Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

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One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the ...

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I paid to unlock my phone and you should too

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Recently, I became the new owner of a Moto X; however, here was a giant hoop I had to get over first before I could claim it as my own. I received a beautiful 32GB white Moto X that was locked to AT&T’s network. This is all fine and dandy for a prospective AT&T customer –... ...

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Android L’s quick settings might be customizable once the OS gets released

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The beauty of Android si the ability to customize it. Even without rooting the phone you have an incredible level of customization that you can apply on your device, unlike some other platforms which allow you to do very little when ti comes to this *cough* WP and iOS *cough*. Non-rooted ...

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Hidden codes for your Android device you probably didn’t know

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Baked deep into Android is a bunch of secret codes that will enable of a variety of statistics and settings on your device that you probably didn’t know existed, as well as some diagnostic tests you can perform on the hardware. These settings are not enabled by default, and that’s ...

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DEALS & STEALS: Use Verizon promo code to buy 2 x HTC One M8 for $140

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Looking to purchase the new HTC One M8? Or perhaps you’re looking at picking up a pair of them for you and the wife? Luckily for you, Verizon is currently running a Buy One Get One Free promotion allowing you to pick up two HTC One M8’s for $140 upfront cost. The deal is part... Read More

Galaxy S4 and Note 3 KitKat update removes benchmark-improving code

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You may remember the controversy that was caused when it was discovered that Samsung had implemented code in the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 which boosted their benchmark scores in an attempt to falsify the performance of the device. It seems that Samsung has chosen to remove this offending code in ...

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Create your own Flappy Bird-style game with Code.org

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We’ve already told you how to get Flappy Bird on your Android device now that it’s gone, but why not just create your own “flappy” game? Today Code.org, a non-profit organization that aims to get more students interested in computer science, crossed two milestones, ...

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Sony Xperia S Android 4.0.4 ICS source code released

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If you’re a ROM developer, then you know that source code is a good chunk of the proverbial sandwich that is ROM creation. For those developing on the Sony Xperia S, your peanut butter has arrived: Sony has now released the source code for ICS 4.0.4. The archive comes in at 132MB, and is ...

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G2 Source Code Released Courtesy of HTC

HTC is keeping with their tradition of releasing the kernel code to new handsets with the latest being the Desire Z (T-Mobile G2). Like they recently did with the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G, HTC sets most of the code free for developers and ROM makers to tinker with.

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“Sloof Lirpa” Source Code Released

On April Fool’s Day we released an app on the Android Market that claimed to be a World War 2 First Person Shooter which ended up actually being a humorous self-destruct button. While it was a dirty mean trick we have released the source code of our April Fool’s Day app after we got ...

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Android Book Review: Android Wireless Application Development

While in Indigo Book Store the other day I took a stroll through the Wireless Application Development for Dummies section. Surprisingly this is a growing section with many books on all of the different programming langauges available. Did you know you can advertise your app on AndroidGuys?

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Tutorial: Autogrowing ListView

If you are building Android apps sooner or later you will use scrolling lists. And if you have more than 100 entries in the list it’s a good idea to load such list gradually. Best example of such list is “Inbox” in the Mail app: as you scroll to the bottom, the list will ...

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