Watch out iPad! Google is coming, and it’s coming fast!
Samsung Galaxy Tab, that’s the name of the newest Android 2.2 tab powered device. It has a 7″ multi-touch WSVGA (1024×600) display, 1.06Ghz processor, 3.0MP camera with LED flash, GPS, Full HD Video Player, Video recorder (720×480) and Flash Player Support.
The heated battle between Apple and Adobe Systems over Flash may get a bit more interesting, as reports of a Flash alternative being developed by Apple begin to surface.
The technology, called Gianduia, was introduced by Apple last summer at its World of WebObjects Developer Conference, according to an AppleInsider report. Gianduia is described as being “a client-side, standards-based framework for rich Internet apps.”
Apple has apparently been using Gianduia in several of its retail support applications, including services such as the One to One program, the iPhone reservation system, and the Concierge program for Genius Bar and Personal Shopping reservations.
“We know from painful experience that letting a third-party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in substandard apps, and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform,” said Jobs in his letter.
Adobe subsequently said it would abandon future development of the technology.
Google already runs a successful online translator, Google Translate, but they’ve got far-loftier ideas than simply converting the written word. They want to translate languages spoken over the phone, according to their head of translation services.
Speaking to The Times, Franz Och, Google’s head of translation services, said:
“We think speech-to-speech translation should be possible and work reasonably well in a few years’ time.Clearly, for it to work smoothly, you need a combination of high-accuracy machine translation and high-accuracy voice recognition, and that’s what we’re working on.
If you look at the progress in machine translation and corresponding advances in voice recognition, there has been huge progress recently.”