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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Upcoming: Google IO

Category: Android

At Google IO June 27-29 the Android platform will be on display. Direct from a recent slamdown legal court grudge win against Java steward Oracle, the Android crew will be able to tell you  about what is new and what is upcoming in Android, how you can monetize Google apps, multiversioning and more. Much will Read the rest…

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The power of intent tag discussed

Category: Android

Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan has detailed his recent work on a lightweight sharing facility using a very simple intent share protocol. Web Intents began life in 2010. Now, Kinlan and company are looking for feedback. Basically, his intent tag is intended to allow users to more easily mix and match favorite plug-in capabilities, freeing Read the rest…

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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Android 3.0, Honeycomb

Category: Android

At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Google showed Android 3.0, Honeycomb. It is the next version of the Android platform, designed for devices with larger screen sizes, such as tablets.  Honeycomb is said to provide a “truly virtual and holographic user interface.”  

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Firefox 4 Beta

Category: Android, Firefox, Mobile

A new beta for mobile this way comes. Outstanding issues addressed include reduced memory usage, improved text rendering install size reduction on Android.

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Monday, November 12th, 2007

Another WebKit win with Android

Category: Android, Mobile

WebKit keeps chugging away. I hear more and more developers talking about how they use Firefox for Firebug debugging, and WebKit nightly for browsing as it is so fast. In mobile, WebKit had another win as you get it with Android. If you take a look at this video, 3:00 minutes in, you will see Read the rest…

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Interview with Joe Hewitt on the new devphone.com

Category: Android, Interview, iPhone

There was a day when Web development was in a sad state of affairs. The majority of developers laughed at JavaScript, and were focusing on a killer new server-side web framework, or a new ORM library. The consensus was that that browser was dumb. The modern TN3270 if you will. A few renegades were actually Read the rest…

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