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What is the BBC micro:bit - Gary explains

by Gary Sims 6 hours ago2 comments

Do you use mobile payments? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 3 hours ago14 comments

HTC U Ultra hands-on

by Andrew Grush 4 days ago103 comments

5 flagship features mid-range phones need in 2017

by Robert Triggs 5 days ago40 comments
24 articles

Enhancing your Android app with Bluetooth features

Find out how to create an Android app that can discover, connect and communicate with remote devices, by adding Bluetooth support to your app.
by Jessica Thornsby4 days ago

Google makes ADB and fastboot available without Android Studio or SDK

Google has made ADB and fastboot available as a standalone package, meaning you no longer need to download up to 1.6 GB of files to get them.
by Scott Adam Gordon1 week ago5

Working with WebView: displaying web content inside your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with content from external websites, using WebViews - and ensure this content looks good across a range of screen configurations.
by Jessica Thornsby4 weeks ago2

How to install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit)

This guide shows you how to easily install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit).
by Alex MullisNovember 21, 201621
 
 

How to create a widget for your Android app

Deliver a better user experience by creating an Android widget for your latest app. Don't know how? Let me show you with this in-depth tutorial.
by Jessica ThornsbyNovember 4, 20162

Displaying large amounts of data with GridView and CardView

Need to display a considerable amount of data in your Android app? Bring instant structure and design to even the largest datasets using GridView and CardView.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 26, 20162

Building better apps: make your app more memory efficient

Make sure your latest Android app uses as little memory as possible, by checking for common memory-related problems, and following these best practices.
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 29, 20164

LG CNS releases an Android SDK for robots. Seriously

A subsidiary of LG Corporation called LG CNS has released an Android SDK for creating Android apps to control Softbank Robotics' humanoid robot, Pepper.
by Kris CarlonAugust 4, 20162

Java vs C app performance – Gary explains

Java is the official language of Android, but you can also write apps in C or C++ using the NDK. But which language is faster on Android?
by Gary SimsMay 3, 201625

Roundup! The top 10 (mostly) free resources for learning Android app development

A rundown of some of the best free resources for learning Android and compares them with computer science majors. What's the best way to become a developer?
by Adam SinickiApril 27, 20163
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