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Hi everyone!

Here is the 6th and last tutorial of our AndroidWear journey.

This time, there are just some small considerations about developing or not for wearables. Opportunities, pros and cons of this new fantastic platform! 

The reference code is available on GitHub at: https://github.com/SimoneCasagranda/android-wear-tutorial

Short URL to the PDF that summarizes all the things seen at:
http://goo.gl/5RT8j5

Many thanks,
Simone

#AndroidWear #androiddev #GDG #Android 
Being at the last step of our Android Wear journey suggests us to make some assumptions and considerations on how to take advantage of this new platform in real scenarios. Beside this, we are going...
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ExoPlayer 2.1 released!
The ExoPlayer library is a customizable and extensible alternative to Android’s built-in MediaPlayer API. ExoPlayer 2.1 takes advantage of the architectural changes introduced in 2.0 to deliver new features, including:

- Significantly improved HLS support, including the ability to seek in HLS live streams.
- Support for positioning and styling of CEA-608 captions.
- ID3 metadata and album art support for MP3 and MP4 audio.
- Improved flexibility for out-of-the-box UI components.

Read the ExoPlayer blog post for more details: https://medium.com/google-exoplayer/exoplayer-2-1-whats-new-2832c09fedab

Follow the blog to stay up to date with ExoPlayer: https://medium.com/google-exoplayer
Start using ExoPlayer today: https://github.com/google/ExoPlayer
ExoPlayer 2.1 is our first major update to ExoPlayer 2. In addition to a whole raft of bug fixes, ExoPlayer 2.1 adds significant pieces of…
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Announcing updates to Google’s Internet of Things platform: Android Things and Weave

Today we are announcing a full range of solutions to make it easier to build secure smart devices and get them connected. We are releasing a Developer Preview of Android Things, an operating system for connected devices that has the support and scale of existing Android developer infrastructure. You can now develop IoT software using Android Studio and the Android SDK. We are also updating the Weave platform to provide an easy way to add cloud connectivity and management to devices, and enable access to Google services like the Google Assistant and many more over time.

Learn more about Google’s IoT platform from our blog post at https://goo.gl/eENGtu, and join our new Google+ community at https://g.co/iotdev.
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ExoPlayer v2 released!
The ExoPlayer library a customizable and extensible alternative to the built-in MediaPlayer APIs that provides a consistent API for streaming audio and video across all API 16+ devices.

ExoPlayer v2 includes significant architectural improvements and new features such as:
- A VideoView equivalent in SimpleExoPlayerView
- Gapless audio playback
- Playlist Support
- MediaSource composition to support side-loading subtitles, looping videos, or concatenating multiple sources
- Improved Audio extension APIs with pre-built extensions for ffmpeg, opus, and flac
- Seeking in live playback for DASH and SmoothStreaming sources
- A greatly simplified demo app

All in addition to ExoPlayer’s existing support for DASH and SmoothStreaming adaptive playback.

If you’re building a new media app, we recommend building on ExoPlayer v2. For those who are using ExoPlayer 1.X, you can include both 1.X and 2.X in your app (due to a different package name), allowing you to test and migrate your users with minimal impact.

Follow the ExoPlayer blog for all of the details: https://medium.com/google-exoplayer
And start using ExoPlayer: https://github.com/google/ExoPlayer
Today we’ll be making our first release of ExoPlayer 2.x. This is a major iteration of the library. It includes significant API and…
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Episode 61 of Android Developers Backstage is now available. In this episode +Chet Haase talks with Rom Lemarchand from the Android Systems team about A/B updates.

http://androidbackstage.blogspot.com/2017/01/episode-61-kernel-panic.html
In this episode, Chet speaks with Rom Lemarchand from the Android Systems team. Tune in to hear about the new A/B system updates, kernel patches and much more. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly...
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I'm a bit late with my this but it has been my 4th "Londonversary" at the beginning of the month. It's getting harder and harder to write something because so many things happen every day and I have always less and less time for my blog. The truth is..…
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Android Developers Backstage episode 59 is now available, where +Chet Haase and +Tor Norbye chat about some recent releases.

http://androidbackstage.blogspot.com/2016/12/episode-59-buncha-new-stuff.html
Chet and Tor. Just Chet and Tor. Nobody else. In this episode, Chet and Tor find themselves without a guest so they spend the episode talking about three new releases: Android N MR1, support library, and Android Studio 2.3 Ca...
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The Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview is now available and gives you everything you need to test your app on the new platform or extend it with new features like app shortcuts and image keyboard support. It includes an updated SDK and tools, documentation and samples, as well as emulators and device system images for running your apps on supported devices.

Learn more here: https://goo.gl/bPlknU
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Virtual Files, Alternative Mime Types, and the Storage Access Framework

New in #AndroidNougat, apps using the Storage Access Framework can now provide virtual files - files without a direct bytestream representation. While you can’t use openInputStream() with these virtual files, you can use Android 7.0’s alternative mime types to potentially transcode the files into alternative file formats or simply use them with an ACTION_VIEW Intent to open them in their native editor.

Check out the documentation on virtual files at https://developer.android.com/about/versions/nougat/android-7.0.html#virtual_files and read more about the Storage Access Framework at https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/providers/document-provider.html

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Android Developer. Algorithms and performance passionate. Curious. Eager to learn.
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On 1st December 2012 I have left Italy to start a new life in England, in London.
Education
  • University of Trento
    Computer Science, 2009 - 2012
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Simo, Sm'o
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Work
Occupation
Android Engineer
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Android
Employment
  • Bloomberg L.P.
    Mobile Software Developer (Android), 2015 - 2016
  • Hailo
    Android Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • MailOnline
    Android developer, 2013 - 2014
  • WeddingSnap
    Android consultant and developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Telefónica O2 U.K
    Android consultant and developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Factory Mind
    Sviluppatore software, 2012 - 2012
  • TrentoRise
    Android consultant and developer, 2012 - 2012
  • Facebook Inc
    Android Engineer, 2016 - present
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