The Essential Phone is a fantastic device with its fair share of issues. It comes from a small, new company with no experience in building a smartphone, so growing pains are to be expected. But the lack of ROM development for this phone so far has been a hindrance despite ... Read More »
The oh-so-controversial Google Pixel 2 has leaked in the flesh. It’s only a development model, as evidenced by the sea of stickers, but it should give us a clear idea of what to expect from the final hardware.
On the back you’ll find a glass panel just like the original, ... Read More »
A lot of data is required for deep learning technology. This is easier for companies like Google because, well, they control much of our data. Google Assistant is so functional and flexible thanks to the huge amount of data Google can feed it.
Samsung is having trouble gathering this “big data” ... Read More »
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At Google I/O last week, Sundar Pichai announced a new Android development training program named Nanodegrees. Google wants to enable the next generation of Android developers because they see how fast Android is growing and how they need bright minds like you to make it awesome. They have partnered with Udacity, a leader in scalable online education, to ... Read More »
Friday brought great news regarding the new Nexus 7 and it’s future with support from the Android open source community; the factory image and binaries were released by Google. This happened for the new Nexus 7 much sooner than expected by me anyway. If was only a few days ago that we found out that ... Read More »
Remember App Inventor? It was one of the casualties of the Google Labs kill order that came down late last year. However the WYSIWYG app building tool got a reprieve at the last minute from MIT, who in turn received a donation from Google to help establish the MIT Center for ... Read More »
Android is no stranger to outer space. The Samsung Galaxy S II got out of this world in July. And back in December 2010, the Nexus S was rigged up to a weather balloon and sent into the atmosphere to test the Nexus’ on-board sensors. According to the fellows in charge of ... Read More »
We’ve heard from a lot of you out there who are interested in learning to program for Android. Many books offer budding programmers tips on how to build Android applications and program for the OS in general.
These books tend to run anywhere from $10 to upwards of $50 or more. We at Android and ... Read More »
Google is preparing to disband Google Labs in the near future and, in the process, some of its projects are getting called up to the majors while others will be given their walking papers.
Editor’s Note: From time to time, we like to invite independent developers to share their experiences working in various areas of the Android ecosystem. This is one of those times. Find more information about today’s guest author and indie game dev, Ziggy, at the end of the post.
I got into Android game ... Read More »