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01 Jun 12 Google Hints At Merger Of Chrome OS and Android


Soon after the news of integration of Windows 8 and its sibling platform for smartphones (Windows Phone), the possibilities of Chrome OS and Android seem infinite. The idea seems to have been fueled by a comment from Linus Upson, the Vice President of Google, that the company isn’t working on extending Chrome OS’s functionalities to tablets but is considering gradually merging it with Google’s mobile operating system, Android.

Until recently, Chrome OS’s adoption and usage has been half-baked, to say the least. Google insists that the desktop operating system is more of a long-time investment. As of now, Samsung is the only company to have acknowledged Chrome OS’s capabilities with its new series 5 Chromebook, which comes equipped with Aura, the new iteration of Chrome OS.

For an operating system completely nested on the cloud, Chrome OS finds no need for a software development kit or a programming language for developers all over the world to code new applications since HTML5 and Flash-based applications work just fine for the OS. With the Chrome browser gaining popularity, developers creating extensions for the browser are indirectly adding to the overall functionality of Chrome OS too.

When it comes to advance tasks like media editing, Chrome OS might lag behind most popular operating systems today but makes up for it with features already available on the internet for such tasks, such as Google’s own editing tools and Aviary. The pricing of the Chromebook, however, holds people back from buying it since it’s a tad too high for a premature OS which is only aimed at casual users.

There have been rumors that the next version of Android (Jellybean) might have Chrome OS working parallel alongside via dual boot, but that’s not exactly what convergence means in this context. Chrome OS’s VP Sundar Pichai has made no comments on the chances of such a dual boot solution, so it’s still unknown if the work on the project, if any, has begun or not.

If a merger of Android and Chrome OS does happen in near future, it will be interesting to see which set of functionalities from both the operating systems would be retained and which would be done without. For example, Chrome OS’s auto updates would be an added bonus for Android; but the whole point of apps would disappear with Chrome OS’s Flash/HTML5 capabilities. Thus, if Google does come around and merges the two OS’s, execution is going to be vital.





Article source: http://www.mobilebloom.com/google-hints-at-merger-of-chrome-os-and-android/2214517/

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13 May 12 Bixolon Releases iOS WiFi and Android Compatible SPP-R300 Mobile Printer


Wireless, Compact and Ruggedized Design Proves Ideal for Outdoor Environments

Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2012

Today Bixolon, a leading manufacturer of mobile, receipt and Auto-ID printers, announced the release of its new SPP-R300. Compact, rugged and light weight, the 3” SPP-R300 mobile receipt printer provides wireless capability via Bluetooth or Wireless LAN interfaces and its magnetic card reader allows transactions to be processed immediately.

Connected via WiFi with iOS devices such as the Apple iPad™, iPod Touch® and iPhone® the SPP-R300 fully satisfies the anytime, anywhere demands of today’s mobile commerce needs. With its print speeds of 100mm per second and high resolution of 203dpi, the SPP-R300 is the perfect solution for mobile receipt printing applications which require fast, on-demand printing.

The SPP-R300’s long lithium-ion battery life, lightweight, and ruggedized design is especially suitable for outdoor usage. Damage resistant to multiple drops of up to 4 feet, it has water resistant capabilities and allows for printing in low temperature environments.

“With its iOS WiFi, Android and Bluetooth connectivity, the SPP-R300 is the ideal solution to an ever increasing mobile transactions markets’ printing needs” said David Roberts, Sr. Vice President, Bixolon America, Inc. “Bixolon continues its commitment to providing innovative mobile printing technologies and the SPP-R300 proves itself as the latest addition to our continuously expanding product offerings” added Roberts.

About Bixolon

BIXOLON’s POS receipt, label, and mobile printers’ advanced technologies provide a wide array of innovative solutions for such industries as retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, and warehousing. BIXOLON’s thermal, impact and ink printers’ intuitive POS software offers extensive customization capabilities. A leader in the global mini printer market, BIXOLON was the specialty printing division of SAMSUNG in the 1990s, and was spun off in 2002.

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For more information contact:

Maria A. Ducharme, Marketing Manager

858-764-4582 – mducharme(at)bixolonusa(dot)com

http://www.bixolonusa.com

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/5/prweb9500601.htm

Article source: http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Bixolon-Releases-iOS-WiFi-and-Android-Compatible-3554790.php

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09 May 12 Integran and Enduro Industries Extend their License Agreement for the Nanovate …



TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –
Toronto-based Integran Technologies, Inc. (Integran) today
announced that it has reached an agreement with Enduro Industries LLC
(Enduro) to extend Enduro’s license exclusivity term for Integran’s
nanocrystalline Cobalt electroplating process, Nanovate(TM) CoP, in
the US fluid power market by five years.

Enduro Industries LLC of Hannibal, Missouri, a subsidiary of PTC
Alliance, and a major manufacturer of hard chrome steel bars and
tubes for the fluid power industry, has successfully marketed a
corrosion and wear resistant Nano-Cobalt(TM) alternative alongside
its conventional engineered hard chrome (EHC) Chromerod(TM) and
Chromrod Extreme(TM) product lines.

“The extension of the exclusivity agreement with Enduro is a natural
progression of the mutually beneficial commercial relationship
between our two companies and recognizes Enduro’s technical and
commercial achievements in their main markets to date”, said Dr. Gino
Palumbo, Integran’s President and CEO. “Furthermore, this agreement
will now extend to other Cobalt-based Nanovate coatings systems and a
new field repair process recently developed by Integran.”

“The exclusivity extension will enable Enduro to scale up our
production capability and to diversify into other segments of our
core markets. Compared to EHC coatings, the Nano-Cobalt(TM) coating
process provides significantly increased deposition rates, which
results in a significant corrosion resistance improvement and a
fatigue life credit. Our Nano-Cobalt(TM) coatings have been well
received in the market and have enabled us to penetrate new
applications and offer unique benefits into some of the most
challenging fluid power environments”, said Andrew Moline, Enduro’s
Vice President, Operations.

Integran originally developed Nanovate(TM)-CoP as an alternative to
hard chrome electroplating with funding assistance from the U.S.
Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Defense
Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification
Program (ESTCP) as well as from Industry Canada’s Technology
Partnership Canada (TPC) program, the Strategic Aerospace and Defense
Initiative (SADI) program and Sustainable Development Technology
Canada (SDTC).

For more information, please visit:

www.integran.com/pages/corrosion_wear_protection.html?utm_source=ENDR_prl_120509utm_medium=mktwutm_campaign=%20ENDR_prl_120509

About Integran Technologies, Inc.

Integran is a world leader in advanced metallurgical
nano-technologies, providing a broad international base of customers
with advanced process product design solutions through RD,
material sales, contract manufacturing and technology licensing.
Integran and its predecessor organizations have been at the forefront
of metallurgical nano-technology development for over twenty years.
Integran has established an international reputation for excellence
in materials technology development and commercialization. Integran
owns the intellectual property rights for the cost-effective
production of metallurgical nano-structures with over 250 patents
dealing with the structure, composition, processing and application
of its revolutionary materials.

About Enduro Industries LLC

Enduro Industries LLC is one of the largest suppliers of chrome and
nano-cobalt plated bar in North America and specializes in the hard
chrome plating and induction hardening of carbon steel shafting and
tubing for hydraulic cylinder rod applications. Enduro uses three
different plating technologies in the production of its products:
standard chrome plating; Chromerod Extreme plating; and nano-cobalt
phosphorous plating. Enduro is a global supplier to major OEM and
hydraulic cylinder manufacturers. Applications include earth moving,
construction, agriculture, timber harvesting, car transporters,
material handling, forklifts, and mobile access platforms.


        Contacts:
        Integran Technologies Inc.
        Paco Gonzalez
        VP Process Development
        416 675 6266 x260
        crm@integran.com

SOURCE: Integran Technologies Inc.


        mailto:crm@integran.com

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Article source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/integran-and-enduro-industries-extend-their-license-agreement-for-the-nanovatetm-cop-electroplating-process-2012-05-09

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