Android

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart

Update - March 2017 - I've now added the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ and also the following devices: Apple iPad (2017), Moto G5 Plus & G5, Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, A3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Also, there's now so many devices, I've put smartphones on one page and tablets on another page. Update [...]

Android Nougat

Android 7.0 - known as Android Nougat - was officially released on 22 August 2016, initially available on the latest Nexus devices. Here are some of the new features, enhancements and changes: Multi-window view - run two apps side by side Multi-lingual typing Updated and new emoji Vulcan API high-performance 3D graphics Virtual Reality mode, with Daydream-ready [...]

2017-05-03T11:08:08+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Android, Android 7, Android Nougat, featured-posts|Tags: , , , |

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart – Feb 2016

Update - the latest version of the Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart will now always be at https://www.patwalsh.co.uk/mobile-device-quick-comparison-chart/ It can be difficult keeping track of all the different mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - and the differences between them. With each new version of the latest flagship devices, there can be massive changes in their [...]

Android Marshmallow – new features

Android 6 - Android Marshmallow - is now being released to certain Android devices - mainly Nexus devices so far - and is also pre-installed on some new Android devices, such as the new Nexus 5X and 6P. The new features in Android Marshmallow include: Now on Tap - which anticipates what you need at the [...]

2015-10-25T15:51:22+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Categories: Android|Tags: , , |

GPS / Geolocation App Testing tips

Last Friday, the 31st July 2015, I was out and about, doing some GPS / Geolocation App Testing, for both iOS and Android apps, for one of my clients. The general idea was to supply a list of locations to the developers, then test that the apps recognised those locations, when they were reached/passed by. I [...]

More info on Android Lollipop

Announced on October 15 2014, Android L / Android 5.0 is officially called Android Lollipop. It brings a new design - called Material Design - and Android Runtime (ART) replaces Dalvik, for improved app performance and battery usage. Other features include: updated notification system new lockscreen new multi-tasking 5000 new APIs for use by developers new [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:23+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Categories: Android, Android App Testing|Tags: , |

Apps World 2012, Day 2, Wednesday 3 October 2012

Last Wednesday, I went along to Day 2 of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went for the full day, as there was more of interest during the morning session, especially around the area of Mobile Testing. My photos from the day are below, some of dodgy quality as all are via my iPhone. [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 1, Tuesday 2 October 2012

  Last Tuesday, I went to the first day of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went along to see what I could find out about the latest Apps and App Technologies, plus also to do some networking. Event photos from Apps World blog Here's my findings, in random order: For Earls Court 2, [...]

Mobile Development Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire

Updated: 22 May 2012  I've done some research into the different Mobile Development Platforms, as there's now so many different offerings from different manufacturers. Here's the current state of play:- iPhone / iPad  Objective-C using iOS development platform Android Java using Android SDK development platform BlackBerry Java using  BlackBerry API development platform - BlackBerry Java SDK Can [...]

Learning Android Development – next book ‘Android for Programmers’

Next book to work through is 'Android for Programmers' - from the Deitel Developer Series. This book contains 16 fully coded Android apps, giving explanations of how various functionality has been achieved. Apps areas include - Twitter searches, slideshow, quiz, games, calculator, drawing, weather and pizza ordering(!)

2017-01-10T21:29:53+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , |

Learning Android Development – completed first book

I've now finished working through my first book on Android Development - 'Beginning Android Application Development' by Wrox. This book has given me a good introduction to Android development and I'd definitely recommend this book to those beginning Android Development. I really like the way its all based around coding examples, which all give working examples [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:54+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 11 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Today, completed Chapter 11 - Publishing Android Applications. This featured: - How to prepare your apps for deployment - Exporting your app as an APK file and signing it with a new certificate - How to distribute your Android app - Publishing your [...]

2013-01-30T11:07:20+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |