Qualcomm is currently the mobile chip leader in the market thanks to many factors, like the fact that they produce chips from devices that are at the low-end and made for volume, and up to the high-end for $700 devices. What really started making their chips popular was the introduction of the Nexus One with their 1 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, which was a first at the time. The Snapdragon S4 chip has also overwhelmed Qualcomm with demand until the end of the year, thanks to its high performance, battery efficiency, and integration with a LTE modem.
But there is one area where Snapdragon chips have been consistently behind the others, and that’s GPU performance. Even when [...]
One of the ingredients in the Android Fragmentation soup is the extra UIs that companies like Samsung and HTC add on top of the standard Android interface. These extras help differentiate one company’s phone over another. The problem is that for app developers to make use of these extras they need access to a software development kit which exposes the relevant APIs.
HTC’s SDK is called the “OpenSense SDK” and according to the phone maker, it “enables deeper integration into the HTC Sense experience.” To do this in the HTC OpenSense SDK, which is available as an Android SDK add-on through the Android SDK manager, provides access to the HTC [...]
If you’ve always wanted to create your own Android app but never had the ability to go to school for it, Andromo proves you don’t have to anymore. Putting itself as ‘the App Maker for Everyone,’ Andromo is a fully web-based system that enables anyone to create pro-quality apps. Apart from being a useful tool for non-programmers, it is free to use the system.
By saying that the app is for everyone, Andromo means anyone: business owners, students, musicians, schools, entrepreneurs, artists, clubs, and many more. People can use Andromo as a way to create an app that can communicate, promote, and advertise something in just a few minutes. So if you’ve always [...]
The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with and control an Android-powered device over a USB link from a computer. It comes along with other useful tools and code bundled with the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).
The ADB program includes three components:A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients. A [...]