Tuesday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- Modu is working on an Android module? We have to admit we find the idea of a module running operating system really appealing. The company, however, has been known to have certain troubles relating to proper product distribution, so it´s not unlikely that the module gets released, but fails to make it to to the major markets. That is exactly what happened with the first Modu product that hit the shelves across Israel and remained there. (source: SlashGear)
- Kyocera plans to release a device running Android OS. A cell phone based on Android is part of the plans of the company for 2010, while another model able to run on CDMA and LTE networks should roll out in 2011. The latter does add up, since carriers like Verizon and MetroPCS seem intent on switching over to LTE soon, meaning a rapidly growing demand for LTE handsets. (source: Fierce Wireless)
- We may be able to translate texts using our phone cameras. That´s one of the projects that Nokia is working on and given the fast development of phone cameras, we may see a fully operational app sooner than we think. Ultimately, aside from a proper OCR engine, all you need is a snapshot with decent quality so as text can get recognized the right way. (source: Mobile-Review)
- Holiday and Vacation Calendar looks like a decent iPhone app. As suggested by its name, the app notifies iPhone users of banking holidays and school breaks pertaining to the region you are in. The app supports 18 counties and several languages at this time and buying it will set you back with just $1. Unfortunately, since mind-reading is not on the list of supported functions, there is just no way the program knows about your step-Mom´s birthday. (source: IntoMobile)