XBMC Media Center 12.0 Beta 1 Released With Raspberry PI And Android Support

XBMC Media Center, a free, open source digital media hub and HTPC (Home theatre PC) software has reached version 12.0 beta 1.  Besides new features and improvements, the latest XBMC 12.0 beta 1 codenamed “Frodo” is now available on some new platforms like Raspberry PI or Android.Here’s what’s new in the latest XBMC 12.0 beta [...]

uTorrent Now Available For Android

uTorrent, the popular bittorrent client available for Windows (and Linux server), is now available for Android, as a beta release.uTorrent for Android is currently free and can download files directly on the device, supports RSS feeds and online torrent search, though the search results aren’t displayed in uTorrent but in a web browser.Even though this [...]

Install ADB And Fastboot Android Tools In Ubuntu Via PPA

A package called “android-tools”, which comes with “adb” and “fastboot” command line utilities, has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories recently. I’ve got a request to upload this package in a PPA for older Ubuntu releases, so I’ve backported it to Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04.”adb” (Android Debug Bridge) is a command [...]

Quickly Open Large PDF Files Even On Slow Machines With MuPDF

MuPDF is a small and fast PDF viewer that can quickly open large PDF files, even on slow computers.WebUpd8 reader David Reimer writes:Larger PDFs (such as those 20Mb+ ones available at Archive.org/details/texts) run miserably slowly in Evince, or about any other PDF reader/viewer I’ve tried in Ubuntu, to the point of being unusable. With MuPDF, [...]

Tomdroid 0.7 Beta Adds Support For Creating And Editing Notes, More [Android]

The stable Tomdroid, an application compatible with Tomboy Notes that you can use to sync notes between your desktop computer and Android device, works in read-only mode for now so you can only read the notes created on your computer, but you can’t edit them or create new notes.But there’s some good news. Tomdroid 0.7 [...]

App Development For Android On Android In Four Steps

App Development For Android On Android In Four Steps

This guide gives you a quick insight into creating Android apps
directly on an Android device. This short article is not meant as a full
documentation, but rather guides you in the right directio…

Android Is Finally Coming Back to Linux Kernel

Tim Bird in collaboration with many Linaro and individual developers, including Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, announced the beginning of the Android Mainlining Project, to include Android’s patches and features into the mainline Linux kernel. As many of you know, the Android drivers were no longer accepted in the mainline Linux kernel, starting with Linux […]

Android 4.0.3 Platform and Updated SDK tools

Today we are announcing Android 4.0.3, an incremental release of the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. The new release includes a variety of optimizations and bug fixes for phones and tablets, as well as a small number of new APIs for developers. The new API level is 15. Some of the new APIs in […]

Google launches online Android training

Today I’m thrilled to announce the beta launch of Android Training — a collection of classes that we hope will help you to build better Android apps. From designing effective navigation, to managing audio playback, to optimizing battery life, these classes are designed to demonstrate best practices for solving common Android development problems. Each class explains the […]

Why Android Will Surprise on the Upside in 2012

Without looking it up, can you remember when Google’s open source mobile OS Android began to pick up momentum? As we’ve noted before, Android is actually a very young operating system. Originally released at the very end of 2007 and gaining some mention as 2008 began, Android qualified as little more than an experiment from […]

Is Android the Future of Smartphones?

Rory Cellan-Jones has blogged about Google’s Android catching up with Apple in the year 2011, and the projection that it’s going to surpass the iOS app store’s 18 billion downloads in the next few years. Android is already controlling around half of the smartphone market. There are mixed feelings from developers about the economics of […]

As Android Invades Businesses, Big Changes Lie Ahead

Many people who work in large organizations where they are subject to the rule of two-fisted IT departments are already very familiar with being restricted from using Android phones and devices. Lots of IT administrators remain convinced that Android–and applications for the platform–aren’t secure. And there is a lot of data to support that view, […]

100 Top Android Apps of 2011

Here’s a list of 100 of the best Android apps of 2011 to help you load your device with goodies. 1) MyBackup Pro With this app you can create backups of all the important data on your phone to your SD Card or RerWare’s online secure servers. Then you can restore that data to any […]

Android 4.0 For x86 Is Now Available

Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” is now available for x86 platforms. Android 4.0.1 was announced for x86 by the Android x86 community in source and ISO form. It was announced in this mailing list message. Android 4.0.1 for x86 can handle WiFi, multi-touch, and OpenGL ES hardware acceleration for Radeon hardware. The OpenGL ES graphics […]

Android Malware Hits Record Heights, Report Warns

Android malware has increased 472 percent since July, a new report from Juniper Networks warned earlier this week, with the months of October and November shaping up to see the fastest jump in Android malware ever discovered, the company stated. The number of Android malware samples identified in September increased by 28 percent over the […]

Google releases Android 4.0 source — and Honeycomb too

Google released Android 4.0.1 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) code to open source, along with the Android 3.x (“Honeycomb”) code that it has kept under wraps since it arrived on Android tablets earlier this year. The release follows the Nov. 11 introduction of Android native development kit (NDK) v7, which has been upgraded for Android 4.0 with […]

Andy Rubin: Android 4.0 to be open sourced by year end

Speaking at this week’s AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Andy Rubin, Google Senior VP of Mobile and the man in charge of Android development, confirmed that the source code for the next major update to Android, version 4.0, will be available as open source “a couple of weeks” after the recently announced Galaxy Nexus smartphone […]

Android 4.0: New design, new features

The latest version of Android, 4.0, will offer a brand new design, better gesture control and a number of minor improvements, many of which were inspired by iOS, WebOS and especially by Windows Phone 7. A few Windows Phone 7 design ideas, a few WebOS gestures and some iOS for the user interface: for the […]

How Linuxy Is Android?

The Kindle Fire, the Android-based tablet Amazon revealed in late September, could well be the next step in the ongoing metamorphosis of Google’s Linux derivative into a proprietary operating system. Even if Amazon does not lock down its altered Android platform, it clearly has created a major fork in the Linux road. Modifying Android is […]

India’s $35 Tablet ‘Aakash’ Launched, Runs Android 2.2

India’s much talked about US$35 tablet running Android 2.2 Froyo is finally launched. World’s cheapest tablet will be called ‘Aakash’ and it’s exact price is Rs.2,276. At current rates, final cost will be around US$50, which still makes it the world’s cheapest tablet. If the price point of this Android tablet impressed you already, specifications […]