Category: Android Articles

How much do you know about the Android Open Source Project?

The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is part of Google’s initiative to guide the development of its mobile platform. The project refers to the people involved, the tools and procedures used to develop the software and the final source code others can used to build smart devices.   As we mentioned before, on an article about Android being an open source OS, this project was created to guarantee the presence of an open source platform in the app market. The AOSP is overseen by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), a Google-led coalition, founded in 2007, of carriers, manufacturers and...

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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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