Code Pollution: Background Becomes Foreground

Learn when your background processing might run with foreground priority, and what to do about it, in a Code Pollution post in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Yet More Android Business Models

Last September brought you five blog posts outlining 40 business models worth considering with Android. Here, find another 9, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Have Keyboard, Will Travel: Android Phones Capable of Using USB Keyboard.

In an article over at jkontherun.com, it seems that some enterprising Android enthusiasts have found that some Android powered devices have the ability to support USB keyboards built into their stock firmware. As the author of the article points out, it is not as simple as plugging in that ...

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Five

We wrap up coverage of multiple screen sizes by looking at ways to have your UI take advantage of more space, rather than just rendering bigger, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Four

We continue our exploration of handling multiple screen sizes in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Three

Learn how to handle multiple screen sizes within your Android project, in today's part of an ongoing series of posts, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Two

Learn how to handle multiple screen sizes within your Android project, in today's part of an ongoing series of posts, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part One

Learn how to handle multiple screen sizes within your Android project, in today's part of an ongoing series of posts, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Comparing Android and Kindle for App Development

The Amazon Kindle is getting an SDK and "app store". Learn a bit more about how these compare to Android in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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One From the Stack: Finding Out How It’s Done

One From the Stack looks at interesting StackOverflow questions, such as today's question on how to replicate the look and feel of something built into Android.

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Firefox Development Underway for Android

It seems that Mozilla has begun work in earnest on building Firefox for the Android platform.  Citing sources from the German Firefox community, Softpedia says that Mozilla is working with developers to make a build available that will at least display webpages in February, with a usable ...

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Is it Really Worth Putting Android on a Netbook?

While the tech-addict in me would love to own and play with an Android based netbook, the question must be asked:  Does an Android netbook make much sense? Now before you go blasting me out of the water, (which I admit, may be deserved), take a look at the netbooks that are available right ...

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App Review: Newton Lite

Newton is the sniper to Asteroids spray and pray. According to the developer, a lone coder named Mario from Graz, Austria, Newton is a physics puzzler heavily inspired by the great flash game Gravity Pods and some old DOS and Amiga classics with similar game play mechanics. Have you seen ...

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Multiple Screen Sizes: Those Who Don’t Know History…

Developers have had to handle multiple screen sizes on the desktop and the Web for a rather long time. Why all the fuss over handling multiple screen sizes on Android? Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Eating My Words Never Tasted so Good!

And of course, I would be talking about the Nexus One, the most glorious Android phone to date.  About four months ago, I wrote an article called, “Don’t Hold Your Breath…”, talking about the fact that I really did not see Google trying to get into the phone market ...

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