Mobile Search to the Front

May 21st, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

You may have heard that last month Google updated its search algorithm to prioritize mobile optimized websites, an act that earned the ominous “Mobilegeddon” moniker. Earlier this month, Microsoft did something similar with Bing, although the company pledged that, while its new algorithm would place an emphasis on mobile sites, it would not (unlike Google) […]

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“All I want for Christmas is a OnePlus One”

December 18th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

A few weeks ago at a cozy cafe on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I was ranting about my Android mobile device getting slower by the day to a geeky friend of mine who is a Linux kernel developer. (Read More)

Move Over Mobile First. Now, It’s Mobile Only — First, Last, and Everything in Between

December 9th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about mobile’s impact on a number of industries, including travel, hospitality, retail, and field operations. (Read More)

What to Expect from Google Android and Chrome Integration

November 13th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Google has recently released information on Project Hera, an internal name for an initiative that will further the integration of the Android operating system (OS) with Chrome OS. (Read More)

I Vote For Native Apps!

August 28th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This post is a response to last week’s blog post “Mobile App Primer – Native vs Web vs Hybrid”   As a mobile developer and architect, I too have always faced the question of native vs hybrid, especially with respect to the security aspect. In fact at a OWASP local meet-up, I had a chance to […]

Mobile App Primer: Native vs Web vs Hybrid

August 21st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As mobile developers, every time we start a new project the question of “Should we go native or hybrid?” always comes up. Of course, there is also the option of just writing a mobile web application. First, let me discuss what I mean by Native, Mobile Web or Hybrid Native Applications: These are apps written […]

Virtual Presence: Put Your Old Android Devices to Work!

January 8th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

I was cleaning out some junk drawers recently and came across a couple of old Android devices that I purchased several years ago, but of course no longer use as I’ve moved on to more recent hardware. Two of these devices were the HTC EVO phone, which was released back in the summer of 2010, […]

The Top Three mPortal Mobile Blog Stories of 2013

December 30th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  Quick!  What do you think was the most popular mobile blog post topic this year on The Connected Experience?  First one to get the correct answer wins an all-expense paid trip to… I’m kidding.  Sorry, I know it’s the holidays, but I can only be so generous. What I will give you, however, is […]

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Four Things You Must Know About The New Firefox Mobile OS

July 9th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

The growth of mobile devices has been well documented, both here and elsewhere.  The common wisdom is that both Google and Apple are dominant (as is evidenced by recent research by Kantar Worldpanel, which states that Android, led by Samsung, accounts for 70% of smartphone sales across Europe), with other OS’s, including Windows Phone and […]

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Welcome Home: Smartphones and Tablets Driving the Rise of Home Automation

April 23rd, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Years ago Microsoft Founder Bill Gates wrote a book called The Road Ahead in which he predicted the rise of what he called “the information superhighway.”  While much of the book focused on interconnected networks and how they would impact business and personal lives in the near future, some of the most compelling parts specifically […]

Can an Amazon Phone give Apple’s iPhone a Run for the Money?

August 23rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

When Amazon launched a more capable e-reader it made a lot of sense, after all, they are a company that has roots in selling books. But the move to build phones now seems like the next natural progression – mainly because of the expertise Amazo…

Streaming Media Over iOS, Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8

August 7th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

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Recently my colleague Ali wrote an interesting post comparing various features of the next generations of the Apple, Google and Microsoft mobile operating systems – iO6, Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8, respectively.  I …

iOS 6 vs. Jelly Bean vs. Windows Phone 8

July 26th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

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All three major players in the mobile market – Apple, Google and Microsoft — either already have or will be releasing the latest versions of their mobile operation systems very soon.  iOS 6, Jelly Bean and Win…

Mobile OS Wars: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone Against One Another – Part Two

June 14th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

In part one of Mobile OS Wars, I talked about the performance of the three major mobile platform vendors so far. In part two I’d like to focus on some of the standard features that are expected on current smartphones.
4G Support
Currently, Andro…