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Should You Root Your Android Device?

There are many settings that can be tweaked in an Android device; however, these tweaks are restricted to what the manufacturer permits. Rooting an Android device or gaining root access allows tweaking the…

Use Jenkins as an Android App Development Framework

This is a continuation of our article “Getting Started with Jenkins”. Jenkins plays an important role in Android app development since it has an Android Emulator plugin. Read on to find out more….

A Peek Into Some Android Apps

The world is changing everyday and so are our technology aspirations. The app development is the most competitive arena of the tech world wherein everybody wants to lead. Everyday hundreds of apps are…

A List of Developer-friendly Android Libraries

Android, by virtue of being open source, makes it easy for others to create useful libraries. This article lists twelve developer-friendly open source libraries. The Android framework has been written to make the…

A Bird’s Eye View of Android System Services

Android is gaining unprecedented momentum in the smartphone and tablet market. This huge success is usually attributed to factors like the open ecosystem, the choice of Java as the application programming language, the…

SQLite, the Tiny Serverless Embedded RDBMS

SQLite is the most popular tiny database engine and has made its way into almost every computing device. Smartphones, either running Android or iOS, are likely to have apps that use it to…

Try Your Hand at the Dropbox API for Android

For cloud and Android developers, Dropbox is a very handy service. It offers cloud storage and a nifty tool to sync data. One of Dropbox’s biggest advantages is that it is so simple…

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Jamendo Android App: A Perfect Companion for Discovering ‘Free’ Music

A few hours ago I discovered a service called F-Droid — a catalogue website for FOSS Android apps. Installed the F-Droid APK on my SGS2, and while browsing the multimedia category on it…

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