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Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by a  1.4Ghz quad-core Cortex A-9 processor. It runs Ice Cream Sandwich with the latest TouchWiz v4.0 interface.  Its got a new way to interact with the phone “S-Voice” which is similar to Iphone’s Siri.

Its got a whooping 4.8″ 720p S-AMOLED capacitive screen which uses a PenTile Matrix rather than a conventional RGB one. The resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel intensity of 306ppi. The display protection used is the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which is much less reflective too compared to its predecessor. It supports only micro-sim.

It comes with a 8MP primary camera with LED Flash and supports 3264×2448 pixels. It supports  Full HD video recording. It also comes with a 1.9MP secondary camera , 720p@30fps. Other features include smile detection, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization.

It also comes with a feature called Smart alert which detects when you pick up the phone and vibrates if you have any notifications.

It comes in 3 models 16Gb, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and has 1GB RAM.

It also has NFC that allows you to easily share files between two NFC enabled phones with a transfer speed of about 1.4 MBps.

Another cool feature is  eye-tracking  which turns on the display if you are looking at the display. cool uh? 😀



The Scripting Layer For Android (SL4A) is a library that allows you to create and run scripts inside your android device itself.  This was released a long while back and is made for developers and it has access to many APIs with a simple interface. Scripts can be run in the terminal , background or  via Locale .After you install the scripting environment you will have Shell by default .

The supported languages include: Python, Perl, JavaScript, BeanShell, PHP, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Rhino.

To download SL4A : Click here

If you want to install python or any other languages through sl4a or manually go to the SL4A webpage and download the interpreters and install them manually.


SOURCE:  Scripting For Android

Eclipse IDE (outdated)

Posted: April 21, 2012 in Android

To install Eclipse IDE on your computer , download eclipse by going to  Eclipse download page and download the version appropriate to your system. You can alternatively select from the direct download links below:

Windows XP 32-bit

Windows XP 64-bit

Linux 32-bit

Linux 64-bit

Android Appz can be coded after installing the Java JDK, ADT plugin and Android SDK tools. Will post another separate tutorial for setting up Environment for developing Android appz in the near future.