Category: Android

  • Thinking Android? Think Sony!

    Thinking Android? Think Sony!

    I’ve used a lot of Android phones over the years starting with the first one ever. The quality of Android phones can often let you down, even the high-end models (I’m looking at you, HTC). I was getting tired of the recent trend in Android devices, mainly that they were getting way too enormous in size […]

  • Working with Android Shape Drawables

    Recently I’ve been working with Shape Drawables in Android and have found them to be quite handy to utilize for certain areas of your Android UI. Shape drawables are basic shapes that you can define using XML. They’re useful for many reasons: They ‘just work’ with multiple device densities. No need for bitmap resources, which […]

  • Android Developers: Take the Low-End Device Challenge

    As a developer I’ve always been lucky enough to have access to fast, high-end devices that provide the best experience that you can get with Android. Recently I’ve been using a low-end device to see what things are like on the other side of the fence, and I’ve learned quite a few lessons that I think […]

  • Android Apps, GPS, and Google Play

    Here’s a little tip if your Android app makes use of location based services but doesn’t require them. We were getting a few emails from users that the app wasn’t available in Google Play on their devices. Most of the devices were more obscure tablets and low-end phones that didn’t have GPS functionality. It seemed […]

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  • U.S. Carriers Don’t Want Stock Android Phones

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2697939/motorolas-sanjay-jha-verizon-and-at-t-dont-want-seven-stock-android (Sigh) Posted from WordPress for Android

  • The Galaxy Nexus Camera is Crap

    If you’re considering the Galaxy Nexus be warned! The camera quality is really terrible: Posted from WordPress for Android

  • iPad 2 vs. Kindle Fire

    Hilarious and spot-on comparison of the two ‘it’ tablets this holiday season: http://www.marco.org/2011/12/19/amazon-kindle-vs-ipad

  • App Evolution

    Yesterday we released WordPress for Android 2.0. The app has had a wild ride since I started it out as wpToGo over 3 years ago. Check out how it has evolved over the years: I wonder what 3.0 will look like?