Jimmy McGee · Aug 1, 2012 at 02:00 pm

Google Accessory Development Kit (ADK) 2012 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

At this years Google I/O 2012, Google released the ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler has one. In a past video, AdamOutler showed you the Accessory Development Kit and Arduino, showing some neat tricks that you can accomplish with these tools. With this second version, AdamOutler shows off some more cool developments with the Google Accessory Development Kit.

In this video AdamOutler unboxes his new Google ADK device. He then talks about all the pieces, parts, sensors, and design. The Accessory Development Kit 2012 features an independent main processing board, an alarm clock shield containing 64 RGB LEDs, a Type 2 read/write NFC tag that launches the ADK app, and a spattering of sensors including a colorimeter, thermometer, barometer, hygrometer, accelerometer, magnetometer, twelve capacitive buttons, and a capacitive slider.

 

Important Links:
Getting Started with the Android Accessory Development Kit
How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development – XDA TV

Make sure to check out he Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012!


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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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