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...
How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development – XDA TV
Last year at Google I/O, Google released the Android Accessory Development Kit. And yesterday we gave a brief primer on the options available for those looking to get started with the ADK. Arduino is the foundation which the Google ADK is based upon. In this video, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates setup and use of an Arduino.
To start things off, AdamOutler shows us how to use an Arduino board to make a LED array. He then programs the board to flash the LEDs making an awesome flashlight-like device. Finally, AdamOutler shows us another option for an Arduino. Developers looking to get into making accessories that interface with mobile devices or just tinker with some really cool stuff should check out the video below.
This video is part 3 of a 4 part How to Build an Android App series. Be sure to check out the following videos before the final episode of the series:
- How to Build an Android App Part 1: Setting up Eclipse and Android SDK
- How to Build an Android App Part 2: Writing a Root App
For more information on Arduino check out their website.
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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...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.