Category: Android Articles

Android helps people to access mobile technology

Projections indicate that 70% of world’s population will own a smartphone by 2020. Android have greatly contributed to this due to the creation of its open source operating system, which enables people to develop apps and build mobile devices. Android allowed device makers to install its OS on their devices for free without the need of paying a fee for a licence or developing a OS by their own. This has opened up opportunities for people to acquire a smart device thanks to development costs reductions that lower final products prices. Besides, It’s no secret that Google continues making...

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All you need to know about the Android logo

The Android logo is without any doubt one of the most recognized graphic symbols in the entire world. Being Android a powerful and open-source operating system, it is not surprising the growth of its popularity and the way it has become a preference for a great majority of mobile device users. Back in 2007, Google told their graphic designers to create a logo that would define its OS. Irina Blok was one of the people in charge of accomplishing this task.    Android OS was developed by Android Inc. before Google bought it in 2005, so the robot/android theme...

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Why Communities are important for Android developers?

Communities are powerful resources to learn about anything you want. They can be defined as a group of people who share similar interest and get together to talk about those topics that fascinate them the most. But not only that, very often communities offer opportunities that you wouldn’t find without getting in contact with others. For Android developers that could mean job opportunities, meeting different people or even starting a new personal project. Instructor Isabel Palomar told us about its importance by saying that communities are places where you can learn from people but also teach to people.   ...

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The benefits of creating a photo editing app for Android

Creating a photo editing app is great for developers because it is an excellent opportunity to understand the required tools to build one of the hottest types of apps on the market right now, but it’s also something you can add to your powerful portfolio. Now, in order to create a photo editing app you’ll need to understand about image processing to enable users to apply filters, improve photo´s quality or crop and align a picture, for instance. You must consider about other features too, like an image feed or a gallery section.     The thing about photo editing...

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Android Apps for Tablets

As we have discussed before, it’s a matter of time for Android to become the most popular operating system of the world, and although this is mainly due to the growth of smartphones sales, Android tablets have contributed as well.  In emerging markets, mobile devices are estimated to prevail over Desktops-PCs and Laptops, according to Statista. Nearly 185 million units shipments of tablets worldwide are expected by 2020.  Source: Statista.com Android Tablet Apps Users may find the tablet experience more enjoyable, for instance, from Adobe apps such as Photoshop Express or Premiere Clip; AirDroid, which lets you manage your...

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