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Android Community - Tracking the Android Platform

Android Community - Tracking the Android Platform
Sony has a few key Xperia devices at the moment. We have recently seen the Xperia Z1S launch with T-Mobile. Not to mention the Z Ultra which surprised everyone when it arrived as a Google Play edition handset. But while these are current handsets, it seems some pieces of a yet to be announced model have recently leaked. The handset in question is the Xperia Z2, which currently sports a codename of Sirius. Acer’s move to tablets has been quite successful.

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Google Android tutorial part 1 - Conway's Game of Life Identifier:Category:Date and time:Created by: Toggle Advanced Options Day One - Why build Conway's Game of Life for Google Android? Supported Media Formats This document describes the media codec, container, and network protocol support provided by the Android platform. As an application developer, you are free to make use of any media codec that is available on any Android-powered device, including those provided by the Android platform and those that are device-specific. However, it is a best practice to use media encoding profiles that are device-agnostic. Network Protocols The following network protocols are supported for audio and video playback: RTSP (RTP, SDP) HTTP/HTTPS progressive streaming HTTP/HTTPS live streaming draft protocol: MPEG-2 TS media files only Protocol version 3 (Android 4.0 and above) Protocol version 2 (Android 3.x) Not supported before Android 3.0

The rise of mobile apps and the decline of the open web — a threat or an over-reaction? As the use of mobile devices continues to climb, the use of dedicated apps is also increasing — but is this a natural evolution, or should we be worried about apps winning and the open web losing? Chris Dixon, a partner with venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, argues in a recent blog post that we should be concerned, because it is creating a future in which the web becomes a “niche product,” and the dominant environment is one of proprietary walled gardens run by a couple of web giants — and that this is bad for innovation. Dixon’s evidence consists in part of two recent charts: one is from the web analytics company comScore, and shows that mobile usage has overtaken desktop usage — an event that occurred in January of this year. The second chart is from Flurry, which tracks app usage, and it shows that apps account for the vast majority of time spent vs. the mobile web, an amount that Flurry says is still growing. If apps are winning, is the web losing?

eBooks: For Android You can choose from millions of titles on Google Play to read with the Google Play Books app and pick up where you left off on your phone, tablet, or computer. Your library is synced to your Google account, so your library will be the same on all your devices when signed into the same account. Production Blog: Android mini collectibles New from artist Andrew Bell and Google’s Android™ platform comes Android mini collectibles series 01! Andrew, an avid Android user himself, teamed up with some friends at Google to bring their little green mascot to life. Series 1 features 12 different designs in blind-boxed cases of 16.

150 Best Android Apps Of Year 2011 [Editor's Pick] 2011 has been an important year for Android. With devices like Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola XOOM and Kindle Fire turning heads in the market, atop the release of what is arguably the best iteration of the mobile OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) yet, it was only a matter of time before the head honchos of mobile app development began hopping onto the Android bandwagon. Not only has the year seen many big names debut on the Android Market, but many novice developers make big names for themselves, and to top it all off, the Market is now home to over 400,000 apps. There is no denying the fact that it is still way behind the iTunes App Store in both quantity and quality (especially where the visual appeal of UI, in general, is concerned), but the degree of improvement that the platform and its apps have undergone the previous year surely exceeds the expectations of most of its fans. 1.

HTG Explains: How Android Manages Processes Windows allows desktop apps to remain running whether they’re visible or not, while Apple’s iOS only allows apps to perform a few limited tasks in the background. Android sits somewhere in between — apps running in the foreground are prioritized, but apps have much more freedom to run in the background than they do on iOS. We’ll take a look at exactly how Android is managing the apps and processes running on your phone or tablet, demystifying what’s going on in the background. The Process Lifecycle Hierarchy A process on Android can be in one of five different states at any given time, from most important to least important: 1.

DOWNLOAD An Android Guide : These Are The Droids You’re Looking For Learn everything you want to learn about Android, for free! This Android Guide”, by author Matt Smith, is another free manual from MakeUseOf.com. Outlining the ins and outs of Android, this guide covers basic everything from basic usage to rooting your phone, and is a must-have if you use Google’s smartphone OS. Welcome to Android - PCWorld By now, you've probably heard an earful about how great Android phones are, how they will take over the mobile world, and how they do everything the Apple iPhone can't. But if you haven't yet fully explored an Android phone, you may be wondering what the hype is all about. First, a little history: Google's move into the mobile phone market started way back in 2005, when the Internet giant acquired a small startup company called Android, Inc.

Mobile Developer Magazine Ever since its inception, Android has taken the world by a storm. A bundle of the OS kernel, middleware, applications and frameworks, Android offers developers a chance to create awesome apps. Quite obviously, every developer will want to get his/her hands on Android. How to remove bloatware from your rooted Android device If you have a rooted Android device and are looking for the best way to remove bloatware, Jack Wallen has the answer. So, you've opted to root your Android device to enjoy new features and get rid of the bloatware installed by your carrier and the device manufacturer. You root the phone, only to find you still can't uninstall those apps! Even with the rooted device, the Uninstall button never appears on the carrier-installed applications. What do you do?

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