Mobile News: Android Gingerbread and STD Diagnosis on Phones


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It may sound like a weird idea, but adding the ability to take in samples, analyze content and immediately provide users with a quick medical diagnosis is a function that is far more than just something convenient –it can actually change and save lives by the thousands.

According to research, many diseases, particularly STDs, tend to be ignored or completely unchecked due to fears and worries. This is particularly true among young adults who are too worried about going to a doctor for a preliminary diagnosis. By providing people with the technology and information necessary to provide early diagnosis –with complete privacy and convenience, it is believed that preventing the spread of STDs would be easier.

The technology proposed is simple: a small receiving chip on a phone would be used for samples. These would then be analyzed and the user would be able to know if they are in need of medical attention. Being able to know what their condition is and how serious the disease can be should be more than enough to convince a person to get treatment.

In other news, it is rumored that the Android Gingerbread OS update is expected to be released sometime this November.

While it is exciting to think that November 11 will see the launch of the latest mobile platform from Google, it is something that many of us find quite unlikely to happen. With the recent false start with the Samsung Nexus rumor and the fact that the 2.2 Froyo update has yet to be established as a staple, the launch of another OS version being done so soon simply does not seem to add up.

Of course, there is no denying the fact that Google has already been working on Gingerbread earlier this year –during the I/O conference it was confirmed that the Gingerbread update was already in the works.

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