Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Google ADK 2012: Working with Google’s Accessory Development Kit – XDA Developer TV
Last year at Google I/O, Google released its ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler got a hold of the device and unboxed it after last years Google I/O. He showed off all the features of the device back then. He promptly placed it on his desk and left it in clock mode.
In this video, AdamOutler decided it was time to do something with it. You will see AdamOutler deal with the display portion of the device. He will show you have to make it display messages and change the colors it displays them. Finally, he overcomes the 6 character display limitation. Check out this video and get the source here.
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Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...