Behind the ‘Internet of Things’ Is Android—and It’s Everywhere - Businessweek
Android is becoming the standard operating system for the “Internet of things”—Silicon Valley’s voguish term for the expanding interconnectedness of smart devices, ranging from sensors in your shoe to jet engine monitors.

Behind the ‘Internet of Things’ Is Android—and It’s Everywhere - Businessweek

Android is becoming the standard operating system for the “Internet of things”—Silicon Valley’s voguish term for the expanding interconnectedness of smart devices, ranging from sensors in your shoe to jet engine monitors.

Ubi & SmartThings

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The Ubi is an always-on, voice-activated Android-based computer that plugs into a standard wall outlet and listens for commands. SmartThings is an open platform for making it easy to connect and control physical devices with the Internet. Together, they can make anyone’s home incredibly smart!

IBM updates its Connections social enterprise software, eyes analytics | ZDNet
IBM on Wednesday made the latest version of its Connections social enterprise software generally available with updated activity streams, more mobile support and analytics features.
The Connections software, technically Connections 4.0, includes the following:
A revamped activity stream for a consolidated social dashboard. The general idea is that users can act within the activity stream to approve travel requests and expenses among other items.
Support for Apple’s latest iPhone, which will be unveiled today, the iPad, Windows Phone and Android devices.
Trending topics within the enterprise and social network.
Integration with enterprise email and calendar tools.
On-premise and cloud delivery options. 
Many of these features were highlighted in our recent interview with Jeff Schick, IBM’s social software lead.
IBM is ranked the top social software vendor by IDC and Big Blue has been touting its large clients, including Primerica, LeasePlan, Bayer and other large companies. IBM also has built a network of 39,000 partners to build on top of Connections, which started as an internal collaboration tool before being productized.

IBM updates its Connections social enterprise software, eyes analytics | ZDNet

IBM on Wednesday made the latest version of its Connections social enterprise software generally available with updated activity streams, more mobile support and analytics features.

The Connections software, technically Connections 4.0, includes the following:

  • A revamped activity stream for a consolidated social dashboard. The general idea is that users can act within the activity stream to approve travel requests and expenses among other items.
  • Support for Apple’s latest iPhone, which will be unveiled today, the iPad, Windows Phone and Android devices.
  • Trending topics within the enterprise and social network.
  • Integration with enterprise email and calendar tools.
  • On-premise and cloud delivery options. 

Many of these features were highlighted in our recent interview with Jeff Schick, IBM’s social software lead.

IBM is ranked the top social software vendor by IDC and Big Blue has been touting its large clients, including Primerica, LeasePlan, Bayer and other large companies. IBM also has built a network of 39,000 partners to build on top of Connections, which started as an internal collaboration tool before being productized.

The Smarter Planet Apps for iOS, Android & Windows Mobile

Smarter Planet

Follow how everything from buildings to food can become smarter through the application of business analytics and IT innovations.

Google Play for Android
Download Smarter Planet

 
 

iTunes App store for iOS
Download Smarter Planet

 
 

Marketplace for Windows Phone
Download Smarter Planet

 

Get these all-new apps, with loads of new features for your smartphone or tablet.  More mobile innovations coming soon, so stay tuned to your favorite app store.


The Smarter Planet app (version 3.0) integrates content from many spheres of IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative: our blog, Tumblr sites, YouTube, ibm.com, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Our goal is to help people understand how the world’s systems — from cities and buildings to the energy grid, transportation networks, the delivery of healthcare and the food supply chain — are becoming more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent through the application of new business analytics and information technology innovations.

Let’s build a smarter planet together.

“Later this year, Google is expected to start selling glasses that will project information… on to the lenses”
The glasses will run the Android operating system and use a heads-up display, think “Terminator Vision”, and are projected to cost roughly the same as modern smartphones. 
via bou-rgeoisie:

“Later this year, Google is expected to start selling glasses that will project information… on to the lenses”

The glasses will run the Android operating system and use a heads-up display, think “Terminator Vision”, and are projected to cost roughly the same as modern smartphones. 

via bou-rgeoisie:

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Smarter Cities - Android Apps on Google Play
Get the new Smarter Cities Scan Android App, which brings together a mobile portfolio of assets from IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative: posts about Smarter Cities from the asmarterplanet.com blog; the Smarter Cities Tumblr site; Smarter Cities news from around the world; the mobile optimized Smarter Cities site on ibm.com; the Smarter Cities Challenge program and even the People for a Smarter Planet community on Facebook.
smartercities:

Smarter Cities - Android Apps on Google Play

Get the new Smarter Cities Scan Android App, which brings together a mobile portfolio of assets from IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative: posts about Smarter Cities from the asmarterplanet.com blog; the Smarter Cities Tumblr site; Smarter Cities news from around the world; the mobile optimized Smarter Cities site on ibm.com; the Smarter Cities Challenge program and even the People for a Smarter Planet community on Facebook.

smartercities:

For the first time, more than 100 million Americans have smartphones, according to a report by research firm comScore MobileLens … About 234 million Americans over the age of 13 used cellphones in January, meaning that the penetration for smartphones in the U.S. is around 43.3%.

IBM: Mobile Retail Traffic Will More Than Double This Holiday Season | TechCrunch
IBM’s Coremetrics Benchmark is releasing data around holiday shopping  trends we can expect over the next few months. Big Blue says that  mobile retail traffic will more than double this holiday season.
During this year’s November holiday season, an unprecedented 15  percent of people in the U.S. logging onto a retailer’s web site are  expected to do so through a mobile device, says IBM. All online sales in  November will experience a growth of 12-15 percent over the same period  in 2010.
IBM reports that in October nearly 11 percent of people used a mobile  device to log onto a retailer’s site, up from 4.2 percent in October  2010. Additionally, mobile sales continue to increase, reaching a high  of 9.6 percent in October 2011, up from 3.4 percent in October 2010.
One of the new trends expected to take place is among Android users.  And for the first time, the growing number of Android users will  demonstrate similar levels of mobile shopping as iPhone users. These  October 2011 numbers show iPhone accounting for 4 percent of mobile  traffic and Android 3.5 percent. The iPad will also play a big role in  holiday shopping this season. In October, iPad conversion rates reached  6.8 percent as compared to the overall mobile device conversion rate of  3.6 percent.

IBM: Mobile Retail Traffic Will More Than Double This Holiday Season | TechCrunch

IBM’s Coremetrics Benchmark is releasing data around holiday shopping trends we can expect over the next few months. Big Blue says that mobile retail traffic will more than double this holiday season.

During this year’s November holiday season, an unprecedented 15 percent of people in the U.S. logging onto a retailer’s web site are expected to do so through a mobile device, says IBM. All online sales in November will experience a growth of 12-15 percent over the same period in 2010.

IBM reports that in October nearly 11 percent of people used a mobile device to log onto a retailer’s site, up from 4.2 percent in October 2010. Additionally, mobile sales continue to increase, reaching a high of 9.6 percent in October 2011, up from 3.4 percent in October 2010.

One of the new trends expected to take place is among Android users. And for the first time, the growing number of Android users will demonstrate similar levels of mobile shopping as iPhone users. These October 2011 numbers show iPhone accounting for 4 percent of mobile traffic and Android 3.5 percent. The iPad will also play a big role in holiday shopping this season. In October, iPad conversion rates reached 6.8 percent as compared to the overall mobile device conversion rate of 3.6 percent.

The Social Business - Android Market
New version of the app now available. Includes two new features:
the Sixty Second Social video series
a mobile-optimized directory to Smarter Planet topics, from analytics to water.
The apps other features include content from the IBM Expert Network on Slideshare,  The Social Business Tumblr site, the Analytics at Work picture story series and more.
New version for iOS devices coming soon.

The Social Business - Android Market

New version of the app now available. Includes two new features:

  • the Sixty Second Social video series
  • a mobile-optimized directory to Smarter Planet topics, from analytics to water.

The apps other features include content from the IBM Expert Network on Slideshare,  The Social Business Tumblr site, the Analytics at Work picture story series and more.

New version for iOS devices coming soon.

Will Cheap Computer Bridge India’s Digital Divide? : NPR
Indian students pose with the supercheap Aakash tablet computers, which  they received during the Oct. 5 product launch in New Delhi. The Indian  government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to college students  across India at a subsidized price of $35.

Will Cheap Computer Bridge India’s Digital Divide? : NPR

Indian students pose with the supercheap Aakash tablet computers, which they received during the Oct. 5 product launch in New Delhi. The Indian government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to college students across India at a subsidized price of $35.

Caltech’s ePetri dish uses Android, not microscope | CNET News
What do you get when you combine an Android smartphone, cell phone image sensor, Lego building blocks, and a handful of Caltech engineers and biologists? The ePetri, which isn’t Petri Dish 2.0, but a full reworking of a technology that dates back to the late 1800s.

Caltech’s ePetri dish uses Android, not microscope | CNET News

What do you get when you combine an Android smartphone, cell phone image sensor, Lego building blocks, and a handful of Caltech engineers and biologists? The ePetri, which isn’t Petri Dish 2.0, but a full reworking of a technology that dates back to the late 1800s.

 3 Apps To Alert You Of Natural Disasters [Android] | MakeUseOf
Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods – it seems like mother nature  is striking back. Yet natural disasters are exactly that – natural – and  they have been happening for millions of years. In fact, we owe our  existence to a series of the same. Humans have become largely detached  from nature and disasters are a reminder of how dependent on mother  nature we remain to this day.
This article features three Android  apps that provide alerts for storms, earthquakes, and other natural  disasters. These apps cannot replace professional alert networks, but  they do offer an overview of what is going on in the world and a way to  easily follow the development of a disaster.

 3 Apps To Alert You Of Natural Disasters [Android] | MakeUseOf

Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods – it seems like mother nature is striking back. Yet natural disasters are exactly that – natural – and they have been happening for millions of years. In fact, we owe our existence to a series of the same. Humans have become largely detached from nature and disasters are a reminder of how dependent on mother nature we remain to this day.

This article features three Android apps that provide alerts for storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. These apps cannot replace professional alert networks, but they do offer an overview of what is going on in the world and a way to easily follow the development of a disaster.