User:Peter Campbell/Android links

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HTC Magic running Android in landscape mode
HTC Magic running Android in landscape mode

These are recent links on the Android mobile operating system (from Delicious) that I have bookmarked:

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Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now - CNET
If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you. These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, and even if you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow software with Doze, Google's built-in feature to pause resource-draining processes when you're not actively using your handset. [?]
Play the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Easter egg game - CNET
Google loves to add Easter eggs to its services and software for users to discover. These are hidden features or mini-games that exist just for fun. The latest version of Android, dubbed Marshmallow, also contains an Easter egg for you to enjoy when you need to kill a little time. [?]
Hands on review: Sony Android TV
Android on the big screen is coming of age with Sony's latest Smart TVs. Running Android on a television or set-top box is one of those ideas which looks great on paper but generally fails to live up to expectations. Sony's latest effort, available on most of its 2015 range including the 75-inch Ultra HD model I looked at Monday, offers the slickest Android television implementation I've seen yet, but it comes at a price. [?]
KILSWITCH Android tablet delivers airstrikes in four minutes
For years, American Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) have been forced to call in their Close Air Support (aka airstrike) requests using radios and paper maps, then wait half an hour or more for help to arrive. During that waiting period, the JTAC would also have to carefully coordinate with and monitor the positions of inbound aircrews in order to avoid friendly fire. However, doing so is far easier said than done when you're in the middle of a firefight. But thanks to a new ruggedized Android tablet from DARPA, our frontline soldiers can call in the air cavalry in less time than it takes to order a pizza. Not have a pizza delivered, order one. [?]
AirDroid 3 brings one of iOS's best new features to Android - CNET
Before I dive into the cool new features, let's talk about how to get started using AirDroid. You'll need to download the free app on your Android phone or tablet and the free desktop client for Windows or Mac. You can use AirDroid from the company's Web portal, but for the features I'm discussing here, you'll need the desktop program. [?]
The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android - Fred Vogelstein - The Atlantic
In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. Tucked in a first-floor corner of Google’s Building 44, surrounded by Google ad reps, its four dozen engineers thought that they were on track to deliver a revolutionary device that would change the mobile phone industry forever. [?]
Android in 2014: What to expect | Android Atlas - CNET Reviews
2013 was a busy year for the Android ecosystem: phones got bigger, faster, and more robust. Tablets grew numerous, and Android moved into electronics like smartwatches and a gaming device. Looking ahead to next year we should expect the same trends to continue, but on a slightly different trajectory. Android will likely have a decent showing at CES with announcements from a handful of hardware makers. Jumping ahead to February and Mobile World Congress, things should start to heat up for the next generation of Android. While this may sound like business as usual, 2014 will undoubtedly bring a crop of smartphones unlike any before. [?]
2013 Nexus 7 vs. Galaxy Note 8.0
If you're on a quest for a new mini tablet, the brands "Nexus" and "Galaxy" might have caught your attention. Or, more specifically, the new 2013 Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Note 8.0 might have made the cut for your shortlist. Join Gizmag, as we break down the specs and compare the features of the two 2013 Android tablets. [?]
Android security flaw affects 99 percent of phones, researcher says - The Washington Post
Security researchers believe they have found a major security flaw in the Google’s Android mobile operating system, which could affect up to 99 percent of Android phones now in consumers’ hands. [?]
HP unveils Split x2 Windows 8 tablet/ laptop hybrid with 13.3-inch display | NDTV Gadgets
HP has unveiled Split x2 Windows 8 tablet/ laptop hybrid, similar to the HP Envy x2 introduced last year. The Split x2 is an upgrade on the Envy x2 in many ways. Instead of the Atom processor, the x2 comes with an option of 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processors. The 11.6-inch has become a 13.3-inch screen, though the resolution remains the same at 1366x768. HP Split x2 comes with up to 128GB SSD storage. [?]

This article contains information from Peter Campbell's Android bookmarks from Delicious obtained from an RSS feed

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