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XE16 for Glass is here! Android 4.4 KitKat and Bluetooth LE are big updates! My next wish is to have the Google Play Service on Glass. :)

The removal of video hangouts seems to be a strange stunt. If you consider two years ago where they wingsuited into Moscone while being in a hangout with Glass then it seems very strange to remove this feature now just because the quality might not be good enough. I wonder if there have been other problems with Android 4.4 and the hangouts implementation that forced them to temporarily remove this feature.

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#GlassUpdates are back with KitKat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

KitKat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android KitKat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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#GlassUpdates are back with KitKat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

KitKat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android KitKat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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After writing formatFileSize() myself about hundred times in various projects I just realized that it's waiting in the Android SDK since API level 3. #androiddev
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+Sebastian Kaspari My mistake. It is localized! I got confused with Apache commons FileUtils.
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Another week of waiting :( #io14
 
Update on Google I/O Registration Window -- opening next week:

We're still working to make the registration process even easier for you, and it will now be open four days starting next week (opening next Tuesday and closing Friday). After the registration window closes, applicants will randomly be selected and we'll send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter. #googleio   #io2014  
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Just registered for the I/O lottery. Hope to see you all at the I/O and/or GDG summit! :)
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It's April 15th now - even in Mountain View. Where's the I/O registration? #impatient  
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+Matthias Friedrich Thanks! :)
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A post by +Kevin Schultz about how use gradle to handle content provider authorities for different build flavors (the samples uses free and paid).

I recommend to also take a look at the following G+ post by +Cyril Mottier, if content providers and multiple flavors are a topic for you: https://plus.google.com/+CyrilMottier/posts/WRgB2shaeuu
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Our next +GDG Android Munich meetup will be on April 29th at +Intel. We'll have two talks, a Chromecast raffle and you can show off the apps you have built.

#gdg   #munich   #androiddev
 
Hey everyone!

It's time for our next big meetup in 2014! This time we'll meet at +Intel in Munich and we will have two talks for you!

Talks

Einführung in NDK (German)
+Jakob Schweisshelm

Adding High-End Graphical Effects to GT Racing 2 on Android x86 (English)
+Björn Taubert

Win a Chromecast

In other news Chromecast has been released in Germany and other European countries. Google gave us one Chromecast for the community which we'll raffle off after the talks! Just reply "yes" here and come to the event to participate!

Show your app!

We also want to offer you an opportunity to demo apps you've made. Please contact +Sebastian Kaspari or +Juhani Lehtimäki if you have something you'd like to show. It doesn't have to be a formal presentation although having screenshots to be beamed would be a plus. 

Demoing commercial apps and your work projects are totally fine but please no sales-pitches. 

Here's something I'd like to hear about your app:
* Where did the idea for this app come from?
* How long and what kind of process was used to get the app to the point it is now?
* Did you find any good tools or libraries when building the app.
* Any other tips to share?

Just let the audience know if you're looking for feedback and comments on certain special parts or maybe if you're stuck and need help to solve issues. Now is your chance to crowdsource some problem solving to the Munich Android community.

#androiddev   #gdg   #munich   #ndk  

(Posted by +Sebastian Kaspari, +Juhani Lehtimäki)
Android Munich Meetup
Tue, April 29, 7:00 PM GMT+2
Intel GmbH

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It seems like some of the pictures I took with HDR+ on disappeared (Nexus 5). I remember the camera application crashing infrequently while processing a HDR+ photo. But in this case the photos never made it to the gallery application without any error. Anyone experienced something like that?

#IneedToFlyBackToFlorida
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I'm experiencing the same thing but with photosphere 
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Oh yeah, nice!
 
For anyone interested in how the internals of Android work, the new 4th edition of Tanenbaum's Modern Operating Systems book is out and includes about 50 pages on Android that I had the privilege of contributing.  Topics in the book include:

- What Android is, its design goals its relationship to Google, and a brief history of its early development.
- What wake locks are, why they exist, and how they work.
- The design and purpose of the Android out-of-memory killer.
- Dalvik's role in Android.
- Binder IPC, from the kernel module to user space: the execution flow of IPCs, what Binder objects are and how they are transported across processes, the core Binder classes (IBinder, Binder, Parcel), AIDL and how it fits on top of the architecture.
- Structure of an Android application.
- How the activity manager runs applications, and the models behind activities, services, receivers, and content providers.
- Intents and intent resolution.
- How activities, content providers, and intents work together to create major Android features such as sharing and fine-grained URI-based permissions.
- The design of Android's application sandboxes and how it leverages Linux's core security features.
- How processes are launched and initialized, and how their lifecycle is managed by the system.

Note that this is part of an operating system design book, so this is not generally material that will be of interest to developers implementing code on top of Android -- there is little discussion of actual APIs or how to implement things using Android, nor does it delve much into the actual code implementation of the system.  It does however have a wealth of information on many of the core designs in Android and the reasons Android works the way it does.
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  • Quartett mobile GmbH
    Android developer, 2013 - present
  • 1&1 (GMX, WEB.DE, mail.com)
    Senior Android developer, 2011 - 2013
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    Freelancer, 2011 - 2011
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Web & mobile developer living in Bavaria (Passau & Munich). Developer of Yaaic and blogging about Android development on Androidzeitgeist.com.
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Hi! I'm Sebastian and working as a senior Android developer in Munich.

I developed Yaaic - an Android IRC client with now more than 100.000 downloads. Besides that I'm blogging about Android development on Android Zeitgeist and have been the technical reviewer of the book Smashing Android UI. Last but not least I'm one of the organizers of the GDG Android Munich.

I love conferences, nerds, open-source / free software, Android and web development.

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The food was very good and so are the cocktails. If a dish is listed as hot/spicy then they mean it.
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Have been here for various GTUG, Android user group and other social events. It's a nice place to hang around. And for all "Nordlichter": You can get Astra here. :)
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