The Elite Android Hacker Bundle: Lifetime access to developer mastery courses 92% off [Deal of the Day]

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With its rapid proliferation and global popularity, most developers would be wise to add Android programming to their repertoire. Considering the time and financial constraints of everyday life, not everyone has access to the resources necessary to develop an expertise in the craft. The Elite ...

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How to instantly speed up the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 & LG G3

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Hidden deep in Android, following the KitKat 4.4 release, is a feature that can be enabled to instantly speed up your Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3, and pretty much any Android device that supports KitKat. It’s called ART, and that stands for Android Runtime, which is the successor ...

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Android L developer preview live now!

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Android L was announced yesterday at Google I/O without a code name and without a version number. What was announced was a developer preview to be released the following day, which is today! The downloads are now available here. The downside is, you must have a developer device meaning you must ...

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Project Ara gets more details as Google show developers what they can do

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The modular phone is becoming more of a reality with Project Ara and Google have now shown developers just what is required to create swappable parts for the modular device. As part of this, Google has posted the Module Developers Kit (MDK) which contains the information required for developers ...

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Use Bitcoins for in-app purchases with InAppCoins for Android

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BitCoin has grown exponetially in its popularity and use as a virtual currency, and now a new app is launching called InAppCoins that easily integrates Bitcoin payments into mobile apps and games on Android. In-app purchases form the freemium model for many apps, so InAppCoins has launched an ...

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Project Ara modular phone size and costings revealed [VIDEO]

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It’s no secret that Google is working on a modular phone which they are calling Project Ara, and attention has turned to establishing details about just how it will work. Google has scheduled a developer conference on April 15-16th in Mountain View, California to discuss the alpha version ...

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Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge. Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all ...

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Google VP dishes on future of Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast device has started off modestly, with approved service providers slowly being added since it’s launch earlier this year. According to an interview of Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz on Gigaom, 2014 is going to be the year for Chromecast to grow. The ...

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Amazon: Developers seeing significant benefits in Amazon Coins

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Mobile app developers love Amazon Coins and the virtual currency system, says a new Amazon blog post. In the few months since the introduction, developers are seeing benefits (read: revenue) in using the Coins. Noteworthy stats: In the last two weeks of May alone, more than 100 million Coins ...

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NVIDIA releases SHIELD open source materials and recovery image

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Devs, start your engines. NVIDIA has officially released both the open source materials and data, as well as the recovery image, for SHIELD. According to NVIDIA, this gaming system should have developers licking their chops, touting dev-friendly features such as: World-class Tegra 4 development ...

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them. I can’t see what AT&T has to ...

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Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

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Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for: Nexus 4 Nexus 7 (Wfi and 3G) Nexus 10 GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju only) The images, as always, flash everything back to stock, vanilla Android, so be aware of that fact. ...

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Dropbox Sync API released to developers

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For those of you not familiar with Dropbox… well, you might want to get outside every once in awhile. The service provides cloud hosting for your files, and makes them available on mobile and desktop devices. Now, imagine that you’re trying to download a large file on your mobile ...

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Google I/O 2013 to be held May 15-17 in San Francisco

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If you’re a Google developer, engineer, or just a superfan, you know that Google I/O is the place to be. Google’s Vic Gundotra has just announced that the 2012 Google I/O conference will take place on May 15-17 in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone West. The conference, while held ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

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Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset… and for good reason. A locked bootloader means saying goodbye to most of the aspects of Android that give it the open source ...

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