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The latest Android news, developments, comments and apps involving Google's embedded mobile platform that now features in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, cameras, watches and some other rather unexpected places. Covering the full Android range, from automotive news and Bluetooth Smart to video and wearable technology, via Intel, mobile payments, NFC, Samsung and Sony...

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Bluetooth Smart Starter Kit v2 takes Arduino in hand Read More
Getting a taste for implementing Lollipop's Material Design

Getting a taste for implementing Lollipop's Material Design

We all know Android 5.0 “Lollipop” has been released and individual apps are already reflecting its Material Design theme, so this is just to flag some example coding techniques to implement such features…

If you want your own apps to reflect Material Design principles checkout out 20 officially Google…

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Android Studio finally leaves Beta

Android Studio finally leaves Beta

I’ve been unavoidably out of the office for a few weeks, but I must flag this one quickly, for posterity’s sake. Android Studio leaving Beta…

Google’s own Android development environment, and an alternative to the Open Source Eclipse (with Android plug-ins), has reached official 1.0…

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Android jobs roundup… QA Engineer, Junior Engineer, Wearable Read More
CSR SiRFusion devkit supports indoor positioning Read More
Google Play Services 6.5 sees turn by turn navigation

Google Play Services 6.5 sees turn by turn navigation

I try and keep track of new Google Play Services releases, and here comes 6.5….

Think of them as the core Google functionality made available across a variety of different Android versions. Addressing the problem of perceived fragmentation they now play a central role in Android updates (with this…

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FAN brings FPGA development to Android Read More
Google guide for best practices in publishing on Google Play

Google guide for best practices in publishing on Google Play

Just published on Google Play is a guide to maximising your chances when putting your app on the market. In Google’s words ” a detailed playbook on the best practices and tools you can use to maximize the reach, retention, and revenue of your new app.”.

It’s full title…

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