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Android-P-developer-notes

Android P developer notes


Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by

The official Android Pie release has been announced in a Google blog post which promises the rollout of some pretty substantial changes to authentication, navigation UI, task prediction, and more. With the software currently in beta and waiting for its official release, it’s important that developers get ready to start planning their next moves in order to strike ...


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OPPO is the smartphone company you may have never heard of


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by

OPPO is a global electronics and smartphone technology company that you may not have ever heard of before. Based out of Dongguan, China, OPPO is currently leading the Chinese smartphone according to their 2016 3Q report with over 25.3 million units sold ousting big brand names like Apple and Xiaomi from the top of the ladder. At that volume of sales, that's a 121% incre...


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Mobile ad spending still on the rise says new Smaato report


Thursday, October 20, 2016 by

Smaato just published its quarterly Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. The report offers key insights and trends geared toward mobile advertisers and developers, which helps them make smarter decisions when building out their monetization strategies. Smaato's platform receives over 300 billion ad impressions each month, which are auctioned through a networ...


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New app provides real-time visibility into inventory, in transit and on hand


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by

Elementum, a platform that connects companies to supply chains, has expanded its field of end-to-end supply chain apps with the release of their latest app named the Inventory app. The Inventory app now has the capabilities to:- Acquire Inventory from suppliers worldwide- Ship their inventory them to their needed warehouses- Manage all of their available inventory on a ...


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Apple developer patents, hacks, and iOS 10 - oh my! October issue lands


Saturday, October 1, 2016 by

It’s hard to believe - but fall is upon us and 2017 is right around the corner. October always ushers in the feeling of campfires, fall-festivals, and what the flip and I going to do with my apps for the holiday season coming up!   Not to worry everyone - our October issue is here, and it’s over 90 pages of industry news, tips, and articles ...


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The Future of IoT


Monday, September 26, 2016 by

“There will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020” as per Business Insider report. “By 2020, there will be close to 10 million Internet of Things developers” predicts Vision Mobile. IoT space is surely booming in leaps and bounds. However, some questions that need an answer include what all it has in store for us in future? How would IoT affect the way...


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Partnership Between Developers, Publishers and Platforms Is Key Says New Report


Monday, September 12, 2016 by

The Application Developers Alliance has released the result of a global survey of mobile app developers and publishers: Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem. The report shows a healthy mobile app market and an industry that is concerned about being misrepresented and sees unnecessary intervention from external authorities.In the context of the European Commission’s o...


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Discussing Android OS in the Enterprise With Zebra Technologies


Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by

We recently spoke with Bruce Willins, engineering fellow at Zebra Technologies, to discuss the versatility and power of the Android OS and how it’s used at an enterprise level in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and more.   ADM: Who is Zebra Technologies and what does the company do? Willins: At Zebra, we make businesses as smart and connected...


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Samsung Galaxy S6 Helps Android Reclaim US Market Share


Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by

Samsung’s first month of Galaxy S6 sales has helped Android reclaim market share in the US, where it has increased by 2.8 percentage points to 64.9% for the three months ending in May 2015, according to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. That improvement has not been matched in Europe’s “big five” mobile markets (Great Britain, Germany...


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Google Offers Up to $30k Bounties for Discovering Android Vulnerabilities


Friday, June 19, 2015 by

Google has announced a new Android Security Rewards program to encourage the Android developer community to discover vulnerabilities and disclose them to the Android Security Team. The reward level is based on the bug severity and payments are elevated for high quality reports that include reproduction code, test cases, and patches.The program covers security vulnerabil...


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Dlodlo to Release Lightweight VR Glasses Running on Android OS


Monday, May 25, 2015 by

Dlodlo has announced its new, lightweight VR Glasses offering Full HD resolution of 2K with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate for a display without dizziness, lag, distortion, or screen door effect.  Dlodlo supports 2D/3D switch video, 4K video displays and provides a 110 degree Field of View (FOV) for a no-border fully immersive VR experience. Dlodlo...


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TEE Provides Safe Environment for Secure Android App Development


Monday, March 23, 2015 by

Despite powering the majority of the world’s smart devices, Android has long been seen as the weak link in terms of mobile security. The open nature of the platform offers versatility and flexibility to app developers and the result is an incredibly diverse range of apps. However, it does mean that applications and their associated content are vulnerable to malware, man...


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New Report Says that Android Developer’s Games are Now Almost as Profitable as iOS


Thursday, January 29, 2015 by

A recent report from DAU-UP, a game user acquisition platform for mobile and social game developers, is showing that Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) for Android games is close to being equal to the ARPU for iOS games when factoring in media costs. The company is reporting that ARPU for Android games increased from 25% of the ARPU of iOS games in Q1 2014 to approxim...


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AppGyver Releases Supersonic, Bridging Native Grade UI and Data to HTML5 Hybrid Apps


Thursday, December 4, 2014 by

AppGyver just released Supersonic this week, defining a new way for developing  high-performance mobile app user interfaces. AppGyver offers users a platform for both the novice and seasoned mobile developer in executing HTML5 mobile apps which are indistinguishable from native applications. Supersonic is a next-generation mobile hybrid framework where develop...


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Tablets generating more web traffic than ever before


Sunday, August 31, 2014 by

With the launch of the first iPad back in April 2010, the mobile market welcomed one of its major traffic drivers, a tablet computer. At that time it had only been 3 years since the first device capable of generating mobile traffic was introduced, the iPhone. The iPhone was launched in the summer of 2007 when the mobile device traffic was not even close to the...


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Broadcom’s New WICED Development Kit Lets Mobile Developers Dive Into IoT App and Hardware Creations


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by

Broadcom Corporation has introduced a new development kit into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) family of offerings to enable developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications.The Broadcom WICED Sense development kit is an all-in-one IoT prototyping kit that includes Broadcom's newest Bluetooth Smart chip,...


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One in Five Smartphones Sold in Q2 2014 Running Forked Android OS


Thursday, August 21, 2014 by

A recent ABI Research reports shows that forked Android (or AOSP) smartphones now represent 20% of the smartphone market. Certified (or OHA) Android still leads the market with 65% share and Android AOSP/OHA combined shipped 278 million smartphones, an 86% total share, in 2Q 2014.ABI Research says that AOSP’s growth is being driven by the development of Chinese and Indi...


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Android TV: Has Google Missed a Trick


Saturday, August 16, 2014 by

Smart TV is facing an uncertain future. Once touted as the next generation of television, mashing together the regular broadcast line up with online video services to offer the best of both worlds, it’s ultimately failed to deliver. Everyone’s using Netflix and Hulu, but few are willing to struggle through the complicated user interface found on today’s smart TVs just t...


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Google and Android Are Not the Same... and That’s a Good Thing


Monday, July 28, 2014 by

Android and Google may seem synonymous with each other, but they are actually quite different. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is an open-source software stack for any device, from smartphones to tablets to wearables, created by Google. Google Mobile Services (GMS), on the other hand, are different. GMS are a range of Google-branded services that Google want...


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EMM Report Says There Is A lot More Wearable Android Tech Being Used


Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by

Wearables may help identify power mobile app users according to a new study from Nielsen. The findings from the analysis shows that owners of Android-powered wearables are highly engaged smartphone users who access a variety of apps and use significantly more data than average Android users.The analysis used Electronic Mobile Measurement (EMM), Nielsen’s on-de...


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PhatWare Releases SDK for Handwriting Recognition Enabled Apps


Saturday, June 21, 2014 by

PhatWare has released the latest version of its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK) designed to develop multiplatform handwriting recognition-enabled applications. It can be utilized with iOS and Android applications in C# using Xamarin Studio on MAC and Windows platforms.The WritePad SDK enables app developers to add handwriting-based text input, which is...


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Android App Developers Need to Check Their Apps for Heartbleed Vulnerability


Thursday, April 24, 2014 by

A report from FireEye, a company that provides a virtual machine-based software security platform protecting companies against cyber attacks, has found that 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed.Heartbleed allows attackers to steal sensitive information from vulnerable websites by sending crafted SSL heartbeat mess...


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OnTheGo Platforms Launches Beta SDK for Smart Glass Augmented Reality Interface


Friday, April 18, 2014 by

OnTheGo Platforms has launched a new type of interface for Smart Glasses, called Ari (Augmented Reality Interface). The company points out that “Voice and touch control work well on smartphones, but smart glasses require a new, intuitive interface.” The companies Ari SDK uses a single outward facing camera to track a user’s hand motions and gestures, enabling ...


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New Q1 2014 App Market Report Shows Google Play Revenue Climbs in US and China Leads iOS Growth


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by

A new report from App Annie is showing that the worldwide app market continues to grow as Google Play revenue climbs in the United States, and China leads iOS growth. The analysis comes from the App Annie Market Index, a barometer of the macro trends that are emerging in the app ecosystem across stores, countries and categories. The analysis of the global...


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Why is Android Good for Enterprise


Monday, March 3, 2014 by

Android has gained a reputation as a very reliable and convenient mobile operating system both for users and developers in the consumer segment. And now Google wants to move beyond its place as the most popular operating system among consumers (Google reported more than 1 billion device activations through September 2013), but also to make Android a trustwor...


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Android Market Too Big to Ignore so Nokia Debuts Nokia X Android Platform


Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by

Microsoft might own Nokia, but Android rules for mobile apps (sorry Apple) and thus Nokia has debuted new smartphones running the Nokia X software platform based on the Android Open Source Project.Nokia’s recent announcement included a number of new details, which made it somewhat confusing unless you paid close attention, which we did. The Android OS is obvio...


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Why Android is Good for the Enterprise


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by

Android has gained a reputation of being a very reliable and inexpensive mobile operating system both for users and developers, but so far has lacked credibility in the enterprise.As it stands today most enterprise apps are developed on Apple's iOS, but Google isn't throwing in the towel just yet and now their aim is to make it's Andro...


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Google Partners with Auto Manufacturers to Push the Android OS Through the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA)


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by

Google has flexed its muscle and corralled some of the biggest automakers in the world in a drive to make the Android operating system as ubiquitous for autos as it is for other, smaller mobile devices.Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a new global alliance of technology and auto industry co...


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App Development Industry 2013: Winners and Losers (And Somewhere in Between)


Sunday, December 29, 2013 by

One of the reasons we launched App Developer Magazine was to help bring some clarity to the big picture of the mobile industry as it relates to app development. And while we feel that we have provided many valuable insights in our first year of publishing, it’s been a lot to wrap our heads around and we plan on doing a better job in 2014.  So looking at the big pic...


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Android KitKat is Here! Can App Developers Wave Goodbye to Fragmentation


Monday, November 4, 2013 by

The dust has settled on the reality that an off the shelf phone running Android KitKat is now here. Google’s trick or treat mentality of its Halloween launch of the new LG Nexus 5 running Android KitKat 4.4 has to be seen as a treat, as the new OS has the ability to perhaps ultimately eliminate the fragmentation of the Android OS. And that’s potentially good news for a...


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iConsole.tv to Support Valve’s SteamOS


Thursday, October 24, 2013 by

iConsole.tv which, despite its name, is an Android powered device, has announced it will support Valve’s SteamOS, a Linux-powered operating system inside its Android OS. It’s designed to make a PC into something closer to a gaming console. The iConsole.tv, which will utilize Intel’s Iris graphics technology, is designed to be a 2-in-1 device, a gaming console out ...


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Do Android, iOS and Other Mobile Operating Systems No Longer Matter in Mobile


Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by

VisionMobile’s Senior Business Analyst Stijn Schuermans and Strategy Director Michael Vakulenko are proposing just that possibility in an interesting blog post on the company’s website. They will examine this and other changing mobile industry dynamics in their upcoming Mobile Innovation Economics workshop, which will take place in London on November 14 and 15. In the...


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Wacom Creative Canvas Was Developed Using Marmalade


Monday, October 7, 2013 by

Marmalade – creators of the award winning cross-platform development tool – today announced that Wacom Co. Ltd. has used Marmalade to develop the ‘Wacom Creative Canvas’ – a graphic drawing application which has been embedded into their new professional creative tablet – ‘Cintiq Companion Hybrid’.Wacom selected Marmalade for its impeccable native performance and ability...


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Android Kit Kat Promotion, Break Me Off A Piece of That Cross Promotion


Saturday, September 7, 2013 by

Let’s face it, when Google seeks an outside tie-in for its new Android OS, as an app developer you better pay attention. They don’t do anything for grins and giggles and even as cool as it would be to get a chocolate Android instead of an Easter Bunny, this was more than a move to get the iconic Android robot on 50 million candy bar wrappers. Believe me, there was an a...


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Intel Releases C++ Compiler v13.0 for Android App Developers


Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by

Intel’s latest release of its C++ Compiler is being promoted as a way to soup up performance for Android apps running on Intel processers. App developers can use this release of the compiler on a Linux-based development system and then install the developed application on an Android device or publish it to the Google Play store. While the compiler produces code that r...