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First feature is developed by me :)
We have two features that will begin rolling out on Android today:

Helping users free up storage space on their Android device:
On the Settings screen, users will now see a “Free Up Space” button. Clicking on the button will prompt the user to bulk-delete copies of photos that have already been backed up from their device. To prevent device copies from being accidentally deleted, we’re asking users to double-confirm their intent during the ‘Free Up Space’ flow.

Users who are backing up their photos in High quality may now also receive an Assistant card prompting them to bulk delete device copies when they’re nearing the storage limit on their devices (currently only users who are backing up at Original quality receive these cards).

Deleting photos from SD-card enabled devices
We’re rolling out a fix that will allow users on certain SD-card enabled devices to delete photos stored on an SD card. This should prevent the issue of a photo continuing to show up in the Photos view despite being deleted, a frustrating experience for users.

We have one feature that will begin rolling out on the Web on Wednesday:

Downgrade previously uploaded photos from “Original quality” to “High quality”
When users choose to backup their photos and videos to Google Photos, we allow photos to be uploaded in two ways:
“Original quality” (large file, full resolution). These photos count against a user’s Google storage quota.
“High quality” (smaller file, compressed file). These photos don’t count against a user’s Google storage quota.

If a user joined Google Photos and selected the “Original quality’ setting for their photos, but changed their mind, they could have future media backed up in “High quality”. However, for media already backed up in “Original quality” before then, users were in an awkward state: they had no way to downgrade that media to “High quality”.

With this update, users will be able to downgrade previously backed up photos from “Original quality” to “High quality” by visiting from their computer and clicking ‘Recover Storage’.

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This is precisely why we see so many “C” students, people we wouldn’t necessarily expect, running the world. They understand what it means to struggle, and often have to overcome more obstacles than many people realize.

This is not to say that getting poor grades guarantees success, but that doing well in school doesn’t mean you’ll always be on top.
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Neat library, that provides a simple way to implement guillotine-styled animation
  #android   #menu   #github   #library   #yalantis  +Yalantis
Author: Dmytro Denysenko 
GuillotineMenu-Android - Neat library, that provides a simple way to implement guillotine-styled animation
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The CPU in the Google Nexus 6 has a 93% faster clock speed than the iPhone 6 Plus and it also has twice the amount of cores of it's Apple rival.  The clock speed of the Nexus 6 GPU is 33% faster than that of the iPhone 6 Plus and the device has three times the amount of RAM.  

Although the Nexus 6 has a display that is not only 76% higher definition than the 6 Plus and nearly half an inch larger, its minimum bezel means the device is only 1mm taller.  

The main camera on the Nexus 6 captures four times higher definition video and 66% higher definition stills than the 6 Plus.  

The Nexus 6 battery has a 10% higher mAh rating.  Unlike the 6 Plus, the Nexus 6 supports wireless charging and it is cheaper.

So which device will get the most sales and generate the most profit? 

Isn't marketing, advertising, and brand loyalty amazing?
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This is where Android OEM fail when they allow the Iphone 6 to beat their device because of all the unnecessary crap they load up on their devices. This Test wasnt even on ART or Android L preview. I expect the New Moto X 2014 to beat the Iphone also.  

Nexus 5 vs iPhone 6 - App Opening Speed
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I love nexus :)
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Where To Start - Learning Android Development the Right Way

My wife recently asked for help to get started Developing for Android so I felt it would be best to gather up some resources that would get her off and running in the right direction with style and UI consistency in the forefront to ensure that she knows how important it is to follow the UI Standards set down from Google.

Here are some excellent resources I found that I hope can help you too:

First Things First, Learn Java

If you don't know the Java Programming Language or maybe you are coming from a different language and need to get familiar with some Java constructs, here are some excellent resources to get you started.

Java Tutorial (Extensive Tutorial)

Getting started with Java - "A beginner's guide to Java Programming"

Introduction to Java Programming - Lars Vogel

Introduction to Programming in Java (MIT Course)

Video - Learning Java: Part 1: Basic Introduction

Free Interactive Java Tutorial

Java Beginner Tutorial

Thinking in Java Book by +Bruce Eckel
NOTE: Excellent book. 3rd Edition FREE Online

Getting Started with Android Development

Resources every Android developer must know by +Sergey Povzner

NOTE: Even if you skip the rest, make sure to check out Sergey's list above. 

Getting Started with Android Development by +Ray Wenderlich

Getting Started With Android Development by +Chris Lacy

Getting Started with Android Development in 2015 - Windows Version by +Troy Miles (aka The Rock n Coder)

Support Library (to help maintain support with older versions of Android)

Video Training

Android Bootcamp Training

Recommended Books
NOTE: Thanks to Nima Gh for the great Book Reference list posted in the comments.

Best Android Books and Resources 2014 Edition

FREE eBooks

andbook! Android Programming

Essential Code Libraries, Samples and Tools to Build Modern Apps

Android Asset Studio by +Roman Nurik

ActionBarSherlock by +Jake Wharton



ViewPagerIndicator by +Jake Wharton +Patrik Åkerfeldt


Pull To Refresh Views for Android


Android PagerSlidingTabStrip by +Andreas Stütz
NOTE: Slide style Tab Indicator like in the Play Store

Make Your Apps Tablet Friendly - Learn To User Fragments

Working With Fragments by +Shane Conder

Using Fragments in Android - Tutorial by +Lars Vogel


When developing for Android it is important to understand Java, Layouts and Fragments but it is also really important to understand the Android UI Standards and how to use them to ensure consistency in your App Design, as well as, familiarity that will ensure user-friendliness in your design.

Hopefully the resources and links above will be helpful to get you started with Android Development or if you are already Developing for Android, maybe you can find something to make your Apps even better.

Enjoy :-)

Filed under: #AndroidDev   #Android   #Development   #Mobile   #Development   #BestPractices   #Tutorials   #Java   #UI   #Design   #GettingStarted   #Learning  
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Google Photos update – New ways to free up space

Running out of space on your phone is the worst. You’re stuck constantly deleting apps, music, and pictures, just to make room for one more photo or video.

Today, we’re making it easy to free up space on your phone, anytime you need. Just tap “Free up space” in Settings, and Google Photos will remove device copies of your backed up photos and videos.

Or Google Photos can keep track of your phone’s storage space for you. Get notified when your phone is running low on space, and easily remove the device copies of backed up photos older than 30 days right from the Assistant.

All your photos and videos will still be accessible when you’re connected, both in the app and on the web at

So take more photos and videos. And stop worrying about filling up your phone in the process.

This update is rolling out now on Android and coming soon to iOS.

Check for the update (v1.9) in the Play Store:
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During a press event in San Francisco, Google showed off several new features coming to the Photos app, including Chromecast support and shared albums.
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Cool feature!
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HEAT ADVISORY: A Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area. Expect temperatures in the 90s around the bay with 90s and 100s in the valleys.
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Google is working on a mobile payments service that makes Apple Pay look feeble
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It is ridiculous

+Droid Life:
This is the Nexus 6 in Black and White.

Well, these images are creations that are based off of information we have received, just like every other “leak” you have seen over the last couple of weeks. With that said, we have confidence in presenting these in-house made renders of what we believe the Nexus 6, made by Motorola, will look like from the back in both white and black. 

You have seen front renderings a couple of times now, but nothing like this from the back. From what we know, there will be two color options initially, both white and black. And yes, the device will look exactly like the Moto X (2nd gen), only bigger. As can be seen in each image, the power and volume buttons have indeed been moved down the body ever-so-slightly, to make for easier use with the larger frame. You can also see that a vertically running “Nexus” logo will grace the back, just under the Motorola logo, something that was either hidden or not yet included in last week’s showing of the device next to an LG G3.

A report from last week that showed a similar mock-up was confused on the design of the back, and whether or not the Motorola dimple/logo would be present. While things can always change last minute, we are confident that the Motorola dimple/logo will be present, though its background could be a darker shade of grey depending on model.

We don’t currently have anything new to report on specs, other than we have heard similar details to previous reports. We also do not have any new launch details to share at this time.
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