Since my last article on voice recognition in Cupcake, two things have happened. The Haykuro images came out and Google released the 1.5 SDK. That means it’s time to test out the voice recognition on a real phone. I’ve compiled some example code that comes with the ... Read More »
By now many of you have read (or at least glanced at) the article by Jeff Sharkey describing how to use the new tools in the Android 1.5 SDK to program widgets. The idea of widgets on the homescreens of our Androids got all of us giddy with excitement over here at Read More »
Early rumors suggested the i8000 would be Samsung’s first Android phone, but new reports claim Telefónica Europe will launch the i7500 on their o2 Germany network. Samsung has confirmed three Android phones for 2009 and said the first to be released would be overseas. The Samsung i7500(June) would join ... Read More »
Welcome to the first edition of #AskAndy where we aim to answer all your Android related questions. I would like to make this a weekly column, but it will only be successful if you continue to send in your questions. Thank you to everyone who submitted a tweet this week. I chose 10 ... Read More »
Android phones already have voice dialing and voice search. What about voice commands? The signs say voice commands are coming, and soon. The Cupcake development branch features page includes the note “VoiceDialer supports ‘open app’ command”. Also announced in the Android roadmap was the new Input Method Framework (IMF). The IMF ... Read More »
Google announced today that a new preview version of the Android software development kit was available for download. The official list of new features planned for the 1.5 release has been updated as well. Most of the changes fall into four groups:
User Interface Refinements Performance ... Read More »
Looking for a Home screen replacement? Might want to give Open Home a look. Similar to the other home replacement applications Open Home gives you additional Home screens, 7 total. Unlike aHome or dxTop, Open Home only slides either left or right, not up or down.