Google Chrome

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Google Chrome browser, which analysts say, will bring the revolution in the browsers market and will give a run for money to other browsers, mainly to Internet Explorer. On September 2, Google has launched their anticipated web browser named Chrome. Why has it named chrome? For the answer you and the technology behind it read the book on the Google Chrome site which they call it as Chrome comic.

After the launch of Google Chrome, lot of people (including me) has fallen in love with the Chrome. It is pretty fast, reliable and unlike Internet Explorer and Firefox stays still even though one of the tabs get crashed.

As Google’s other products, Google Chrome is also in beta version but still giving competition to the advanced and developed versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox. Google Chrome can be installed from here.

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Tata (Bye-Bye) to Singur!

Tata Nano
Tata Nano

 So, the dies and the critical machines to manufacture the under USD 2500 Tata Nano car being moved out of the not so lucky town ofSingur. Some people towns and politicians of those people and towns do not come to know when a good thing happens to them.

If Mr. Ratan Tata decides to take the venture to a small town in Brazil or China, the Government of the country, the politicians from the town, the normal people of the town will not only welcome him and his team they will also change the law and make the atmosphere so hospitable that Mr. Ratan Tata would never think of coming back to India and starting his next venture.

I think Haryana, with its very large Auto and Auto ancilliary industry, would be the best bet for Tata Nano.

And finally my rant against that old fiendish woman who ensured that Singur stays poor and deprived is how will you bring happiness to the present and coming generation of that and surrounding towns. Shame on you, Ms. Mamta Banerjee and I hope we do not see your mug and ideas for a long time to come. It will happen after the next election.

T-mobile G1 by HTC with Google Android

T-Mobile G1 by HTC
T-Mobile G1 by HTC

If AT&T had joined hands with Apple to sell iPhone then T-Mobile has come up with Google and HTC for first ever Android based phone G1.

T-Mobile, HTC and Google had launched the first Android based mobile phone in New York on September 23, 2008. It will be available in U.S. market next month from October 22 with a price tag of $179, which is $20 less than the arch rival Apple iPhone 3G.

Following are some of the features posted on HTC official site

  • 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution.
  • Full 5-row QWERTY keyboard.
  • One-click Google Search.
  • Customizable Home screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
  • Instant access to Google services (Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Google Talk, Calendar).
  • High-speed 3.5G network connection.
  • Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.
  • Android Market with access to variety of software and media downloads. (some fees may apply)
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus.
  • microSD™ (SD 2.0 compatible) expansion slot for all your storage needs.

G1 Official links

Now the question is how will Microsoft lust the customers to stay in the mobile OS battle with Apple and Google. Where Google Android and Apple iPhone are offering free applications through their online application stores, Market Place and App Store respectively, Microsoft has not yet announced any similar strategy.

Whereas the Google and Microsoft has the edge over Apple because they only need to work seamlessly on the OS part of the mobile only, Apple has to plan for the hardware also. As per the analysts G1 can not make the similar impact as the iPhone.

I am not sure people are going to be lining up at stores for this device,” said Rajeev Chand, an analyst with Rutberg & Company. “The iPhone was a game changer from a consumer perspective. The Google phone may be more of game changer from an industry perspective.


Well, who will take the edge will be clear in the coming month when G1 will come in the hands of the consumers and techies.
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Vikas Aggarwal

Vikas Aggarwal is a techie guy – adapt in Microsoft technologies and the Networking etc. – who has a very creative brain. His ability to think new ideas is what impresses you when you brainstorm with him on a subject. An independent thinker he has never shied away from trying new things and is always trying to make the existing stuff better.

I, Rajeev Vaid, have known Vikas and his lovely family for years and one of the things that is remarkable about his family is hospitability. You cannot go hungry at his house and in case you are there during or around festive season -which for Aggarwal family is all around the year- you get the best of the mithai and great food. Infact his Mum and Bhabhi could teach a thing or two to the guys at Haldiram.

Vikas has a knack of keeping things simple, streamlined and interesting – be it his software code or website, or his swanky music system in his den or his hardware which normally sports an OS which I have seen for the first time.

Many years ago I read a great book Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore which identifies 5 distinct groups of technology adopters:

  1. Innovators are the first to try a new idea
  2. If a product gets the seal of approval from innovators, early adopters will pick it up.
  3. They are followed by the early majority, until half the market is taken.
  4. Then the number of new adopters begins to decrease, as the late majority are convinced to join in.
  5. The curve ends with the laggards, who join only when they are in a clear minority.

I am an early adopter to my friend’s Vikas who is a Innovator. I constantly watch the technology and Gizmos he tries and only on his approval I invest in them. This blog will ensure that his knowledge base gets to his ‘fans’ quickly and with details.

I congratulate him on his blogs launch and will be spending quite some time on these pages. Vikas keep Rocking and Writing.

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