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Edward Ho
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Bummed for all of my friends at Google today. You all are awesome and that crazy dude doesn't represent you.
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Wow Google+ Stories!
I love it. I'm really looking forward to diving in to all of my auto-generated stories. 
The best part about it is that it feels like I just got a surprise gift from the Google+ team which rewards me for using G+ Photos : )

I totally agree with +Mathew Honan, if you aren't using G+ photos with your iOS and Android devices, you are really missing out. 
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This is awesome news! Can't wait to read the updates!
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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Really excited to be joining Twitter!
Cover is joining Twitter
Cover is joining Twitter
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The +Cover team grew by 50% last week. Welcome +Beck Park and +Arielle Jackson!

Beck and Arielle will be helping us ship some exciting new Cover features soon.

https://www.coverscreen.com/team
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New addition to the +Cover phone pool.
Xiaomi Mi3 (http://www.xiaomi.com/en/mi3)

Only played with it for a few minutes so far, but this is a really nicely put together phone. Cover runs well... the camera, OS customizations and overall speed have all been great.

I have to say it's a little disorienting to have an Android phone that has no Google on it all! No GMail, no Play Store, no YouTube, no G+.
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Hi Everyone,
We've recently updated our jobs page at +Cover:
https://www.coverscreen.com/team

Even if you don't fit the descriptions, if you have a passion for making Android contextually aware, I'd love to talk to you. 

We have tons of awesome things to work on and we can't wait to ship them to our users!
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Just tried Storehouse. A lot to like in the product. Very promising start, beautifully done.
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Happy to have +Louis Gray stop by to visit the +Cover offices today! 

BTW, this was taken with an Oppo N1 sitting on a barstool with it's swivel camera and triggered by it's Bluetooth Low Energy O-click remote. Running Cover of course :)

+Todd Jackson +Gordon Luk 
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Doing a screen replacement on a Galaxy S4 today #throughglass  .
Part of +Cover being an Android company and also being clumsy means we need to learn to do small repairs on the phones ourselves :)
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