Tag Archive | Android

How to Design an Android App

This is a video from xdadevelopers about designing applications for Android.

In this episode new comer to XDA Developer TV Jayce interviews developers and people from the mobile ecosystem and gives you advice for designing an Android app. Interviews include Chris Haseman an Android Engineer from Tumblr and Dr. James Wu from Kobo Inc. Check out this video.

Ubuntu for phones

Canonical announced the future of Ubuntu for smartphone devices, including Ubuntu for Phone and Ubuntu for Android.

Ubuntu for Phone

Ubuntu Phones

Ubuntu Phones

A quick look at the Ubuntu Phone:

More information and a more in-depth view about Ubuntu on Phone from Canonical is found in the next video:

System requirements for smartphones are:

System requirements for smartphones Entry level Ubuntu smartphone High-end Ubuntu “superphone”
Processor architecture 1Ghz Cortex A9 Quad-core A9 or Intel Atom
Memory 512MB – 1GB Min 1GB
Flash storage 4-8GB eMMC + SD Min 32GB eMMC + SD
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Desktop convergence No Yes

Ubuntu for Android

Ubuntu for Android

Ubuntu for Android

Ubuntu for Android or your phone is the PC !

How would you like a PC that fits in your pocket?

Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.

Image credit to http://www.ubuntu.com .

Nexus 7 Tablet Showcase & Review

As a follow-up to my last article about Nexus 7, here it is the NCIX Tech Tips review and tablet showcase.

ASUS Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Here is the un boxing & first look of this tablet from Linus Tech Tips :

In an interesing article from gizmodo.com named “Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: The New Best Way to Spend 200 Bucks” we find out some more informations about this tablet.

The hardware specs are (also acording to gizmodo):

OS: Android 4.1
Screen: 7-inch 720p IPS screen
Processor and RAM: 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 / 1GB RAM
Storage: 8GB / 16 GB
Camera: Back: None, Front: 1.2MP
Weight: 12 ounces
Battery: 4325 mAh Li-Ion
Price: $200/8GB, $250/16GB

It is the first tablet from Google (and Asus) tablet capable of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 7″ screen.

It’s fast, it’s smooth, it’s portable, and it’s inexpensive. This doesn’t feel like a $200 tablet experience—it feels high-end.

Ubuntu for Android

Another piece of news from Canonical …. A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone.


More info at In every dual-core phone, there’s a PC trying to get out.

Chrome for Android Beta

Google just announced the beta version for Chrome for Android (see http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/android/index.html)


The installation instructions are at http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2393487&p=mktg_mobile_countries

The software is available for phones and tablets running Android 4.0+ in the following countries, from the Android Market :

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Brazil