The official Android docs describe Android Jetpack as “a set of libraries, tools and architectural guidance.” This vague description has left many developers wondering what Android Jetpack really is. Taking a look at the list of Android Jetpack components just raises even more questions — there’s clearly a ton of crossover with existing Android libraries and projects. A good chunk of the components seem to be taken straight from the Support Library, such as AppCompat. So, is Android Jetpack just a rebranded Support Library? Is it a replacement? Can you use the two side by side, or should we all be migrating our apps to Jetpack?The Support Library components aren’t the only familiar features in the list of Jetpack components. All of the Architecture Components (Lifecycles, LiveData, Room and ViewModel) are now part of Jetpack, too. To add to the confusion, at Google I/O 2018 we learned future Support Library updates will be published to the … [Read more...] about Android Jetpack: What do the recent announcements mean for Android’s Support Library?
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The Motorola XOOM: Ever since it was first teased at D: Dive Into Mobile, the Android community hasn't been able to take its eyes off the tablet's dual-core processor, gorgeous 10.1-inch display, and - last but certainly not least - Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. Well now the device has officially gone on sale, and I've been testing falling in love with a review unit for the last few days. Typically, I end up hating devices that I adore at first blush, but the XOOM is an entirely different story - the device is far from perfect (where are the tablet apps?), but I have yet to find anything truly upsetting about it. That said, I find it hard to recommend forking over $800 for a tablet which, despite being among the best in its class hardware- and software-wise, lacks the multimedia options of the competition. But don't let that stop you from reading on for our full review of the XOOM and - perhaps more importantly - Android 3.0!At a Glance They say specs aren't everything, but … [Read more...] about Motorola XOOM + Android 3.0 Review: Sweet As Honey
When it comes to Android customization, the launcher is the holy grail. This is where it’s at. It’s the trump card Android has always had over iOS. It’s what makes Android the most customizable operating system on pretty much any platform. When it comes to Android customization, the launcher is the holy grail.How might you go about creating your own Android launcher? Read this post — and the upcoming part two — that’s how!The game plan Creating an Android launcher is obviously a rather in-depth project with a lot of factors. It is almost always running, so it needs to be as perfectly bug-free as possible. No pressure! It would be too large an undertaking to do a completely start-to-finish tutorial here. Instead, I’m going to go over all the crucial features you need to turn any app into a launcher and I’ll leave it to you to put them all together and add your own personal spin. (part two will include the full source for a very basic … [Read more...] about How to build a custom launcher in Android Studio
posted on 30 Jun 2016, 18:16 3 1. god996 (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013) Cmooon, I understand last time they wanted to take a hike away from 5.x since they had a lot of issues with it, but now going with 7.0 from 6.0.1 is just a waste of numbers. At least the name isn't that bad though. posted on 30 Jun 2016, 18:19 3 2. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) I was under the impression that numerical updates (4.4-5.0 for example) were reserved for major UI updates. But obviously that isn't the case since they did the jump from 5.0.1 to 6.0 with no major UI changes. posted on 30 Jun 2016, 19:28 7 7. Finalflash (Posts: 3712; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) It is largely to make it easier for the mass public since names mean little to nothing. It is much easier for marketing to say Android 5 Lollipop rather than Android 4.4.4 KitKat. After that it doesn't matter, 5.0.1 or 5.1 is all the same, you just say Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow … [Read more...] about Comments for : Android 7.0 Nougat statue unveiled by Google
Like fashion, the devices in our pockets have — kind of inexplicably — grown into a sort of public statement. You buy iPhone, I buy Android, therefore you and I have fundamentally different views of the world. Reconciliation of those two... belief systems, if you will, is improbable at best. But for the most part, it just doesn't seem to occur naturally very often. Even among non-techies, preferences are so firmly lodged that people tend to identify themselves with brands instead of the more sensible, reversed scenario. And that's all kinds of problematic.Problematic because it often means that objective feedback is swept under the carpet in what is increasingly looking like a game of only winners and losers and no middle ground. Frank discussion is, therefore, a pipe dream, as the opposing camps are in on a too personal a level to allow for it. This benefits phone makers, not consumers, as the former are allowed a bit too much slack when it comes to solving the big … [Read more...] about Fragmentation is alive and well: Apple’s iPhones blaze competing Androids in comprehensive performance tests