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New Android Devices and Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Today, Google officially announced its next batch of Nexus-branded devices and the software to go with them. Three new devices were announced: Nexus 6 handset, made by Motorola Nexus 9 tablet, made by HTC Nexus Player set-top box These devices … Continued

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Accessory Developers, Meet iOS 8

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Among them were technologies that present new opportunities for accessory manufacturers, but often the technical side of that development doesn’t get the coverage it deserves. What follows is a discussion of what accessory manufacturers should be excited about (we certainly … Continued

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Effects of Android Application Termination

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Between process management of the system at large and user behavior, there are a handful of methods through which your Android application process may terminate. The additional effects on your application code (based on the method) may have consequences for you … Continued

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Revisiting the Android Platform Dashboards: 2014 Android User Data

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Google has recently released their latest numbers for the Android Platform Dashboards; detailing the breakdown, by platform version, screen size, etc., of users visiting the Google Play Store on their devices. We decided to take that opportunity to revisit our previous post on Corroborating the Android … Continued

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On the Edge of the Sandbox: External Storage Permissions

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With all the interest focused on the subject, I felt it an opportune time to take a moment and explain in detail exactly how external storage permissions work, both in the past framework versions and today in KitKat. TL;DR Versions … Continued

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