Slatedroid info

Everything about android tablet pc [slatedroid]

Team Win Recovery Project adds support for Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch

Posted by wicked July - 27 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

TWRP

Team Win posted its official custom recovery for both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch today, giving users the ability to add customer ROMs to the devices.

Once you’re in custom recovery, the options on the screen are a bit small for a smartwatch screen, so an upcoming interface update will most likely resize the buttons. Otherwise, everything works fine. Of course you’ll need an unlocked bootloader before you do anything.

Some solid custom ROMs should be on the way soon, so just be patient…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Source: XDA Developers

Come comment on this article: Team Win Recovery Project adds support for Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch

LG G Watch gets toolkit for rooting, unlocking, flashing and restoring capabilities

Posted by wicked July - 27 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

LG_G_Watch_Main_Screen_On_TA

The Nexus Root Toolkit from Wugfresh has become insanely popular since the interest in unlocking bootloaders and rooting devices has expanded to “normal” consumers.

Now, those with an LG G Watch will be able to root and unlock the device just as easily as Wugfresh’s Nexus solution provides.

Created by XDA developer Tomsgt, the LG G Watch Tool prepares your watch for aftermarket development and modification. You’ll be able to do the following with the toolkit:

  • Unlock/relock the bootloader
  • Flashing stock recovery
  • Flashing stock boot image
  • Restoring the device if bricked
  • Rooting the G Watch
  • Installing and testing necessary drivers

The XDA Developers forum says you can run the toolkit on Windows, Linux and iOS (although we’re pretty sure they meant OS X).

You can check out the tutorial video below provided by Tomsgt if you’re trying this out for the first time. Since he also included a restore feature in the toolkit, it would pretty tough to brick your device beyond repair — especially since most of these processes are nearly 100% automated by a script.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Source: XDA Developers

 

Come comment on this article: LG G Watch gets toolkit for rooting, unlocking, flashing and restoring capabilities

vivaink_motorola_moto_x_unlocking_digital_tattoo

About a month ago we let you know that Motorola was working with a company called VivaInk to create digital tattoos that can be used to unlock the Moto X.

Now, Motorola has made the product more official by releasing a promotional video about the tattoos.

The tattoo (non-permanent) is an adhesive unit that can be applied to the skin and used much like the way NFC is used — by holding the tattoo near your device, it will unlock it automatically. The tattoos come in packs of 10 and sell for $10. Each tattoo has an expected lifetime of five days before falling off. (Of course any contact with water will decrease that lifetime significantly.)

They’ve been available for purchase through VivaInk for the past month, but Motorola just announced it now on its blog, along with a promotional video. Check out the video below.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Source: Motorola / VivaInk

Come comment on this article: Motorola makes its digital tattoos for unlocking the Moto X more official with promotional video

LG announces game that can be played inside the QuickCircle Case’s window for the G3

Posted by wicked July - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

lg case

Well, this is new.

The LG G3′s QuickCircle case has a circular window which allows users to see important notification information and date/time data. But now, users will be able to use the window to actually play games while on the run.

Starting today, users will be able to download “Puppy Pop,” which will be able to be played within the QuickCircle window.

 The game is developed specifically by LG for the G3. Players gain points by drawing lines through three or more identical puppies in order to remove as many as possible from the screen before the clock hits zero. Scores can be shared via social media. 

This is a pretty interesting development by LG. Although the market for QuickCircle apps is nowhere near saturated (actually near non-existent), this represents a push for developers to begin making apps for the case.

Source: LG

Come comment on this article: LG announces game that can be played inside the QuickCircle Case’s window for the G3

Samsung announces next Developers Conference

Posted by wicked July - 23 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Samsung-Developers-Conference-2014-banner

Samsung has been building it’s own ecosystem for a while now, and it can’t continue without developer support. They hosted their first Developers Conference last October, so it’s no surprise they are going to do it all over again this year. With the introduction of the Samsung Mobile SDK and the S Health SDK, how can they not?

It’s going to be in San Francisco again this year and the dates are November 11 – 13th. For more information, check out the source link below.

sources: samsungdevcon / Samsung Tomorrow

 

 

Come comment on this article: Samsung announces next Developers Conference

Google partners with Udacity to teach about Android app development

Posted by wicked July - 16 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

think_like_a_developer_screenshot

We all want to create an application. While there are simplified tools out there allowing users to drag and drop blocks to build something of their own, it does not go very much further. And learning to develop apps is a time-consuming task that not many people have the patience for. It can be rather difficult. Google, though, wants to promote the education of developing Android apps and is doing so by partnering with Udacity.

Featuring Google Developer Advocates Reto Meier, Dan Galpin, and Katherine Kuan, Android Fundamentals will be a free online training course providing the best practices for development. Android Fundamentals is targeted for people that are new to mobile and Android development and not programming in general. So you will need to bring some basic knowledge to the table to truly get something out of this.

While the service is completely free, there are paid options to enhance the program. The full course materials include videos, quizzes, and forums which are all free. The paid options can bring feedback from coaches that have experience.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Source: Android Developers Blog

Come comment on this article: Google partners with Udacity to teach about Android app development

HTC One (M7) gets a taste of Android L

Posted by wicked July - 14 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

android_l_preview_htc_one_m7

If you are interested in seeing what Android L may look like on an HTC device, you are in luck thanks to the efforts of the folks over at the XDA Forums. Senior member ssrij and several other developers managed to hack together a version of Android L for the HTC One (M7) using ramdisk and some kernel modifications.

The Android L port they created is still very rough and several functions are not yet operating. That includes features like WiFi, Bluetooth, the camera, and sound. You can still get a feel for what Android L will look like, which was the main goal in Google’s release of the developer preview in the first place. Even the official developer preview has proven to be a little too immature and missing too much for most people to consider making it a daily driver.

If you want to give Android L a try on your HTC One (M7), hit the source link for more information on how to grab the ROM.

source: XDA Developers

Come comment on this article: HTC One (M7) gets a taste of Android L

New Console OS wants to bring Android to the desktop

Posted by wicked July - 14 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

console_os_bot_01

Although there are options already in existence to run Android on desktops, both natively and within emulators, a new kickstarter project for Console OS promises to bring a native build of Android for the desktop to market that will be easy enough for everyday users to run. If successful, the Console OS team believes this option will be popular in helping consumers tap into the apps they use on their smartphones and tablets while working on their computers.

According to Console OS, their solution has been built from the ground up to enable fast switching between Windows and Android operating systems. It will also support multi-touch and non-touch displays. Console OS will be capable of running from an internal hard drive or users can run it from a USB external hard drive. The development team also says Console OS will have full support for Android 4.4 KitKat.

Console OS will be a free option when finally released, however a paid subscription will give users access to features like “InstaSwitch” so operating systems can be swapped without a reboot along with native DVR support. The other issue will be support for particular hardware as a separate version of Console OS will have to be built for each specific device. This is where Kickstarter support may be appealing to some as it gives you a voice in which devices get support.

According to the Console OS team, their version of Android for the desktop will be available before the end of 2014.

Update: According to Console OS, their pricing model is not a subscription model. Instead, users can buy an upgrade to Console OS Pro for $19.99. The plan is to release at least one major update each year which will cost an additional $19.99, although users will not be required to update. As part of the Kickstarter campaign, if you get in early you can buy the upgrade for only $10 and will have access to upgrades for no additional charge for life.

Click here to view the embedded video.

console_os_comparison

source: Console OS, Kickstarter
via: Android Police

Come comment on this article: New Console OS wants to bring Android to the desktop

Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal

Posted by wicked July - 12 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Photoshop

Adobe knows that the world is evolving to be mobile-centric, so it order to adapt, it’ll have to continue heavily supporting its mobile applications.

As a result, the company has updated Photoshop Express on both Android and iOS to add blemish removal and defogging tools. Most importantly, perhaps, is the added ability to import RAW files for editing. You can do all of this for free — just head to the link after the break to download the app from the Play Store.

qr codePlay Store Download Link

Source: Engadget

Come comment on this article: Photoshop Express receives update, adds RAW file support and blemish removal

Microsoft opening beta program for OneNote users on Android

Posted by wicked July - 11 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

OneNote

Microsoft is opening a beta-testing program for its OneNote app on Android — any user can join, all you have to do is sign up with Microsoft’s new beta program.

After you sign up, Microsoft will push out an update to you for OneNote. You’ll get a whole bunch of new features — just make sure to give some feedback!

Microsoft will even accept suggestions from users for ways to improve the app in the future.

 

Source: Microsoft

Come comment on this article: Microsoft opening beta program for OneNote users on Android