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Are Android updates getting faster? Let’s look at the data

by Robert Triggs January 20, 20190 comments
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Google Play still has a clone problem in 2019 with no end in sight

by Joe Hindy January 19, 20190 comments
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Android Q: The top features we know about so far

by Hadlee Simons 16 hours ago0 comments
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Is it dumb that everything is “smart?”

by Chris Thomas January 19, 20190 comments
16 articles

Android Concurrency: Performing Background Processing with Services

A good app needs to be skilled at multitasking. Learn how to create apps capable of performing work in the background using IntentService and AsyncTask.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 24, 2017

New app switching and split-screen changes in Dev Preview 2 [Diving into Android N]

The first Developer Preview had funky new app switching and split-screen functionality but in the Android N Developer Preview 2 things have changed.
by Kris CarlonApril 14, 2016

Processes and threads – Gary explains

You are probably accustomed to the idea that your smartphone can run more than one app at a time. But the question is, how does Android manage to do it?
by Gary SimsApril 12, 2016

Why Android N freeform window mode isn’t worth the effort right now

I enabled freeform window mode on the Android N preview to see what all the fuss was about, but it wasn't anywhere near as as cool as I had hoped.
by Kris CarlonMarch 23, 2016
 
 

Android N code hints at “freeform windows” mode like Remix OS

The Android N code has shown evidence of a freeform windows mode in a future update, bringing Remix OS-like functionality to stock Android.
by Kris CarlonMarch 15, 2016

Split-screen Multitasking and Picture-in-Picture [Diving into Android N]

Google has released the new Android N developer preview but what does the latest OS bring? Here's the new multitasking features included in Android N!
by Nirave GondhiaMarch 9, 2016

Paranoid Android 4.3 beta 1 brings Hover, and it looks very promising

Now available in Paranoid Android 4.3 beta 1, Hover gives you a way to quickly interact with your notifications without leaving your current app.
by Bogdan PetrovanApril 29, 2014

OmniROM aims to solve Android multi-window woes

OmniROM has stumbled across a solution to the Android multi-window problem from a rather unlikely source, WebOS. Could this be the multitasking feature that we've all been waiting for?
by Robert TriggsJanuary 21, 2014

Introducing Paranoid Android’s Halo 2.0

Paranoid Android has released the first public preview of its updated Halo 2.0 multitasking feature, which now displays the full notification rather than just text.
by Robert TriggsAugust 19, 2013

Portal app brings Paranoid Android’s Halo multitasking feature to everyone

The new Portal beta app brings Paranoid Android style Halo multitasking to virtually every Android device, and it's now available for download from the Google Play Store.
by Robert TriggsAugust 14, 2013
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