The Fragmentation of Android, That Fallacy

One of the arguments put forward by advocates of iOS to Android rant is the fragmentation, that problem bringing crazy developers and in the Apple platform does not exist. Is it really an issue fragmentation? Is it the weak point of Android? Is it best iOS precisely because they have no fragmentation?

Referred to as fragmentation to the presence of simultaneously on the market of a variety of versions of the operating system, as well as of varying sizes and screen resolutions in which the system executes. Continue reading

The SDK of Android 3.0 Preview Now Available

Google just to provide developers the SDK of Android 3.0 Preview. A preview of some of the new features that will bring the final version of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).

The main novelty of Android 3.0 is that he adapts the interface for tablets, but for now there are no mobile interface, so surely Google has dubbed as Android 3.0 Preview until you break the SDK with both interfaces.

With this version of the SDK, it is expected that many applications start to adapt their interfaces to larger screens and thus arrive on time for the premiere of the first tablet with Android 3.0, which will be released during the first quarter. Continue reading

The Next Motorola Could Use The ZUK ZUI Coating, According to His VP

So far Motorola phones / Moto came loaded with a layer of customization very close to Stock Android, But if we listen to the alleged words of his Vice President Alex Chen Yu in the Weibo social network, this may be about to change.

The message would be limited to say that new motorbike terminals they would include the ZUK ZUI customization layer, without going into details of what they would be these terminals, only stops range, all would be whether it would apply retroactively to the Motorola already existing. To add even more mystery to the topic, publication in Weibo already gone, although we are left with many screenshots as a witness. Continue reading

LineageOS Supports Other 15 Devices and Adds More Options to The Quick Settings

Since the demise of CyanogenMod, LineageOS has been working non-stop to support as many Smartphones, task that still today, to start to differentiate into your ROM of origin. In gear the development team continues to move, and is that is added support for 15 devices to the list.

While most of those devices are smartphones, not need any other tablet that can make use of LineageOS, and between phones, can see components of different generations. But not only added terminals, but in own ROM also some improvements have been made. Continue reading

14.1 LineageOS Is Updated to Android 7.1.2 and Adds Support for Other Four Smartphones

If there is something that has been earned the custom ROM LineageOS is to be known as worthy successor of CyanogeMod. Is true that had already warned home that collected the baton, but a server was a bit skeptical here. Luckily for the development community, this ROM is perfectly at the height of its predecessor.

While they continue to work on increasing his already on its considerable group of devices that support, now also getting hands to work on more upgrade your ROM to be placed at the height of the latest version of Android. Since a few days ago the phones and tablets that will be updated with the ‘nightlies’ will see that the operating system version is 7.1.2. Continue reading

Android Patterns: Patterns of Design to Develop Applications for Android

To develop an application it is important to know the Android SDK as the basic rules of user interface design. Based on many of the applications that are available for Android has been created Android Patterns. Useful for designers of interaction that are entering the Android world and need to solve questions about design and behavior patterns typical that occur in Android applications.

On many occasions we have the problem of adapting an application already developed for iPhone to Android. We have to be careful when it comes to the design of those screens due to the nature of each platform. Android, for example, to have physical controls uses more invisible at first sight context menus, while on iPhone buttons on each screen are always visible. Continue reading

Paranoid Android Is Preparing Its Return Again

Paranoid Android is one of the most legendary Android ROM, Although in recent times it cannot be said that they have been too active. The last thing we knew of them was that they were preparing an update of Nougat for its ROM last year and since then… nothing.

Now his team He is preparing a new twist to the activity, as they have to know with an image teaser in her profile of Google +. The image does not say much, except leave glimpse the redesigned foot Control characteristic of this ROM, whose resemblance to Android or temporary logo is simply circumstantial. Continue reading

LineageOS Reaches One Million Users with The OnePlus One Head

LineageOS is one of the cooked ROM that has lately grown Thanks to come directly from CyanogenMod, which has taken great part of the code and has been doing some small additions. At the moment this ROM team is up to increase the compatibility with the maximum possible number of devices before you go your own way.

The proof of this is that LineageOS It has recently reached 1 million active users, a fairly large amount if we take into account that it was not until nearly ended last year when it was announced that it would take the place of CyanogenMod. In the ranking of devices see as leading to the OnePlus One with an advantage of more than 25,000 users on the second puessto. Continue reading

LineageOS Starts Strong: Already Accumulated More of Half Million Facilities

Recently I had that Android already nearly 82% of global market share, or what is the same, eight of every ten smartphones have installed any version of Android. But within the millions of devices that are betting on Google’s mobile platform, custom ROMs also occupy an important part.

CyanogenMod was, for many years, the most popular choice, reaching the ten million downloads. However, with the closure of its services at the end of last year, the community suffered a major blow, but almost immediately, the recovery began from the hand of LineageOS with the new ROM has already exceeded half a million installations. Continue reading

So Will Be The Interface of The LG G6: Visual Experience and Multi-Tasking Improved 18:9 Format

LG G6 will be one of the stars of the Mobile World Congress and, in addition to unofficial leaks, that they are not few, LG continues to give us details of what will be its next flagship. They have done it with the audio chip, with the virtual assistant and now it’s the turn to the user interface that will be adapted to the screen 18:9.

LG is warming with a view to the presentation of LG G6 and today give us details about the software. They had already confirmed that the display of the G6 would have 18:9 format and software revolves around this concept. His main focus is directed to an improved multi-tasking to It will allow us to have two square windows a side by side, but there is more. We see all the details of the interface of the LG G6. Continue reading

That More Than Less like Me LineageOS

LineageOS, for those who have just arrived, it is the ROM which, according to its developers, will continue with the legacy of the deceased CyanogenMod. Practically a time record have managed to make it compatible with nearly a hundred of smartphones, specifically, at the time of writing this article, are 94 devices.

I already had the experience we have had with this ROM which, in short, is a twin brother of CyanogenMod with some additives and, of course, guarantee of continue to be updated a little. But on this occasion I will speak about what I liked most and what less than LineageOS Until now. Continue reading

Get Install 14.1 LineageOS in a Samsung Galaxy S Original

At the end of last year confirmed the closure of Cyanogen Inc, but the development community wasn’t anything to regroup and was born LineageOS, the new ROM collecting witness from CyanogenMod and which we discussed in depth in our analysis.

Initiatives such as this allow phones that have stopped receiving support officially be updates to the latest versions of Android, such as LineageOS 14.1 7.1 Android-based Nougat. To demonstrate far the commitment of the community, xc-racer99, a member of XDA, He has managed to install LineageOS in an original Samsung Galaxy S. Continue reading

LineageOS Is Already Compatible with 3T, HTC OnePlus One M7, ZTE Axon 7 and Others

LineageOS is the custom ROM that has the hard task of continue the legacy of CyanogenMod that, after his death, he left many users sad by not having the support of your favorite ROM. Fortunately, LineageOS is following, for now, the path marked out by the previous ROM.

In this first phase the developers team is dealing of to support the greater number of devices possible until that time, they can begin to be a ROM that is different from what was CyanogenMod. To the list, in continuous expansion, some terminals of the most popular are joined. Continue reading