At IFA Berlin, Dell and Samsung have each launched a 10-inch tablet and have taken major steps in making Microsoft’s Window RT the next big thing in mobile devices. The Samsung ATIV Tab is a 10-inch tablet that falls under the company’s new “ATIV” brand and delivers a full Windows 8 experience. Likewise, Dell launched the XPS 10, a gorgeous 10-inch tablet that caters to both consumers and professionals.
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Here in sunny San Diego, it’s easy to lose perspective on the global smartphone adoption rate. Everywhere I look, I see mobile devices being used as nothing short of a sixth sense. From one-off activities like friends checking the weather or a Padres score, or a local store owner running a small business from the palm of their hand, smartphone activity is enveloping our daily lives.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has used Snapdragon processors in all of their Windows Phones. Inside every Window Phone 7 handset was either a Snapdragon S1 or S2 processor. The close collaboration between Microsoft and Qualcomm has resulted in a sea of fast and powerful smartphones with great battery life. So fast, in fact, that Microsoft invited anyone to come into a Windows Store to get “Smoked by Windows Phone.”
The Snapdragon™ S4 processor is incredibly cool. I mean that literally.
On your mark. If you haven’t seen a DASH demo at an industry conference yet, you’ve got a lucky second chance in Las Vegas at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), April 16th-19th. What’s DASH? It’s a new, better way to stream video because it adapts the stream to your viewing conditions to produce a smooth, enjoyable viewing experience.
If you develop native applications, you live on the left-hand side of this image. You’re close to phone internals and you can use hardware APIs to take full advantage of sensors, location based services , GPS, camera and other components inside the phone. Of course, that also means that you have to port, test and maintain versions for all the platforms your customers use — but you can’t have everything.