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A new How I Use Android profile -- featuring Fenix developer and international man of mystery Matteo Villa!

Not only did Matteo create one of Android's most polished Twitter apps, but he also managed to defy the odds and keep his app alive in the face of Twitter's obnoxious token limits.

He is The Developer Who Lived. Oh, and he likes TouchWiz.

Here's how Matteo Villa uses Android:
He created one of Android's best Twitter apps and defied all odds to keep it alive. Here, how the man behind Fenix uses Android himself.
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Finally! I've missed these articles! This one was a really good one too! :)
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1. Open story
2. Prepare to have your mind blown

Seriously -- some fascinating stuff here. So much more than meets the eye.
There's much more to this move than what you see on the surface. Ready to have your mind blown?
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he looks awsome
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Design overhaul on its way to the official Android Twitter app? Let's hope...
 
Does the new Twitter Alpha have a night mode? I can't figure how to turn it off. 
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Haven't gotten the UI yet, but I think TweetMarker is needed...
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Time to be bold...
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DO IT!
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Psst:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball

(Don't get too excited. All you can do is "pre-register" as of now.)
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+mxwp derfman Allowed "defaulting to SMS" wasn't mentioned in the announcement.

But, I wouldn't think so — not too many people (around the world) use SMS (since the business model for SMS is different across the globe than that of the USA).
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The former Googler who led development of the Moto X and Moto 360 has left Motorola -- to focus on self-driving trucks.

(More on his new adventure here: https://backchannel.com/the-man-who-built-googles-first-self-driving-car-is-now-a-trucker-aa1726d3a36f)
 
New beginnings.

I've spent the last year thinking how can I bring everything I've learned to date to the benefit of society. As a technologist, I believe there will be no technology more transformative over the next decade than self driving cars.

The future is almost here, but it is time to accelerate it. Its time to rebuild our transportation system, stop the carnage on the road and make our economy scale, its time to take action.

Thrilled and humbled to finally be able to share what kept me up for the past few months. Lets move!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK76W1kH4jA


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awesome, but too much camera.
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"Does no one at Google remember the past?"
You don't have to look far to see the flaw in Google's "more is more" approach to mobile messaging.
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And for the record I called this about a year ago.

https://plus.google.com/+RogerWeber/posts/isBsoquFToE
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Huh. Well, that's a new one. Feeling a little delirious today, are we, Google?

"Welcome to the McDonald's drive-through. This drive-through works better if used at a McDonald's restaurant. Want to go to McDonald's now?"
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Google constantly asks me if I want to make it my default search engine, even though it already is.
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"Okay, Google, eject the camera."

This should be really interesting.
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Ok google nice
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This new Google app looks cool. You should check it out, especially if you have kids. (But even if you don't.)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.forscience.whistlepunk
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+William Johnston I think it's a cool app too.. but it's a Google-partnered-ish app.. I'm giggity for new Google apps made by Google directly.. I'm still surpassed Google hasn't pulled in Bitspin Timely..
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A slightly tongue-in-cheek headline with a serious message.
You want an Android-Chrome OS merger? Here's your Android-Chrome OS merger. It just might not look the way you were expecting.
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+Josh Dillon me too not sure why they figured such a high end machine was not fit to run it.
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Some important perspective as we get ready for this week's I/O insanity.
Google's going to tell us all about Android's latest and greatest features during this week's I/O developers' conference -- but the platform's most pressing challenge is one we're not likely to hear discussed.
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I write about the human side of technology. I'm the executive word-chef of Android Intelligence. I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- an amphibian.
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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

In his spare time, JR enjoys flossing, staring blankly, and writing about flossing and staring blankly.

If you'd like to stalk JR, consider these helpful starting points:

• His website: JRStart.com
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• The webcam installed on his left fibula [not yet available]

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I was once honored by the American Mustache Institute. Seriously -- see here: http://goo.gl/DOv36
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