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Facebook Home- First impressions

Facebook recently announced its latest and arguably biggest mobile initiative in the form of Facebook Home. I had a chance to install the service on a Galaxy S3 Android handset and here are my first impressions What is Facebook Home? Facebook Home is an Android launcher which replaced the traditional Android home screen with a Facebook […]

Building an iPad competitor- Part 1

As a bevy of tablets enter the marketplace and inevitably get unfavorably compared against the iPad 2, it makes one think- what will it take to build a good iPad2 competitor? This post (and the following one) attempts to piece together from the media, from blogs and from word-of-mouth the current players in the tablet world […]

Near Field Communications (NFC) and Mobile Payments

Near Field Communications (NFC) is being touted as the next big technology disrupter. It is expected to change how we use and interact with location based services, payment systems ranging from gas stations to vending machines and enable killer peer-to-peer communication applications. In that context it might be worthwhile to know more about the technology and try […]

The Android Situation

There has been quite a bit of press on Google tightening the screws on its Android OS and fundamentally altering the “openness” of it. Today’s Bloomberg Businessweek article adds lot more fuel to the fire. The article goes on to suggest that Android licensees are thinking or have already talked to DoJ on the matter. […]

iOS vs. Android, part II.

Daggers drawn, here we go again. With the recent and totally “unexpected and surprise” announcement that the iPhone is heading the Big Red way, we now have a battle on our hands. Until recently, the battle between the two operating systems was fought as a proxy war between the two largest carriers, Verizon and AT&T. […]