A My Tracks user was given a ticket for driving over the speed limit. His Android phone disagreed. So did the judge.
Here's an interesting story of how an Android smartphone was able to help a man get out of a speeding ticket. Sahas Katta was driving through a 25 mph school zone when he was pulled over for speeding. The officer said he was going 40. He took the ticket but later discovered that his Droid was recording his GPS data over time with a Google (GOOG) app called MyTracks.
The app said that during the time the phone was recording, he never exceeded 26 mph, well under what the officer had cited him for. He decided to fight the ticket.
I decided to write down an account of the entire situation just a few days later and even exported the data from my phone to Google Docs so I would not lose or forget any important details. I even came across an ongoing Sonoma County Superior Court case regarding the accuracy of GPS devices and radar guns. I saved a few articles to back my claim that my account of the situation was debatable with the evidence from my smart phone.
Vodafone is selling its '845' Android phone for £70 ($108) with £10 top up included on a Pay-as-you-go plan.
It looks like we are entering into the age of the $100 Android smartphone. I talked a little bit about what this would mean for consumer adoption of smartphones last week. In short, many more people will be moving from featurephone to smartphone and carriers get to compete for tight budget handset buyers.
The MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 31, 2010 1:10 AM ET
Ever-improving networks and a big hardware announcement that will send handset prices plummeting both point to smartphone growth in 2011 that could totally eclipse anything we've seen before.
Smartphones have been growing at an unbelievable clip over the past year but they still account for only around a third of all phones in the US and an even smaller percentage internationally. In developing countries, the price of smartphones, aside from some MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 22, 2010 2:50 PM ET
Companies are experimenting with adding AR layers to real-world scenes. So far, it's not doing much to boost business.
By Kristina Grifantini, MIT Technology Review
While enjoying a game at Yankee Stadium, you take out your smart phone and point its camera at the field. If the resulting image on your screen shows a giant Quiznos toaster floating above the grass, does that make you more inclined to go get a MORENov 12, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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