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Android 6.0 Marshmallow – 8 features #Google needs to improve. http://goo.gl/pjbTRQ

The latest version of Android will soon be release, but it isn't perfect. Here are eight things Google still needs to improve in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Google aims to improve Android with each major release, however it doesn't always manage to pack in the features and improvements that users and developers are asking for.  The release of Android M is upon us, and here are eight things Google still needs to improve. Customization While Android M offers features such as arranging quick toggles and having a possible dark theme, it is still no match compared to custom ROMs. Theming and changes to ...
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I just found a picture of the back of my head from +ARM TechCon 2014... The guy on the left is +Mike Krell 
ARM VIP Welcome Reception, sponsored by Wind River
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Moto G (2015) rumored to be launching on July 28th. http://goo.gl/HdORRi

It looks like we won't have to wait too long to find out what Motorola has planned for the next Moto G. New report says it will be launched on July 28th.

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There are lots of rumors floating around regarding Motorola’s next smartphone lineup, and it looks like we won't have to wait too long to find out what Motorola has planned for the next Moto G. According to the Brazilian site Tecmundo, the Moto G will be launched on July 28th and go on sale in Brazil on the same day. The device is expected to sport a 5 inch 720p display and use the Snapdragon 410 processor. It is thought that there will be two...
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Writing your first Android game using the Corona SDK. http://goo.gl/BnO8ak

If you don't want to learn Java there are alternative SDKs for Android. Corona uses the Lua programming language and it is ideal for writing mobile games.

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The most popular category on the Google Play Store has always been Games. Although we all probably use key productivity apps like a web browser, an email client, and an instant messaging app, gaming still remains an important part of the mobile experience. So it is no surprise that many people who want to learn to develop for Android want to start by making a game. Also, let's be honest, writing a game is a whole load more fun than developing a p...
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Probably the best video about wireless chargers, ever...I'm just saying... :-)
 
*Best wireless chargers – how they work and perform * http://goo.gl/JVMCda

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A photo I took that I might use for an upcoming +Android Authority article I am writing about wireless chargers!
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Android SDK tutorial for beginners. http://goo.gl/jM7jOp

Beginners tutorial for the Android SDK, the software development kit that includes all the necessary libraries and files need to make apps for Android.

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Android is the world's most used mobile operating system, so it is essential that there is an easy way to develop apps for it.  This is where the Android SDK comes in. The SDK, which now comes as part of Android Studio and includes sample code and the emulator, makes it easier than ever to develop for Android. So, let’s get started. What is the Android SDK? The Android SDK is a software development kit that includes all the necessary librar...
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Why Android Auto scares me. http://goo.gl/oD14Hp

Android has been hit with a few security issues recently. What are the possible ramifications of an Android Auto related security breach.
For those who do not know, Android Auto, is a car information/entertainment system, that allows car owners to connect to their Android devices. Then, through the car's dashboard unit, Android Auto provides access to compatible apps, as well as data and features on the device. Android Auto provides a means for users to answer and make calls using voice commands, receive and have messages read to them, dictate and send new messages, as well as acce...
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How to get and use location data in your Android app. http://goo.gl/sXQ8oz

A tutorial discussing how to fetch and use location data in an Android app. Learn to use the various location providers, and how to receive regular location updates.
Shutterstock Using Location in your app has incredible potential in making your app seem intelligent to end users. With location data, your app can predict a user's potential actions, recommend actions, or perform actions in the background without user interaction. For this article, we shall discuss integrating location updates into an Android app, with a focus on fetching the latitude and longitude of a given Location only. It is worth po...
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What do you think, are smartphones becoming too intrusive? Are they tearing away at the social fabric of life?
 
Google’s Sundar Pichai talks about the intrusiveness of smartphones and the possible solutions. http://goo.gl/BGTJZt

In a recent interview Sundar was grilled about the intrusiveness of smartphones, the dangers of anti-social phone use, and the possible solutions.

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Sundar Pichai is a senior vice president at Google in charge of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps. As such he has a lot of influence over some of Google's most important consumer products. He is also considered to be the righthand man of Google’s chief executive, Larry Page. In a recent NY Times interview Sundar was grilled about the intrusiveness of smartphones, the dangers of anti-social phone use, and the possible solutions. When asked if sm...
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No, they aren't. People said the same thing about newspapers

http://www.tomorrowtodayglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/unsocial-train-newspapers-300x209.jpe

They said the same thing about TVs and the same thing about the internet. We're all still here. We're all still social
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