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Getting To Know The Android Platform: Building, Testing And Distributing Apps When iOS started to gain momentum, soon after the first iPhone launched, many businesses started to pay attention to apps. The number of apps for iOS grew exponentially, and every company, big and small, rushed to create their own app to support their business. For some time, iOS was the only platform you really had to care about. The audience was there. For a few years now, there has been another player in the market. Android’s marketshare growth has been phenomenal, and it simply cannot be ignored anymore. Android as a platform can appear intimidating to new players. In this article, we’ll explain parts of the application-building process and ecosystem for Android that could cause problems if misunderstood. Make The App Scalable Link Android devices come in many forms and sizes. 1Large preview2. An iOS app is designed and built by placing pixels at the proper coordinates until the UI looks just right. A Continuum Instead Of A Separate Tablet UI Link Responsive Android Design Link Intents:

Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean' May Arrive By Summer - Personal-tech - Mobile OS Next version of Android might target tablets and netbooks more than smartphones. Google is already preparing the next version of Android, believed to be called Jelly Bean. Android 5.0 will follow its dessert-themed predecessors in the alphabetical sequence, starting with the letter J. This new operating system, which could arrive as soon as the second quarter of the year, won't target smartphones. Instead, supply chain sources indicate that Google is looking to build Chrome OS functionality into Android for dual-boot tablets and netbooks. Google could be looking at Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as a way to resurrect its notebook/netbook ambitions. [ Google took inspiration from iOS and others to build its current Android OS. Chrome OS banks heavily on the Chrome browser and Google's HTML5 prowess. But Android 5.0 wouldn't just target Google's own existing platforms. What's interesting is that no mention of smartphones is made with respect to Android 5.0. The timing is also a bit curious.

QVIVO. Share Your Life Without Limits. Motorola's Messy Ice Cream Sandwich Speaks Volumes On Android - Development - Mobility Motorola says that many owners of its most popular devices will have to wait as long as six months for Android 4.0 updates. The Android update model is clearly broken. Android system updates have been a contentious issue for as long as the platform has existed on more than one device. The newest system available from Google, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, was announced in October, and Google released the code to its manufacturer partners in November. So far, only one smartphone--the Galaxy Nexus--is shipped with Android 4.0 on board. Motorola has brought a number of new smartphones in the last few months to market, including the Droid Razr, Razr Maxx, and Droid 4. According to Motorola, those updates won't arrive until the third quarter of this year. The company provided an update to its update schedule on Wednesday, and the outlook is bleak. [ Check out 10 Epic Android Apps. ] The pattern is repeating. Why does this take so long? I have to ask, why the hell bother at all? More Insights

Yeoman - Modern workflows for modern webapps A Long-Time Apple Nerd’s Review of the Galaxy Nexus and First Experience With Android December 22, 2011 For the past week I’ve been using a Galaxy Nexus on loan from Verizon as my primary phone. The Galaxy Nexus is the Android world’s version of the iPhone 4S. The software on it is the latest and greatest version of Android, and the hardware is Google’s newest flagship phone made in conjunction with Samsung. As far as Google is concerned, right now, the device and software I have are the best yet. This is the best possible first impression Google could hope for me, an Apple nerd, to have of their products. I say first impression because this is the first time I have spent longer than 5 minutes with an Android device. There were things I could not do on the Nexus that I can do on my iPhone, but they were mostly limited to the 3rd-party iOS apps which are not not available on Android Market. Read on for my review of the Galaxy Nexus and my first impressions of Android. I. The Galaxy Nexus is one of just a few devices that currently run Android 4.0 (a.k.a. The 4.65-inch Screen

VirtualBox VMs for Developers Learning your way around a new software stack is challenging enough without having to spend multiple cycles on the install process. Instead, we have packaged such stacks into pre-built Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances that you can download, install, and experience as a single unit. Just downloaded/assemble the files, import into VirtualBox (available for free), import, and go (but not for production use or redistribution)! Some of these VMs are designed to support Developer Day workshops, and have specific hands on labs embedded in them, but they're available to all.) Be sure to install VirtualBox first. VM's on this page include:

Android Measuring Stick) Android fragmentation is a topic that swells up now and again, but most discussions lack evidence and are typically laced with vitriol and “fanboy” accusations. I would like to work through a quantitative approach (beyond just version distribution numbers) that can be used as a measuring stick for the severity of fragmentation over time. Luckily, a fair amount of data on this topic is available and even more can be reasonably estimated. Google has published monthly version distribution figures since the beginning of 2010. They have also made periodic announcements about the total activations to date and the device activation rate, which Horace Dediu of Asymco has compiled here. Let’s start with the basics: Android version distribution over time. While it may be interesting to see how versions wax and wane over time, it’s a challenge to pin down exactly how “bad” the fragmentation is at any given time. A Little Deeper Market Share Isn’t Everything

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[GUIDE] Flashing Your First Galaxy Nexus Rom For Newbs [GSM and LTE] Frequently Asked Questions: Q. What is ADB Shell? Adb shell is a linux command line tool (because android is based on linux) used to send commands to your android device. For S-ON devices, this is crucial for modifying files in the /system partition (where the rom sits) as you cannot modify anything in /system when the rom is running without S-OFF (e.g removing system apps). From Google: Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile tool lets you manage the state of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. Q. Fastboot is 2 things. It is also a way of flashing radios, recovery, boot images and system images in a command line method from a PC much like adb. Q. There is an auto recovery restore system on certain Stock Android Builds that will reflash the Stock Recovery if you flash CWM on a Stock Rom. Use Root Explorer to Mount the system folder as R/W (or use a free app from Google Play such as ES File Explorer). OR you can use the ToolKit to rename the files (root access needed). Q. 1. Q.

Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide I really want to love XBMC, and maybe you guys can help me out. Here is my situation: -I rip all my DVDs & Blu Rays to my Media Center. -My wife and daughter watch a ton of shows on Netflix. -I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on my Media Center to play games. First off, I feel like XBMC Flicks has been hit and miss. For example, I just installed XBMC on my desktop to see how XBMC Flicks is working out. Also, I'd love to add Netflix (XBMC Flicks) to the main menu in XBMC, instead of having it be an obscure item in the video add-ons. My Current solution is functional: -I run Windows Media Center as my main interface, and customize it with Media Center Studio (which I had to patch to restore full functionality). -All movies and tv shows are listed in the default Video Library section in Windows Media Center -I added a "Games" section that lists all the XBox 360 controller compatible games I have installed on the system (plus a few extras that launch joy2key to run as well)

Eric Schmidt’s Le Web Keynote Video: “Android is Ahead Of The iPhone” Google chairman Eric Schmidt spoke yesterday at Le Web in Paris, and now the entire interview is on YouTube (thank you, Loic!). Schmidt talks about politics, and Google’s rapid acquisition pace (one a week). The hour-long interview is punctuated with bon mots like: “It is much easier to start a revolution, but it is harder to finish it.” If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing fast-forward to around the 37-minute mark, which is when Schmidt starts to get feisty. “Android is ahead of the iPhone now,” he says, based on “unit volume, price is lower, more vendors, it’s free.” At about 39 minutes in he makes this startling prediction: “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see will have Google TV embedded in it. Schmidt is always a good interview.

Run Unmodified Linux Applications Inside Windows: flinux Foreign LINUX – Run unmodified Linux applications inside Windows Foreign LINUX is a dynamic binary translator and a Linux system call interface emulator for the Windows platform. It is capable of running unmodified Linux binaries on Windows without any drivers or modifications to the system. It now runs a large bunch of console applications and some GUI applications. It is currently capable of running many Linux utilities. Shells: bash, zsh, midnight commanderEditors: vi, vim, nanoDevelopment tools: python, gcc, gitPackage managers: pacmanTerminal-based games: vitetris, nethackNetwork utilities: wget, curl, ssh, lynxGUI applications: xeyes, xclock, xchm, gtk3-demo, gedit This project is in heavy development ! Foreign Linux is a translator for running Linux applications on Windows. After extracting the archive, you can simply double click the “run_bash.cmd” batch script to enter the Arch Linux environment. To run X applications you will need a native X server for Windows. Quick start

Kindle Fire review 74inShare Jump To Close When planning my review of the Kindle Fire, I knew I'd need two things: time, and a big list of music, movies, and books I wanted to dive into. Make no mistake about it — the Fire is a proper tablet, with many (though not all) of the capabilities of something like an iPad. Hardware Hardware / design The design of the Kindle Fire is anything but inspired. It's been speculated on (and more recently stated as fact by Barnes & Noble) that Amazon used the PlayBook reference design as the basis for the design of the Fire, and I wouldn't be surprised if that were true. Still, the device feels solid and well made in your hands. Kindle Fire review Previous Next View full Gallery I am confused about a number of decisions here, however. Knocks aside, I do like the general aesthetic and feel of the Fire. Internals / display Internals / display The Fire isn't a speed demon, though it definitely holds its own in the specs department. Battery life / performance Software Software Email Books