Yes, finally Samsung made it real. You can watch your videos recorded in your Android phone on your TV! The reverse is also possible, you can watch TV programs on your mobile, also you can use your phone as a remote control. Play your favorite games on your TV, control the game using your phone!

This feature is available only in Samsung Galaxy S II, but will be enabled on other Samsung smart phones soon including Samsung Galaxy Tab.

You need a TV Model greater or equal to LED 7000 from Samsung:


These models are capable of connecting to the the network and the Internet using a wired or WiFi connection and steam content from internet, news, videos or social media whatever it is!

Download Samsung Smart View from Android Market

Are you an Android developer? How are you making money on Android? Is it via selling your Apps on Android market or via Ads? A recent research by Distimo revealed that most of the developers are making money not by selling their apps but only via Ads served through their Apps!

There are only two non-free applications that have been downloaded more than half a million times in the Android Market till date. Another interesting fact is that Twenty percentage of all free applications and eighty percentage of all paid applications have been downloaded just less than 100 times! Developers are finding it difficult to monetize their apps using a one-off fee monetization model.

While writing this blog there are a total of 206,143 applications on Android Market. Most of the free applications generate revenue via Ads. It is found that the popularity of paid Apps are going down drastically, more and more free Apps are appearing with similar features in the market.

So our advise to Android developers is:

1. Develop nice user friendly Apps
2. List it in Android Market
3. Sign up for Adsense mobile, Admob or Airpush
4. Inject Ads in to your App
5. Do not add too many Ads
6. Add a feedback button
7. Give proper support
8. Release new versions
9. Reply to queries in Android Market itself(important)
10. Become Rich!

Another important information for you from Chitika, an online advertising network that serves 2 billion monthly impressions over more than 80,000 websites:

"Android users are 80 percent more valuable than iPhone users"

They have data to prove this, sample of 1.3 million impressions across its network, showing a click-through rate(CTR) of 1.187% on Android devices vs 0.654% CTR on the iPhone. The reason for this is, Android device interfaces are designed by Google, a world leader in content based Ads management!

A god news for you, American Red Cross has launched an Android version of S.O.S, which is loaded with step-by-step first aid guide and also quick help diagnosing a medical emergency. This app can be used as a hand guide while you wait for an ambulance to arrive. Quoting from Android market:

"The S.O.S. app provides step-by-step video narration by Dr. Oz and follow along demonstrations allowing people to quickly and confidently respond to common emergency situations with the goal of saving lives."

Emergency care protocols for over 30 of the most common emergency care situations were developed and reviewed by prestigious medical and educational panels from both the American Red Cross and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). These protocols were then adapted for an Android app surroundings and are accompanied by dynamic videos that walk through clear and concise emergency action steps that are appropriate for any audience. Dr. Oz is the instructional voice of each video, reassuringly guiding users on how to provide emergency care. 3-D animations are included for the more complex techniques, specifically Unconscious Choking and CPR which also include an audio and visual counter for actual time CPR compressions.

Definitely this app is going to be a hit among Android users, as its a great companion especially while travelling. This is going to be a good refresher if you have ever taken a CPR/first aid course.

Cons: Voice enabled commands are not integrated, in case of emergencies users may find it difficult to browse through the app.