My name is Adrian and I am a tech book addict. I often find myself purchasing tech books and reading some of each one, and on rare occasions an entire book from cover to cover. My recent focus, like many others I know, has been on mobile development. So with this new focus I purchased a couple of e-books that cover the Android platform. One of these books happened to be Android in Practice, published by Manning Publications, and written by Charlie Collins, Michael Galpin, and Matthias Kaeppler. The book was actually a MEAP – Manning Early Access Program. MEAPs are interesting in that you get a chance to see how authors put together their book and how they try and tie it all together. It also allows you to get books that cover hot topics sooner than their publish date. Disclaimer – I purchased a copy of this MEAP, this is not a book review written because a publishing house gave me a free copy. With all of that out of the way let’s get on with the review.
So the recent AdobeMAX conference gave us all a chance to see the role that Adobe will be taking in the mobile space. But what I found very interesting is how the AIR platform is really taking off. Hot news was all about the BlackBerry Playbook offering an SDK based on AIR, and other mobile offerings. I, however, am really excited about AIR on TV. Adobe has partnered with Samsung to launch AIR on TV. Because of this I decided to look into purchasing a Samsung TV for our UX group at Railinc.
To start off my search I had to find out what models would support the Samsung App store. I contacted a support person at Samsung and they provided me with the following model numbers that support the apps, and hence should support AIR apps.
I am sharing this information with you as is. Please verify before making a purchase.
In LED the models are:
In LCD the models are:
In Plasma the models are:
This information should help me to narrow down the field, hopefully it will help you as well.