"Dalvik" tag

Pep Up Your Device with Paranoid Android

Paranoid Android is one of those rare innovations to have come out of open source software that thoroughly reinvents the way software is designed. With features like Hybrid UI, Pie Controls and the…

Modding Android

A Novice’s Guide to Android Rooting, Recovery and Flashing

This is an introduction to customising Android (rooting, recovery and flashing), which is intended for those already acquainted with Android and wish to unleash the power of open source. We will cover more…

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What All’s Possible with the Android Dual-SIM Smartphone — MediaTek MT6516

A dual-SIM smartphone manufactured in China runs Android 2.2.1 Froyo. Geeks always find noteworthy products based on Linux! Today, people are rarely surprised to see a dual-SIM phone. Phone manufacturers have been thinking…

Droid time

Virtual Machines For Abstraction: The Dalvik VM

With the rise of heterogeneous systems, there is a requirement for a scalable software system that is cost-effective and maintenance-free. Virtual machines (VMs) provide abstraction from the heterogeneity, and present a low-cost, scalable…

Dealing with Android Telephony API

The Android Telephony API for GSM

As a software developer for mobile platforms, you may be interested in incorporating telephony features in your app. For instance, your interactive app might need to notify the user when it starts accessing…

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